Senior Project Lead

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Posting Type: Open to All Applicants
Category: Architecture and Engineering
FLSA Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Exempt
Agency: Health & Human Services Comm
Department: Maintenance Construction
Job Title: Senior Project Lead
Posting Number: 362019
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Location: 909 W 45th St Bldg 3
City: Austin
Contact: AccessHR Service Center
Telephone: 888-894-4747
Salary Range: $6,999.25 - $10,833.00
Salary Group: B28
Shift: Days (First)
Closing Date: 03/19/2018

Job Description:
Senior Project Lead performs highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing direction and guidance in the strategic development, planning and execution of assigned projects. The work involves establishing the overall strategic plan, goals and objectives for the project(s) and management team; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities; and reviewing and approving budgets. The Senior Project Director plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Works under minimal supervision of the Director of Maintenance and Construction with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment including on site real time decisions..

Essential Job Functions:

  • Acts as Owner's Representative for the development of assigned new hospital project(s).
  • Develops and establishes goals and objectives throughout all phases including design, construction, inspection, final completion and closeout.
  • Plans, develops, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates policies and procedures to be used during assigned project(s) progression from planning to occupancy.
  • Develops and implements techniques for evaluating program activities throughout project(s) life. Identifies the need to revise project management activities as needed.
  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of the assigned on-staff project team.
  • Performs all HR activities related to assigned project direct reports.
  • Provides direction, guidance, and assistance to relevant project participants such as contracted A/E's, contracted construction entity, inspectors, regulatory entities, etc..
  • Reviews results of project(s) investigations, studies, forecasts, and any modeling exercises and provides required direction and guidance.
  • Reviews and approves management, productivity, and financial reports and studies related to the assigned project(s).
  • Schedules and attends regular project meetings with all involved project parties and maintains accurate up to date project plans, change documentation, meeting notes, project status reports, project timeline projects.
  • Develops written and video project reports to present to agency leadership and other appropriate relevant parties to the project.
  • Represents the agency at business meetings, public hearings, Legislative called work/project meetings, Legislative session meetings, conferences, and before boards, panels, and committees related to the assigned project(s).
  • Plans, develops, and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving project(s) goals and completion schedules.
  • Develops, reviews, and approves project(s) budgets and directs evaluation activities related to project completion and projections.
  • Reviews ongoing project(s) activities and compares to guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; and monitors compliance to such.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of agency programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of architectural and/or engineering principles, techniques, materials and procedures including construction contracting requirements and of local, state, and fedeal laws and regulations as they pertain to new construction projects and developing project budgets and schedules.
  • Knowledge of project management theories and practices applicable to highly complex projects of commerical building construction techniques and practices; of systems and procedures used to evaluate a third-party vendor’s performance; and of local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Working Knowledge of codes including Life Safety Code requirements, Texas Accessibility Standards and other regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to recognize and respond to hierachy in overlapping codes and regulatory requirements.
  • Skills in establishing plans and setting objectives and goals that support an overall business strategy.
  • Ability to effectively manage complex planning and management activities, including the review of plans and specifications and the ability to provide written comments on work prepared by architects and engineers.
  • Ability to effectively analyze complex problems and develop solutions in a timely manner.
  • Ability to direct and organize program activities; to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan; to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; to prepare reports; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, design professionals, management, facility personnel, public officials and managing outside partners.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Current State of Texas Registration as an Architect. Current valid Drivers License Project Manager Professional (PMP) preferred.

Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience running large scale construction projects Effective communication skills

Additional Information:
Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.