PAY RANGE: N27


                                                CAPITAL PROJECTS MANAGER




            This is administrative engineering and architectural work, directing engineering, architectural and related services for City facilities within the Department of Public Property Capital Projects Division.  Employees in this class supervises, through subordinate supervisors, a staff of engineers, architects and inspectors responsible for the planning, implementation, design, construction and inspection of capital improvements for City owned facilities and property.  Work includes establishing goals and objectives and participating in the formulation and implementation of divisional policies.  Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with subordinate supervisors, contractors, governmental officials and the general public is important in the work.  Work is performed under the general direction of a higher-level administrator.


ALLOCATING FACTORS:  (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


1.    The position must supervise, through subordinate supervisors, a staff of engineers, architects, and/or construction inspectors engaged in ensuring the completion of the capital projects for City owned facilities and property.

2.    Only three positions will be allocated to this class in the Department of Public Property. One position will be allocated to each of the following units: Architectural and Engineering, Client Services, and Construction.




            Plans, coordinates and directs, through subordinate supervisors, the activities of employees engaged in the development, analysis and evaluation of capital improvements for City owned facilities and property; directs the preparation and review of design specifications and other documents; reviews the work of a staff engaged in the review and revision of designs, plans, and specifications prepared by consultants, architects and engineers; participates in the more complex facets of the projects and resolves conflicts between staff and consultants or other individuals or agencies.

            Consults with departmental and administrative officials, consulting engineers,

contractors, representatives of government and industry, and the general public regarding divisional policies, procedures, programs and the resolution of points of disagreement; advises course of action to be taken in resolving complex engineering and procedural problems; represents division and/or department at a variety of conferences and meetings and appears before legislative bodies as an expert witness.

            Reviews and approves contract documents, partial and final estimates, progress reports, reports on the need, feasibility and estimated cost of major engineering projects, and reports on the capital budget or programs of the division; prepares special engineering reports; prepares technical recommendations for contracts, agreements, ordinances and bills.

            Prepares capital budgets; coordinates and determines staffing requirements and assignments between the three units; meets with union representatives regarding contractual obligations and union grievances; reviews staff disciplinary actions.

            Performs related work as required.






•           supervisory methods and techniques

•           principles and practices of administrative organization and management and their application in solving a variety of operational and administrative problems.

•           the principles and practices of administrative and managerial analysis

•           the engineering theory principles and practices used in the development, preparation and review of plans, designs, cost estimates, specifications and other contract documents for the design, construction and alteration of engineering projects

•           modern engineering and administrative methods and techniques required in directing and coordinating the activities of a departmental engineering or architectural team.

•           engineering economics and the problems encountered in financing municipal projects

•           the principles and practices of the preparation, administration, and control of operating and capital budgets.

•           project management and scheduling techniques

•           principles and practices of architecture as it relates to construction engineering

•           engineering theories, principles, and practices used to assure adherence to time schedules and conformity to construction standards and cost estimates.

•           federal, state, and local laws and regulations including environmental impact requirements as they relate to new construction, rehabilitation and/or modification of structures and installations

•           the theory, principles and practices of engineering as it applies to the inspection, maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, and/or other related structures

•           the principles, practices and theory of design engineering as applied to the design and implementation of capital improvement, construction, replacement and rehabilitation projects




•           evaluating the effectiveness of technical administrative and operational functions

•           developing and implementing cost, schedule, and quality control measures to capital projects to provide for effective and efficient operations




•           plan, organize, coordinate and evaluate the overall operations of a capital projects management team

•           supervise through subordinate supervisors, a staff of engineers and architects

•           represent the department in conferences, meetings and hearings

•           analyze and evaluate complex organizational, administrative and managerial problems

•           establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of governmental agencies, civic organizations, associates, and the public

•           enlist the cooperation of officials to implement policy and procedural changes.

•           present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing

•           exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures consistent with overall policies and objectives

•           locate and use the sources of engineering information and the current developments in the design and construction field


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on X/16.)




            Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university, with major course work in engineering or architecture.





            Five years of engineering or architectural work.





            Two years of supervisory experience, at or above the N25 level, in one of the following areas:


·         Directing a staff of engineers or architects responsible for the design and/or construction of public works projects.

·         Directing the activities of engineers, technicians and inspectors engaged in inspecting construction projects in the Department of Public Property.




            Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources, which has included the completion of a bachelor’s degree program with major coursework in Engineering or Architecture and the specific experience.


City of Philadelphia classes which typically meet the specific experience:


Design and Construction Project Manager (3B79)

Staff Engineer 2 (3B76)

Construction Engineer 2 (3B72)




            Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.




Registration as a Professional Engineer as issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers or Licensed as an Architect as issued by The State Architects Licensure Board at the time of appointment if required by work assignment.

Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to and during tenure of employment in this class.



                                                                                                             Class Established - 10/90

                                                                                                                     Spec. Revision - 5/96

Spec. Revision: CSC - 6/13; Ad. Board - 7/13

 CSC - 3/14; Ad. Board – 3/14

Latest Spec Revision: CSC - 5/16; Ad Board - 6/16