HNTB Sr Project Manager - Disaster Recovery in Houston, Texas

Why Choose HNTB?

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


The time is right to join HNTB Corporation! HNTB is currently seeking a Sr.Project Managerto lead our Disaster Recovery Program in our Houston, Texas office.

Job Summary

Responsible for the leadership and management of team in support of the project’s profitable operation. Responsible for proactively managing the projects technical budget (direct labor and expenses, including technical sub-consultants), schedule, technical requirements, contractual obligations, project communications and HNTB’s 4 for 4 (Consistent delivery of quality work, on time, on budget and to the client’s satisfaction on every project) performance. Responsible for gross revenue of $10M-30M.

Essential Responsibility

  • Actively manages project scope, schedule and budget. Serves as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets and scope of work to completion and to the client’s satisfaction.

  • Implements the firm’s project delivery plan using HNTB’s Sophisticated Delivery Approach (SDA) on each project.

  • Develops project scope and fee quotation, and assists in the preparation of proposals and contracts.

  • Provides oversight and monitoring of work to less experienced project managers. Coordinates work efforts and review work performed. Schedules and manages for integration of quality management during all phases of a project.

  • Oversees project staffing with departments, offices and divisions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Serves as interface with the clients for program development and implementation

  • Manages infrastructure programs and HNTB program teams

  • Provides guidance and support for housing programs as necessary

  • Develops program and project ideas, strategies and concepts that provide value for the client

  • Develops fee proposals for work opportunities

  • Coordinates and ensures the development and maintenance of work plan, quality plan, risk management plan, change management plan, technology plan and document control plan for program and projects in compliance with HNTB guidelines and policies

  • Coordinates with management to ensure required resources are available for programs and projects

  • Develops program guidelines and policies and procedures to ensure program compliance

  • Coordinates necessary training for the program team

  • Coordinates the development of weekly progress reports for submittal to management and the client

  • Leads the development of program benchmarks and goals

  • Coordinates with teaming partners to ensure their assigned scope is being performed as defined

  • Manages project and program to ensure delivery of 4 for 4

  • Ensures overall compliance of all aspects of program

  • Work with GLO, HUD, and OIG during project compliance and monitoring inspections of CDBG-DR infrastructure projects

  • Works with TDEM during project compliance and monitoring of FEMA projects

  • Works with TxDOT during project compliance and monitoring of FHWA ER projects

  • Develops strategies for expediting reimbursements for the client

  • Oversees project and program closeout for full compliance

  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or relevant degree

16 years relevant experience

In lieu of education, 20 years relevant experience

Preferred Qualification/Skills

  • Engineering degree or equivalent

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience (5 years preferred) supervising or managing CDBG-DR projects from implementation to close out preferred

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience (5 years preferred) supervising or managing FEMA Public Assistance (PA) projects from implementation to close out preferred

  • Experience with developing and submitting FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) applications preferred

  • Experience developing and administering CDBG-DR guidelines and policies & procedures preferred

  • Experience developing and administering FEMA PA guidelines and policies & procedures preferred

  • Experience developing and administering FHWA ER guidelines and policies & procedures preferred

  • Experience with HUD CDBG-DR compliance requirements preferred

  • Experience with FEMA PA compliance requirements preferred

  • Experience with FHWA ER compliance requirements preferred

  • Must be able to travel to other offices and project locations

  • Travel per month between 10%-25%

  • Must be prepared to work some nights and weekends

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Forward thinking and strong problem-solving skills

  • Manage the team with a public service mindset

  • Demonstrate a desire for both a high quality and efficiently run program

  • Experience managing projects and programs within budget and within the timeline

  • Demonstrate the ability to handle routine changes and guide the staff in the process

General Work Conditions

Combination Office and Field Environment: Most work is performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use. Work may infrequently be performed at client’s job site, construction trailer, and in the field. Work may sometimes require working in inclement weather, working in a construction site, being exposed to heavy construction equipment and doing extensive walking. Adherence to applicable safety protocol is required.

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

HNTB Job Title Sr Project Manager - Program Management

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Program Management