City of Fort Wayne

Construction Contract Manager II

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Working under the direction of City Utilities Engineering Management, incumbent administers City Utilities development contracts and manages capital construction contracts per the policies and standards of Fort Wayne Utility Engineering. The...
Job Code: 2017155
Posted On: Friday, 18th August 2017
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: City Utilities Engineering
Shift: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, may vary depending on need.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $63,161.18 - $70,000.00 Annually

Job Description:




Working under the direction of City Utilities Engineering Management, incumbent administers City Utilities development contracts and manages capital construction contracts per the policies and standards of Fort Wayne Utility Engineering.  The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City and Utility's safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Pre Bid Activities: Collaborates with design staff to develop project understanding and provide input to improve project constructability;

  • Directs post-bid activities including: tabulate bids; recommend awards; compose documents; submit contract documents to contractor for signature; submit contract documents to Board of Public Works and Common Council for approval; organize and direct pre-construction meeting;

  • Manages preliminary construction matters: Coordinate with contractor on any irregularities with the construction contract, Develop project understanding by reviewing plans and specifications, recording conditions before construction, developing a list of potential problems and checking staking for reasonableness; Review and accept project schedule; Coordinate submittal and review process of shop drawings; Coordinate payment schedules; Request inspection services;

  • Manages Construction: Act as the Board’s representative during construction; manage construction complaints; provide site visits; working with the Project Manager, authorize variations in work; review/reject defective work; review and approve payments; review inspection reports and recommendation action as needed;

  • Manages Changes in Work & Claims: Negotiate, represent, and review change order requests; authorize payments based on completed work; Negotiate and recommend changes in contract completion times;

  • Manages acceptance testing and correction of defective work;

  • Manages Project Reporting: Report on construction schedules, budgets, costs and ongoing issues & resolutions;

  • Coordinates with other City Utilities and Public Works staff to resolve project issues and concerns;

  • Performs training of other career path staff;

  • Performs duties of Construction Contract Manager I as necessary;

  • Performs the role of the project “Engineer” during construction (as defined by the Contract Documents) on City Utilities capital projects;

  • Maintains good public relations;

  • Utilizes Project Management Information System (PMIS) for project schedules, budgets, weekly and monthly status reports, general document management, construction engineering reviews and approvals, project tracking and other project management and administration activities;

  • Reviews Regulatory permits and coordinate with Contractor and Inspector to ensure provisions outlined in permits is met;

  • Reviews Easements and other property rights documents as appropriate and ensure Contractor and Inspector are aware and meet the provisions of these documents;

  • Recommends and provides feedback for specifications, standards and special designs.


    The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management.  If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor.  Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved. 


    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Technology or completion of an equivalent course of study. Relevant construction and/or engineering experience may be substituted for educational requirements. Successful completion of the training program as Construction Contract Manager I and minimum one (1) year satisfactorily evaluated post-training experience in that position.


  • Functions effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team;

  • Performs job duties as directed and necessary to fully utilize certifications, licenses, training, etc. that has been obtained per job description requirements and/or CU Engineering Skill Based Compensation Policy;

  • Utilizes and understands construction contracts and documents;

  • Working knowledge and comprehension of construction methodologies, problem solving, and project management.


    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or the general public.  Ability to write reports that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Ability to independently plan and keep supervisor advised of potentially complex or controversial situations.


    Valid Indiana Driver's License, may be required to carry CDL at the request of the Deputy Director.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving vehicles, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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