Division Metropolitan Park District of
Location Fallen Timbers
Employment Type Full Time Regular Employee
Date Posted 10/13/2021
Contact Name Metroparks Toledo
Contact Phone
Job Code 21PROJMNG2
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Job Details

Are you the one?

Join the #1 Park District in America and be part of the excitement of bring parks to people.  Metroparks mission is conserve Northwest Ohio's natural resources.  This positon allows you to be a part of creating world class parks and facilities that bring people to NWO.  This is your opportunity to join a fun, creative, and successful team!

POSITION GOAL: Support Park District initiatives through preparation and oversight of major maintenance and capital improvement projects in order to create world-class facilities and maintain existing Metropark infrastructure to the highest professional standards.

CLASSIFICATION: Salaried – Year-Round - Exempt - Full Time

COMPENSATION: Commensurates with Experience. Employee and employer contribute to Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.


Alternates to the following position requirements may be made as Metroparks finds appropriate and acceptable.  

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or construction-related field required; Ohio Department of Transportation Local Programs Administrator Training (ODOT LPA) or ability to obtain within first 6 months of employment. 

EXPERIENCE: Formal and professional experience in civil engineering, project management, construction management, with working knowledge of construction, project management, design and engineering. Professional engineer required. Experience managing projects within sensitive natural areas preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to land use, building code, entitlements, permitting, project development sequence and construction requirements.

•Understanding of the due diligence process (i.e. geotechnical studies, land title review, environmental inquiry)

•Understanding of the principles and practices of parks, trails, open space and recreation planning and design, and the management and protection of sensitive natural and cultural resources

•Ability to think creatively: develop unique, parklike whimsy solutions

•In-depth written, graphic, oral communication Skills. 

•Presentation skills.

•Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with regulatory agencies, consultants, contractors, stakeholders, partner organizations, elected officials, employees, and the general public

•Extensive knowledge of ODOT process for procurement of professional services and project delivery; LPA authority

•Ability to obtain ODOT, LPA within first 6 months of employment

•Formal engineering training and/or building construction experience.

•Knowledge of construction costs, scheduling, estimating and engineering principles and techniques.

•Knowledge of various construction methods and materials, their characteristics, installation procedures and tolerances.

•Broad, general understanding of park maintenance for buildings and grounds; HVAC, electrical, and plumbing.

•In-depth computer skills: hardware and software. Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, 3-D capabilities, GIS software, CMMS, AssetCalc, Microsoft Project, and accounting software.

•Ability to obtain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), AP accredited professional certification.

•Ability to become a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) through the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI).

•Extremely organized with the ability to multi-task, set priorities, develop schedules and meet deadlines.

•Excellent project management skills.

•Budgeting skills.

•Intellectual and analytical abilities to dissect issues, utilize statistics and comparative data, draw conclusions, formulate recommendations, and develop successful strategies.

•Familiarity with OSHA construction compliance issues.

•Valid driver’s license.

Behavioral Characteristics:

•Takes initiative and completes tasks on time.

•Ability to perform with considerable independence and initiative.

•Demonstrated tact and diplomacy when working with the public, staff, and stakeholders.

•Ability to be flexible in a changing work environment; supportive of continuous improvement and change.

•Always treats people with respect and consideration; exhibits appropriate professional behavior in diverse social, cultural, business and educational situations.

•Maintains highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

•Strong sense of ownership for success within their area of responsibility and the organization.

•Exhibits a high level of integrity, honesty, responsibility, transparency and trustworthiness that establishes credibility and generates respect and support from Metroparks stakeholders and staff.

•Demonstrates maturity and professionalism.

•High levels of energy, initiative and patience along with the ability to manage multiple priorities and processes.

•Able to deal tactfully and directly with adversity.

•Proactive, creative and innovative in dealing with issues, challenges and opportunities involving their area of responsibility and the organization.

•Management style and approach that is viewed as being accessible, collaborative and approachable by all staff.

•A leader by personal example, encouraging high standards of performance, ethics and personal conduct.

