Resident Engineer

Requisition Number:  6086
Pay Rate:  GR14

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Other

Basic Function

Responsible for managing vertical construction projects, testing and inspections, project reporting, constructability reviews, monthly financial documents, construction safety. Coordinates with design team. Assists the Director of Construction in various tasks involving METRO’s project construction efforts. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures. 

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Manages METRO vertical (buildings) construction projects as the Resident Engineer, from start of construction to project completion. 
  • Manages a team of Site Representatives assigned to the project. 
  • Ensures projects are built correctly (per plan), via measuring work as it is being constructed.
  • Managing testing and inspection consultants and review their daily reports and invoices.
  • Coordinates with design team and public engagement and third-party stakeholders.
  • Manages quantity take-offs, estimating construction items, and scope of work documents, as needed.
  • Responsible for creating project bid documents, learning project plans, specs, contract, schedule, and payment application contents.
  • Conducts constructability reviews on upcoming project plan sets.
  • Prepares pre-construction meeting documents.
  • Ensures project sites are safe.
  • Ensures the project is built on time and make sure the project schedule is submitted monthly, review it, and approve it prior to payment application processing, alert Director of Construction for potential issues and solutions.
  • Ensures payment application is submitted monthly, by the 5th of the month, and is correct.
  • Assist in FTA reporting, weekly METRO project updates, and coordinating with other METRO departments as needed.
  • Initiates project filing structure and configure ATSER/PMIS/or other software for the project.
  • Creates and/or review RFI’s, submittals, issue logs, change orders/PCO logs, project contact lists, and ensure they are upkept, and close out open items asap.
  • Assist Director of Construction with additional tasks as assigned.
  • 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 engineering required. Texas Professional Engineering (PE) License required, or able to be acquired within 6 months. 

Years & Experience Required

Minimum of Seven (7) years’ experience in vertical project construction or design. Construction experience required. Knowledge of working in public sector preferred, but not required. 

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 required. 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