The Project Manager position supports the Public Works Department Project Management Division managing City-wide Capital Improvement Projects from preliminary phase to the construction phase, managing the budget and schedule of the project.
A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications. For each position, please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. If you are selected as the top candidate, starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience.
If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required.
$36.10 – $47.71
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hours are variable depending upon business needs
Job Close Date
Type of Posting
Grant Funded or Pooled Position
One Texas Center,505 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Develop, monitor, analyze, report and revise the schedule by obtaining input from knowledge and/or technical sources. Manage and initiate review and/or design of engineering/architectural projects.
Manage the selection process and administer consultant services, including negotiating contract terms and fees by negotiating the contract, approving the consultant's product, approving payment to consultant, initiating poor performance remedies, etc.
Manage, monitor and review contracts and contractors to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, including administering change orders and estimates.
Develop short/long range plans for future to ongoing projects, including estimating timelines for start up and completion of projects.
Develop, maintain, and improve design and construction project management policies and procedures.
Provide technical advice and assistance to city management, field personnel, contractors, etc.
Develop and evaluate plans, criteria, etc. for a variety of projects, programs, and plans.
Meet with project engineers/architects and contractors to discuss designs and design changes and provide resolutions.
Coordinate the analysis of site selection by hiring various consultants to develop reports and review recommendations with consultants and responsoring departments.
May provide leadership and/or supervision to assigned employees or project management.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of engineering and architectural design principles, practices and procedures, estimating techniques.
Knowledge of project accounting, architectural and construction methods and the principles, methods and practices of project management.
Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and codes associate project assignment.
Knowledge of budget policies and principles.
Knowledge of contract policies and procedures.
Skill in adapting, interpreting and applying guidelines and standards.
Skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external customers.
Skill in using available software packages.
Skill in evaluating contract agreements.
Skill in writing and interpreting legal descriptions of leases, real estate, easements and similar properties.
Skill in negotiating with various audiences to accomplish objectives.
Skill in written and oral communications including public presentations.
Skill in completing projects within the required scheduling, and the ability to make prompt decisions and develop new and relative ideas for providing a quality product and quality customer service with little or no supervision.
Ability to perform all facets of projects such as the coordination of demolition, inspection, security, title clearance, soil testing, site location, property management, preparation of files for Federal auditing with little or no supervision.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public contacts.
Ability to communicate in oral or written format to a variety of audiences.
Does this job require a criminal background investigation?
This position does not require a criminal background investigation
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.
Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within
the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering or architecture, plus four (4) years experience in a related field.
Licenses or Certifications:
State of Texas Professional Engineer’s license or if licensed in another state, must obtain Texas P.E., within 6 months of hire date.
A minimum of 3 years of experience in design or construction of roadways or other transportation projects.
Experience obtaining permits for construction projects of various sizes.
Experience managing engineering projects for federal, state, county, and/or city.
Experience working with citizens, boards and commissions and other Capital Improvement Project stakeholders.
Experience preparing and making presentations to a variety of audiences including citizens, boards, commissions and project stakeholders.
The City of Austin's Public Works Department designs, manages, and inspects major capital improvement projects; promotes bicycle, pedestrian, safe routes to school, and urban trail projects; and maintains the City's network of trails, roadways, and bridges once they are built. The Neighborhood Partnering Program provides opportunities for community and neighborhood organizations to effect public improvements by sharing in the costs of those efforts with the City of Austin government.