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Deputy Director, Department of Project Implementation Deputy
Department of Project Implementation
The City of Alexandria's Department of Project Implementation
(DPI) is seeking a Deputy Director to coordinate and drive to
completion some of the City's most complex and highest priority
capital projects, overseeing major infrastructure projects through
design and construction. The position is responsible for ensuring
that all project tasks being performed by City staff and external
organizations are on track; coordinating design/construction
responsibilities with City staff, and communicating project
progress to all stakeholder groups. All interested applicants
should thoroughly review the Deputy Director of Project
Implementation brochure (Download PDF reader) for a more
in-depth overview of the position.
What You Should Bring
Bring your experience to coordinate complex, high profile
capital projects. This position requires the ability to support the
Director in establishing and achieving departmental performance
objectives related to project management, project delivery and
design excellence. The ideal candidate must possess excellent
communication skills to successfully work with internal and
external stakeholders, appointed and elected officials, and
The Opportunity-Examples of Work Supports the Director in the
development and continuous improvement of all departmental
procedures and processes.
Represents the department to City Council, City Manager, other
departments and external agencies, neighborhood and business
associations and individual community members on assigned
Provides leadership in project management to department and
other City staff.
Provides direction and guidance to senior staff and project
managers on the implementation of capital projects.
Utilizes effective risk mitigation strategies to identify and
mitigate risks to project schedule, budget or scope.
Effectively manages consultants on design and construction
Establishes sound capital budget planning and management.
When called upon, leads the department's most complex capital
Develop City staff's project management skills and knowledge
through training and mentoring.
Performs related work a s required.
About the Department
The Department of Project Implementation is responsible for the
implementation of capital infrastructure projects including
intersection improvements, storm water and water quality
improvements, sanitary sewer improvements, flood mitigation and
park improvements. In addition, the department coordinates and
plans complex, multi-departmental projects such as the Waterfront
Small Area Plan Implementation and the Potomac Yard Metrorail
Station. DPI is dedicated to professional development
opportunities. Employees are encouraged to seek out training
opportunities and certifications to help the department achieve
success. Minimum & Additional Requirements To qualify for this
position, all candidates should possess at least a four year degree
in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture,
Landscape Architecture or a related field; at least fifteen (15)
years of related experience in a position as a professional
engineer or registered architect or landscape architect; or any
equivalent combination of experience and training which provides
the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Preferred Qualifications To be considered as an ideal candidate,
one may possess a Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Landscape
Architecture, Architecture, Civil Engineering or a related field;
possess at least fifteen (15) years of experience managing
large-scale complex construction projects; demonstrable expertise
in the management of all phases of design-build contracts,
certification by the Construction Manager Certification Institute
as a Certified Construction Manager and/or Project Management
Professional certification by the Project Management Institute. The
ideal candidate must have experience preparing and reviewing plans,
schedules, technical specifications and contract documents for
large scale, complex design and construction projects; experience
in the supervision of multi-discipline teams including the
management of staff and design consultants, experience in the
management of construction contracts and experience communicating
with internal/external stakeholder groups .
Notes This position requires the successful completion of a
pre-employment background check.
Be sure to review the position brochure for a more in-depth
overview of the position. Deputy Director of Project
Implementation brochure (Download PDF reader)