You should definitely get things up an running with the redesign, then you can use Power CMS to control the content on the pages.
Here's the plan: update site locally creating index.php as "temporarily down for maintenance..or something" on a Friday evening. then upload live (removing existing site) on Friday midnight and test through weekend and "hopefully" be up and running by workday Monday.
Finally, after all is well, I will then go back in and implement the modified PCMS. I understand that I'll have to add dev notes to each 200 pages, or so.
Noted: SA for more user definitions and SiteImport to retrieve all PDFs.
Les Crowley, from DynamicImages, will be assisting me with the job listings part, but will pass on your suggestion of incorporating into PCMS.
Thank you. I've been designing/dev site for over 8 years, but this is my largest project to date.