Capital Improvement Program Manager

Location Florida
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Stephen Manuel

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Job ref: 32497
Published: about 1 month ago

Job Title: Capital Improvement Manager

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Working model: on-site

Salary: $100-140K


Capital Improvement Manager - Jacksonville, FL


We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Capital Improvement Program Manager to lead and manage the Public Works department’s capital improvement projects. This role is vital for maintaining, preserving, and enhancing the county’s infrastructure. The successful candidate will oversee a variety of projects including beach renourishment, water quality improvements, roadway design, stormwater management, and more.


Key Responsibilities:

Project Management: Lead the development and implementation of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects. Ensure projects are completed efficiently, on time, and within budget.

Team Supervision: Train, assign, schedule, direct, supervise, and evaluate staff. Coordinate efforts of various divisions including Engineering, Road & Bridge, Solid Waste, and Fleet Maintenance.

Strategic Planning: Develop and implement departmental policies, systems, and procedures to achieve both short-term and long-term goals.

Emergency Operations: Manage and coordinate the Public Works Department’s emergency operations. Update and maintain the county’s Emergency Plan.

Community Engagement: Build strong, positive relationships with the community. Engage citizens and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, department directors, managers, other agencies, and the public.

Regulatory Compliance: Monitor contract compliance with state and federal regulations for grants and federal programs.

Representation: Represent the Public Works Department in various meetings and public presentations. Report on county positions and develop joint efforts on projects and issues.

Administrative Duties: Prepare clear and precise administrative reports. Maintain a full-time presence and perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Technical Knowledge: Strong understanding of capital improvement project management methods and techniques. Knowledge of engineering principles, practices, materials, and equipment.

Management Skills: Excellent skills in planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the work of personnel. Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions.

Communication: Proficient in both oral and written communication. Capable of preparing detailed administrative reports and delivering presentations.

Budgeting: Knowledge of budgetary principles and practices.

Software Proficiency: Competent with computers and job-related software programs.


Supervisory Controls:

Reports to the County Engineer. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of division activities.



Must navigate various guidelines including county administrative code, Florida Administrative Code, county land development codes, and other local, state, and federal regulations.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Working Conditions: Exposure to outdoor weather, field conditions, and occasionally irate customers. Some exposure to environmental hazards and heavy equipment.

Physical Activities: Requires stooping, sitting, crouching, walking, lifting heavy objects, grasping, hearing, seeing, kneeling, reaching, and standing. Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience: At least five years of related experience, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

Licenses: Valid Florida driver’s license and any other necessary endorsements.


For more information contact Stephen Manuel