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Construction Sr Project Manager
Job Ref # 19712
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030

Category: Maintenance/Facilities

Job Type: Full-Time

Posted Date: Jan. 3, 2022


At Houston Methodist, the Construction Senior (Sr.) Project Manager position is responsible for assuring highly complex or highly visible construction/renovation projects are designed and completed in accordance within approved program, budget, and schedule, and in a manner consistent with Hospital needs, procedures and policies. This position with, minimal supervision, is an effective liaison between Houston Methodist (HM), the Hospital client department, and consultants, contractors, regulatory agencies, and others. The Construction Sr Project Manager must be able to manage multiple highly complex or highly visible projects simultaneously and must be familiar with all aspects of healthcare facility design and construction. This position provides innovative recommendations and solutions to assure successful execution and stabilization of processes. The Construction Sr Project Manager position regularly provides and disseminates project analyses, assignment, timelines and progress reports to leadership, as appropriate.



Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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  1. Establishes and maintains clear and concise communication, leading and initiating problem resolution related to the project scope. Identifies needs and constraints of project scope and status availability. Facilitates communication, managing stakeholder expectations. Takes responsibility for constructively resolving problems. (EF)
  2. Works with clients to understand their needs, developing project goals and leveling expectations. Executes project requests from customers and department leadership. Serves as an effective liaison between multiple client groups, consultants, contractors, regulatory agents, vendors and stakeholders across various levels of management. Responds promptly to internal and external customer requests. (EF)
  3. Conducts self in a manner that is congruent with the business mission, vision and values, cultural diversity, equity and inclusion principles. Initiates improvement recommendations for department scores for employee engagement, i.e. peer-to-peer accountability. (EF)


  1. Navigates through diverse project constraints and often conflicting requirements; establishing the most effective, code compliant solutions that deliver the most functionality to the end users. Delivers on commitment in a timely fashion. (EF)
  2. Updates project reports as appropriate. Ensures assignments are received in the form of results expected. Informs management and stakeholders of budget, schedule and items of special interest or risks. Processes paperwork including authorizations for expenditures (AFE), requests for proposals, contracts and purchase orders promptly maintaining project schedule and scope. (EF)
  3. Written documentation and follow up is timely and accurate when distributed to appropriate parties. Assures meeting minutes are issued and roles and responsibilities are identified and communicated. (EF)


  1. Reviews construction bids/proposal contractual agreements, pricing and selection of vendors and contractors. Facilitates and monitors compliance with HM design standards. Assures projects meet or exceeds all codes and licensing requirements. (EF)
  2. Utilizes data gathering tools and methods to analyze and gather data needed for project requirements. Communicates and disseminates timely data analysis and findings to management and appropriate entities and/or identified committees. Reports identified risks/issues to project team for resolution. (EF)
  3. Maintains overall oversight of the project procurement processes and overall durations involved with submittal review and lead time impacts to ensure project schedule impacts
  4. are minimized that may arise for any reason. Generates and communicates new ideas and suggestions that improve quality or service. (EF)
  5. Maintains and contributes to a safe environment through the management of pre-construction risk assessment (PCRA), interim life safety measures (ILSM), environment, health and safety (EHS), Utility Shut Down, and other HM life safety polices. (EF)


  1. Maintains overall oversight of the project procurement processes and overall durations involved with submittal review and lead time impacts to ensure project schedule impacts are minimized that may arise for any reason. (EF)
  2. Maintains accurate records throughout project initiation, planning, procurement, design, construction and close out phases consistently monitoring scope, budget & schedule to ensure successful delivery of project with timely close out. (EF)
  3. Utilizes data gathering tools and methods to analyze and gather data needed for project requirements. Identifies cost saving or revenue opportunities. Leverages resources and technical knowledge to solve complex and highly visible project issues. Manages time effectively to meet established timelines. (EF)


  1. Maintains awareness of ongoing market and industry trends as well as staying current with healthcare and construction products and trends. (EF)
  2. Identifies self-development needs and takes appropriate action. Accepts feedback and changes behavior appropriately. Ensures own career discussions occur with management. Completes and updates the My Development Plan. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



o Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field


o Seven years’ experience with the skills and knowledge of construction management, knowledge of construction/installation methodologies, planning and scheduling processes, contract terms, building codes, financial reporting and monitoring systems

o Healthcare experience preferred


o Licensure as an architect or professional engineer preferred


o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

o High level of interpersonal skills to develop relationships with colleagues and clients, gain the cooperation of others, communicate effectively regarding complex information, and negotiate terms and conditions with contractors

o Strong analytical skills to develop and manage complex construction projects and resolve problems

o Significant autonomous decision-making

o Strong presentation skills, for management meetings and preparation of plans and reports

o Strong knowledge of construction related to professional and medical office buildings and healthcare related construction



Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs No

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) Yes


On-Call* No

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.



May require travel within Yes

Houston Metropolitan area


May require travel outside Yes

of Houston Metropolitan area


**Travel specifications may vary by department.


Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________

Company Profile:

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist Hospital to its top ranked Honor Roll for the fourth time and second consecutive year. 2020 also marked the ninth year in a row Houston Methodist Hospital has been named the No. 1 hospital in Texas. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 952 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and over 8,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

The same high-quality care for which Houston Methodist is known is available at several Emergency Care Centers in Houston and the surrounding areas. These Emergency Care Centers house exam rooms, full digital radiography suite, low radiation dose 16-slice CT scan, ultrasound and a full on-site stat chemistry lab.

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