The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons per day of the highest quality drinking water to 8.3 million NYC residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and has a wastewater conveyance and treatment system capable of processing over 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day to protect the environment and the city’s surrounding waterways. The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction (BEDC) currently has $10B of active construction contracts and another $3B of planning and design contracts under the responsibility and management of the bureau. The projects BEDC implement allow DEP as a whole to continue to operate and maintain an exemplary water supply system.
The Program Management Office (PMO) within BEDC provides technical support to the project delivery teams. Project Controls, Schedule Controls, Permitting Support, Sustainability Review, Cost Estimating, Specifications Oversight, and management of the enterprise Program Management Information System all fall under the purview of the PMO.
The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction seeks to hire a City Research Scientist I for the Program Management Office Division located in the Lefrak City office in Corona, NY. The role of the Project Controls team is to use people, processes and tools used to plan, manage and mitigate cost and schedule issues along with any risk events that may impact a project. The selected candidate will support the optimization of project management and project controls efforts. Under direct supervision, with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, the selected candidate will perform varying degrees of research activities for major engineering and construction projects involving planning, scheduling, progress measurement, change management implementation and analysis throughout the projects’ life cycle. An essential role is to assist the project management team in managing the preparation of all Project Controls reports including, but not limited to scheduling updates and analysis, progress reporting, cash flow forecasts, change management and various ad-hoc reporting.
The selected candidate will be responsible for collaborating with the BEDC management team to plan, execute, monitor and control scheduling and cost. Additional responsibilities will include:
• Ensuring Master Project Schedules follow “scheduling best practices” and are achievable by the organization
• Supporting Program Governance process
• Providing analysis of contracts and project budgets
• Inputting trending and forecasting productivity, quantity and schedule data in order to isolate and identify cost variances from the budget
• Identification of scope growth which may result in change orders
• Identification of cost and schedule trends and risks to keep management informed of potential problem areas
• Assessing forecasted costs to assist in financial and schedule analysis by maintaining project cash flow
• Initiating corrective actions
• Assisting with the analysis of monthly reports
• Interfacing internally with project managers, financial managers, and technical staff.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.Preferred Skills1. Master’s degree in Science, Engineering or Construction Management (or related field)
2. 1-3 years of related work experience in engineering and construction, in particular in the development of scheduling, scheduling analysis, cost estimating, cost control, budgets, reporting and record/document control
3. Preference will be given to candidates with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Access and Projects Applications
4. Demonstrates skills in written and verbal communication
5. Experience in Project Management
6. Ability to work under limited supervision and to handle multiple assignments with limited time constraints
7. Demonstrates personal initiative, responsibility, leadership and flexibility
NYC DEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
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