Assistant Project Manager
Job Details
Houston - Houston, TX
Full Time

Rice & Gardner, a division of Project Control and Raba Kistner, offers Project Management and Commissioning services.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Project Manager supports the role of owners representative in the management of complex projects, and assists the Project Manager/Senior Project Manager/Director to extend clients/owners project management capabilities in the project organization, planning, programming, administration, design and construction phases of buildings, infrastructure, and facilities.

Employee shall have the following minimum duties and responsibilities:

  • Interface with owner leadership to articulate project status and build/maintain relationships.
  • Represent company and participate in owner events as needed.
  • Contribute to a teamwork approach to the project.
  • An advocate for the owner and make recommendations to the owner relating to owners best interests.
  • Develop on-going communications between all parties.
  • Participate in learning opportunities offered by Project Control and other Project Control-approved opportunities.
  • Assist Project Manager / Senior Project Manager with development of project requirements, budgets and schedules.
  • Follow Project Control-developed project plan.
  • Assist in the selection criteria for design and construction resources and assist in evaluation and negotiations.
  • Represent the client/owner as requested in all meetings.
  • Assist with furniture, fixtures and equipment requirements and coordination for incorporation in the project.
  • Assist or conduct project related meetings.
  • Reviews installed work against drawings and specification for conformance. Track the Request for Information (RFI) log and submittal log, review Change Proposal Requests, Change Orders, Invoices, and Applications for Payment. Complete Construction Observations Report, coordinate punch list updates, closeouts, and warranty items.
  • Procurement: Contributions with administering Requests for Qualifications/Proposals, issue addendums as needed, review proposal submissions, score and calculate tabulation sheets, award proposer winner.
  • Supports project related controls with project budget allocations and forecasting costs. Process vendor invoices, pay applications, change orders, budget Owner expenses and program costs.
  • Assists with the execution of professional consultant contracts, including the General Contractors, and Architects AIA agreements.
  • Prepare monthly reports and detailed minutes of Project Meetings if required.
  • Review project drawings and specifications.
  • Assist in the review of the contractors construction GMAX pricing, proposed subcontractor buy-out, RFIs, change order pricing, submittal status, and reports.
  • Provide comments to Project Control Senior Project Manager concerning A/E additional service requests.
  • Monitor scope, schedule, budget, and quality for variance and corrective actions.
  • Keep Direct Report informed on project status, risk issues, and corrective actions.
  • Assist Project Manager and Senior Project Manager.
  • Assist with participation and support of companys strategic plan initiatives.
  • Understand, adhere and participate in the Raba Kistner Health and Safety and Behavior Based Safety Programs and set a good safety example.
  • 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 proper safety procedures and utilize appropriate protective equipment.
  • Position may require protracted or irregular hours. Flexibility to work irregular hours is necessary due to client needs. Work responsibilities require out of town travel to Raba Kistner offices, client offices and project locations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Employees shall possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • College Degree preferred.
  • One (1) - Five (5) years' experience in managing commercial construction projects either as an Owner's Project Manager or as a General Contractor.
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) a plus.
  • OSHA Training a plus.

Demonstrated skills in

  • Good communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Forward-looking to create opportunities for a project outcome to exceed owners expectations and to avoid potential problems.
  • Leadership.
  • Management to lead, and motivate project team members.
  • Decision-making.
  • Planning and Organizing.
  • Budgeting.
  • Scheduling.
  • Risk identification, assessment, and management.
  • Formal and informal presentations (format, content, method).
  • Holding meetings (frequency, agenda, minutes, attendees).
  • Trouble shooting / problem resolution.
  • Identification and resolution of conflicts.
  • Negotiations.
  • Project monitoring and controlling (scope, schedule, budget, quality).
  • Change order management.

Understanding/Knowledge/Expertise in

  • Construction principles, practices, and methods as relates to project type.
  • Construction means and methods for project type.
  • Development of project management plans and components.
  • Risk registers.
  • Communication plans.
  • Document control and management systems.
  • Contract documents for design, construction, and consultants.
  • Procurement methods.
  • Design plans, specifications, and project manual.
  • Project budgeting.
  • Understanding of construction cost estimating.
  • Scheduling and scheduling software.
  • Project performance analysis including variance, earned value, projected at completion.
  • Change control systems and processes.
  • Request for information process and procedures.
  • Value engineering process.
  • Internal corporate safety plans, training, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of design phases and process.
  • Shall possess a valid drivers license within the applicable jurisdiction and meet firms auto insurability requirements.
  • Present a professional appearance to best represent the firm.
  • Comply with all attendance requirements as noted in most current edition of the Employee Handbook.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Key responsibilities and essential functions are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this position.

This position description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other position-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veterans