Capital Delivery Project Manager

City of Austin, Public Works Department Published: September 29, 2021
Austin, TX
Job Type
Project Management /
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At the Public Works Department, our mission is to build and maintain a better community by delivering services to every corner of Austin. We want to set the standard for connecting people with safe and reliable infrastructure.

The Public Works Department values accountability, excellence, innovation, integrity, respect, safety, and unity. These values are supported by how we work; exploring ideas, embracing kindness, and encouraging trust.

Position Description

The Capital Delivery Project Manager position will support the Public Works Department in the leadership and expertise to support COA sustainability/LEED/Green Building requirements and initiatives for City-wide Capital Improvement Projects.

  • Location: Telework/6800 Burleson Road, Austin, TX 78744
  • Travel: If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.


Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Develops, monitors, analyzes, reports, and revises the schedule by obtaining input from knowledge and/or technical sources. Manages and initiates review and/or design of engineering/architectural projects.
  • Manages the selection process and administers consultant services, including negotiating contract terms and fees by negotiating the contract, approving the consultant’s product, approving payment to consultant, initiating poor performance remedies, etc.
  • Manages, monitors, and reviews contracts and contractors to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, including administering change orders and estimates.
  • Develops short- and long-range plans for future to ongoing projects, including estimating timelines for start-up and completion of projects.
  • Develops, maintains, and improves design and construction project management policies and procedures.
  • Provides technical advice and assistance to City management, field personnel, contractors, etc.
  • Develops and evaluates plans, criteria, etc. for a variety of projects, programs, and plans.
  • Meets with project engineers/architects and contractors to discuss designs and design changes and provides resolutions.
  • Coordinates the analysis of site selection by hiring various consultants to develop reports and reviews recommendations with consultants and sponsoring departments.
  • Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • May provide leadership and/or supervision to assigned employees or project management.


Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, architecture, or construction science, plus eight (8) years of experience in a field related to engineering, architecture, or construction management.


  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any field, plus ten (10) years of experience in a field related to engineering, architecture, or construction management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed Architect registered with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.
  • LEED and/or any additional sustainability certifications.
  • Leadership experience in integrated architectural project delivery through sustainability certifications such as LEED, Austin Energy Green Building, Well Building, SITES, Envision, and others. This includes defining and managing sustainability goals and requirements in all phases from preliminary project planning, project definition, design, construction, warranty, and post occupancy.
  • Experience providing support for technical certification requirements, strategic efforts and initiatives, and general sustainability goals for public sector capital improvement projects through sustainability certifications such as LEED, Austin Energy Green Building, Well Building, SITES, Envision, and others.
  • Experience as a public sector architectural project manager.
  • Experience developing and managing projects utilizing Invitation For Bid (IFB) and other alternative delivery methods including Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), Design-build and others.
  • Experience delivering presentations to project stakeholders, the public, and boards and commissions.
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed:

  • Knowledge of engineering and architectural design principles, practices, procedures, and estimating techniques.
  • Knowledge of project accounting; architectural and construction methods; and the principles, methods, and practices of project management.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, and codes associate project assignment.
  • Knowledge of budget policies and principles.
  • Knowledge of contract policies and procedures.
  • Skill in adapting, interpreting, and applying guidelines and standards.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Skill in using available software packages.
  • Skill in evaluating contract agreements.
  • Skill in writing and interpreting legal descriptions of leases, real estate, easements, and similar properties.
  • Skill in negotiating with various audiences to accomplish objectives.
  • Skill in written and oral communications including public presentations.
  • Skill in completing projects within the required scheduling.
  • Ability to make prompt decisions and develop new and relative ideas for providing a quality product and quality customer service with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to perform all facets of projects such as the coordination of demolition, inspection, security, title clearance, soil testing, site location, property management, and preparation of files for Federal auditing with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public contacts.
  • Ability to communicate in oral or written format to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to resolves conflicts and difficult situations.


  • Pay range is $37.12 – $49.18
  • The City of Austin is committed to providing cost-effective, sustainable benefits that assist employees in being physically and mentally healthy.
    • This includes low cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. To review the benefits, please click here.

Additional Information

If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required. This position may require a skills assessment.

Application Details:

A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications. For each position, please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. If you are selected as the top candidate, starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience. 

90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy: 

If the same or an additional vacancy occurs within the Public Works Department in the same job title within 90 days after the start date of the top candidate, the additional position may be offered to another top candidate from the same candidate pool. This may include filling other vacancies with the same job title in other division/work locations within the City of Austin Public Works Department. Decisions on assigned selection may be made at the time of hire based on the business needs of the department.


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