• Houston, Texas
  • Jan 27, 2023
Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $145,000.00 - $155,000.00 Annually USD

Job Description



The purpose of the Infrastructure Division is to manage the whole life cycle (planning, design, construction, commissioning, assessment of condition, modifying, replacing and decommissioning/disposal of physical and infrastructure Houston Airport System (HAS) assets consistent with environmental regulations and best management practices. In addition to the responsibilities related to physical assets, the Infrastructure Division manages the HAS portfolio of assets and resources, with a focused goal to improve project delivery to all Stakeholders. Overall, the Infrastructure Division's mission is to maintain and extend the effective life cycle of HAS's physical assets and replace them when it is no longer financially feasible to extend the life of these assets, or they no longer support required Airport mission requirements.

Program Management and Delivery efficiently and effectively manages all phases of design, project management, construction, and internal infrastructure control (people, systems, and best management practices) to deliver all projects and initiatives on time, on budget, and with the level of quality that meets HAS standards to contribute to the success of the organization. The objective of the project delivery team is to increase productivity, collaboration, communication and reduce conflicts between owners, architects, and contractors during the construction of projects in the capital development program and major initiatives.

This position will direct and manage design management services associated with design, construction, commissioning, ORAT and closeout phases of complex terminals and other passenger handling facilities at Domestic and International Airports. They will serve as the Principal Point of Contact for design management of all contracts associated with IAH/HOU/EFD Capital Development Projects, Terminal, Airside and Landside as part of the Infrastructure Program Management Delivery Team. The successful candidate will set and continually manage design projects and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverables with team members and stakeholders. The position will be responsible for overseeing the work of no less than six architects and engineers and communicating their progress to senior management at regular intervals. Priority will be developing scopes of work, schedule, and cost estimates for projects; coordinating efforts with project delivery team to prepare the final deliverables in the form or engineer reports and /or constructible plan set; evaluate & perform risk management to achieve project scope, schedule and budge expectations.

  • Verify all project level designs are in compliance with codes and standards.
  • Manage design assignments for every design package, whether performed in-house or contracted out, holding to approved scope, budget, schedule and quality.
  • Provide overall management of the INF Design Services Team during design, construction, testing, acceptance and turn-over of the IAH or HOU/EFD Capital Development Initiatives.
  • Provide on-site leadership for Design Management team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones. Prepare performance reviews, identify and provide opportunities for staff development, and other personnel matters.
  • Manage resources, schedules, financials and adhere to quality guidelines in alignment with design services projects and contract guidelines to ensure that design efforts and the associated projects progress on time and on budget.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, requirements documentation, briefings and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, business community (i.e. Industry Day), Director of Aviation and other internal and external key stakeholders.
  • Develop and recommend project level sustainability plans for implementation during design and construction.
  • Review and analyze design progress reports and incorporate into project level status reports. Develop recovery plans as necessary.
  • Develop program guidelines and protocols for cost reduction initiatives. Review project level cost reduction recommendations.
  • Perform constructability review and provide recommendations for all HAS projects.
  • Review design diversity plans for all HAS projects/ contracts in accordance with Diversity Policy and Procedures. Perform diversity compliance, monitoring and reporting. Respond to diversity issues and recommend corrective actions.
  • Establishes practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization.
  • Facilitation of collaborative communication between all stakeholders for successful delivery of the IAH or HOU/EFD Projects as a part of the overall Capital Development program.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.

Seven years of administrative experience are required, with at least three of the years in a managerial capacity. A Master's degree may be substituted for two years of experience.


Preference will be given to candidates that possess:

  • A minimum of ten years demonstrated experience in Design Management on capital programs.
  • Experience managing > $25 million on design projects
  • Overall working knowledge of the architectural, engineering and systems elements of airport terminals and support facilities.
  • Demonstrable establishment of collaborative relationships with stakeholders involved in planning, design, construction, testing and turn-over of airport facilities (airport, community and government).
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder outreach and management in support of major capital projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of complex terminal projects at large hub airports.
  • Experience in the development of new terminal buildings on existing building sites and/or within highly constrained construction sites is desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience leading design and/or construction teams in delivery of large, complex terminal building projects.
  • Worked on design projects of $1 million or greater as Design Manager.
  • Experience in managing multi-discipline design teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing design management protocols and guidelines.
  • Proven track record of managing designs to meet design budgets and construction budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and ensuring compliance to design standards.
  • Proven track record of managing architects, engineers and special system vendors and integrators.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering major capital design projects successfully (on budget, on time, meeting safety and quality standards within approved scope).
  • Demonstrated excellent written/verbal communications.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in managing teams with or without direct reporting responsibilities.
  • Knowledge in the use of design management control systems.
  • Aviation industry experience is a plus.
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**


All applicants will be expected to provide a professional writing sample.

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in similar positions.

Pay Grade: 32

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