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Aquatics architect/project manager 3
at The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission

The Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission is seeking an aquatics architect and project manager 3 to join its team in Maryland, USA.

Salary: $71,266.00 – $124,203.00 annually

Opening date: 29 April 2021

Closing date 07 May 2021 11:59 PM


The Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission is currently seeking a dedicated and skilled individual to serve as the aquatics design and construction project manager 3 in the architecture section of the park planning and development division. Under direction, the aquatics architect project manager 3 will manage several high-profile aquatics facilities capital projects that are challenging and of county-wide significance with large visibility. Depending on the work program needs, other specialized recreation facility design or construction projects will be assigned. The work of the aquatics design and construction project manager 3 has critical impact on individual projects significant to the county and commission.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Examples of important duties

Under direction:

  • serves as capital improvement program (CIP) project manager. Majority of projects will be for aquatics facilities of various sizes, involving programming, facility planning, design and construction
  • develops project objectives, scope, project schedules and budgets, and requests assistance or input, as appropriate, throughout the project
  • coordinates an internal interdisciplinary team of landscape architects, engineers, planners and construction project managers
  • manages consulting design professionals and construction manager contracts from feasibility through design and permitting phases
  • prepares, plans and tracks project schedules and budgets, assigns project responsibilities, and coordinates the work to complete projects on schedule and within established budget
  • monitors completion of assignments at each stage of a project for timeliness, accuracy, and effectiveness in meeting work objectives
  • coordinates and obtains required approvals, permits and inspections at appropriate timeframes to keep project on schedule and to avoid project delays
  • initiates and conducts effective progress meetings with internal and external stakeholders at regular intervals during design and construction including preparation of agendas and meeting minutes
  • uses established tools and processes for project management and coordination, established business processes, and other applicable policies, procedures, systems and tools
  • provides technical support as needed for grant application and develops cost estimating and schedule information for the CIP
  • conducts thorough, technically proficient and timely reviews of CIP project work by outside consultants, permit requests for construction on park property, mandatory referrals, public/private partnerships, developer projects, or projects by other agencies on parkland
  • reviews preliminary design plans, facility plans, written reports, construction drawings, specifications, computations, cost estimates, maintenance and operations manuals, bid forms, submittals and shop drawings for quality assurance at appropriate stages
  • reviews work for thoroughness, accuracy, creativity, practicality, economy, compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and conformance with sound design and construction practices including state-of-the-art practices
  • reviews and approves design work and final construction documents and recommends certification or certifies portions of the work (including designs and final plans)
  • reviews progress of construction work at regular intervals to ensure work is constructed according to the contract documents
  • identifies deficiencies at early stages prior to adverse impacts and significant delays to projects
  • applies technical expertise to improve and add value to the project, or specialized portfolio, and consistently develops practical and creative solutions
  • interjects an awareness of commission objectives into the review and ensures work complies with the internal park and facility design and construction standards, communicating and collaborating with others during the review process
  • maintains records and files and prepares reports

Minimum qualifications:

  • a bachelor’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering or in any related field
  • six years of progressively responsible designer and/or construction manager experience that includes substantive work in the range of duties and responsibilities in this class specification
  • an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total ten years
  • valid registered professional license issued by any state within the United States consistent with one’s field of professional-technical expertise (architecture, landscape architecture or engineering) and the position of assignment is required for eligibility.  A valid registered professional license issued by the state of Maryland consistent with one’s field of professional-technical expertise is required within six months of appointment to a position in this class
  • valid driver’s license in accordance with both state and commission rules and regulations. Driver’s license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee’s ability to drive commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment.

Supplemental information

Important Skill/Education Requirements:

  • comprehensive professional knowledge of recreational and aquatic facilities and related support systems as well as the concepts, principles, practices, and techniques of the architecture, engineering, and landscape architecture fields
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with individuals at various levels of the organization in a customer service-oriented manner; this includes skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and working as a member or leader of a team
  • strong time and people management skills with an ability to effectively prioritize project needs and to adjust to changes, as needed
  • excellent working knowledge of directly related fields outside of the principal knowledge base(s) such as, but not limited to, environmental, geo-technical, civil and structural engineering, architecture, landscape architecture and construction management

Knowledge of:

  • building and building system functionality, maintainability and sustainability including green building objectives, principles and practicalities for site and building design
  • construction practices and the characteristics and uses of construction and building materials, including state-of-the-art construction technology and materials
  • key aspects of land surveying pertinent to projects
  • county, state of Maryland, and federal codes, industry standards and other guidelines affecting facility design and construction such as County soil erosion, sediment control, storm water management and forest conservation requirements, building codes, use and occupancy requirements, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) requirements, various Code of Maryland (COMAR) titles, American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards for various materials, products and methods of construction, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Guidelines for Design of Public Playgrounds, and accessibility provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • familiar with utilizing e-Builder or other web-based project management software.
  • skill in using a computer, modern office suite software (such as MS Office), enterprise software and specialized software (such as BIM, SketchUp and MS Project)
  • considerable skill in using design and construction project management methods and techniques to manage complex, highly sensitive projects (or a portfolio)

Class specification: design and construction project manager #3162

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