Facilities Project Manager

City of Cedar Rapids

Job Reference #: NB041- 05/03/2021

Manages capital improvement projects and administers the controls and monitors the city wide building automation systems. Supervises city HVAC and electrical maintenance staff and prioritizes, plans and prepares facilities structural and mechanical projects based on budget requirements.

Position Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-3:30pm; Ability to respond to emergencies

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical examination (if applicable) and drug screen are required prior to employment with the City of Cedar Rapids.


Examples of Essential Duties:

  • Analyzes, controls, and monitors building automation systems.
  • Analyzes facility needs for short and long-term functionality needs including organizing bid documents, project specifications, budget plans, and prioritizing activities.
  • Develops and administers policies and procedures for building needs projects, plans, and programs.
  • Evaluates City buildings and structures to determine structural, mechanical, and electrical integrity.
  • Serves as liaison to internal and external customers and responds to requests and inquiries concerning programs, policies, time lines and construction, renovation, and maintenance projects.
  • Designs and develops plans and specifications for construction, renovation, and maintenance projects.
  • Supervises daily activities, including data entry on work orders, receipt reconciling, and payroll entries.
  • Supervises the work of assigned personnel, including assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Performs related work as required.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Industrial Maintenance, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field and
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of supervisory and project management experience in construction management or building maintenance or
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • Energy Management Certification
  • State of Iowa trade license in HVAC
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Ability to pass NCIC background check

Desired Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience in a union environment
  • Experience preparing bid documents


Knowledge of:

  • OSHA and safety regulations, protocols, principles, and procedures
  • HVAC and electrical systems
  • Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reporting of environmental usages and impacts
  • Mechanical systems and construction practices

Skill in:

  • Assigning, prioritizing, monitoring, and reviewing work assignments
  • Customer service
  • Troubleshooting
  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another differ in nature
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders using both technical and non-technical language

Ability to:

  • Read, interpret, and modify blue prints
  • Maintain records of preventative maintenance programs
  • Monitor and report process changes related to projects
  • Work cooperatively and develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Prepare bid documents
  • Create accurate reports and maintenance plans

Job ID: 74509

Posted 9 days ago

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