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Manager III – Design & Construction

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$80,384 to $146,923

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Mar 15, 2022

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Manager III – Design & Construction (Grade M3)

Montgomery County Government

Department of Environmental Protection

2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, Maryland 20902


Salary Range: $80,384 to $146,923


About the Department of Environmental Protection

The mission of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County's air, water, and land in a sustainable, innovative, inclusive, and industry-leading way while fostering smart growth, a thriving more sustainable economy and healthy communities.


Uncontrolled stormwater runoff from developed areas leads to erosion of stream banks, siltation and widening of stream channels, localized flooding and degraded water quality. The Department’s Stormwater Management Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) programs serve to treat areas of the County which do not currently have treated stormwater management through the design and construction of new treatment facilities, retrofit of existing stormwater facilities, stream restoration projects and low impact development practices to reduce pollution and improve water quality.



DEP is seeking to fill a Manager III position to lead the Design and Construction Section within the Watershed Restoration Division and manage large, complex design construction projects, primarily for the Division’s stormwater management facility and stream restoration Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) programs, implemented to meet the requirements of the permit issued to the County under the Clean Water Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit. The successful candidate will manage the CIP budget for stormwater management, which currently, for FY21-26, is approximately $110,000,000 over 6 years or approximately $18,000,000 per year.


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage CIP Design Activities: Serve as the Contract Administrator responsible for supervising staff activities related to CIP design, permitting and planning such as design engineer contract management and administration; quality assurance to ensure engineer’s compliance with contractual requirements; budget control; schedule control; and conformance with regulatory and permitting requirements. Additionally, the position reviews/verifies/accepts engineers’ work; reviews and approves invoices; resolves engineering issues as the technical authority; and negotiates and authorizes additional work order changes in the best interest of the County.
  • Manage CIP Construction Activities: Serve as the Contract Administrator responsible for supervising staff activities related to CIP construction such as constructability planning; construction contract management; administration; quality assurance to ensure construction contractors’ compliance with project plans and specifications; budget control; schedule control; and conformance with regulatory and permitting requirements. Additionally, the position reviews/verifies/accepts contractors’ work; reviews and approves invoices; resolves construction issues as the technical authority; negotiates and authorizes work order changes in the best interest of the County.
  • Prepare and Manage the Budget: Prepare the bi-annual, and off-year, 6-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget; developing detailed spreadsheets outlining all planned CIP work in the 6-year period and expected costs; coordinating with other sections in department and Senior Accountant; and monitoring CIP expenditures versus budget.
  • Supervise Dam Monitoring and Emergency Response: Supervise staff engineers who manage the County’s Dam Monitoring and Emergency Response program; ensuring that annual inspections are held for critical hazard dams, and any deficiencies are addressed; ensuring Emergency Action Plans for critical hazard dams are updated annually and that personnel training, and other planning, occurs annually in order to prepare for the monitoring of critical hazard dams during major storm events.
  • Develop Contract Documents: Develop contractual documents including Requests for Proposals, bid packages for Invitations for Bids, Engineering and Construction Task Orders, Scopes of Services, contracts, and amendments, as well as negotiating or directing the negotiations of contracts, task orders, changes and other contractual documents with contractors, consultant engineers and other firms.
  • Serve as the Team Leader: Lead a team comprised of Design Project Managers (Engineers) overseeing the design of stormwater management projects; Planners (Planning Specialists) providing outreach and land acquisition rights for stormwater management projects; Construction Project Managers (Engineers) overseeing the construction of stormwater management projects; Construction Representatives providing construction oversight and quantity measurement of stormwater management projects, and Maintenance Engineers managing major structural repairs and technical advice related to the maintenance of stormwater management projects.


  • Experience managing a complex program.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a large organization with multiple priorities; and resolve issues and make effective decisions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment. and to collaborate effectively with County departments and agencies, third party contractors and members of the public.


This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a County vehicle to travel frequently to worksites in order to inspect and oversee construction jobsites as well as meet with contracting staff, and attend meetings and perform other work at various locations throughout Montgomery County.


Occasional evening or weekend work is required.


As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

To ensure a positive workplace and to comply with federal, state and County laws, the incumbent is responsible for completing mandatory trainings within the first three to six months or within the specified timeframe.



Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the design and construction of stormwater management facilities and stream restoration projects or other utility related construction, and contract administration.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

License: Possession of a valid Class "C" (or equivalent) driver’s license from the applicant's state of residence.


Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please visit our website at

and click on the “Search for Jobs at MCG" tab.

Read the full job description under the “Managerial Executive” Job Category.

The requisition number is IRC53764.


Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.

This Recruitment Closes April 11, 2022.


All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position,

which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Resume Preparation Tips

listed under the “Resources” tab on the Office of Human Resource’s MCG Careers webpage.


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