Construction Site Representative

Requisition Number:  5370
Pay Rate:  PGR10

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Other

Basic Function

Assists project managers and/or resident engineers in various tasks involving METRO’s Project construction efforts.  Duties involve various learning opportunities while assisting with testing, inspections. report reviews, constructability reviews, monthly financial document reviews, construction safety, etc.  Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures. 

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Assist project managers and/or project resident engineers with various tasks.
  • Assist in quantity take-offs, estimating construction items, and scope of work documents, as needed.
  • Responsible for learning project bid documents, plans, specs, contract, schedule, and payment application contents.
  • Assist in preparing pre-construction meeting documents.
  • Take meeting minutes for various meeting and follow up with people who were assigned tasks during the meeting to ensure open items get closed out asap.
  • Assist in leading various project meetings.
  • Assist in ensuring the project site is safe.
  • Assist in ensuring the project is built correctly (per plan), via measuring work as it is being constructed.
  • Assist in coordinating testing and inspections and assist in reviewing their daily reports and invoices.
  • Assist in ensuring the project is built on time and making sure the project schedule is submitted monthly, is reviewed, and approved prior to payment application processing, alert project manager of potential issues).
  • Assist in ensuring payment application is submitted monthly, by the 5th of the month, and is correct.
  • Assist in FTA reporting, weekly METRO project updates, and assist with coordinating with other METRO departments as needed.
  • Assist in constructability reviews on upcoming project plan sets.
  • Assist in keeping project files organized on ATSER/PMIS/or other software accordingly.
  • Assist in creating and reviewing RFI’s, submittals, issue logs, change orders/PCO logs, project contact lists, and that they are upkept, and ensure open items get closed out asap.
  • Assist in reviewing monthly project financial documents.
  • Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education Requirement

College degree in Construction Management Specialty or related degree required.

Years & Experience Required

Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working experience preferably in construction.  Knowledge of working in public sector preferred.  

Knowledge & Skills Required

Will be required to work on a construction site.  Texas Drivers’ License required.  Proficient in the use of PCs and related applications/software; Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook required.  Excellent verbal and written communications skills.  Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  Knowledge of /construction practices, processes and terminology preferred. Knowledge of FTA Regulations and Guidelines a plus.

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston