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Project Manager

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Houston - Houston, TX
Full Time


Rice & Gardner, a subsidiary of Project Control and Raba Kistner, is a program and Project Management firm. Our purpose is to build a better and more sustainable world for our employees, their families, our clients, and the communities we serve. Our Core Values are:


  • Community "We care for our communities"
  • Integrity "We act with integrity"
  • Passion "We infuse passion into everything we do"
  • Quality "We believe quality comes from a culture of innovation and continuous improvement"
  • Growth "We dedicate ourselves to personal and business growth"

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to join our team in the grater Houston, TX (Rosenburg) area. Responsible to assist Program Manager/Director to extend clients/owners capabilities in the project organization, planning, programming, administration, and design/construction management of buildings, infrastructure, and facilities. Work on entire range of project activities from start to finish as appropriate (initiation/feasibility, planning, design, construction, start-up, acceptance and turn over, close out) utilizing project management tools, techniques, procedures, and processes, with the goal of meeting or exceeding project objectives (scope, schedule, budget, quality, and client/owner satisfaction). Observe construction to verify the contractor is maintaining the published schedule and quality control efforts. Manages and schedules project meetings and creates minutes and action items to track and follow through to completion to ensure all project members are fulfilling their assigned requirements.


  • Assists with the development/review of contracts and terms and conditions, maintenance of the risk register/CPR or change order log, and project quality plan including quality control and quality assurance during design, construction, and commissioning
  • Reviews project drawings and specifications, contractor’s construction GMP pricing, proposed subcontractor buy-out, RFIs, change order pricing, submittal status, reports and A/E additional service & reimbursable requests.
  • An advocate for the owner and makes recommendations to the owner relating to owners best interests.
  • Assist in the selection criteria for design and construction resources and assist in evaluation and negotiations.
  • Assist with furniture, fixtures and equipment requirements and coordination for incorporation in the project.
  • Contributes to a teamwork approach to the project.
  • Develops on-going communications between all parties.
  • Participate in learning opportunities.
  • Follows developed project plan.
  • Coordinates design activities.
  • Assist or conducts project related meetings, and represents the client/owner as requested in all meetings.
  • Monitors scope, schedule, budget, and quality for variance and corrective actions.
  • Provides timely reports and notices to all stakeholders on project requirement, scope, schedule, budget, and quality.
  • Keeps Direct Report informed on project status, risk issues, and corrective actions.
  • Assists with participation and support of company’s strategic plan initiatives in committee or lead role.
  • Assists with business development, as required.
  • Perform other Duties as assigned


High School Diploma or GED Certification. Preferred Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or construction management and five (5) years’ experience in managing commercial construction projects either as an Owners Project Manager or as a General Contractor. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and experience with Program Management Software preferred. Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Posses a current valid state issued drivers and meet company's auto insurability requirements.

Must have working knowledge of construction principles, practices, means and methods. Understanding of procurement methods, construction cost estimating, change control systems, value engineer process, project performance analysis, risk registers, and the design phase and process.

Ability to read and understand instructions, labels, reports, etc. Ability to effectively communicate information both written and oral and respond to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, general public and other employees of the organization. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, stop, and talk. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to up to 60 pounds. Frequently required to use hands and reach. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, far vision, color vision, peripheral vision, focus vision, depth vision. Work environment includes potential exposure to movement of heavy equipment on construction or roadway sites; potential exposure to hazardous dangerous chemicals and solvents, noise, dust, fumes, grease and oils, radiant and electrical energy, and vibration; all of which would require employee to follow implement and follow proper safety procedures and utilize appropriate protective equipment. Work assignments are frequently performed outside in all weather conditions.

This position may require protracted or irregular hours. Flexibility to work irregular hours is necessary due to client needs.

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