Project Manager-Housing & Community Development

$61,954 - $101,010 yearly
  • City of Norfolk- Housing & Community Development
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Sep 01, 2021
Full time Administration/Management Community Development Housing Sustainability

Job Description


The City of Norfolk is seeking a Project Manager to join an exciting opportunity with the new Department of Housing and Community Development.

The Department of Housing and Community Development oversees a variety of housing and community development programs and services for those who wish to be a part of the City of Norfolk's vibrant communities. The department seeks to provide opportunities for City of Norfolk residents to live in safe, quality, affordable housing by developing, preserving, and revitalizing communities through responsible and transparent processes. Join us as we work to build great neighborhoods.

The Project Manager coordinates the scope, needs, and requirements for departmental projects with customers who may include citizens, civic leagues, outside agencies, other city departments, and other stakeholders.  Ensures that projects are completed on schedule, within budget, and to the highest degree of quality with the available resources.

Essential Functions

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees the design process by planning schedules and budgets, implements approved construction programs, coordinates design work with other city departments and approves drawings and specifications prepared by consultants for construction projects.
  • Manages contracts by procuring services of architectural, engineering and related firms, negotiates, prepares and manages consultant contracts, reviews and approves invoices for design services, prepares amendments to contracts and monitors consultants for adherence to the schedule and budget.
  • Provides leadership and management by providing direction, setting priorities, developing project plans and coordinating resources to accomplish organizational and departmental goals and initiatives.
  • Manages the administration of selected projects, including inspection of activities, review of project schedules, coordination of design changes, review of change order proposals, and processing of contract documents and invoices.
  • Acts as the departmental representative on assigned projects.   Advises the department of best practices, estimates budget and best course of action on projects.  Works to ensure projects are completed in a timely and cost effective manner.


Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field.  Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
 Five years' experience in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Information & Requirements

  • Valid Driver's License may be required depending on assignment.