Assistant Project Manager

Harris County Flood Control District Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

General Description:

Responsible for assisting project managers working on stormwater planning studies from inception through the evaluation process and preparation of final documentation. Studies will range in scope from relatively quick and straight-forward to lengthy, complex studies covering large regions. Information gathered will be used to identify projects for the District's Capital Improvement Program.

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Participate in public engagement process by assisting in preparation for and presenting at public meetings.

  • Assist in preparing and submitting internal forms for initiating and monitoring projects.

  • Assist and participate in outreach efforts with internal and external stakeholders, including other governmental agencies.

  • Assist and participate in scheduling and attending planning meetings with internal study team and project consultants.

  • Assist in managing efficient and effective execution of assigned projects ensuring timeliness, cost effectiveness and quality of deliverables, as well as engaging appropriate District staff to ensure coordination during execution for complex projects.

  • Assist with collection, assimilation and presentation of data and technical recommendations associated with feasibility studies in reports, memos and public forums.

  • Assist with providing technical guidance and support for internal staff and assist with technical reviews.

  • Assist in technical training and mentoring of junior staff.

  • Perform other duties that may be added or changed as the course and scope of the job directs.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diplomas or equivalent.

  • Requires five years of experience in water resources engineering related to open channel hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, watershed studies, drainage impact analyses and drainage infrastructure design.

  • Requires understanding of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling principles and the ability to run HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS.

  • Requires understanding and experience using ESRI GIS software.

  • Requires knowledge of Federal, State and local rules, regulations and standards related to flood risk management.

  • Requires strong listening, presentation, and communication skills.

  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional (Outlook, Word, Excel and Access, PowerPoint).

  • Requires good diagnostic and trouble shooting skills to solve work problems and advise on technical questions and/or difficult work solutions.

  • Requires some analytical skills in applying guidelines, policies and precedents and in adapting standard methods to fit facts and conditions.

  • Familiar with Adobe Acrobat Professional.

  • Prefer a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering. Consideration of relevant, direct experience and technical expertise will be considered in lieu of the degree.

  • Prefer Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Texas or must obtain a license within 6 months of employment.

  • Prefer Floodplain Manager Certification.

  • Prefer project management experience.

Physical Demands and Environmental Exposure:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Frequent stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items up to 11 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds.

  • Frequent sorting, filing, shelving and handling of documents, books, files, file drawers and related materials and equipment required for clerical operations.

  • Frequent driving of a vehicle with automatic controls.

  • Occasional walking up and down steep slopes of ditches or on rough and uneven surfaces or ground, such as sloping terrain, plowed or furrowed areas or construction sites.

  • Occasional ascending/descending stairs; prolonged sitting for extended periods of time.

  • Work is generally performed in normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and noise levels.

  • When at field locations, may be exposed to natural heat, cold, moisture, air pollution, wind and dust, wildlife and flying/walking insects, vibration and/or noise in excess of 85 decibels.

General Information:

  • Position Type: Regular Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Exempt

  • Hours: 40 Hours per week

  • Salary: To be discussed in interview

  • Requires a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License.

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request for applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, all applicants are screened for the presence of illegal drugs, alcohol, and the ability to perform physical functions of this position. EOE 2/28/2020.

This position is/may be funded with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds, which are subject to compliance with Section 3. Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employ

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