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12/16/2022 - Employment Opportunity: Project Administrator at Public Works Department

The Town of Southbury is hiring a full-time Project Administrator to join the Public Works Department. The position is 35 hours/week and offers a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience. This position assists with managing and coordinating construction and repair projects relating to Town assets such as bridges, buildings, roadways and drainage systems.


  • Coordinates projects with departments and develops project specifications and requests for proposals.
  • Prepares bid documents, coordinates and participates in pre-bid conferences, participates in vendor selections, reviews project budgets and reviews payments to vendors and contractors. Maintains project records including progress reports, financial reports and timelines.
  • Assists with management of construction projects and assures contractor compliance.
  • Assists in the preparation of plan designs and cost estimates.
  • Monitors projects to assure that work is being performed as expected including work quality, cost and schedule.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, standards and policies of design and construction, including those specific to public buildings.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting engineering and architectural plans and specifications.
  • Ability to prepare construction materials and labor estimates for projects.
  • Skill in directing and maintaining multiple projects simultaneously consisting of a variety of contractual activity in multiple areas.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, construction management, engineering, environmental science or related field.
  • Two years of management of public works projects or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of general construction methods and technology
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

Deadline to Apply:

Deadline for receiving applications is January 3, 2023.


Applications are available online. Please submit completed application and resume to Claire Morris, Finance & Human Resources Administrator, at They can also be returned to Fiscal Office, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488.

Town of Southbury is EOE/ADA employer. For more job listings, please visit Employment Opportunities page.