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Engineering Project Manager (Flex)

City and Borough Juneau
Juneau, Alaska
$34.19 - $54.59 an hour + benefits (1950 annual hours)
Closing date
Aug 2, 2024

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Are you a motivated and organized person with engineering and/or construction experience looking for a professional growth opportunity with the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska?  Do you like variety in the projects you work on?  If so, this Engineering Project Manager position with the CBJ Engineering Department is for you.

ABOUT JUNEAU – Alaska’s Capital City:

Juneau is located in Southeast Alaska and the only “road” in is the Alaska Marine Highway. To learn more about our remote community, please visit:

Who we are looking for

A team oriented, energetic, self-motivated individual with an engineering or construction background and a desire to learn.  We are looking for the right candidate, with experience ranging from entry level to licensed. The applicant should have strong organizational and communication skills as well as an understanding of the complexities of planning, design and managing construction work.  The position requires individuals comfortable with learning and working independently.   The ideal applicant should have a background in building, designing and/or administering construction projects (ideally civil work), pit and quarry management (or similar mass excavation type trade) outdoor recreation facility construction, and / or engineering principles and practices.  The ideal applicant has knowledge from working within the construction industry, i.e., contractors and professional consultants; solving disputes, and understanding how to represent the Owner’s interests throughout the design and construction process to deliver a quality project on time and within budget.  We are willing to train the right candidate!   

This position is a flex position which creates a career path to promote within the series upon demonstration of the ability to meet current performance standards and minimum qualifications for the next level. The level at which the selected applicant is appointed will be based on the applicant’s qualifications and other job-related requirements.

Typical Responsibilities

Under the direction and mentorship of the Chief Engineer, this candidate will perform all aspects of project management from cradle to grave, ideally, independently while under the mentorship and close support of the Chief Engineer.  The responsibilities are split (although closely related) for this position - Project Management and Pits and Quarries Management and include:

  1. Project Management:  This position is responsible for the planning, design, construction and contract management for engineering projects of varying complexity and project value.  Typical projects include municipal roads and utility infrastructure, Parks and Recreation infrastructure and trails, Water and Wastewater Utility infrastructure and drainage improvements.   The position is assigned basic to advanced level engineering project management (depending on experience) to resolve design and construction issues on capital improvement projects.   Incumbents apply the following technical skills:  project scoping, scheduling, budgeting, preparing cost estimates, performing construction inspection, performing design review, value engineering, preparing written reports, preparing oral presentations, and coordinating design and construction work. Entry level incumbent will work under the direct supervision and oversight of the Chief Engineer or senior team member.  Journey Level incumbent is expected to make complex evaluations, recommendations, and decisions with limited direction from a supervisor.  The incumbent also frequently works with members of the public, external organizations and public committees, and only requires supervisor support in more complex situations.
  2. Pits and Quarry Management:  This position also manages the operations of the CBJ Sand, Gravel and Hard Rock Material Sources.  This includes ensuring each facility is compliant with MSHA, ADEC and Alaska Division of Weights and Measures, rules and regulations, managing operator locations, maintaining and cleaning truck weight scales, collecting and accounting for weight tickets.  Tracks management fees, expense and budgets, plans and coordinates routine maintenance projects and capital improvements for the material sources. Prepares expansion plans, future access locations, logistics and closure plans. The incumbent will work directly with contractors, regulatory agencies, client departments, members of the public, other external agencies and should be able to complete these duties with limited direction from a supervisor.  

Typical responsibilities include the following (progressive, based on experience and position):

  • Serves as a CBJ representative for management of multiple projects and CBJ Pits and Quarries.
  • Assists in the preparation of and/or prepares drawings, specifications, cost estimates, reports, contracts and requests for proposals (RFPs); utilizes professional seal where appropriate.
  • Assists with and/or conducts negotiations related to professional service contracts.
  • Administers all aspects of professional service contracts and collaborates with the Client Department to ensure that project goals are met and that the Client Department’s interests are served.
  • Manages and conducts project activities to ensure CBJ and the Client Department’s interests are protected.
  • Continuously monitors and inspects construction work quality, workmanship, and material selection to ensure compliance with contract documents; identifies deficiencies; recommends corrective actions; coordinates the resolution of issues between parties.
  • Issues Stop Work orders, Notices of Defective Work and imposes other contractual mechanisms to contractors not complying with the contract documents.
  • Administers all aspects of construction contracts and collaborates with the Client Department to ensure that project goals are met and that the Client Department’s interests are served.
  • Develops project budgets; provides fiscal control of projects; reviews and approves expenses charged to projects; administers professional design and construction contracts for timely completion; establishes and maintains the financial project records; and assists in financial audits.
  • Designs, conducts and manages specialized studies; identifies alternatives and makes recommendations.
  • Prepares and maintains up to date project status and budget reports.
  • Becomes knowledgeable with, spends within and assists in preparation of Pits and Quarries Capital and Operating budgets.
  • Act as public contact for the Engineering or Client Department for the purpose of answering CIP or other project related questions.       
  • May also report project related information to the Assembly, Boards, Commissions, Client Department groups and the public.


The Engineering Division is a tight knit team of a Chief Engineer and five project managers.  We work closely and collaboratively with the Architectural Division that is comprised of a Chief Architect and four project managers.  We act as the Owner’s representative for design and construction projects for CBJ’s client departments. The applicant will work closely with client departments and specific individuals directly impacted by the improvement projects.  In addition, the applicant will work closely with primarily local design and construction professionals to execute capital improvement projects accurately, efficiently and expediently.    The engineering and architecture team manages over $40 million of Capital Projects Annually.   The applicant will oversee a diverse range of projects from small improvements valued under $100,000 to construction or replacement of new and existing infrastructure valued in excess of $2,000,000.  While the work is executed independently, the applicant will find a strong support network from all the team members as we are committed to successful projects and willing to share our expertise to support the applicant’s efforts to ensure success.


This position works (Monday through Friday) 8am – 4:30pm. Your office would be located in downtown Juneau at 230 South Franklin Street, Juneau AK 99801.  


For more information on the Minimum Qualifications and Benefits go to:


Hiring Manager: John Bohan

Phone Number: 907-586-0800 Option 0. 


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