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Facilities Project Manager

Job Summary


Are you looking for career opportunities that provide top-notch benefits including paid vacation & sick leave, outstanding health & dental insurance, a free health clinic for you & your dependents, a generous retirement plan, and much more?

Travis County’s Facilities Management Department has great jobs that serve dozens of facilities across the county. We offer stable career options with training and tuition reimbursement available to get you to the next level in your career.

Project team member responsible for facility analysis and oversight of planning, design, construction and inspection of new facilities, renovations and remodels of existing facilities. Assigned as the project manager on facility design and construction projects based on technical background and as a technical expert. May also act as the leader of a team of multi-disciplinary professionals engaged in the design of facility projects. Serves as the key County contact for oversight and acceptance of the work of contractors and consultants. Responsible for understanding safety procedures and ensuring that work is performed accordingly.


This is the first in a series of two facilities project-related job classifications within the Engineering and Architectural job family. This classification is distinguished by the scope of project work, license as a Registered Architect (R.A.) or Professional Engineer (P.E.) and required additional experience. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Oversees facility design and construction services for County departments. Provides recommendations on facility projects.
  • Oversees development of project master plans and implementation of those plans through reviews, cost estimates and construction. Plans, designs and writes specifications for construction projects. Prepares bid documents and works with other County departments to procure professional services and construction contracts. Reviews bids and recommends contract award for construction projects.
  • Ensures that professional consultants provide appropriate services related to program and scope requirements of design projects. Ensures that vendors and contractors comply with plans and specifications of the construction contract. Supervises the inspection of construction in progress and of existing systems in cooperation with relevant contractual and governmental agencies.
  • Establishes project priorities and sets schedules for timely completion of construction projects.
  • Analyzes and responds to inquiries, comments and complaints from County officials, staff and the public.
  • Works closely with officials, department heads, and County staff to establish procedures for the monitoring of contract compliance issues.
  • Represents the County in community meetings, seminars, conferences and professional associations. Maintains current knowledge of professional practice and renewal of professional license through continuing education program activities.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering AND three (3) years of directly related, increasingly responsible professional architectural or engineering planning, design or construction experience as a licensed Registered Architect (R.A.) or Professional Engineer (P.E.), including one (1) year of lead, management or project management experience.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Licensed to practice as a Registered Architect (R.A.) or Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas issued by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners or Texas Board of Professional Engineers.  If licensed in another state, must acquire license reciprocity in the State of Texas within six (6) months of date of hire.
Valid Texas Driver's License.
Applicants are required to successfully pass the background investigation, including fingerprint clearance. 
Applicants are required to pass a criminal background check for CJIS clearance. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of architecture or engineering.
  • Familiarity with the principles and practices of all other professional building construction disciplines.
  • Mathematical and statistical methods as used in engineering and planning.
  • Principles of project management, including scheduling, estimating, contracting, and budgeting.
  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
  • Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations, permits, licenses, practices, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Recent developments and current literature regarding the practices of architecture and engineering.
  • Methods, practices and techniques of inspections, compliance and enforcement.
  • Computer-aided drafting and design (CAD) methods and techniques.
  • Computer equipment, including word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, project scheduling and management, and related engineering applications.
  • Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.

Skill in:

  • Planning and directing a variety of facility-related projects.
  • Analyzing complex data and reports.
  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
  • Applying principles and practices used in engineering and architecture.
  • Contract management and project budgeting.
  • Explaining complicated technical problems in simple non-technical language.
  • Problem-solving and technical decision-making for developing effective solutions.
  • Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:

  • Plan and prioritize programs, projects and activities.
  • Perform complex engineering studies, analysis and design.
  • Work independently.
  • Exercise sound judgment and make decisions.
  • Manage time well, perform multiple tasks and organize diverse activities.
  • Plan, assign, supervise, train and review the work of professional and technical subordinates.
  • Interpret plans, specifications, standards, policies, procedures and regulatory codes.
  • Respond to inquiries from customers, regulatory agencies and members of the professional community.
  • Perform in a stressful environment while maintaining a professional manner.
  • Make appropriate and effective public presentations.
  • Continue professional growth through continuing education.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and officials, other professionals, contractors, representatives of outside agencies, and the general public.


Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 10-60 pounds, visual acuity, mental effort, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer, and viewing screens for long periods. Subject to standing, sitting, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, reaching, twisting, balancing, driving, repetitive motion, and client/customer contact to perform the essential functions. Subject to contact with noise, vibration, fumes, foul odor, dirt, dust, mist, gases, and poor ventilation. Requires use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, and gloves. Requires fieldwork, and exposure to traffic, public work development sites, construction site hazards, climbing and walking and traveling over rough, uneven, mud, rocky, high grass terrain, and indoors/outdoors in all types of weather (excessive heat and cold).

This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Work Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM; Monday through Friday.

Location: 700 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701

Department: Facilities Management 

Criminal Background Check, Driving Record, Education, and Employment History Check Required.