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Construction Project Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Raleigh

City of Raleigh

The Housing and Neighborhoods Department is committed to improving and maintaining the quality of life and environment for all Raleigh citizens through a variety of programs and activities throughout the city, including citywide first-time homeownership loans, gap financing for affordable rental housing, funds for rehabilitation of existing housing stock, and housing initiatives for people experiencing homelessness.

The Construction Project Coordinator’s role is key to the successful implementation of housing and community development programs and services. This position manages various construction projects, particularly related to capital improvements and ongoing operations of the Studios at 2800, a City-owned extended stay hotel. Many activities are carried out through third parties, which involves contracts and contract administration, loan agreements and loan administration, and the issuance of NOFAs and RFPs and other instruments. Work also includes implementing elements of the City’s Strategic Plan relative to affordable housing and related areas and ensuring compliance with federal regulations and local and departmental policies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consults with the Construction Manager and other departmental staff to evaluate construction activities, determine operational objectives, and meeting overall program goals.
  • Manages capital improvements and overall property/project management activities related to the City-owned extended stay hotel, the Studios at 2800.
  • Reviews construction/rehabilitation plans and specifications, performs work and site inspections, and ensures compliance with applicable laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Prepares, issues, advertises, and evaluates responses to Requests for Bids (RFBs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for construction activities.
  • Composes and manages construction contracts including renewals and amendments, collecting reports and documentation, and processing payments.
  • Manages the work of consultants, including architects, engineers, and land planners. Reviews and approves payments.
  • Gathers program and project data for reporting to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City’s Strategic Plan, and other reports.
  • Conducts Davis-Bacon and Section 3 monitoring and reporting, as well as Environmental Review checklists as needed, and creates and updates policies and procedures related to Section 3 monitoring, Davis-Bacon monitoring, and other construction and compliance activities.
  • Prepares recommendation memos and agenda materials for City Council approval, as needed. Attends public meetings and events and participates on committees to provide information on projects, programs, and activities.

Typical Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in real estate, urban planning, construction management, business administration or directly related field and five years of community development experience related to assignment. The position has no direct supervisory responsibility but may function as a team leader.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Licensing and Certifications:

  • Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record, or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing commercial construction projects and facilities, with a preference for prior experience with hotels or similar buildings
  • Knowledge of federal program regulations including Davis-Bacon Act Wage Rate Compliance, lead based paint remediation, environmental review, Section 3 and other cross-cutting compliance requirements
  • Experience with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG and HOME grant program administration

Additional Information
Knowledge of:

  • Microsoft programs, including PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Building construction and residential rehabilitation techniques, general contracting and construction project management
  • Inspection procedures and basic construction/maintenance principles

Skill In:

  • Familiarity with building construction and residential rehabilitation techniques, general contracting and construction project management
  • Applying building, zoning, electrical, sanitation, health and fire codes
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, other departments, elected officials, the media, and the public.
  • Excellent project management and time management, with the ability to multiple tasks while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Communicating information effectively verbally and in writing, including public presentations

ADA and Other Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work:
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Working Conditions:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an indoor office environment.

This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

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