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Port Houston

Construction manager I

Port Houston - Posted 2 months ago
$105k-139k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Construction Manager salary records


Houston, TX

no experience required
Company size
56k employees

Deadline:  February 27, 2023

Port:  Houston

Construction Manager Job description

Port Houston is the advocate and strategic leader of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the most powerful economic engines in the state and the country. Port Houston owns and operates the public wharves and terminals along the Houston Ship Channel, including the area’s largest breakbulk facility and two of the most efficient container terminals in the country.

Through our leadership and our work, we help ensure the nation’s busiest waterway stays running to benefit the customers of the public facilities we operate, our surrounding communities and industries, and our region. Port Houston exists to move the world and drive regional prosperity.

The work we do helps build up our local community, supports the economy, bolsters goodwill for the state of Texas, and influences the outlook of the entire region. And this is only the beginning! Our best accomplishments are ahead of us as we expand the Houston Ship Channel and widen its reach to become America’s distribution hub for the next generation.

Who you are:

You are more than the work you do. We want your work at Port Houston to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high-performance culture that values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

Sound like the place for you?

Position Summary: 

Provides day to day construction management of projects that develop and sustain Port infrastructure including but not limited, to vendor selection, contractor contractual requirements, construction supervision, field administration, field engineering, and quality assurance. 

Key Responsibilities/Duties

  • Serve as a Construction Manager on assigned projects for small to large complex and diverse construction projects
  • Coordinate all aspects of a construction project, including safety awareness, security, Port Houston operations, budgeting, execution, delivery, communication, scheduling and startup/commissioning
  • Use Port Houston defined project/construction management systems and practices, recommend improvements and efficiencies and assist in developing improved processes
  • Assist other construction managers in the oversight of field inspectors (both staff and consultant) and contractors to assure completed project meets scope, schedule, and budget requirements
  • Document construction related requirements such as submittals, pay applications, time extensions, project photos, etc.
  • Aid in overseeing the coordination and communication for all assigned Port Houston construction project(s) with Port Houston staff, consultants, contractors, and third-party entities
  • Aid in the evaluation and negotiation of Change Order proposals between Port Houston, Engineers of Record (EOR) and contractors
  • Participate in pre-bid/proposal meetings and assist Port Houston Project Managers and external design consultants in addressing prospective bidder/proposer questions
  • Participate in the selection of contractors
  • Coordinate and conduct pre-construction conferences
  • Assist in the development of departmental plans, goals, objectives, policies and procedures
  • Act in accordance with Port Houston core values (respect, excellence, accountability, diligence, and you)
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Civil or Structural Engineering, Architecture or related major in a public or accredited private academic institution required
  • 0 - 3 years of related experience required
  • Ability to obtain a Construction Management Certification within 3 years preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors
  • Knowledge of mathematical and scientific principles applied to civil/structural engineering
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint or similar system and how it applies to the Construction and Engineering process
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction principles, practices, techniques, and sequences, applicable codes, and construction drawings, specifications, and technical reports (design, geotechnical, environmental, etc.)
  • Knowledge of safety precautions associated with the job
  • Capable of negotiating claims, project changes, change orders, change directives or other contractual modifications
  • Organization, time management and prioritization skills
  • Skill in written and verbal communication. Capable of communicating with engineers, consultants, Port Houston personnel and members of the public
  • Capable of negotiating claims, project changes, change orders, change directives or other contractual modifications
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to read construction drawings and building codes, and evaluate product technology by reviewing trade journals and manufacturer’s recommendation of materials
  • Ability to perform written calculations and produce project documentation
  • Ability to meet scheduled deadlines
  • Ability to understand, interpret, ensure compliance with, and enforce construction contract terms and conditions
  • A current, valid Texas driver's license is required
  • A Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) must be obtained within30 days of appointment, and be maintained for the duration of employment

Key Competencies Required: 

  • Achieving Results
  • Contributing to Team Success
  • Effective Communication
  • Pragmatic Decision Making
  • Safety
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills

Port Houston proudly embraces diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity.  Our teams reflect our commitment to celebrating diversity and creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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