Fort Bend County

Project Manager - Planning & Infrastructure - Commissioner Pct. 4

Job Locations US-TX-Richmond
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/15/2023 11:22 AM)
ID
2023-5510
Job Code
DJOB
# of Openings
1
Category
Professional Management

Overview

Located just southwest of the City of Houston, Fort Bend has a long history, which began when a small log fort was built on the banks of the Brazos River to help protect the settlers moving onto Stephen F. Austin's original Mexican land grants.  Today, Fort Bend is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas and most diverse counties in the United States with a current population exceeding 800,000.  Live Here/Work Here!     

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Project Manager – Planning & Infrastructure, leads Precinct 4’s strategic planning and infrastructure development portfolio. The incumbent will lead the precinct’s efforts to promote sustainable development informed by an equity lens.

 

The PM will serve as the point of contact for external and internal inquiries on major infrastructure and development projects in Precinct 4. The PM will help in developing, driving, and monitoring the Precinct’s Master Development Plan; coordinate grant opportunities on behalf of Precinct 4 with appropriate County departments and external stakeholders; and assist residents in addressing infrastructure needs. The PM will serve as the office’s lead on livable centers, place making, and environmental design to ensure the development of environments that foster community and a promote wellbeing.

 

The PM will participate in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the office lead on infrastructure, livable centers, placemaking, and environmental design, managing efforts for sustainable community growth.
  • Manages the Fort Bend County Major Thoroughfare Plan, mobility and drainage bond projects, safety studies, multimodal transportation plans, resiliency plans, parks master plans, infrastructure needs assessments, neighborhood plans, property plats, impact studies, and project performance measurement.
  • Coordinates with relevant internal and external department heads, tracking budgets and change orders, project schedules, and project agreements to advance projects.
  • Manages residential and commercial development portfolio, studying and reporting on market trends, and managing special purpose districts to advance development priorities.
  • Researches and manages grant opportunities to support community development initiatives.
  • Performs community outreach.
  • Works directly with community members and external stakeholders to address a variety of issues.
  • Reports service outcomes and trends across the precinct and recommends areas for improvement.
  • Assists in constituent services by tracking and responding to casework correspondence, meeting with constituents via phone or face-to-face and tracking constituent calls, letters and on-line correspondence.
  • Provides follow up and responds to constituents on major infrastructure projects.
  • Acts as a liaison for federal, state, local agencies community on related work.
  • Screens and refers cases to other government agencies as needed.
  • Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.
  • Works during standard business hours, but at times required to work evenings and weekend hours for office-related activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in City/Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, or an applicable academic discipline or other related field from an accredited college or university. Experience may substitute for education.
  • Four years of professional experience in urban planning, engineering, community development or related fields. Advanced education may substitute years of experience.  
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft software applications to include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of ways to engage communities and perform outreach efforts.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; Effectively communicate with team members with an emphasis on stakeholder engagement.
  • Ability to evaluate trends and make suggestions for improvement of community- related programs;
  • Ability to perform case management to include tracking and reporting on all cases in all stages of completion.
  • Ability to exercise flexibility in accommodating shifting priorities, demands, and schedules.
  • Spanish-speaking preferred.
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification preferred.

 

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience

CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position

 

To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs

 

 

All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.

 

Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal  and local  laws, unless  such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.

 

For more information on Fort Bend County's Title VI / Nondiscrimination Statement, visit www.fbctx.gov/comply

Fort Bend County is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. FBC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state and local laws regarding disability discrimination and accommodation.

 

 

 

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