Construction Project Manager 1

Phoenix, Arizona
$55,000 - $65,000
Sep 10, 2021
Oct 10, 2021
Position Type
Project Manager
Organization Type

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) is the operations hub of state government and strives to deliver results that matter. Integral to ADOA's mission is the Planning and Construction Services Group within the General Services Division (GSD), which plays a strategic role in the execution of key projects for both internal and external state agencies. GSD/Planning and Construction Group has identified a need for Construction Project Manager 1 to oversee multiple, complex construction contracts/projects.

The Construction Project Manager 1 directs and manages construction projects for major new developments, new buildings, additions and renovations of all levels of complexity and directly manages construction projects; directly manages complex design and construction contracts, write proposals and approves project pay requests.

Job Duties:

  • Manages and oversees multiple construction contracts; reviews plans and specs; negotiates various fee proposals; drafts and reviews requests for proposal (RFP) for outside professional services; develops and drafts scopes of work or RFPs for projects 
  • Approves, monitors, and reconciles expenditures charged against existing construction contracts; drafts and presents various reports related to construction projects/expenditures; prepares monthly project reports for executive staff, the Legislature and other stakeholders 
  • Develops, monitors, and revises/updates schedules for multiple construction activities; distributes project close-out documents (as built, Q&M Manuals, and warranty information); coordinates repair of items during warranty period and schedules and conducts 11-month post-construction warranty inspections 
  • Assists in the developing policies, procedures, and guidelines for use within the group and externally with contractors to optimize the management of construction projects
  • Other duties as assigned as related to the position


Knowledge of:

  • Commercial construction practices and techniques 
  • Project management (planning/construction/closeout) 
  • Public purchasing and contracting 
  • Alternative construction project delivery methods 
  • Construction plans and specs 
  • National and local building codes
  • AutoCad 
  • Space planning

Skill in:

  • Developing scopes of work 
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Schedule development/implementation 
  • Developing project budgets and budget controls 
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints and specifications 
  • Oral and written communication 
  • Contract negotiation

Ability to:

  • Regularly travel to job sites, inspect and evaluate construction progress 
  • Effectively communicate with a wide variety of individuals
  • Work independently as well as work as a contributing team member 
  • Manage multiple projects/priorities simultaneously 
  • Adapt to changing priorities Learn from other Sr. Project Managers 
  • Negotiate contracts

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's Degree in construction, architecture, engineering, or 2 years of construction project management experience in lieu of a degree.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver license record checks, required to maintain acceptable driving records and complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


  • Sick leave 
  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year 
  • Health and dental insurance 
  • Retirement plan 
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance 
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 
  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shelia Wiggins-Wayne at or 602-542-4769 for assistance.