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Capital Projects Manager
Job Code:2024-593
Branch/Department:Administrative Offices-Towson
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary range:$100,927-Starting Salary
At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

This is a full time position working 40 hours a week. All library administrative staff will be required to work evening, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the year as part of the normal work schedule.

Job Summary:

Under the general direction and supervision of the Chief Operations Officer (COO), the Capital Projects Manager (CPM) performs work related to the planning, execution and management of capital improvement and renovation projects for the Baltimore County Public Library. The CPM works collaboratively with the COO and county government partners, as well as independently, on a variety of large- and small-scale library projects, such as: new buildings, renovations of existing buildings, interior refreshes, minor construction, refurnishing, maintenance, and repair projects, and or other capital improvements as identified and assigned. The CPM is responsible for developing and guiding assigned capital projects from initial planning through completion.

The CPM will also be expected to perform technical and administrative work as required for all assigned projects, including project development and planning; project management, documentation, and reporting; budget management, documentation, and reporting; and supervision of related facility improvements and repairs.

The CPM serves as a representative for the library and library Administration in interactions with staff, the public, vendors, and contractors, and with the Baltimore County Government agencies and partners, such as the Division of Property Management and the Office of Information Technology.

  • Engages with Library Administration and staff as well as County government partners and agencies on the design and construction of the library's capital improvement projects and represents the Library and the COO in same. This includes collaboration with in-house partners, other departments, general and sub-contractors, and consultants on project development and execution
  • Advises library leadership, including but not limited to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), COO, Chief Customer Experience Officer (CCEO), and Regional, Branch and Department Managers, on capital projects and other projects as assigned
  • Plans, administers, and manages assigned capital projects from start to finish, and is responsible for project scheduling, project development, project management, budget management, and construction management as needed
  • Monitors projects for progress and conformance with approved project plans
  • Inspects project-related work for completeness, and for compliance with contract provisions, library and/or county standards, and regulatory requirements
  • Documents and regularly reports out on the status of capital and renovation/maintenance projects
  • Ensures that projects are delivered on time, within scope, on budget, and in compliance with all current library and county regulations and guidelines
  • Makes recommendations and decisions about project scope changes and change orders with guidance from the COO
  • Makes capital project and related presentations to key stakeholders within the Library, the County, and the community
  • Participates in project budget development by providing detailed justification and persuasive arguments for proposals or initiatives
  • Monitors and tracks budget expenditures and handles financial reporting for capital and renovation projects; prepares reports, memoranda, and correspondence; and maintains statistical records
  • Monitors, reconciles and reports on budget expenditures and reimbursements related to capital and other building project grants
  • Participates in construction meetings with architects, engineers, subcontractors, and county and library staff to implement repairs, remolding, and new construction of library facilities
  • Participates consistent and excellent communication and customer service throughout the organization, and with all county and agency partners
  • Attends staff and/or community meetings regarding capital and building projects as part of the COO's team. Interacts with the public as a representative of the library throughout a project's lifecycle
  • Understands and implements BCPL system policies and procedures
  • Must be able to meet scheduling requirements by arriving to work on time and staying until the end of one's shift
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends and be flexible with one's work schedule to meet daily operational requirements
  • Must have access to transportation as needed to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, including attending meetings, events, construction meetings at various sites, and activities at other branch or county government locations
  • Participates on various library committees or teams as required
  • Performs additional related duties as assigned
Bargaining Unit Status: Ineligible 

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college of university required; advanced degree preferred; degrees in a related library, architecture, or construction field required
  • Strong planning and project management skills required, acquired through a minimum of five (5) or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the library, architecture, or construction fields
  • Certified associate in project management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP), Construction Manager in Training (CMIT) certification, or Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification(s); or must obtain one of these certifications within 18 months of hire as a condition of employment
  • At least two (2) years' experience executing or overseeing construction or facilities management, library renovation planning and design, or equivalent projects
  • Ability to read and interpret basic building and architectural proposals, plans, and drawings is required
  • Possession of a driver's license in good standing and valid in the State of Maryland
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office, SharePoint online, various online tools, software, and other technologies to perform the essential duties of the job
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate information and data
  • Strong management and leadership skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

*Applicants for this position will remain in consideration for any Capital Projects Manager position openings within the next six months and do no need to reapply.*

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 7 personal days per year, as well as, subsidized healthcare options, pension eligibility, and other related benefits.