Pay Range: $131,066 - $148,285 annual compensation

Job Posting Closing on: Thursday, March 30, 2023

The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 900,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

A Sr. Capital Projects Officer – Strategic Project Delivery position is available with the City of Fort Worth Planning & Data Analytics Department (P&DA). Sr. Capital Projects Officers in Fort Worth are responsible for ensuring delivery of high-profile, strategically imperative projects and initiatives that help to shape the future of the City of Fort Worth and push the boundaries of local government excellence. 

The Sr. Capital Projects Officer position will coordinate all aspects of the program on behalf of the City, including policy and funding considerations, delivery of component capital projects, development and refinement of redevelopment strategies and implementation tools, representation of the program to elected officials and the public, and facilitating informed decision-making through a big-picture understanding of the myriad program components and stakeholder perspectives.

The Sr. Capital Projects Officer – Strategic Project Delivery job responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate the successful delivery of the transformational Fort Worth Central City Flood Control Project and associated Panther Island redevelopment initiative in close cooperation with involved City departments, partner agencies, and key stakeholders.
  • Assist in the transformation of City, partner, and community visions into realistic project components.
  • Monitor, coordinate, and drive forward a broad portfolio of projects necessary to meet program initiatives and organizational goals.
  • Develop effective and actionable plans for implementation.
  • Identify and assist in the development and adoption and/or execution of projects, policies, strategies, guidelines, and agreements necessary to meet program initiatives and organizational goals.
  • Assist in providing technical leadership of cross-functional teams comprised of multiple departments, agencies, and their consultants.
  • Assist in coordinating and supporting private sector development such that resulting projects comply with various Panther Island-specific codes and guidelines without undue confusion or delay because of district-specific requirements. Identify and assist with implementation of organizational strategies and processes supportive of this goal.
  • Participate in the design and execution of funding strategies at both the project and programmatic level.
  • Work closely with the City Manager’s Office, department directors, and comparable levels of leadership at partner agencies as necessary to support program progress and informed, coordinated decision-making.
  • Represent the program to elected officials, involved boards, stakeholders, and other interested parties through the creation and delivery of formal and informal briefings and presentations.
  • Assist with resolution of partner disputes at the project and programmatic level, based on a big-picture understanding of programmatic elements and shared goals.
  • Assist in coordination with Federal, state and local regulatory agencies to ensure Panther Island and Central City Program compliance with applicable guidance.
  • Coordinate with partner departments and agencies to ensure that necessary permits are planned for and acquired in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Program Management, Public Administration, or related field
  • 5 years of experience in land development, capital project planning and delivery, and corresponding funding mechanisms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 or more years of experience managing complex and ambitious initiatives or programs, with an emphasis on facilitation of multi-discipline, multi-agency, and high-profile initiatives.
  • 10 or more years of experience and demonstrated expertise in applicable municipal government policies and processes, including land development, capital project planning and delivery, and corresponding funding mechanisms.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
  • Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners
  • Relevant experience working with the Tarrant Regional Water District and/or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Understanding of the Fort Worth Central City / Panther Island project components.
  • Understanding of project partner roles and responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles, practices, and techniques of civil engineering design and construction.
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles of urban planning, urban design, and placemaking.
  • Understanding of the relationship between infrastructure, land use, and land development.
  • Conversant in the principles of public finance, including bond issuances and tax increment financing districts.
  • Experience with public outreach and engagement, especially in service of a governmental initiative.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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