Website HENNEPIN COUNTY
OPENING DATE: 09/01/21
CLOSING DATE: 09/20/21 11:59 PM Central Time
JOB TYPE: Full-time
LOCATION: Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota
DEPARTMENT: Facility Services
Facility Services is seeking a Facilities Preservation Project Manager, who will liaise with several targeted small business contractors. These contractors will be awarded projects from the Facilities Management Preservation Program. This position will support and interact with the small business contractors to ensure projects are successfully completed on time, in scope and within budget.
Successful candidates for this role will enjoy engaging with and coaching diverse contractors and staff, many of whom may be new to contracting with a government agency. Candidates should also have a general understanding of facility construction and contracting.
Upcoming projects include a wide range of site or infrastructure improvements, code upgrades, equipment replacements, and more to keep Hennepin County’s facilities functioning well. In 2018, the program completed 211 preservation projects. The majority of these projects cost less than $50,000 each. The annual capital budget for the entire program is about $10 million.
This position will support Hennepin County’s efforts to reduce disparities by creating opportunities for small businesses–including businesses owned by people of color and women–to successfully receive and complete facility construction projects for Hennepin County.
Location and hours:
This position will be performed remotely and on-site. When onsite, this position will be located at the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487 and at various work site locations in Hennepin County. The work hours will primarily be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
About the position type:
This is a full-time, benefit earning position.
Starting September 1, 2021, all new job offers are conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law.
In these positions, you will:
Act as a steward of the county’s facilities assets
Assist with managing an annual capital budget of $10 million.
Assist in preparing projects plans to request user facilities projects; coordinate project schedules with contractors and user facility staff, maintain project specific records, and inspect contractors’ work for compliance with contract/service agreement.
Assist with overseeing activities involving skilled and unskilled trades, county employees and contractual personnel, and conduct staff training to maintain county assets.
Prepare summaries of project status, coordinate final completion and assist in creating and execution of project punch lists and final inspections.
Support the Facilities Management Preservation Program and assist Facilities Management project managers in the division.
Oversee replacement and maintenance of assets via capital preservation projects in the facility.
Manage service contracts appropriate to the project, including the preparation of vendor performance reports and the coordination of contract/bidding specifications with the Purchasing Division.
Need to have:
Three or more years of experience in operations, maintenance, and repair of building mechanical systems and/or grounds; including experience working with skilled and unskilled tradesmen in the operations of a facility and experience in customer relations.
Note: Graduation from a university or technical college or an International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) or Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) certification in Facilities Management may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
A valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver’s permit.
Nice to have:
Project Management certification.
In construction and/or management field.
Implementing principles and industry best practices of project management, construction planning, and administration.
Mentoring small businesses or contractors.
Working with customers from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
Project forecasting, reporting, project scheduling, analyzing budget numbers, and project budget preparation for capital projects.
Contract management practices including invoice processing.
Building codes and regulations.
Construction safety, efficiency, and building standards.
Facilitate meetings, work groups, and presentations.
Interpret building drawings and specifications.
Produce documents and reports using computer software.
Adhere to the County Core Values for the Project Manager position, as well as the county competencies for managers.
Work and communicate effectively with building inspectors, insurance carriers, vendors, landlords, the general public, and county employees.
About the department:
The Hennepin County Facility Services Department provides a full range of facility services for county programs and services. The department:
Identifies capital needs, responds to and supports capital projects identified by line departments
Develops and manages projects to construct new buildings, refurbish existing buildings, and maintain infrastructure
Operates and maintains buildings
Protects employees, contacts and property
About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals — that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at www.hennepin.us/employees.
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
Your future. Made here.
This position is internally classified as a Building Operations Manager.
Click here to view the job classification specification.
Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to pass a driver’s license and background check.
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