Salary will be decided based on the candidates experience and interview.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 681
Houston Zoo is seeking qualified candidates a project manager role that will be responsible for directing projects within the Zoo’s capital program for master planning, design, construction, and infrastructure improvements. The ideal candidate will have experience with architecture and design at all levels. Previous Zoo experience is a plus.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Develops and maintains positive working relationships across all internal departments and works closely with Zoo staff as clients
Plans, develops and prioritizes scope, schedule and budgets for all projects while working closely with the Maintenance team to ensure full preparation and coordination of upcoming jobs
Within a given portfolio of facilities, creates a multi-year prioritized capital plan fulfilling the Zoo’s Strategic and Master Plans through a well-articulated process engaging all departmental stakeholders
Communicates and directs the work of architects, engineers, and contractors for the design and execution of projects
Determines and assesses the qualifications of contractors for contracting with the Zoo. As required, coordinates the work of multiple suppliers, vendors, labor crews and other personnel for the most effective project execution
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required from a four-year college or university in architecture, engineering, construction management; or sufficient related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Professional license in architecture, engineering or related fields preferred
Knowledge of all phases of facilities planning, scheduling, scoping, design, construction, move-in and operations; federal, state, and local safety practices; record keeping and report writing experience
Knowledge of construction procedures
Knowledge of safety procedures and OSHA requirements
Skill in areas of budgeting and financial administration
The Houston Zoo connects communities with animals to inspire action to save wildlife and is committed to being a leader in the global effort to save animals in the wild. We are home to over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide the highest standard in animal care. Each year, we welcome over two million guests who come to experience our incredible animals and ecosystems, and through their admission ticket or membership, help us fund the protection efforts of the counterparts of every species at the Zoo, in the wild. Through guests visiting the Zoo, we support 49 wildlife conservation projects in 27 countries around the world. We are proud to be the second most visited Zoo in the US, and the most-attended cultural attraction in the region.