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Capital Projects Manager

Fredericksburg, Virginia
$80,000 – $115,000
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

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Construction Engineering
Position Type
Manager / Leader
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The Position

The City of Fredericksburg is seeking a Capital Projects Manager to manage a portfolio of projects for the City. Serving as principal point-of-contact for assigned projects, the Capital Projects Manager manages all phases of the projects for all types of general fund projects (horizontal and vertical). The Capital Projects Manager leads projects through all phases and activities by developing projects and bid documents, preparing cost estimates, assisting with project budget preparation, reviewing bids and recommending awards, reviewing and approving requests for payment and invoices, and project inspections.

The Capital Projects Manager identifies and defines the scope and objectives of each project considering stakeholder needs and requirements and plans an effective strategy and ensures a successful management and administration of assigned construction projects. The manager leads projects by developing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, budget/resource plans, and cost-benefit analyses as necessary to deliver projects on time and budget, additionally proactively and continuously monitoring project activities to mitigate risk and escalates issues appropriately. The Capital Projects Manager will apply the best practices of project management as required to create successful outcomes on a consistent basis.

Reporting to the City Engineer, the Capital Projects Manager performs work under limited supervision, while maintaining a high level of customer service to all project stakeholders. The Capital Projects Manager provides supervision and management to two inspectors and is responsible for assigned employee development and performance evaluations. The position coordinates with other City departments and external organizations on projects that directly or indirectly involve the department. The Manager maintains a high level of customer service by providing quality assurance and quality control through inspections, resolving complaints, and recommending changes in policies and procedures to improve services to the public and other customers.


Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering, construction management or other relevant field experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities and a minimum of three (3) years project management experience on a variety of complex project assignments varying in complexity, scale, and cost or a combination of equivalent education and experience. Additionally, the selected candidate must possess a valid, appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia or have the ability to obtain one.

Preferred qualifications include five (5) years of experience in directing/managing municipal public infrastructure projects, grants and projects management, preferably in state or local government setting, being a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the Commonwealth of Virginia or the ability to obtain licensure within six (6) months of appointment, and having a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Experience with design build projects in addition to typical project development and construction (design-bid-build) is also preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

The expected hiring range is $80,000 – $115,000, depending on qualifications, with a higher range available for those possessing a PE. City employee benefits offered include medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term disability insurance; participation in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS); holiday, vacation, and sick leave; Employee Assistance Program (EAP); tuition assistance; and other optional benefits that employees may opt to pay into include deferred compensation (457 plans), flexible spending accounts (FSA), and life insurance.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. The position will be open until filled with a first review of applications beginning June 4, 2024.


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