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Director of Construction Management (CIVIL/TRANSPORTATION), SG-29

Appointment Type: Contingent Permanent

Negotiation Unit: Management/Confidential

Pay: $104,686 – $126,456

Travel Percentage: 20%

Location: 30 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY

Minimum Qualifications:  
Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer via Section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law OR be reachable for appointment on the Civil Service eligible list for Professional Engineer 3.

Candidates must possess a New York State Engineering license and current registration.

The NYS Canal Corporation (Canals) is seeking candidates for the position of Professional Engineer 3 (Civil/Transportation), functioning as Director of Construction Management to develop, administer and supervise all capital construction work for the NYS Canal Corporation performed by construction contractors and consultant firms. The 200-year-old NYS Canal System extends over 524 miles and plays important roles in New York’s economic development, tourism industry and environmental stewardship.

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Engineering, Construction and Maintenance, the Director of Construction Management collaborates with the Canal Corporation’s Design Engineer, Division Engineers, professional staff of the New York Power Authority and others to administer a comprehensive statewide construction management program to:

  • Partnering and collaborating with Canals and NYPA management
  • Overseeing activities of all contractors and construction management personnel including consultants
  • Overseeing employee and consultant hiring and job assignments
  • Oversight of employee performance and training
  • Collaborating with the Design Bureau to develop quality contract documents and ensure constructability
  • Developing various scopes of work for construction management and inspection activities
  • Review of contract documents, bids received, extra work proposals, and proposals from consultants for professional services
  • Developing annual program and project budgets
  • Managing budgets and participation in monthly budget controls meetings
  • Ensuring contractor compliance with all safety, environmental, and project requirements including applicable laws, rules,and regulations
  • Overseeing all payments to contractors and consultants
  • Resolving contractual disputes
  • Coordinating and overseeing emergency response and repair by contractors and consultants
  • Representing the Canal Corporation at a wide variety of meetings, seminars, and other public events
  • Collaborating internally to communicate information to stakeholders and others
  • Working with local, state, and federal agencies
  • Partnering and developing professional relationships with AGC NYS and its’ contractors

To address the dynamic nature of the Canal System, typical projects include infrastructure repairs and replacements for structures including locks, movable dams, guard gates and weirs, dredging work, dam rehabilitations, earthen dam repairs, emergency response and repairs, and culvert repairs, as well as the construction and repair of the Erie Canalway Trail.

Interested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should send a cover letter and resume by the application deadline of 8/14/2020 to Please include the position title, Professional Engineer 3 (Civil/Transportation), in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

phone: 518.449.6003

The New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Canal Corporation provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from the candidate before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at