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Senior Project Manager

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Houston - Houston, TX
Full Time


Project Control, a subsidiary of Raba Kistner, is a premiere Owner's Representative, Program and Project Management firm.

Senior Project Manager Primary Function:

The Senior Project Manager (herein referred to as Manager) of Project Control will be primarily responsible for serving as a Project Manager on projects, expanding, as well as marketing Project Control commercial construction.

Employee shall have the following minimum duties and responsibilities:


  • Provide mentorship and professional development to other professional, technical, clerical and support staff employees as required.
  • Participate in monitoring our professional practice to ensure it is in substantial compliance with generally accepted practice.
  • Prepare or direct proposal preparation, scope development, and manage sub-consultants activities and budgets as required.
  • Provide review on all Project Control proposals and qualifications statements as necessary or requested.
  • Plan, coordinate and document satisfactory training of all subordinate members.
  • An advocate for the owner and makes recommendations to the owner relating to owners best interests.
  • Coordinate on-going communications between all parties.
  • Develop project requirements, budgets and schedules.
  • Review the maintenance of the risk register.
  • Review the project quality plan including quality control and quality assurance during design, construction, and commissioning.
  • Create the selection criteria for design and construction resources and lead negotiations.
  • Coordinate design activities.
  • Represent the client/owner as requested in all meetings.
  • Assist with furniture, fixtures and equipment requirements and coordination for incorporation in the project.
  • Conduct project related meetings.
  • Prepare monthly reports and detailed minutes of Project Meetings in a timely fashion.
  • Review project drawings and specifications.
  • Review/recommend approval of contractors construction GMAX pricing, proposed subcontractor buy-out, RFIs, change order pricing, submittal status, and reports.
  • Review/recommend approval A/E additional service requests.
  • Monitor scope, schedule, budget, and quality for variance and corrective actions.
  • Provide timely reports and notices to all stakeholders on project requirement, scope, schedule, budget, and quality.
  • Keep Direct Report informed on project status, risk issues, and corrective actions.
  • 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 may require extended out of town/overnight travel to Raba Kistner offices, client offices and project locations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Assist and support Direct Report in workload forecasting and planning.
  • Plan and effectively utilize managerial skills to advance Project Controls profitability and the effectiveness of all staff members.


  • Take a positive role in marketing Project Control with assistance of Direct Report and others.


  • Notify Direct Report of all potential disputes that may lead to legal claims or litigation.
  • Support Direct Report as requested to settle disputes or defend against litigation.


Employees may possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, or equivalent experience.
  • Five (5) - ten (10) years experience and management of architectural and/or engineering consulting related to new construction, renovation projects.
  • Resume may include listing of successful projects demonstrating good project management skills including references for typical multi-disciplined construction and renovation projects.
  • Shall possess a valid drivers license within the applicable jurisdiction and meet Companys auto insurability requirements.

Working knowledge of:

  • Experienced in successful proposal preparation including scope development and budgeting.
  • Of professional associations and is an active member of an association of his personal discipline.
  • A proven track record of successful marketing and presentation skills.

Ability to:

  • Promote a positive influence within the personnel of Project Control by using your contagious, strong interpersonal and leaderships skills.
  • Have relationships with clients and other companies to utilize in business development.
  • Have relationships with peer group in the industry that would attract potential employees and staff members.
  • Good oral communications skills to interact with clients and staff successfully. Speaking with clarity and understanding skills are a necessity to prevent costly and time-consuming problems.
  • Good written communication skills for preparing proposals, reports, and other engineering types of documents.
  • Good organizational skills and skills to manage group(s) efficiently.
  • Management skills to supervise project teams, monitor, and evaluate progress of projects.
  • Shall possess proficient computer skills to be able to produce spreadsheets, and other similar documents to include Microsoft Office suite.
  • Adapt quickly to form based project management and construction management specific software programs used for monitoring and tracking purposes.
  • Travel to project sites and maneuver over rough and uneven terrain.

Required to:

  • Present a professional appearance to best represent the firm.
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to post-accident, random, and reasonable cause testing during employment.
  • 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 Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans