The City of Murphy had a favorable bond election on November 7, 2017 for approximately $22.9 million dollars for improvements to municipal infrastructure, including parks, streets, sidewalks, drainage, irrigation, landscape and municipal facilities. The City of Murphy will be hiring a temporary Project Manager who will work under the general direction of the Director of Public Services to manage and oversee the work of architectural and engineering consultants and contractors engaged in the design and construction of the approved municipal projects. This position will be limited in tenure to a maximum of forty-eight (48) months or project completion, whichever comes first. At that time, the position will be dissolved. This position will be an exempt, full time position will full City of Murphy benefits.
Develops design consultants' scope of services, negotiates fees, reviews submittals and payment request, monitors permitting process and schedules, reviews final construction drawings and assists in preparing contract documents;
Inspects and supervises the inspection of construction projects while in progress and upon completion for adherence to plans, specifications and permitting requirements; advises contractors on the interpretation of plans and specifications; approves minor changes in the course of construction; reviews contractor's request for payment;
Monitors consultant services, payments and progress, and maintains records including reports done by previous consultants;
Prepares reports on projects in progress and restoration or construction of new public buildings, parks and recreation facilities, street construction, curbing, storm sewers, water and wastewater systems, and other municipal projects; makes time and material estimates; prepares change orders;
Prepares memos and resolutions for City Council agenda items and makes presentations at public meetings, and to regulatory and governmental agencies;
Coordinates with field personnel in the assessment of Contractor's operations, monitoring timeliness of construction operations with respect to Contractor's schedule;
Confers with superiors and consultants on problems of design and construction of public buildings and other municipal infrastructure facilities/projects; prepares and makes recommendations relating to the conduct of construction activities;
Conducts field inspections, prepares progress and final reports on varied construction projects;
Makes presentations to interested parties regarding proposed or on-going projects;
Coordinates and monitors bidding, contract award, construction and project close-out;
Provides reviews, oversees project cost estimates and budgets.
An Associate's Degree from a fully accredited college or university in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Building Construction, Construction Management, or possess an equivalent combination of training and experience in related field;
Ten (10) years of experience in the design and construction management of buildings, parks and recreation facilities, highways, streets, water distribution, wastewater collections, or other public works infrastructure projects;
Valid Texas Class C driver's license and driving record must be in compliance with City policy.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a related field;
Valid registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) or registered architect.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is DOQ with full City of Murphy Benefits Package.
Internal Number: R000157
About City of Murphy
Murphy is a city with a lively past and a bright future. Located in suburban Collin County with a population
of about 20,000 residents, the city is characterized as having highly educated citizens with a median
household income above the state average. With more than 70 percent of the land developed, the community
is dominated by single family residences. Money Magazine named Murphy as the 27th Best Place to Live in
America for small cities in 2012, and D Magazine has placed Murphy as the fifth best suburb in their 2014
list, where it has consistently ranked in the top 10. The city strives to preserve a family-oriented community
feel while exhibiting an aggressive economic development stance. The centrally located municipal complex
includes four buildings that house Fire, Police, City Administration and Public Works.
Known for its neatly kept subdivisions and planned residential developments, the city is served by the
Plano and Wylie Independent School Districts. Bisected by Maxwell Creek, the city has striven to preserve
the natural beauty of the creek and its banks. Walking bridges, nature trails, running tracks, along with
undisturbed natural areas dot the city. The... country living theme is further expressed by linear parks, hike-and-
bike trails, a nature preserve, neighborhood and pocket parks, recreation and picnic areas and a central
park with an amphitheater, open fields and pavilions. The Plano Sports Authority (PSA) recreation center sits
adjacent to the central park and municipal complex, offering a perfect venue for all manner of indoor youth
Murphy is a progressive, vibrant, family-oriented community that fosters a strong communications
link between its local government and citizens. A city dedicated to ensuring that the city remains a highly
desirable place in which to live and raise a family.
The city leaders strive to support a proactive city that:
is safe and secure;
keeps their citizens and visitors informed;
encourages civic involvement and community activities;
upholds a high standard for quality buildings;
provides access to inviting parks and extensive trails;
maintains solid relationships with neighboring communities; and
looks for ways to strengthen business and economic vitality.