Job Title: Capital Asset Specialist
The purpose of this position is to coordinate and monitor public and affordable housing construction and rehabilitation projects to ensure compliance with construction documents, work schedules, cost estimates, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and DHC regulations and standards in support of the DHC transition to the Asset Management Model. Work is performed under the general managerial direction of the Capital Asset Manager.
Essential Job Functions
- Monitor construction projects to ensure that procedures, materials, equipment and systems comply with approved project plans, specifications and samples, owner standards and quality.
- Provide documentation of construction progress to include shop drawings, manpower, schedules, delays, changes, payments, and other events affecting the project.
- Maintain liaison with DHC property managers and/or private management companies, residents, contractors, project managers, and consultants during construction to resolve field problems, and to maintain project schedule and budget; attend pre-bid conferences.
- Oversee Capital Fund Procurement, review procurement actions, monitor budget and obligate and expend funds.
- Ensure compliance with DHC standards.
- Coordinate communications within DHC for all project-related service interruptions to access utilities and traffic in order to minimize conflicts and avoid construction delays.
- Interpret blueprints and specifications for contractors to ensure compliance with construction plans and specifications and obtain additional information from the project architect when necessary; recommend changes to documents for ease of construction.
- Maintain liaison with contractor, architect and owner to discuss modifications and adequate solutions to project problems; monitor and document change orders from initiation to completion of construction and payment.
- Perform and monitor procurement actions to ensure compliance with DHC’s procurement policy and to secure necessary professional service and construction contracts.
- Perform routine facility inspections at all DHC properties to assess the condition of major systems and the overall condition of units/buildings.
- Perform technical review and recommend approval of payment to contractors for quantities of materials received or used and work completed during specific periods.
- Review contracts and coordinate change orders and contract modifications.
- Prepare daily reports of project activities and other reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations and conclusions.
- Perform Davis-Bacon labor standards payroll submission monitoring and review employee field interviews.
- Coordinate and assist with final inspections of equipment and systems.
- Review projects at end of warranty period for non-compliance items.
- Perform quality assurance reviews of units (PHAS indicators).
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal, state, local laws and standards, and HUD regulations regarding public housing.
- Respond to emergency maintenance requests.
- Attend construction program meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.
- Knowledge of architectural, engineering and construction contract processes, provisions and procedures.
- Knowledge of HUD and other Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, and regulations related to: procurement; design; construction; environmental issues; Federal, State, and local building codes and guidelines.
- Knowledge of key building systems of multi-family and single family structures.
- Knowledge of construction software; i.e., estimating, project management, and scheduling software.
- Ability to layout, oversee, and coordinate public housing projects.
- Ability to effectively discuss, confer, and negotiate with contractors.
- Ability to analyze proposed contract modifications and make appropriate related decisions.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with private management companies, contractors, government officials, staff, residents, and the general public.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of project design, construction management, and procurement.
- Knowledge of standard office procedures, including filing, and standard office equipment, including computer, fax, copier, telephone system.
- Ability to communicate verbally with groups and individuals to explain technical issues (e.g. relating to design, construction, and procurement) clearly and effectively.
- Ability to communicate in writing regarding technical issues (e.g. relating to design, construction, and procurement) clearly and effectively.
- Ability to establish effective working relationships with colleagues, officials, contractors, and development partners in order to accomplish departmental goals and complete projects.
- Ability to prepare and analyze design specifications, statements of work, or project proposals, draw conclusions, and formulate recommendations.
- Ability to plan, organize, coordinate routine work and special projects, and manage multiple priorities in order to accomplish tasks in accordance with established requirements.
- Ability to use sound judgment in order to make decisions or recommendations in accordance with standard industry practice and/or Federal, State, Local, or DHC guidelines and regulations, where they exist.
- Ability to use standard office productivity software germane to construction related activities to maintain records, analyze data, and develop reports.
Physical Effort and Working Conditions
Work is performed in an office and construction environment. Incumbent must be physically able to operate a variety of office machines; must be able to move or carry objects or materials weighing up to 20 pounds. Incumbent may make frequent trips to work sites, traverse construction sites, inspect buildings undergoing renovation, climb ladders, etc. Work involves walking or standing for moderate periods of time.
DHC will make a reasonable accommodation to the known disability of a qualified applicant if it would not impose an undue hardship on the agency, lower the quality or production standards of essential functions of the job, or create a health or safety threat.
The incumbent must hold a valid state driver’s license; be insurable; pass Federal, State, and local criminal investigation clearances, and pass a drug screening test administered by the Commission or its designated provider. Incumbent must be willing to work traditional and non-traditional or weekend hours as required. Incumbent may be required to acquire additional specialized training that is not typical to the general public or industry professionals.
Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience)
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Construction Management, Engineering, Business Administration, related field, or currently enrolled in an applicable program plus 3 years of progressively responsible Project Management work experience, and be results-oriented and able to ensure compliance with Housing Code and Procurement Guidelines.
|This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job classification. All incumbents may not perform all job duties listed, and some incumbents may perform some duties which are not listed, and incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description.|
SALARY: $53,150 Annually + full benefits and defined contribution plan
How to Apply:
Submit cover letter, resume detailing your qualifications/work experience and Voluntary Self-Identification forms to:
Detroit Housing Commission
1301 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48207
apply online at www.dhcmi.org under Careers