Deputy Director of Project Management

Alaska Native Medical Center   •  

Anchorage, AK

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


11 - 15 years

Posted 48 days ago

Job Description


Under limited supervision, the Deputy Director of Project Management provides supervision and leadership to the DEHE Project Managers and is responsible for managing the overall portfolio of rural sanitation projects involving all phases including planning, scope development, funding acquisition, design, construction and final project closeout. The Deputy Director of Project Management is responsible for the overall success of the program by assuring that projects are delivered on-schedule and within budget by providing clear direction to Project Managers within the DEHE Project Management Department. The Deputy Director of Project Management is instrumental in providing facilities that promote the highest quality of health services in partnership the Alaska Native people and the Alaska Tribal Health System.


Provides leadership, direction, guidance and direct supervision to assigned staff. Develops goals and priorities in conjunction with employees, and assigns tasks and projects. Develops staff skills and training plans. Counsels, trains, and coaches subordinate staff. Implements corrective actions and conducts performance evaluations.

Manages the overall portfolio of DEHE projects in collaboration with Senior Engineering Project Managers, customers, funding agencies, design engineers, construction personnel and other project management staff. Provides program coordination with Tribal, Regional Health Organizations and other local programs. Provides leadership, direction and guidance to cross department teams in project development, design and construction activities.

Assures that staff collect and input facility deficiency information into the Indian Health Service data systems and that scopes of work and cost estimates for planning, design and construction phases are properly developed. Coordinates the project manager effort to secure non-traditional competitive funding. Reviews and approves all standard cooperative project agreements and approves project work plans. Reviews and approves all project work plans, attends Notice-to-proceed meetings and assures that operational processes are followed to complete work. Schedules and adjusts office project activities as necessary to accommodate changing conditions. Manage 2-3 communities directly and develop and maintain required project documentation including earned value management and complete progress reports for external funding agencies. Monitors quality control/quality assurance for all project related activities.

Completes project closeout procedures including financial reviews, grant closeouts, transfers of ownership, and final reports. Review and approve project closeout documents.

Assists and supports ANTHC leadership in the achievement of ANTHC goals and objectives.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Required Skills

• Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Tribal law, regulations, rules, policies, processes, codes and operational guidelines.

• Knowledge of Alaska Tribal Health System, ANTHC, and Alaska Native culture(s) and politics.

• Knowledge of project management principles related to the engineering, design and construction of health and sanitation facilities with respect to managing scope, schedule, budget, quality and risk.

• Knowledge of principles of engineering and construction of sanitation facilities for rural communities.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of funding capital infrastructure projects.

• Knowledge of developing and managing consultant and construction contract scopes of work.

• Skill in using analytical and research skills to define and solve problems.

• Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.

• Skill in effectively managing and leading teams, and delegating tasks and authority.

• Skill in evaluating the work of contractors and consultants for compliance with project plans, specifications and applicable laws, ordinances and policies.

• Skill in reading and evaluating technical drawings and schematics.

• Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with federal and state agencies, co-workers, contractors, and individuals with wide array of cultural, political, educational, socio-economic, geographic and linguistic backgrounds. communities and state and federal agencies.

• Skill in operating a personal computer, utilizing a variety of software applications.

• Skill in verbal and written communication.

Required Experience


A Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field from an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited university or college program.


Non-supervisory – Twelve (12) years of project and/or construction management experience of public works projects. An equivalent combination of relevant education and/or training may be substituted for experience.


Supervisory – Two (2) years supervisory experience required.


Professional Engineer license (PE) in the State of Alaska, or have a PE license in at least one other state and obtain a PE license in the State of Alaska within 12 months of accepting the position.


Four (4) years Alaska or cold regions engineering experience with at least four (4) years experience in sanitation related projects two (2) of which are small community systems.


An Alaska driver's license with a clean driving record is required. Requires travel to remote locations in small aircraft.


The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to lift approximately 50 pounds.