Organization : Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office, Department of Public Works
Job Category : Construction Management
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : OH
City : Cleveland
Salary and Benefits : DOQ

Design & Construction Administrator

Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works


Department: Public Works

Reports To: Director of Public Works

Classified or Unclassified: Unclassified 

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration or related field; Master’s degree preferred; with a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in project Design and/ or Construction Administration.

Additional Requirements: Requires registration as a Professional Engineer with the State of Ohio and Registration as a Professional Surveyor with the State of Ohio at time of hire. Valid driver’s license. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversees design and construction administration/ observation activities of Public Works staff; supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops employee work schedules; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; that subordinates have proper resources needed to complete assigned work; monitors status of work/projects in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; processes employee concerns and problems; completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Facilitates project development and administration; coordinates with other divisions to provide design and construction services to infrastructure managed by Department of Public Works; maintains collaborative relationships; provides technical assistance and direction to other County departments; reviews construction documentation to ensure integrity of design standards, contractual obligations, and goals of proposed improvement are realized in a cost efficient manner; defines project scope; manages project plan, design, and construction; administers project budget; administers project schedule.
  • Assists with development and implementation of department goals; creates, updates, and modifies policies, procedures, and work/project standards; establishes and monitors performance goals for Design and Construction Division.
  • Analyzes, develops and evaluates programs, procedures and policies and makes recommendations to Director of Public Works; updates and modifies policies, procedures, and work/project standards; serves as active member of Department’s consultant selection committee.  Administers a variety of labor contracts; participates in union negotiations and labor management meetings; responsible for department adherence to multiple collective bargaining agreements
  • Represents Public Works Department for a variety of committees and boards; meets alone, or with Director, officials, consultants, contractors, and other agencies to discuss proposed and/or active projects to resolve problems, discuss plan development, construction details and other issues

Application Process

Interested applicants please apply at: or e-mail your resume to Open until filled.

This is an unclassified position. Human Resources will check your application to make sure you meet the minimum qualifications. HR helps the hiring department decide who to follow up with for interviews and then a job offer. Most of our communication with candidates is through email. Regularly check the email address you gave us in your job profile. Watch your Spam folder, just in case.If we offer you a job, you must pass a drug screen and background check before the offer becomes final. Prior criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify you from employment; the County looks at criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis using the guidelines in Chapter 306 of the County Code.


Cuyahoga County is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, which includes building an environment that respects the individual, promotes innovation and offers opportunities for all employees to develop to their full potential. A diverse workforce helps the County realize its full potential. The County benefits from the creativity and innovation that results when people with different experiences, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds work together. The County is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, language, religion, citizenship status, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference or orientation, gender identity/expression, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, membership in a collective bargaining unit, status with regard to public assistance, or political affiliation. If you need assistance applying or participating in any part of the candidate experience, contact Human Resources at 216-443-7190 and ask to speak with a talent acquisition team member.

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