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Capital Projects Manager

City of Harrisonburg, VA
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
  • Payrate
    $70,075 To $80,579 Yearly
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Are you seeking a challenging yet rewarding opportunity that will allow you to utilize your engineering and leadership skills while making a direct impact in the community? If so, consider applying to the Capital Projects Manager position in the City of Harrisonburg's Department of Public Works! Click here to find more information in the recruitment brochure and be sure to visit the City's employment website to submit your application by the deadline for consideration.


The ideal candidate for this position will perform complex professional engineering duties and will be responsible for administrative and managerial functions in overseeing the development of infrastructure projects, construction management and the Construction Management Team, including projects within the Public Works and Public Utilities Department as well as the City of Harrisonburg.

As the Capital Projects Manager, you will:

  • Plan, organize and direct the right of way acquisition, utility relocation and construction of transportation, stormwater management and public water and sewer capital improvements, ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations;
  • Review and assist in the monitoring of privately installed transportation and utilities systems, including ensuring compliance with recognized local review program;
  • Coordinate work with other agencies and departments, including VDOT, FHWA, VDH and VDEQ;
  • Provide oversight of construction contract administration related to requests for information (RFI), change orders (CO), claims and other related contractual items;
  • Assist with the development and review of cost estimates and schedules for Public Works, Public Utilities and other related City capital improvement program (CIP) projects;
  • Maintain records and files and prepare reports;
  • Coordinate and engage engineering employees, as well as employees from other department functional groups, for project team participation;
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with the City’s Executive Leadership Team, as it relates to capital project development and construction;
  • Oversee:
    • The management of professional services contracts related to right of way acquisition, utility relocation, construction management, transportation, water, sewer, and other similar capital projects, including directing the procurement process;
    • The Construction Management Team and supervise staff relating to the installation, maintenance, repair and operation of transportation, stormwater management, public water/sewer assets and related City projects;
    • The training and development plans for all Construction Management Team staff to ensure all staff are up to date on certification and training courses relevant to their work duties;
    • The construction inspection and quality control programs for construction projects, including project documentation, material inspections, submittal review coordination and pay application review/approvals;
    • The project closeout and post-closure activities for projects under your responsibility;
    • Compliance requirements with regulatory agencies in the operation, maintenance and installation of transportation and water/sewer assets.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree with coursework in civil engineering, construction management, or related field and considerable experience in transportation, stormwater management, and public utilities construction in a supervisory or leadership position, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer (PE) License in the Commonwealth of Virginia or the ability to obtain a PE License in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Project Management or Construction Management certification.

 To find out more information specifically related to this position, please visit the City's employment website.

To Apply: All candidates must complete a City of Harrisonburg online employment application on the City's website, to include education history and work experience, by 5:00pm EST on May 5, 2021 in order to be considered.

The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (VRS & ICMA-RC), life insurance, paid leave and holidays.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status.

The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary Details

The Capital Projects Manager is a full-time, exempt position with benefits and a preferred hiring range of $33.69 - $38.74 per hour (equivalent to $70,075 - $80,579 annually); however, an exact salary will be dependent upon the selected candidate's qualifications and experience.



  • Government / Civil Service
Posted: 2021-04-08 Expires: 2021-05-23

City of Harrisonburg, VA

Harrisonburg, Virginia is an independent city located in the central Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Harrisonburg is located right along Interstate 81 and is only two hours away from both Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Harrisonburg is recognized as the county seat for Rockingham County.

The City of Harrisonburg operates under a council-manager form of government which combines elected officials in the form of a governing body with an appointed local government manager. The City Manager then oversees the delivery of public services through the city departments. Each city department then has a role in how services are provided to the citizens.

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