Harris CountyHouston 77002
Full Time

Utilize good time management skills and effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks/initiatives.

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Project Specialist

Harris County
Full Time Harris County Engineering Department, 1111 Fannin St 11th floor, Houston, TX 77002, United States Apply before 10/21/2023 11:59


Position Overview:

The Project Manager leads projects in Harris County, ensuring goals and objectives are met by allocating resources, monitoring schedules, facilitating solutions, identifying, and mitigating risks, and promoting teamwork. They also ensure quality assurance, risk management, compliance, deconfliction, and permitting are executed during all phases. The Project Manager must communicate effectively with stakeholders.

Harris County has one of the best work-life balance schedules in industry, as well as some of the best benefits programs available. This includes exceptional health and life insurance, one of the best pension plans in the Country, the Public Service 'Student' Loan Forgiveness Program, as well as our Professional Licensure Training Program which offer sand Reimbursement Program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver constructible plan sets within scope, schedule and budget using innovative methods in a collaborative

  • environment. Identify and address risk to schedule and budget, engage management as necessary to resolve issues and mitigate risks before impacting project delivery.

  • Assist the contractor to manage with internal and external resources to adequately staff the project including managing the project budget for the duration of the work.

  • Ensure that quality assurance, risk management, regulation compliance and permitting is properly executed and work closely with leadership to track and report project status during all project phases from planning to design, to construction, to occupancy.

  • Utilize the departments software to manage project scopes, costs, schedules, and documents.

  • Communicate effectively with senior management, elected officials and their staff and other agencies. Meet with clients to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project.

  • Assist with recovery effort following local disasters to ensure Harris County has safe infrastructure following the event.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to adapt when emergency or short turnaround projects arise is needed.

  • Strong communications skills are a minimum requirement.

  • This position involves daily oversight of a wide range of projects for the Engineering Department and applicable resource management of those efforts.

  • It also involves interface with organizations and individuals outside of Harris County.

  • Not all duties are listed above; other duties may be assigned.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email 

 This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.



  • HS Diploma


  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in project management or design of engineering/architectural projects in a professional team or resource group.


  • A valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software.

  • Ability to understand external client needs to align resources to accomplishing objectives.

  • Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information at all times.

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision, relative autonomy, and general review.

  • Ability to self-start; assume ownership in setting goals.

  • Requires strong knowledge using office-related and design software.

  • Utilize good time management skills and effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks/initiatives.

  • Requires detailed knowledge of project management principles.

  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, and the ability to deal tactfully with a diverse group in a professional manner in a complex organization.

  • Ability to exercise flexibility in accommodating shifting priorities, demands, and schedules.

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field; experience may not be substituted for education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • ADA Compliance and Building Code knowledge.

  • Ability to use AutoCAD