The City of Houston MANAGING ENGINEER in Houston, Texas






$72,826.00 - $108,387.25 Annually


16930 John F. Kennedy Blvd., TX

Job Type



Houston Airport System

Job Number



5/30/2018 11:59 PM Central

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  • Benefits

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Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Division/Section: Bush Intercontinental Airport / Infrastructure

Workdays & Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, occasional weekend and holidays subject to change


The managing engineer will act as the subject matter expert in managing project cost by ensuring the scope of the project is defined and documented accurately throughout the project delivery cycle process for all three locations of the City of Houston Airport System. The selected candidate will investigate specific performance issues and trouble shoot project challenges using the project management software Primavera P6. Candidate will also monitor scheduled variances and recommend corrective actions on projects. Must have extensive knowledge in the engineering field managing traffic project and using environmental principles and practices to plan, design and construct utility systems. Proficiency in project management control systems a plus. The managing engineer also schedules, supervises and evaluates quality control efforts of assistant managers and first-line supervisors, provides technical expertise in researching, developing, re-designing and planning projects to include coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to on time delivery process and plan. The managing engineer will also define the project's objectives and oversee the quality control of each project throughout its life cycle; candidate will use an integrated master schedule plan (IMS) application to communicate with stakeholders on a regular basis. "Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required."


The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc; there are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions. The ability to lift up to (40 lbs). The position may involve dealing with modestly unpleasant situations, as with occasional exposure to office chemicals and/or extensive use of a video display terminal. Requires the ability to make coordinated gross motor movements in response to changing external stimuli within moderately demanding tolerances; or the ability to make coordinated eye/hand movements on a patterned response space within low tolerance demands with no real speed requirements.



Requires graduation from an approved curriculum in engineering by the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers with satisfactory standing; or requires graduation from an engineering or related science curriculum at a recognized institution of higher education, other than a curriculum approved by the Board, and passage of the eight-hour fundamentals of engineering examination prescribed by the Board.


Eight (8) years of active practice in engineering work after graduation from an approved curriculum in engineering, with four (4) of the years as a licensed Professional Engineer, are required.

Substitution: A Master's degree in Engineering may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the above experience requirement.


Requires registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. A specific branch of engineering (such as civil, mechanical, structural, etc.) may be required.


Must have a valid driver's license and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).


Proficient in Primavera P6 software a plus, proficient in MS Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint preferred. Proficient understanding of how to execute an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) management program a plus. A certification as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer highly desirable.

*Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6. *



The selection process will involve application review and/or interview. Department may administer skills assessment test.


This position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Pay Grade - 31


Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.


Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: For application status inquiries please contact (281) 233-1043. To reach a live specialist pertaining technical support please contact (855) 524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information. If you need special services or accommodations call TTY 7-1-1.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity:

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.

Benefits include:

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• Wellness

• Life insurance

• Long-term disability

• Retirement pension

• 457 deferred compensation plan

• Employee Assistance Program

• 10 days of vacation each year

• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday

• Flexible schedules

• Professional development opportunities

• Transportation/parking plan

• Section 125 pretax deductions

• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan

• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

For plan details, visit


Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?

  • YES

  • NO


Are you currently a City of Houston employee, who is still on probation (employed during the past 12 months or promoted during the past 6 months)?

  • YES

  • NO


Are you a Houston Airport System employee?

  • YES

  • NO


Do you have any relatives currently employed by the Houston Airport System?

  • YES

  • NO


Do you have a valid/current driver's license?

  • YES

  • NO

  • My license has been revoked


Have you listed ten (10) years of verifiable work history and clarified any gaps in employment beginning with the most recent employer?

  • YES

  • NO


What is the "highest" level of education you have obtained?

  • Less than High School Diploma/GED

  • High School Diploma

  • Associate Degree

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Masters Degree and beyond


Did you graduate from an approved curriculum in Engineering that is approved by the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers with satisfactory standing?


Did you graduate from an Engineering or related science curriculum at a recognized institution of higher education, other than a curriculum approved by the Board, and passage of (8) eight-hour fundamentals of engineering examination prescribed by the Board?

  • YES

  • NO


How many years of active practice in engineering work after graduation from an approved curriculum in engineering do you have?

  • Less than 6 years

  • At least 6 years

  • 7 years

  • 8 years

  • 9 years

  • 10 years

  • No experience


How many years of experience as a licensed professional engineering do you possess?

  • Less than 2 years

  • 2 to less than 4 years

  • 4 to less than 6 years

  • 6 years or more

  • No experience


Which area of registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas do you possess? (Please upload your registered document)

  • Civil active practice in engineering work after graduation from an approved curriculum in Engineering

  • Structural active practice in engineering work after graduation from an approved curriculum in Engineering

  • Mechanical active practice in engineering work after graduation from an approved curriculum in Engineering

  • Other

  • I am not registered with the state of Texas


What industry have you worked for?

  • State

  • Public

  • Private

  • Aviation

  • Corporate

  • Other


Work setting experience: please check all you have verifiable experience with?

  • On-site project inspections

  • Airport Construction Plans

  • Reviewing contract addendums

  • Master schedule plans (IMS) execution

  • Performing construction site investigations

  • Reviewing design drawings and specifications

  • No experience


What is the "highest" monetary contractual agreement you have managed?

  • $100,00 to $250,000

  • $250,000 to $500,000

  • $500,000 to 1 million

  • 1 million and beyond

  • No experience


What is your "highest" proficient level in Primavera P6 software.

  • Introduction Level

  • Intermediate Level

  • Expert Level

  • I have no experience


Work setting: what is the "highest" proficiency level you have achieved using the MS Office Suite?

  • BASIC: Create a new document, enter text, and save it; navigate in a document and perform a search; format cells, rows, and columns; modify a database and insert data from another; application; create title and bullet slides; work with text, drawn objects, and drawing tools.

  • INTERMEDIATE: Create mail merges, sort and filter them; customize toolbars; run and record Macros; filter data and manage a filtered list; create and modify some Macro commands; create, modify, and format charts; create basic Macros to automate forms and data entry; customize the appearance and functionality of reports; use hyperlinks and perform data integration.

  • EXPERT: Manage Macro commands, create dialogue boxes, and understand the notions of Visual Basic application programming; use advanced functions (Names, VLOOKUP, IF, IS); work with Pivot Tables; manage Macro commands: concepts, planning, operations, execution, modification, interruption; use Visual Basic to create a public function or event procedures, or add general procedures in a form module; plan and examine an application, develop a distributed application design.

  • No experience


Do you current hold a Professional Traffic Operations Engineering certification?

  • YES

  • NO


Please provide a brief description of your experience engineering traffic control plans (see resume is not acceptable, if no experience please insert N/A).

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