The Parks Project Officer will support, coordinate, and manage all aspects of park and trail improvement and development projects, including capital construction. In consultation with professional consultants and other County departments,this position will plan, organize, coordinate construction design and engineering, as well as tendering and project implementation. This position will also support the development and implementation of policies, processes, and standards as required to advance the development of parks and trails systems in Sturgeon County.
Develop scope of work and/or terms of reference for park and trail projects to support review, consideration, and approval and to support the facilitation of all project phases including procurement, preliminary engineering, technical studies, detailed design, and construction.
Work closely with Procurement Services in drafting Request for Proposal (RFP) documents, evaluation criteria and in drafting contracts for various park, trail and open space projects.
Participate in the evaluation of vendor submissions and provide input into final award decisions. Prepare responses to vendor inquiries during the tendering/bid stage as required.
Supervise and coordinate the annual project planning, design work, and permit application processes in addition to overseeing the work of contractors, engineers, architects, design professionals, and other contracted personnel to ensure contract deliverables are achieved; recommend change orders as necessary.
Monitor projects for compliance with contract documents, legislative requirements, municipal bylaws, County policies, General Municipal Engineering and Servicing Standards and engineering best practices.
Participate in public engagement activities associated with open space projects and facilitate communication on the status of projects to impacted stakeholders, users, and County residents; respond to public inquiries and complaints in a timely and professional manner as required.
Assist in the annual development of project budgets and monitor and prepare reports on project-related expenditures to ensure efficient and economical use of project resources.
Develop and maintain project monitoring processes and systems to track the process and progress of each project to ensure proper implementation, evaluation, quality control, and documentation; Prepare final reports with accompanying recommendations where applicable.
Review and ensures implementation of Low Impact Development and CPTED principles for new parks and redevelopment projects
Assist in the development and implementation of policies, processes and standards as required to support and advance the development of parks and trail systems.
Assist with preparation of grant applications and interim and final reports including preparation of project financial reports.
Prepare project budgets and assist with department budget development as requested.
Conduct field inspections to collect data, verify existing/actual site conditions, and to monitor conformance with plans/specifications.
Support the development of the open space inventory and open space asset management plan
Coordinate projects with other departments to ensure needs are being met by proposed designs and specifications.
Communicates project status to staff and other affected groups, and of any developing problems, recommending alternative courses of action to mitigate such problems.
Coordinate open space capital projects as part of regional/intermunicipal initiatives, as required.
Ensure construction deficiencies are documented, and complete follow up inspections to ensure these deficiencies have been corrected prior to sign off the construction certificate and final acceptance certificates.
Review of As-Built record drawing post-construction to ensure compliance with the design drawings as accepted by the County.
Organize meeting logistics, establish agendas, and prepare records of discussion highlighting recommendations/action items to be followed up pertaining to open space projects and initiatives.
Other related duties as required.
Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of project management and contract administration.
Knowledge of current construction methods, cost estimating, and procurement practices.
Strong time management skills and ability to respond to shifting workload and perform work in an unstructured environment.
Ability to think strategically and to align project outcomes with overarching plans.
Strong research and analytical abilities including knowledge and skills in the collection, analysis and interpretation of infrastructure, economic, physical, social, environmental and other data to inform decision making.
Excellent interpersonal, collaboration and customer service skills; ability to establish trust and credibility with colleagues, stakeholders, consultants, and the general public.
Advanced technical writing and presentation skills.
Knowledge of federal, provincial and municipal regulatory requirements relevant to the construction industry.
Ability to conduct detailed design review and inspections to ensure the requirements of the General Municipal Servicing Standards are met.
Ability to investigate and formulate an informed position on a range of proposed open space initiatives, including undertaking risk/benefit analysis and conducting life-cycle assessments to ascertain project merit.
Ability to entertain wide-range possibilities for various community planning matters and identify park and trail needs for future development.
The operation of various computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets, database programs including Project Management software and other applications specific to the area of assignment.
A diploma or degree in a related field such as, Engineering, Project Management, Construction Management and or Landscape Architecture.
PMP Designation or the ability to obtain would be considered an asset.
Knowledge and experience in administering the IAP2 Public Engagement Framework.
5 years experience related to capital or construction project management, or experience in project delivery in municipal parks is preferred.
Any equivalent combination of experience and or education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the job may be considered.
Additional Job Information:
Salary Range: $60,774.71-$79,974.52 per annum
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Posted Date: Jul 29, 2022
Closing Date: Aug 29, 2022