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The City of Houston Assistant Project Manager in Houston, Texas

Assistant Project Manager

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Assistant Project Manager


$56,633.98 - $62,305.10 Annually


Houston, Texas

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number



Houston Public Works


Transportation & Drainage Operations (TDO)

Opening Date


Closing Date

12/4/2023 11:59 PM Central

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Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Job Classification: Assistant Project Manager

Service Line: Multimodal Safety and Design (MSD)

Reporting Location: 611 Walker

Workdays & Hours: Monday - Friday/8:00am - 5:00pm*

*Subject to change


This positing is for Assistant Project Manager in the Multimodal Safety and Design (MSD) branch of Houston Public Works. The mission of MSD is to create and manage complete streets for Houston through placemaking, safety, equity, and best practices in environmental stewardship and multimodal transportation.

This position is responsible for assisting in the management of projects related to schools and railroads within the City of Houston. Specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Assists in the coordination and oversight of work activities by construction personnel, technical professionals, consultants, and other outside agencies to provide support, resolve concerns and attain project completion.

• Assists in developing contractual budgetary controls, managing schedules, and establishing/executing the scope of work.

• Interprets contracts and construction and design documents. Conducts constructability reviews of plans and specifications.

• Conducts inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and requirements.

• Provides timely responses to submittals from construction personnel. Verifies and processes progress payments and negotiates cost of changes to contracts.

• Monitors documentation and processing of information affecting required change orders.

• Prepares and maintains various reports and records on project execution.

• Prepares and evaluates processes and procedures to ensure project goals are achieved. Provides technical solutions to challenges encountered during construction or design activities.

• Attends various project meetings.


The position requires stooping, bending and/or lifting of items of up to 30 pounds with occasional periods of walking on rough surfaces.

This is a Department of Houston Public Works Management position at the Tier II Level.



Requires a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Project Management or a closely related field based on the responsibilities of the position. Considerable knowledge of design or construction is required.


No experience is required.

Directly related professional architectural, construction or landscape design experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.


A valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2).


Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.



However, the department may administer a skills assessment test.


This position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.


Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.



Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at:

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call 832-395-2976.

If you need special services or accommodations 832-395-2976 (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

EOE Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.

Benefits include:

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• Wellness

• Life insurance

• Long-term disability

• Retirement pension

• 457 deferred compensation plan

• Employee Assistance Program

• 10 days of vacation each year

• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday

• Flexible schedules

• Professional development opportunities

• Transportation/parking plan

• Section 125 pretax deductions

• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan

• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

For plan details, visit


What best describes your highest level of education?

  • High School diploma/GED

  • Associate's degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management or a closely related field

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management or a closely related field

  • None


    How many years of experience do you have in civil engineering, construction management, project management, design, or a closely related field?

  • No experience

  • 2 years or more, but less than 4 years

  • 4 years or more, but less than 6 years

  • 6 years or more


    Do you have a valid/current driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

  • My license is presently restricted, suspended or revoked.


    How many years of experience do you have working with Microsoft Windows?

  • None

  • 1-3 years

  • More than 3 years


    How much experience do you have working with ArcGis software?

  • None

  • College coursework

  • 1 to 3 years, including college coursework

  • More than 3 years


    How much experience do you have working with Microsoft Office product (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  • None

  • 1 to 3 years

  • More than 3 years


    Describe an experience in your life that helped define who you are and what you want to accomplish in life. Use this as an opportunity to demonstrate your writing skills.


    Have you completely and truthfully answered the question # 9 regarding employment gaps? (Failing to clarify employment gaps may result in the disqualification or delay of your application.)

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question