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Senior Project Manager

Houston, TX 77008

Posted: 02/19/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Engineering Job Number: 23337 Pay Rate: $130,000-$195,000

Job Description

A well-established engineering company is looking for a skilled Senior Project Manager to serve as the primary liaison for its key clients. The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication and management abilities, is highly organized, has outstanding follow-up capabilities, a logical approach to problem-solving, and strong analytical skills. Working cross-functionally, the new leader will enhance business efficiency and productivity by implementing effective project management strategies, providing leadership, and ensuring seamless coordination.
Salary + Additional Benefits: 
  • $130,000-$195,000
  • 100% Company Paid Medical Premiums 
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401K – company match

Location: Houston, TX
Type of Position: Direct Hire

  • Project Initiation:
    • Coordinate with Director of Operations to establish project team and team leader.
    • Complete project initiation documents which include budget, milestones, scheduling, and other key information needed for execution.
    • Verify all information is inputted correctly into project management software including detailed work scope/outline, applicable building codes, and owner requirements.
    • Negotiate fees and initiate fee proposals with the finance department.
  • Project Implementation:
    • Conduct initial project kick-off process by coordinating schedules & organizing project information into project management software.
    • Assist in deliverable plan reviews for completeness and make necessary review comments with design team. 
    • Conduct follow-up review of deliverable comments. 
    • Provide day-to-day communication with the design team, architect, and Owner.
    • Act as supplemental contact for technical aspects of project with design team.
    • Provide coordination of documents required to complete a project.
    • Keep all deliverable dates accurate in project management software and make all schedule changes in a timely fashion so project teams can utilize their time effectively.
    • Attend meetings with Client to coordinate schedule, scope, and budget for the project. Compile and distribute meeting notes to internal design teams in project management software.
    • Take a lead role in conflict resolution on projects.
  • Business/Fiscal Management:
    • Track internal project costs to verify project is on time and profitable.
    • Obtain and analyze construction cost data to facilitate proper invoicing.
    • Assist finance department in tracking invoices with clients.
  • Staff Development:
    • Assist Director of Operations in the assessment of design staff.
    • Mentor Assistant Project Manager(s).
    • Be a resource for Project Managers in addressing project issues and management of clients.
  • Relationship Building:
    • Work with business development group to identify and solicit new clients.
    • Establish in-depth relationships with existing clients to identify opportunities for growth.
    • Set up meetings and/or participate in the development of proposals as requested.
    • Maintain contact with clients.
    • Meet regularly with key clients to discuss current projects, evaluate firm performance, and identify other business opportunities either with current clients, or through referrals.
    • Develop firm staff through on-the-job coaching and regular use of significant incidents, project review forms, and personal development plan discussions.
    • Perform other duties assigned.

  • B.S. in Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent project management and design experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in and/or mentoring by a company Senior Project Manager
  • MEP experience required 
  • Experience in education market strongly preferred
  • Project Management Workshops
  • Professional Liability Prevention Workshops
  • High personal integrity
  • Great work ethic and attitude
  • Strives for work excellence
  • Develop and value strong working relationships both internally and with clients
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Has a strong sense of urgency; highly motivated
  • Business Acumen, Collaboration Skills, Communication Proficiency, Decision Making, Initiative, Leadership, Problem Solving/Analysis, Results Driven

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within one week of submitting your application.

Meet Your Recruiter

Saxon Huckell
Associate Search Director - Murray Technical

Specializing in matching talent with exciting opportunities in Engineering, Technical Sales, Manufacturing, Operations, Project Management Supply Chain, and IT.



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