This position is responsible for directing the District's programs for oversight and governance, construction planning, design, renovations and school utilization and other activities associated with the function in accordance with the District's mission, vision, and goals.
Reports to: Executive Director Operations
Demonstrable working knowledge of federal, state, and local codes as they relate to construction projects and facilities; tools, materials, and standard construction practices and procedures; planning, estimating and blueprints; and Georgia State Safety Codes as they apply to school buildings • Proven project management skills • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and work with contractors and vendors • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentations, correspondence, and reports • Team player who is willing to adapt to and evolve with the changing needs of the organization • Ability to prioritize, keep projects on schedule and manage time effectively • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that changes rapidly to fit the needs of the organization • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, AutoCAD, project management software, internet search, and construction drawing and mapping tools • Valid Georgia Driver’s License • Knowledge of: i) Principles and practices of organization, management, budget preparation, expenditure control, personnel administration, supervision, and training ii) Extensive principles, methods, and practices of school business administration, with particular reference to educational facility planning, school utilization, architectural and engineering procedures, and activities related to the management of real estate and construction iii) Sources of funding for school building programs iv) School and contract law relative to public work project v) Accounting principles and construction cost estimating and containment vi) Auditing principals for construction contracts and projects vii) Ability to develop and review design guidelines • Ability to: i) Plan and coordinate a variety of construction planning functions ii) Formulate and implement program goals, objectives, and schedules iii) Evaluate the effectiveness of organization, staffing procedures, and related matters iv) Develop and implement operating changes required to achieve goals and objectives v) Collect and analyze data and present effective oral and written reports vi) Supervise the activities of others engaged in various technical activities vii) Establish and maintain effective relationships with officials of public and private organizations, employees, co-workers, and the general public viii) Write project management policies and procedures ix) Provide oversight and governance of construction projects x) Develop strategic plan for local facilities maintenance plan xi) Qualify as a member of the incident command team and conduct assessments during national disasters xii) Update and maintain the district’s Facilities Condition Assessment. xiii) Identify real estate for district and review real estate contracts
Required: • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university • Fifteen years responsible experience in a supervisory capacity as a construction manager, project manager, or project engineer Preferred: • Advanced degree in architecture, engineering, facilities planning, or construction management • Courses in business administration, public relations, real estate, accounting, school finance, and communications
Directs, coordinates, and reviews the Department's District-wide programs in the areas of construction planning, design and project management. 2. Inspects and reviews the work of design professionals, program management, contractors, new projects and renovation projects. 3. Develops and monitors funding for District construction projects from both State and alternative sources. 4. Directs and reviews the preparation and administration of budgetary materials and assists in exercising administrative control over expenditures for construction and alteration of facilities. 5. Evaluates organization, policies, and procedures related to construction planning and approves and recommends changes. 6. Represents the District in meetings with contractors, local public agencies, community groups, and others. 7. Interprets and explains school construction and maintenance procedures, funding strategies, asset management procedures, and building and construction program regulations to Board members, parents, community representatives, school administrators, the press, and others. 8. Directs and reviews personnel management, including training, safety, evaluation, and discipline. 9. Reviews and prepares reports and correspondence. 10. Evaluates records and report systems and makes or recommends improvements. 11. Provides support for Executive Director of Operations. 12. Performs other duties as necessary for the effectiveness of the organization. 13. Evaluate services provided by design professionals and construction contractors. 14. Manage the district’s vendor/contractor evaluation process. 15. Review all construction contracts for compliance. 16. Services as the district representative during project meetings. 17. Performs other duties as necessary for the effectiveness of the organization.
About Savannah-Chatham County Public School System
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School system is one of the largest systems in the state of Georgia, with over 38,000 students in 55 facilities. We are the largest employer in Chatham County. Our mission is to attract, retain and support a high performing workforce committed to fostering educational excellence.