Location: Mesa, AZ

Development Services Project Manager

Salary: $72,923.76 - $107,649.36

Under general direction from the Department Director, a Development Services Project Manager is responsible for initiating, coordinating, and managing the implementation of a wide variety of projects that may be related to land use planning, economic development, sustainable and low impact development, energy conservation, and smart growth principles.  This class may be responsible for the following:  functions as the department’s representative and central point of contact for project management activities; facilitates evaluation of initial conceptual designs and provides City code and policy requirements to project owners and their representatives; facilitates resolution of master planning and development challenges in collaboration with Department Deputy Directors and the Directors of other affected departments; negotiates project schedules and monitors plans and policies; establishes a positive and customer service focused working environment to resolve various development related challenges; coordinates the evaluation of development alternatives and facilitates collaboration on the selection of viable consensus-based solutions to technical and operational challenges; facilitates mutually beneficial outcomes for complex agreements between land owners, developers, utility companies, and the City; functions as the lead for implementation of requirements for low-impact development in conformance with the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; identifies new voluntary or mandatory programs and codes to meet the required criteria; conducts highly effective public and stakeholder outreach efforts; administers consulting contracts; manages Department of Energy technical assistance grants; represents City’s interests at regional meetings; prepares and presents reports of findings and recommendations for implementation to City departments, the City Manager’s Office, Council sub-committees, and the City Council as a whole; and develops cost estimates and coordinates budget projections with the Department Director.

Employees in this class perform the full-range of professional duties including acting as the department’s representative in all areas related to on and off-site improvements for private development.  Assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making decisions of considerable difficulty.  This class may act as lead over other technical professionals and, on an as- needed basis, may supervise or oversee a team of professionals, paraprofessionals, or technicians providing technical expertise, guidance, and leadership.  This class is FLSA exempt-administrative.

Minimum Qualifications Required
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning, Construction Management, Public or Business Administration, Sustainability, Environmental Resources, or a related field.  Four years of full time commercial, industrial, governmental, or residential development project management experience and working with public stakeholder groups.

Special Requirement
Must possess a valid Class D Arizona Driver's License by hire date.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications
Master's Degree in related field or MBA/MPA is desirable.  LEED certification(s) and experience dealing effectively with the general public and development industry professionals is highly desirable.  Some (6 months - 1 year) supervisory or lead experience is desirable.

How to Apply
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