Capital Projects Manager II

May 26, 2023
San Jose, CA
Job Type


Under general direction, to provide project management, liaison, inspection, and contract administration for the design, construction and modification of County buildings, facilities and structures.

COVID-19 Risk Tier - Lower Risk

Typical Tasks

  • Develops project scope, budget, funding, and schedule;
  • Manages consultant and contractor selection process and participates as a member of consultant selection committee and is responsible for fee negotiations and approval of contracts;
  • Communicates among the County, consultants, and other interested agencies or parties;
  • Assures that project program and conceptual design meet the County's needs and are compatible with master plans;
  • Responsible for keeping projects within approved budgets on their approved schedule; Analyzes claims and approves consultant/contractor payment requests;
  • Participates in public hearings; Prepares and presents project reports;
  • Provides guidance to consultant on project criteria, regulations, codes, standards and schedules;
  • Identifies and manages responses to CEQA, ADA, energy conservation, and other special requirements;
  • Evaluates existing facilities;
  • Reviews and approves technical reports, designs, and contract documents to assure adequacy, compliance with project program and constructability and cost efficiency; Coordinates the review of such documents by other County staff and/or consultant peer reviewers;
  • Inspects progress and approves the completion of construction projects;
  • Secures the approval of designs, permits and construction documents by the appropriate governmental agencies;
  • May produce technical reports, studies, architectural/engineering contract documents and technical specifications;
  • May supervise lower level staff and/or contractors;
  • May assign and approve the work of construction inspectors;
  • May be assigned a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Employment Standards
Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities:

Training and Experience Note: Training and experience equivalent to possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college with a major in Architecture, Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Structural or Electrical), Landscape Architecture, Construction Management or a closely related field;


Five (5) years of experience in architecture, landscape architecture or engineering project design and construction management, or space planning as a fully licensed professional or under a licensed professional, of which two (2) years must have been equivalent to a Capital Projects Manager I level with the County of Santa Clara.

Special Requirements

  • Possession of a California driver's license upon appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver's authorization.
  • Possession of Certificate of Registration Engineer or Architect (in one of the major technical disciplines related to construction, e.g., architecture, mechanical, electrical, structural or civil engineering) or Licensure by the State of California Landscape Architects Technical Committee is highly desirable.
  • Some positions may require the incumbent to be able to obtain and maintain Department of Correction Security Clearance to work in locked facilities throughout the term of employment.

Knowledge of:

  • Modern construction and design methods and practices;
  • Roles and responsibilities of the various architectural/engineering disciplines, construction managers, contractors and other participants in the design/construction process;
  • Basic concepts of cost estimating, budgeting, and scheduling techniques;
  • Applicable California codes, laws and regulations pertaining to public building projects;
  • Management principles and techniques in planning, program administration design and construction of building projects;
  • Methods and practices of budget and schedule preparation and management appropriate, for moderate size design and construction projects;
  • Contract negotiating methods and techniques appropriate for size design and construction projects appropriate to the classification level;
  • Principles and practices of organization, administration, supervision and personnel management;
  • Public contracting law;
  • Project deadlines and time constraints, both practical and contractual;
  • Computer use and knowledge of various programs and applications relevant to the position.

Ability to:

  • Analyze departmental needs relating to design and construction projects, and prepare project scope, budgets and schedules appropriate to the classification level;
  • Coordinate the planning and program administration of design and construction projects appropriate to the classification level;
  • Investigate, research and evaluate a wide spectrum of technical problems and develop alternate solutions;
  • Provide guidance, advice, and assistance to registered professional consultants involving the approach to and the development and execution of design solutions;
  • Negotiate contracts for consultant services for design and construction projects;
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
  • Prepare project reports and correspondence;
  • Make presentations to the public and various agencies.

Benefit and Retirement information may vary from bargaining unit to bargaining unit.Due to changes in State Law, current pension provisions described in the union contracts are not automatically applied. Specific pension benefits for new hires who start on or after January 1, 2013 may be different than indicated in the union contracts.

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Closing Date/Time: 6/22/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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