Capital Projects Manager (Temporary)

  • Full Time
  • Southeast
  • Applications have closed

Website City of Gainesville

Make a difference in the community you live in! As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville— you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.

Job Description:


This is highly responsible technical and professional project management work including, but not limited to, planning and directing major capital projects; directing project consultants and contractors; and may supervise staff.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under minimal supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classifications by its advanced technical and professional project management responsibilities.


This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower-level duties may be required.


Plans, directs, supervises, coordinates, and evaluates capital projects, including but not limited to multimodal transportation projects, and assists in the coordination of planning, design, specification, construction management, cost control and long-range planning studies.

Performs work involving engineering practices, which may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, materials suitability, optimization of resources and design, and intricate coordination requirements.

Coordinates engineering projects, studies, and activities with internal departments, outside consultants, and contractors.

Assists in documenting and preparing budget estimates for submittal to the department head.

Assists in research for and preparation of annual budget.

Compiles and prepares varied and complex financial reports for management, internal and external auditors, and/or local and state agencies.

Represents the Department with appropriate public officials and organizations.

Prepares contract specifications for repair and alteration of facilities. Reviews contract bids and makes recommendations. Inspects contractual services for compliance with contract.

Confers with consultants, engineers, architects, and contractors to plan and implement projects of improvement, property acquisition, and new construction. Reviews specifications and designs. Inspects construction progress and reviews progress reports.

Plans and directs capital projects including renovations, upgrades and new construction.

Works independently with finance, purchasing, planning and building inspection, plan boards, citizen groups and outside agencies during the planning, design and approval process.

Attends evening and after-hours meetings on a regular basis.

Monitors annual construction and project budgets.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Preference given to candidates with major coursework in construction, construction management, or engineering; and five (5) years of responsible experience in the management of transportation projects;

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.



Valid Florida Driver’s License required.

State of Florida license as a Professional Engineer preferred.