Central Ohio Transit Authority
  • 03-Jan-2018 to 04-Mar-2018 (EST)
  • Capital Projects
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

COTA offers competitive benefits including: Medical/RX, Vision, Dental, Supplemental Insurance, Life Insurance, Employee Discounts, Employee Bus Pass; Wellness Initiatives, Tuition Reimbursement, as well as Retirement through OPERS/Deferred Compensation.


The Construction Project Manager is responsible managing all facets of construction projects, managing design and construction management consultants, construction contractors, and other professional disciplines necessary to deliver a fully compliant project to meet the Authority requirements. Responsibility includes budget tracking, developing project schedules, change order management, invoice approval, QA/QC compliance, stakeholder coordination and presentations at public forums.


  • Develop engineering procedures, including document control, submissions management, creation and tracking of RFIs, material samples, documentation and tracking of potential cost changes within budgetary guidelines;
  • Verify compliance of the Construction Management Program to monitor and trend the project's contractual requirements. Develop, review, and approve, if required, documentation related to product and process such as construction quality procedures.
  • Recommends and verifies implementation of engineering reviews of design documentation for compliance with stated requirements in coordination with project and quality management, design, engineering, construction, and other functional disciplines;
  • Verify compliance with the QA/QC program established for work in the field, using checklists, specifications, contract drawings and approved submittal packages;
  • Conduct pre-final/final inspections; establish and implement close-out punch lists;
  • Manages the day-to-day administration of capital projects for the design and renovation or construction of maintenance facilities, transit centers, park and rides, New Starts Projects, such as Bus Rapid Transit, Streetcar, or Light Rail projects from preliminary engineering through construction and closeout. Manages consultants and contractors performing work in association with the various types of projects cited above. Works closely with stakeholders from conception phase through final completion. Scope often will include developing the technical portion of the Request for Proposals and participation in the selection process and/or developing Request for Bids and reviewing bid proposals and prices for fair and reasonable costs;
  • Responsibility includes budget tracking, developing project schedules, change order management, invoice approval, stakeholder coordination and presentations at public forums;
  • Staying abreast of current trends in the industry and including that data in analysis to justify project expenditures or major project initiatives;
  • Represents COTA in various public forums including public involvement meetings, neighborhood group planning sessions, private development forums, employer meetings, and agency coordination for assigned capital project initiatives (e.g. MORPC, ODOT, City of Columbus, regional partners, industry groups, developers); and
  • Work in a team environment, as well as independently. Position is required to be responsive to the expectations and needs of the Authority within the project requirements specifications.



  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering, architecture, or other related fields and five (5) years of experience in designing civil, architectural type of projects, overseeing/managing construction projects, and prioritizing project work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Professional Engineers license or architect license, project management certification, and LEED Certification preferred.


  • Knowledge of Primavera P6 preferred;
  • Knowledge of cost estimating/benefit analysis; and transit service, design and evaluation, relating to the implementation of transit services, passenger amenities, and facilities preferred;
  • Skills in verbal and written communication;
  • Skills in human relations;
  • Ability to analyze, prepare and present project and related fiscal data in report format; and
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, conceptual drawings and maps and prepare easily understood maps and charts for reports.

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