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HARRIS COUNTY Senior Project Manager in Houston, Texas

Position Description

Working within the Special Projects & Programs Group, the Senior Project Manager executes tasks, projects and programs at the direction of the Engineering Department's Senior Staff, often in compressed timelines with limited supervision and oversight. The initial duties of this position will be strongly geared towards Infrastructure and Commercial Facility Construction and all related project management and engineering tasks therein. Normal duties will range from expediting designs, coordinating staff and consultant teams, and negotiating with clients and public agencies. The Senior Project Manager's work will advance to include roles and responsibilities across the various fields of engineering and project management consistent with their drive, initiative and capabilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities The Senior Project Manager's responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Communicating effectively with constituents, utility providers, engineering senior management, elected officials, their staff and other public agencies
  • Leading meetings to facilitate project updates, communication, and decision points with senior staff and clients
  • Communicating with staff and management to balance workloads of available resources, identify deficiencies, and recommend innovative solutions to meet their objectives
  • Managing EIT's, consultants and other subject matter experts in the preparation of planning, study design and construction deliverables
  • Facilitating and/or designing plats, roadways, drainage, utilities, structures, houses and related documentation as needed to expedite tasks and projects
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance and related approvals and permits are executed at all phases of the projects
  • Balancing details and technical aspects with functional and legal requirements such that project expectations are met within monetary and schedule constraints
  • Proactively identifying and addressing schedule, budget and performance issues with team members and management as necessary to resolve issues and mitigate risks before impacting project expectations

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Science or Construction Management from an ABET-accredited college or university
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of professional and leadership experience in the management of multi-disciplined projects in a professional team or resource group environment
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in designing and constructing infrastructure or commercial facilities
  • May be concurrent with leadership experience. Military service in an applicable field is acceptable.

Additional Requirements

  • EIT Certification with capability to achieve Professional Engineer (PE) licensure within twelve (12) months of start date
  • Capability to achieve PMP Certification within (12) months of start date
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, and the ability to deal tactfully with a diverse group of people in a professional manner in a complex organization
  • Ability to read and comprehend construction plans, estimates and specifications
  • Ability to exercise flexibility in accommodating shifting priorities, demands, and schedules
  • Valid Texas driver's license upon hire, a good driving record
  • Ability to drive a County vehicle to various job sites as needed to accomplish tasks and projects

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but* ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume"* will not be accepted for qualifications. Preferences

  • Additional experience beyond the required in managing the design or construction of commercial facilities or infrastructure
  • Proven ability to lead negotiations with consultants, developers, other agencies and stakeholders to procure resources and formalize cooperative relationships that achieve project goals
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)
  • Certified Envision Specialist (ENV-SP) General Information


  • 1001 Preston St – Houston, TX 77002


  • Monday through Friday
  • Subject to Early Mornings, Evenings, Weekends & Holidays


  • Commensurate with experience
  • Based on 26 Pay Periods

Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location: Houston, TX

Job Type: Regular Full-time

Department: Engineering Department

Job Number: 05130

Closing: 3/31/2020 11:59 PM Central

Agency: Harris County

Address: 1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240 Houston, Texas, 77002

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harriscountytx