REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS April 12, 2019 “OFF GRID” HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OWNER REPRESENTATIVE Town of Tusayan, Arizona
Work Schedule: Contractor
Reports To: Tusayan Town Manager
Starting date: Immediate
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Town of Tusayan is located at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and serves as the home for the many workers serving the hospitality needs of more than 6 million annual visitors. All but a few residences are employer owned and employer assigned to workers and workers families. The Town was incorporated in 2010 with the primary objective of identifying a mechanism whereby housing could be constructed and made affordable to the worker, independent from their employer. Through negotiation with a land owner, as well as the development of a Housing Authority, the Town proceeded with the development of the housing in the fall of 2018. The project is currently stalled in flood-plain management delay. Due to this delay, the Town Council directed an Owner Representative be retained to assess the entirety of the project from initiation to its current state, as well as resolve any and all additional delays which could impact the completion of this project. POSITION SCOPE: The Owner Representative is a contracted position and should not require full-time engagement. Hours, remote work, and on-site work will be negotiated. The Owner Representative performs difficult professional and intermediate administrative work managing the design and construction of Ten X Affordable Housing Development for the Town of Tusayan and the Housing Authority for the Town of Tusayan; the development and implementation of service contracts; and related work as required. Work involves interaction with Town Manager and, as needed, reporting to the Town Council, as well as outside local, state and federal agencies, engineering, and construction firms working for the Town. Majority of the work is performed independently under the general supervision of the Town Manager.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities: • Conduct initial overview and analysis of project status, identifying areas of concern for correction or mitigation; • Manage, inspect and oversee the Ten X project from through construction completion. • Develop standards and written specifications for construction and service contracts. • Prepare and maintain detailed records and files. • Track design and construction of contract budgets and progress. • Consult with engineers, customers, vendors, outside agencies, departmental/city employees to access needs. • Review plans, specifications and construction cost estimates provided by engineering consultants. • Supervise and manage consultant inspectors assigned to Ten X project. • Participate in meetings with engineer consultants and contractors. • Develop change orders to incorporate differing site conditions and changing needs. • Participate in negotiations with engineers and contractors on change orders. • Review and approve engineer and construction contractor project pay requires. Maintain progress records and track project budget expenditures to stay within authorized amounts. • Manages resolution of complex issues requiring inter-governmental coordination. • Performs other related tasks as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Engineering Management or related field, and considerable experience in engineering design/management and/or construction management/inspection/administration preferred. NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: • Construction practices, techniques, materials, equipment, cost estimates, and budgets relating to public works, utilities and civil and structural work. • Engineering plans, specifications and drawings. • Procurement policies and procedures. Skill in: • Setting priorities, planning, assigning, training and supervising the work of others. • Interpreting technical documents and map specifications. • Collecting, tabulating, organizing, evaluating, analyzing and presenting data and information. • Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software.
Ability to: • Read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints and to compare them with various aspects of construction in progress. • Detect errors in design and construction projects. • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. • Establish and maintain effective working relationships. • Maintain accurate records. • Work effectively with others as part of a specially assigned team or in conjunction with a work group. Physical Demands / Work Environment: This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.
RESPONSE DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED FIRST REVIEW APRIL 30, 2019 RESPOND TO: Tusayan Town Manager Eric Duthie firstname.lastname@example.org OR Tusayan Town Hall 845 Mustang Drive P.O. Box 709 Tusayan, AZ 86023