Chief of Project Management

at New Castle County Government in New Castle, Delaware, United States

Job Description

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs professional engineering and administrative work in the 
management of engineering design and construction projects; does related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: An employee in this class applies professional knowledge and 
skills in the engineering, design, right-of-way acquisitions, and construction contract management of all capital 
improvements relating to the County's sanitary sewer and storm drainage infrastructure. Responsibilities include 
the direction and coordination of the activities of project engineers and construction inspection activities as well as 
rights-of-way, drafting, and survey groups. This employee also performs administrative tasks in line with 
responsibilities and operates under general supervision of a designated supervisor. 
EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only)
• Directs and supervises the activities of subordinate engineers, drafting technicians, construction inspectors, 
survey personnel, and right-of-way agents;
• Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of plans and specifications for construction projects and 
reviews plans prepared by consultants;
• Makes engineering calculations related to project design;
• Makes cost estimates;
• Determines feasibility of designing projects in-house or by outside contractors;
• Prepares requests for proposals for outside contracts and negotiates with contractors;
• Reviews engineering design proposals from outside contractors and makes necessary revisions prior to 
soliciting bids for construction services;
• Oversees the acquisition of rights-of-way;
• Provides technical advice on engineering projects
• Promotes an ongoing attitude of dedication to excellent public service and ensures that external and 
internal customers are provided with the highest quality of service;
• Operates a data processing terminal, personal computer, and other related equipment in the course of the 

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Job Posting: 872695

Posted On: Nov 16, 2021

Updated On: Dec 16, 2021