Project Manager Operating Facilities

Requisition Number:  6971
Pay Rate:  N/A

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Operations

Basic Function

Project Manager serves as the department’s point person for special projects related to the Facilities Operating Maintenance Division   Responsible for project deliverables and deadlines; attending meetings associated with planning, progress, implementation, and follow-up; and will coordinate resources and personnel specific to assigned project needs. Provides support at the Administrative Office Building operations. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Provides primary managerial direction and performs personnel administrative functions of direct report staff (e.g., training, supervising, work assignments, timesheets, performance evaluations, etc.) for maintaining necessary staffing, enhancing productivity of staff, and ensuring necessary department outcomes are achieved.
  • Serves as a project Manager for major projects within the Operating Facilities Maintenance Division.
  • Works in tandem with SOGR Division to capture potential capital projects and align them with the internal projects set up with Facilities Maintenance
  • Executes special capital improvement projects, including the development scope of work and estimates and working with vendors.
  • Makes recommendations to the Facilities Maintenance Management Team for any special project.
  • Inspects, reports, and makes recommendations on the inspection of all items and actions related to Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity for Facilities Maintenance at each METRO facilities on a periodic basis and in anticipation to a hurricane season.
  • Participates in the Emergency Management and Business Continuity Sub-committee following Incident Command System protocols.
  • Prepares, evaluates, and directs action plans to complete audit documentation required by local, state and federal agencies. 
  • Must be available 24/7 for emergency situations and work appropriate shift and hours as needed.
  • Analyzes new technology for Facilities Maintenance for efficiency and effectiveness. Works in tandem with the Departments of IT and Innovation to provide recommendations.
  • Provides support for the operations at the Administrative Office Building.
  • Assists Vice President and Directors on the 5-year capital budget plan.
  • Maintains an updated portfolio of assets to be maintained by Facilities maintenance. 
  • Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers.
  • Applies SMS (Safety Management System) methods and principles in daily routine and supports all aspects of the agency’s Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP).
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education Requirement

High School or GED required.  Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, technology, manufacturing, or construction preferred. 

Years & Experience Required

Minimum of eight (8) years progressive experience in facilities maintenance with project management, emergency management and services contracts. Extensive knowledge of Facilities Management

Knowledge & Skills Required

Strong human relations and communications (verbal/written) skills.  General knowledge of assets management, service contracting, budget preparation, facility audits and execution tracking.  Requires a valid State of Texas Drivers’ License. Strong background in Excel.

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