Overview

The City of Lake Worth Beach invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Manager – Project Management Office.


This is a Full-Time, Exempt position based on a 40-hour work week with an annual salary of $118,000.00. This position is part of the Professional Managers and Supervisors Union (PMSA) collective bargaining unit.


In addition, this position offers:

  • Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • City of Lake Worth Beach Medical Benefits that include Life Insurance, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Retirement Plan


SUMMARY:

The Manager – Project Management Office understands the business of electric utility operations, the importance of system reliability, effectively communicates with department heads, and establishes priorities for the provision of support services.

The Manager – Project Management Office manages the annual and long-term planning function for O&M and capital improvements necessary to improve the safety and reliability of the T&D system; prepares bid documents, Staff Reports, Fiscal Impact Statements, participates in vendor/supplier selections, etc.

The Manager – Project Management Office manages the development and implementation of relevant specifications, standards, prepares grant applications, project management processes and documentation, issues work authorizations, ensures timely deliverables on projects, oversees and manages construction projects as needed, and reviews/approves invoices for payment. Is responsible for contract administration as it relates to acquisition of projects materials, equipment, and services to ensure compliance with specifications, conformance with funding requirements, and the process of department submissions for payment for materials and services.

The Manager – Project Management Office leads special projects that benefit from his/her knowledge of electric utility operations and electric utility/City needs to achieve the desired outcomes. Projects may include management of the electric utilities pole attachment and join use agreements, coordination of planning and field activities with other utility providers such as water, sewer, and telecommunications, building/facilities services, public safety, etc.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(include the following and other duties may be assigned)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment, materials and operating and maintenance procedures for an electric utility, particular with T&D systems.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations, rules, policies and procedures related to public utilities operations and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated management skills and practice techniques related to the management of contractor resources.
  • Demonstrated skills in coordination of activities with other departments and external agents such as DOT, County government, and other utilities.
  • Ability to communicating effectively with members of the general public, elected officials, and other government agencies, including effective public presentation/speaking skills.
  • Functional and competent experience in working with MS Office products, we well as with project planning/scheduling software.
  • Ability to prepare and submit technical reports, grant applications, permit applications, and project records.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform asset management and life cycle cost analysis.
  • A proven record of developing cost estimates and budgets, and project funding requests.
  • Familiarity with electric utility operations, system design principles, and reliability improvement strategies.
  • Demonstrated skill in utilizing a high level of verbal and written communication.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILTIES:

The Manager – Project Management Office leads special projects that benefit from his/her knowledge of electric utility operations and electric utility/City needs to achieve the desired outcomes.


QUALIFICATIONS:

The Manager – Project Management Office must an energetic and detailed-oriented professional responsible for effectively supporting the Electric Utility’s operating departments. The ideal candidate will be a highly-skilled manager with the ability to recommend and implement changes in work flows and support services, including effective coordination with supporting City departments.

The candidate must be capable of working and operating in a manner conducive to motivating department and non-department employees to collaborate and support the needs of the electric utility.

The Manager – Project Management Office must exhibit technical competency, analytical skills, and communication skills to effectively establish and communicate priorities to the team. A strong sense of ownership for results, continuous improvement, team and public safety, competitive cost yet effective project delivery, and a highly professional approach to problem solving should be readily evidenced.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Engineering, five (5) years working experience in the utility or engineering/construction management industry, including three (3) years of supervisory/managerial experience.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job in an office environment, occasional field visits, and occasional ability to work remotely as allowed by department leadership. Utility employees are essential employees and may be required to assist with pre and post-storm related business functions such as coordination of resources and records management required to sustain recovery operations and subsequent expense tracking and reporting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.