Manager of Construction - Buildings


Houston, TX

Industry: Government & Non-Profit


8 - 10 years

Posted 9 days ago

  by    Andrea Kimble


Under the direction of the Construction Programs Division manager, the candidate will be responsible for administering/managing the construction of building projects in support of the Harris County Engineering Department's (HCED) capital improvement and maintenance programs. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages a staff of professional, technical, administrative, and field personnel with the support of professional consulting services
  • Provides Field Managers (FM) with leadership and motivation to ensure timely delivery and execution of building construction projects
  • Evaluates and determines appropriate construction delivery systems and the most cost-effective plan and schedule for completing projects
  • Assesses the need of professional services (i.e.: consulting support services, material engineering and testing services, construction management services, environmental testing, etc.) and coordinates/ administers service contracts
  • Ensures that quality assurance, risk management, regulation compliance and permitting is properly executed during the project design phase.           
  • Monitors and interacts with FMs and project teams to balance the workload between available resources, identify deficiencies and initiate solutions        
  • Meets regularly with internal management and client representatives to discuss project status, schedules, and project plans.       
  • Prepares budget estimates based on past expenditures and proposed projects  
  • Performs periodic personnel review and recommend adjustment of salaries, classifications, etc.
  • Participates in the review of proposed construction projects including pre-bid meetings. 


Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Construction Management, Construction Science, Civil Engineering or related field. 

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  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in project management with multi-disciplined projects and leadership experience including administration of finances associated with project management and management of personnel.
  • Knowledge of:  
  • Engineering, procurement, construction terminology, concepts and relationships in the public sector.
  • Methods, materials, equipment and desired results for a wide variety of work situations. 
  • Proven leadership, communication, mentoring and client liaison skills        
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills          
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills             
  • Strong computer skills including operating knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access)