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Project Manager

Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Job Description
Posting Title Project Manager
Job Requisition Number COA079568
Position Number 101414
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Aviation-Planning&Engineering
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, architecture, or construction science, plus four (4) years of experience in a field related to engineering, architecture, or construction management.




Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any field, plus six (6) years of experience in a field related to engineering, architecture, or construction management.



Notes to Applicants

Driving on City business: This position must travel between various locations as part of the regular job duties and individual may be required to drive own personal vehicle or City vehicle. Driving a City vehicle on the AOA (Aircraft Operation Area) may be required. Successful candidate must have all credentials required in order to perform the essential functions of the job. A driving record verification will be conducted. Applicants for positions for which City driving is an essential function must meet the standards of the program: age 18 or older, current applicable driver’s license, proof of insurability, and no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) based on Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Record Report. This position falls under the COA safe driver program requirements.

A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Please list your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application. The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., “see resume” or “see Linked In Profile”). Resumes will not be used to qualify for the position and will not be used to recommend salary. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes. The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.

Veteran candidates will be required to provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of interview.

Top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check and security threat assessment.

Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.

This position will require a skills assessment.

Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department/division that the position resides in and who meet the minimum and preferred qualifications (if any) of the position will be included in the initial interview. Department/division employee must remain in Good Standing through the Top Candidate Selection phase at which time the Good Standing status will be re-verified.

Must have the ability to read, write, and fluently speak English.

Overtime may be required with or without notice.

Physical requirements with or without accommodations: Exposure to inclement weather or be required to work in environments or under conditions that require the use of protective gear and devices and/or awareness of personal safety and safety of others. Utilize eyes for long periods of time while operating computer keyboard, computers, copy machines, and other office equipment. Reasonable dexterity of hands and fingers to operate and/or manipulate computer keyboard, computers, and other office equipment, and safety equipment. Walk, climb stairs and ladders, kneel, and bend from waist to perform physical work. Vision ability to see both near and far to identify objectives and/or activities. Hearing ability to hear both near and far. Verbally and effectively communicate utilizing face-to-face contact, telephones, and radios. React quickly, physically and mentally, in response to events and/or emergencies. Utilize mental capacity for decision-making and comprehension. Must possess the physical and mental capacity to safely operate motor vehicle during daytime and / or night time. Able to put on personal protective equipment; e.g., hardhat, goggles, safety steel-toed shoes, long sleeve shirts and pants. Lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time Sense of smell adequate to identify odors. Stay outdoors for long periods (day or night) under severe conditions including, but not limited to, high levels of noise from jet aircraft, glare, and extreme cold, heat, wind, or dust.

Pay Range

$36.53 – $48.34

  • Core hours: Monday – Friday 8 am-5 pm
  • Shift may change according to departmental needs. Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekend work.
Job Close Date 02/14/2019
Type of Posting External
Department Aviation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 2716 Spirit of Texas Drive Austin, Texas 78719
Preferred Qualifications
  • Management of projects in a high security area.
  • Management of projects in an environment where the public is present and there is a strong emphasis on safety.
  • Management of projects at a facility that operates on a 24-hour basis.
  • Management of projects at an airport or similar facility.
  • Valid Texas Drivers License
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Develops, monitors, analyzes, reports, and revises the schedule by obtaining input from knowledge and/or technical sources. Manages and initiates review and/or design of engineering/architectural projects.

  2. Manages the selection process and administers consultant services, including negotiating contract terms and fees by negotiating the contract, approving the consultant’s product, approving payment to consultant, initiating poor performance remedies, etc.

  3. Manages, monitors, and reviews contracts and contractors to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, including administering change orders and estimates.

  4. Develops short-/long-range plans for future to ongoing projects, including estimating timelines for start up and completion of projects.

  5. Develops, maintains, and improves design and construction project management policies and procedures.

  6. Provides technical advice and assistance to City management, field personnel, contractors, etc.

  7. Develops and evaluates plans, criteria, etc. for a variety of projects, programs, and plans.

  8. Meets with project engineers/architects and contractors to discuss designs, design changes, and provide resolutions.

  9. Coordinates the analysis of site selection by hiring various consultants to develop reports and reviews recommendations with consultants and sponsoring departments.

  10. Resolves conflicts and difficult situations.


Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership and/or supervision to assigned employees or project management.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of engineering and architectural design principles, practices and procedures, estimating techniques.

  • Knowledge of project accounting, architectural and construction methods and the principles, methods and practices of project management.

  • Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and codes associate project assignment.

  • Knowledge of budget policies and principles.

  • Knowledge of contract policies and procedures.

  • Skill in adapting, interpreting and applying guidelines and standards.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external customers.

  • Skill in using available software packages.

  • Skill in evaluating contract agreements.

  • Skill in writing and interpreting legal descriptions of leases, real estate, easements and similar properties.

  • Skill in negotiating with various audiences to accomplish objectives.

  • Skill in written and oral communications including public presentations.

  • Skill in completing projects within the required scheduling, and the ability to make prompt decisions and develop new and relative ideas for providing a quality product and quality customer service with little or no supervision.

  • Ability to perform all facets of projects such as the coordination of demolition, inspection, security, title clearance, soil testing, site location, property management, preparation of files for Federal auditing with little or no supervision.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public contacts.

  • Ability to communicate in oral or written format to a variety of audiences.



Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The Project Manager position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering or architecture plus four (4) years experience in a related field. Do you meet these qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire one by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Explain your experience managing projects in a high security area.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Explain your experience managing projects in an environment where the public is present and there is a strong emphasis on safety.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Explain your experience managing projects at a facility that operates on a 24-hour basis.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Explain your experience managing projects at an airport or similar facility.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * The Transportation Security Administration (TSA-division of the USA Dept. of Homeland Security) requires all employees of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to pass a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment. Do you agree to a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment?
    • Yes
    • No

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