Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Project Manager
About the Parks Conservancy:
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit support partner to the National Park Service (NPS), the Presidio Trust, and four other Bay Area open space management agencies. The Park Projects & Design team works to preserve and restore natural habitat and cultural features, rehabilitate trails and trail corridors, improve facilities for park visitors, and plan and design parks for the future with the community. The team also supports improvements to Conservancy facilities used for offices, retail, food service, visitor centers, education and volunteer programs, and native plant nurseries.
We believe in creating a team representative of local communities, providing just and fair access to opportunities, and building a team culture that engages and empowers each person to achieve our core values.
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s Park Projects & Design department is seeking an Associate Project Manager (APM) to manage planning, design, and construction of small park projects, primarily on Alcatraz Island. The APM will join the team of National Park Service, Conservancy, and Alcatraz Cruises staff who partner to protect the island’s historic and natural resources and support excellent visitor services. Alcatraz is one of America's most popular national park sites and currently welcomes more than 1.4 million visitors each year. Its 22 acres include visitor facilities, support operations, extensive historic structures, gardens, and sensitive wildlife habitat.
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) exempt, benefited position.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Project management: Takes small park projects from conception through execution by: developing project scope, schedule and budget; hiring and managing consultants and contractors; overseeing project planning and design; obtaining approvals and permits; maintaining schedule and budget; monitoring construction; and ensuring smooth transition of completed projects to facilities management.
Project development: Researches project needs and program. Provides substantive input to develop project approach, scope and phasing. Ensures cost-effective use of funds. Engages appropriate staff to efficiently solve problems, review alternatives and approve design documents.
Project team: Leads work on small projects, consulting Alcatraz team, NPS, and Park Projects staff as needed. Participates on project teams undertaking more complex projects. Represents the Conservancy on the Alcatraz partnership team, providing project updates and coordinating with other partner efforts.
Compliance: Screens projects for environmental protection, historic preservation, and accessibility issues. Collaborates with partners and consultants to obtain reviews and approvals. Identifies code and permitting requirements and ensures they are met in design and construction. Monitors consistency with park policies and ensures that park objectives are being met.
Construction management: Obtains and reviews bids, and selects contractors for construction projects. Ensures timely responses to submittals and requests for information. Collaborates with partners and consultants to provide construction observation and quality control to assure work meets requirements of contract documents. Reviews completed work and approves payments.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Project management: Ability to independently manage several projects simultaneously. Experience coordinating with consultants and contractors. Ability to maintain project records and track decisions, progress, and tasks. Knowledge of common code, compliance, and environmental issues relevant to federal and/or state projects.
Facilitation and leadership: Experience coordinating meetings and project teams. Fosters collaboration to solve problems. Takes initiative and follows up to keep projects moving forward. Listens and responds thoughtfully to complex issues and situations. Acts tactfully and treats others with respect.
Communication: Communicates clearly and effectively via email/writing, phone, in meetings, and one on one.
Design and construction knowledge: Experience reading and understanding design and construction documents. Understanding of common design and construction terms. Ability to communicate ideas through diagrams, sketches, maps, or other graphic presentation.
Strategic thinking and problem solving: Applies flexible, thoughtful, and creative approach to solving problems. Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team. Keeps sight on big picture management goals while advancing individual projects.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Work is performed primarily in an office environment.
Primary work location is on Alcatraz Island with secondary office facilities also available at Fort Mason, San Francisco.
Alcatraz is reached by ferry and the main mode of transportation on island is on foot, over steep grades.
Work regularly requires site visits including walking on trails, stairways, steep slopes, and uneven terrain.
Minimum 3 years of work experience related to project management, construction management, architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, or planning.
Valid California Driver’s License and clear driving record; must be insurable to drive company vehicles.
Application Deadline: July 5, 2019
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 729
About Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization created to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future.