•Commitment to personal and professional growth and development for self and others including participation in professional organizations, attendance at conferences and seminars and networking activities. 

•Dedication to providing excellent customer service.

•Extremely organized, meticulous and detail-oriented.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

•Work Schedule: Workweek may include weekends, holidays, and evenings.

•Requires lifting and carrying of up to 50 pounds; ability to transport survey equipment and ability to traverse uneven terrain and inspect construction sites.

•Work location: Fallen Timbers Field Office; will be required to travel to other Metroparks or locations in Lucas County.  

•May require business use of personal vehicle.

REPORTS TO:  Senior Project Manager



•Manages the coordination of multiple, complex projects to highest professional standards.  

•Design projects, producing high quality construction drawings/documents and maps using current software; interpret construction drawings and specifications.

•Develop plans, specifications and other documents for completing construction projects.

•Oversee negotiation and documentation of construction contracts and contract changes.

•Work with external consultants to review/develop project designs, as required.

•Oversee scope, fee and contract negotiations with consultants, vendors and contractors. 

•Prepares Requests for Qualifications (‘RFQu’s) and/or Requests for Proposals (‘RFP’s) and/or Letters of Interest (‘LOI’s) to solicit design consultants or professional services for specific projects and arranges for proper advertising and bidding.

•Prepares Requests for Qualifications (‘RFQu’s) and/or Requests for Proposals (‘RFP’s) related to capital projects built with design-build or construction manager project delivery methods.

•Prepares matrix and objectively participates in scoring RFQu’s, RFP’s & LOI’s.

•Oversee bid openings, record bids, and ensures required compliance/documentation of process

•Prepare board briefs and attend board meetings when required; make recommendations to the Board. 

•Oversee prevailing wages for construction projects. 

•Develop project budget and cost estimates for assigned design projects; manage budget on a department level. 

•Oversight of all activity of construction administration process including on-site inspection and participate in critical inspections as necessary. 

•Oversee performance of suppliers, contractors and consultants providing services/materials for projects. 

•Ensure and maintain a safe work environment for employees and contractors. 

•Assure conformance to agreements and contracts. 

•Oversee purchasing for construction and maintenance projects.

•Reviews contractor claims for additional work.

•Prepares requests for proposals for change orders and reviews pricing

•Reviews contractors’ requests for payment and supporting documentation.

•Oversee Closeout of completed projects.

•Coordinate and communicate with various staff, departments, contractors and consultants as required to complete construction and maintenance projects. 

•Manage projects to meet grant deadline and requirements, prepare grant reports, communicate with grant administrators, and coordinate with staff on closeout.

•Ensure proactive communication of construction projects status with appropriate internal and external customers as required.

•Serves at LPA and signs off on final project closeout documents on DOT funded projects. 

•Forecast and develop major maintenance projects and assigned capital improvement projects; 

•Partner in oversight of annual facility condition assessments. 

•Meet standards for design and technical decisions. 

•Assist Metroparks/insurance provider with coordinating values and appropriate coverage for Metropark assets.

•Coordinate topographic surveys.

•Make presentation models of buildings and sites. 

•Oversee approval of certificates for payment and invoices. 

•Assure compliance with ADA, building codes, legal regulations, best practices, etc. 

•Maintain project and drawing files. 

•Maintain positive, working relationships with internal and external customers.

•Assist with and participate in various presentations and public meetings.

•Represent the Park District to a variety of local entities, advocating the District’s position.

•Provide assistance as necessary to other departments with developing projects, cost estimates, grant-writing, etc.

•Serve as a member of Metroparks management team, supporting Metroparks mission, strategic initiatives, operating principles and The Metroparks Way.

•Maintain current knowledge in terms of landscape architecture, architecture, and construction methods; serve as an advisor to the organization.

•Direct field staff, volunteers, consultants and contractors; monitor work, assist as required.

•Other Park related duties as assigned.

EQUIPMENT USED: Vehicles, survey instruments, computers and computer software including AutoCAD, scanners, copiers, general office equipment.

Metroparks of the Toledo Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer