Engineering Division Manager
Harris County Flood Control District
 Houston, TX

General Summary:

Responsible for assisting the Engineering Division Director in accomplishing the goals of the Federal Projects, Maintenance Engineering, and Project Management Departments. Directly manage and supervise the Surveying and Watershed Management Departments and additional support staff. The Engineering Division Manager will also assist the Engineering Division Director to provide technical guidance and sound engineering practice by ensuring that the most economical and feasible method is utilized for each project.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Mentors, monitors and supervises personnel staff on current and future projects.
  • Supports the Engineering Division Director to review and approve design plans and proposals.
  • Works with Department Managers to assure that development is progressing according to schedule within budgetary guidelines.
  • Develops and continually updates/improves progress reporting of on-going work or projects and problems encountered across the Division.
  • Develops and continually updates/improves on-line resource for Project Managers.
  • Reviews project management processes, recommend improvements and implements them.
  • Confers with subordinate supervisory personnel concerning office activities and projects.
  • Reviews staff reports and records to obtain status of on-going work or projects and/or problems encountered.
  • Oversees that managerial duties and responsibilities are in accordance with internal policies.
  • Coordinates and prepares annual budget for approval by Engineering Division Director.
  • Maintains system of budget and schedule control of projects.
  • Reports to the Division Director on a regular basis.
  • Fills in and speaks for the Engineering Division Director, as needed.
  • Evaluates job performance and initiates or recommends hiring, disciplinary action and termination of staff.
  • Evaluate and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Establish and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Attend/conduct division and department staff meetings, meetings with coordinating departments, vendors and agencies.
  • Attend seminars, conference workshops, re-certification or other training programs.
  • Assist with department or division projects, as needed.
  • Perform other duties that may be added or changed as the course and scope of the job directs.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Civil Engineering.
  • Ten years verifiable experience in management of engineers, administrative and technical support staff performing functions relating to public works, drainage systems and urban planning.
  • Experience in management of the design of bridges, drainage systems, including the preparation of alignment drawings, construction drawing and specification and cost estimates.
  • Prior experience in community affairs and professional organizations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Federal, State and local rules, regulations and standards related to flood risk management and environmental laws.
  • Strong skills using Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access) and project management tools and systems.
  • Knowledge/understanding of financial accounting rules, regulations and standards and ability to read, comprehend, interpret and communicate details and changes, as needed.
  • Professional Engineer Registration (State of Texas) required.
  • Prefer experience working with Government agencies and their governing bodies.

Physical Demands & Environmental Exposure:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Frequent stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items up to 11 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds.
  • Frequent sorting, filing, shelving and handling of documents, books, files, file drawers and related materials and equipment required for clerical operations.
  • Frequent driving of a vehicle with automatic controls.
  • Occasional ascending/descending stairs.
  • Occasional walking up and down steep slopes of ditches or on rough and uneven surfaces or ground; such as sloping terrain, plowed or furrowed areas or construction sites.
  • Prolonged sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Work is generally performed indoors in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, air conditions and noise levels.
  • When at field locations, may be exposed to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, air pollution, wind and dust, wildlife and flying/walking insects.
  • When at field locations, may be exposed to vibration and/or noise in excess of 85 decibels.

General Information:

  • Position Type: Regular Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Exempt
  • Hours: 40 Hours per week
  • Salary: To be discussed in interview
  • Requires a valid Class “C“ Texas Driver's License.

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request for applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, all applicants are screened for the presence of illegal drugs, alcohol, and the ability to perform physical functions of this position. EOE 11/8/19.

This position is/may be funded with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds which are subject to compliance with Section 3. Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial