Responsible for all aspects of Houston Housing Authority’s construction activities for the development of new multi-family housing needs and renovation of existing units. Carries out planning, prepares and controls budget, initiates and manages procurement of professional services and construction contracts, prepares construction bids, conducts pre-bid meetings, selects vendors, coordinates and liaises with all Agencies, construction oversight, avoids legal conflicts, generates, presents and maintains records; assesses staff requirements, recruits, trains and supervises staff. Reports to Director of Real Estate Investments & Development.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Accomplish engineering construction and human resource objectivesby selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising job contributions; recommending compensation actions; adhering to policies and procedures.
· Meet engineering construction operational standardsby contributing engineering construction information to strategic plans and reviews; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems and identifying engineering construction system improvements.
· Meet engineering construction financial standardsby providing annual budget information; monitoring expenditures; identifying variances and implementing corrective actions.
· Manage construction contractsby preparing bid documents and contracts; coordinating contract execution; obtaining and maintaining documentation; maintaining contract records and monitoring contracts.
· Control costsby preparing material bids; selecting vendors, analyzing bids.
· Avoid legal challengesby enforcing regulations.
· Provide project informationby collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends; maintaining databases and files.
· Update job knowledgeby tracking new legal requirements; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations.
· Accomplish engineering and organization missionby completing related results as needed.
· Responsible for profit and loss responsibility for Houston Housing Authority.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
· Knowledge of HUD, federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to procurement, wage rates, contract administration, bid documents, codes, funding and other related matters.
· Skilled in project management with proven track record of delivering on large scale projects.
· Skilled in overseeing all aspects of the project, including planning, resource allocation, and budget.
· Skilled in analyzing and prioritizing information, distilling it to the critical issues and drawing accurate conclusions.
· Skilled in making effective decisions by analyzing information and considering priorities.
· Skilled in using multiple resources, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to capture and interpret information.
· Skilled in working with relational databases, statistical programs, and other tools to compile and interpret quantitative data.
· Skilled in listening attentively and responding effectively to customer complaints.
· Skilled in developing communication processes and procedures to facilitate the exchange of information among internal and external groups.
· Skilled in designing and delivering instructional training to assigned staff.
· Ability to forecast and monitor budgets against financial goals.
· Ability to track record of successful negotiations with the most skilled or resistant groups. Establishes common ground and focuses on win-win outcomes while gaining concessions and protecting organizational interests.
· Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and juggle multiple priorities.
· Ability to use time productively, maximizes efficiency, and meets challenging work goals.
· Ability to exceed quality standards and provide products and services of the highest caliber.
· Ability to successfully achieve positive, concrete results through hard work and perseverance.
· Ability to take the initiative to become an expert at the job.
· Ability to maintain painstaking attention to detail, completing multiple or repetitive tasks.
· Ability to demonstrate a serious commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting goals or deadlines.
· Ability to maintain company values and demand the highest standards of conduct from self and others.
· Ability to project a professional and polished image that inspires confidence and trust.
· Ability to exude self-confidence and inspires confidence in others.
· Ability to take an exhaustive approach to every task.
· Ability to handle complex problems effectively.
· Ability to separate key issues and generate multiple solutions.
· Ability to manage complexities and competing priorities.
· Ability to coordinate information and activities among groups with differing agendas, across multi-functional areas.
· Ability to synthesize all forms of research into clear, thoughtful, actionable deliverables.
· Ability to analyze pertinent statistical data and recommend solutions.
· Ability to predict and assess the impact of financial decision alternatives, and recommend actions.
· Ensure that the customer receives a superior product or service.
· Committed to comprehensive and in-depth analysis, planning, and implementation of every work effort.
· Possess exceptional work ethic.
· Possess a thorough understanding of the job's role in the organization's success.
COMPLEXITY / SCOPE OF WORK
· The employee performs a wide variety of tasks, which range from routine to difficult and are not closely related.
· The employee must identify the work that needs to be done, determine how to accomplish it and coordinate, integrate, and prioritize a variety of tasks or assignments.
· The employee must make regular decisions involving usual and unusual circumstances, conflicting data, or other non-routine occurrences.
· Routine work is instructed and problems encountered by the employee do not require extensive analysis to identify them.
· Decisions and issues facing the employee involve multiple organizational units.
· The employee's work primarily impacts the development programs of Houston Housing Authority and Houston Housing Authority's residents and non-residents.
· Successful accomplishment of duties by the employee will result in timely completion of programs and provide better and more housing for low-income families in the community.
· The employee follows established policies, procedures, and specific guidelines.
· Guidelines cover most situations, but the employee may occasionally be required to use independent judgment in making decisions. In other cases not covered by guidelines, the employee may consult the supervisor for assistance.
· Normally, the employee plans and carries out work activities with minimal supervision and independently resolves problems that arise.
· The employee receives specific instructions when problems are brought to the attention of the supervisor; and when the supervisor is contacted by the employee for direction.
· The employee's work is reviewed for conformity to organizational policies, regulations and attainment of objectives.
· The employee supervises and gives direction to Construction Coordinators and other assigned employees, and evaluates performance.
· Contacts are primarily with other Houston Housing Authority employees, federal, state and local governmental officials and representatives, and community agencies.
· The employee has contact with architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, and Houston Housing Authority residents.
· The primary purpose of contacts is to obtain, give or clarify information, plan and provide assistance, and resolve problems.
· Contacts are normally cooperative; however, they may be occasionally antagonistic, unresponsive, or uncooperative.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
· Work is principally sedentary, but involves some physical exertion during on-site visits with residents or staff members, inspections of Houston Housing Authority developments, and construction sites, and facilities.
· Physical demands may include bending, stooping, bending, standing, walking at construction sites, climbing ladders, and exposure to outside elements.
· Work involves the normal risks or discomforts associated with an office environment, and are usually in an area that is adequately heated, lighted, and ventilated.
· From time to time work involves visits to outdoor developments, sites, dwellings or facilities, inspections of structures, confrontations with residents or employees, and contractor personnel.
· Work is primarily with use of computer, reading and preparing documents, and meeting deadlines.
·Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field of study.
·Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in construction or contracting, preferably in multi-family housing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Valid Texas driver’s license or obtain such within the first thirty (30) days of employment.
·Eligible for coverage under Houston Housing Authority fleet auto insurance.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.