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Senior Capital Project Manager

$9,859 – $11,985/Monthly*

Bring your architecture and building experience to the County of Sonoma and become the next Senior Capital Project Manager.

Starting salary up to $68.91/hour ($143,823/year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month*

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you’re working to better our communities. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

About the Position

Acting as a senior member of General Services’ management team, the Senior Capital Project Manager (SCPM) oversees new and developing projects throughout the County of Sonoma. The SCPM ensures capital improvement projects are delivered on time, on budget, and meet customers’ satisfaction. Supporting the SCPM in these efforts are two Capital Project Managers (CPM). One CPM oversees the Justice Team who is responsible for managing projects at the Main Adult Detention Facility, Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney, Public Defender, and Probation. The second CPM oversees the Government Team who manages all other County projects including Americans with Disabilities Act design and the general construction program. In addition to providing leadership for the Capital Projects Division, the SCPM is responsible for directly managing the most complex design and construction projects.

The SCPM will act as lead project manager for the development and investigation of the new County Government Center. This high-level project seeks to replace the County’s existing, aging facilities.  Key project responsibilities include working with consultants in environmental impact research, state and federal funding/legislation, complex commercial/civic architectural design and engineering, program validation, staff and community outreach, and overall project management.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and leading staff to optimize team dynamics to build a motivated and high performing team; including performance management, assignment of projects, balancing workloads through the consideration of staff strengths and areas of expertise.
  • Monitoring required levels of productivity for reimbursable staff
  • Advising staff of potential risks to execution and when to take corrective action
  • Ensuring projects comply with applicable laws, codes, regulations, and policies
  • Providing consultation on design and construction issues, accessibility standards, means and methods of construction, cost estimating, contract management, and procurement processes
  • Recommending and implementing process improvements to project management
  • As part of Continuity of Operations (COOP) team, leading Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff during declared emergencies

As our next SCPM, you will bring to the position your strong leadership and mentorship skills; dedication and desire to improve the built environment and embrace the County Board of Supervisors’ goals of sustainability, energy independence, social equity, and greenhouse gas reductions; and a solution-oriented mindset directed at overcoming complex building challenges. You will also bring your proven capital project management experience as well as experience and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Public Contract Code, including references to Uniform Building Code and National Fire Protection Association
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Principles of energy efficiency, sustainability and carbon reduction strategies
  • Practices in Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources
  • Government capital building policies and procedures
  • Computer aided design and drafting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Project

Requirement: To be considered for this position, possession of a current, valid certificate of registration as an Architect or Engineer issued by the State of California, or a Certified Construction Manager credential accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and issued by the Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) Construction Management Institute is required at time of application submission.

*Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. This recruitment is open continuously and may close at any time without notice. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply Now

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