In pursuit of service excellence, the Superintendent of the Public Works Services (PWS) capital paving program plans and oversees all capital paving projects (primarily major street resurfacing and capital sidewalk construction) for the PWS/Maintenance Division. An employee in this class plans, secures necessary funding, including grant funding, procures contracts, oversees construction, inspects finished work, processes payments, and directs and supervises staff. The incumbent must be available during emergencies, including but not limited to winter storms, snow, hurricanes, coastal storms, flooding, etc. Supervision is received from the Division Chief of Public Works Services, but considerable latitude is granted for the independent performance of duties.
- Perform condition assessments of public infrastructure and major street resurfacing programs and recommend projects with cost estimates for funding in the 5-year Capital Improvement Program;
- Coordinate projects with design consultants, utility representatives, adjacent property owners, businesses, and other agencies and City departments;
- Planning and managing major concrete maintenance work in advance of resurfacing; Securing necessary grant funding and contracts while working within the approved CIP budget;
- Management of contractors and inspectors to ensure work is completed properly and as planned, which involves inspection of finished work, prior to payment;
- Provide updates to senior-level management and elected officials;
- Develops and maintains the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) model and multi-year resurfacing schedule;
- Manages the City’s use of the MicroPaver software program in the analysis and use of pavement maintenance best practices and compiles data;
- Serves as the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) for both asphalt and concrete contracts;
- Provide construction management and field inspection services to ensure compliance with plans and specifications, check submittals and progress payments, manage schedules and budgets, and ensure public safety;
- Directs and supervises staff, encompassing all administrative functions, including interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, assigning work, reviewing performance, administering discipline, and addressing employee-related issues; and
- Performs related duties as assigned.
About the Department
T&ES strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria by developing a superior infrastructure. In order to contribute to the physical, social, and economic growth of the City of Alexandria, the T&ES employee team provides services of the highest quality in the areas of engineering, environmental quality, traffic control, transit, construction and inspection, surveying, street, sewer and fire hydrant maintenance, and resource and recovery collection.
Minimum & Additional Requirements
High School Diploma or GED supplemented by construction trade school courses; three years of experience in all phases of street construction and repair or sewer construction and repair, including some experience as a construction Labor Supervisor; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
The employee must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the state of their residence; thorough knowledge of hazards involved and safety precautions to be taken; ability to perform technical inspection of public and private construction sites; ability to supervise and evaluate the work of others; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; physical ability to perform tasks often under adverse weather conditions.
To be considered the ideal candidate, applicants will possess the minimum requirements listed above as well as a two-year college degree/associates degree, five (5) years of roadway construction/maintenance experience, a demonstrated ability to review roadway and construction maintenance activities, recommend projects, and possess knowledge of applicable public works and engineering standards related to street maintenance, asphalt, concrete maintenance procedures, materials, equipment, and techniques.
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated skills in field measurement and specifications, quantity estimates, pay items, and who possess a VDOT Asphalt Field I and II Certifications and ACI concrete certification.
This position requires the successful completion of a criminal records background check and not limited to a drug screening prior to employment.