TPWD - Project Manager III, Austin, Texas

Created 05/14/2022
Reference 520360
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin

To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete. Applications with "See attached" or "See resume" will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state 'unknown' for any incomplete fields. If education is used to meet the minimum requirements of the job posting, a copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be provided if you are selected for an interview.

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. To complete the supplemental questions go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login. CAPPS Recruit,


VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If you choose to claim veteran's employment preference including surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran as outlined by the State of Texas, you must attach a DD214 at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Veteran's Hiring Reference page at

FOR NEW HIRES/REHIRES: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.

TO APPLY: Application must be completed at:

HIRING CONTACT: Ray Minjarez, (512) 389-8369

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744


Performs complex (journey-level) project management work. Under the direction of the Regional Program Manager, this position is responsible for complex project management work for Capital Construction and Repair Programs. Coordinates, develops, and assists with programs and analysis in support of other Divisions within the department. Responsible for developing project scope, schedules, budgets, and monitoring for compliance with Division goals, policies, and procedures. Coordinates work and communicates with other branches within the Division to monitor scope, design, budget, outside consultant/construction contracts and project close-out. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of innovative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.

As an Infrastructure Project Manager you will be part of a regional team based out of Austin Headquarters that provides unique and critical knowledge, skills and abilities to strengthen and extend the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department legacy of providing for outdoor adventures to future generations. Each Project Manager will visit assigned Project locations during project stages to experience the sites unique attributes and get to know the TPWD staff that call that project site home.




Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management or closely related field.


Five years of verifiable experience in construction project management of real property, land development, building renovation, water or wastewater or road construction projects;

Experience in administrative processes, budgeting, scheduling, cost estimating, total quality management, team building and/or organizational development;

Experience leading cross-functional teams to deliver projects within constraints of scope, schedule and budget.

NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.


If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid state driver's license;

Must possess or be able to obtain, within two years of employment, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification issued by the Project Management Institute.



Two years experience scheduling projects using Microsoft Project;

Experience using Project Management software;

Experience in public speaking and conducting presentations.


Licensed Architect, Engineer or Landscape Architect;

Current Project Management Professional (PMP) certification issued by the Project Management Institute.


Knowledge of Project Management systems, techniques, and processes. (Project Management Institute or similar);

Knowledge of Sustainable Building Methods and Systems;

Knowledge of outdoor resource-based recreational facilities and supporting infrastructure requirements;

Knowledge of building codes (International Building Code, Americans with Disabilities Act, NFPA 101 - Life Safety, OSHA);

Knowledge of Building Owners and Managers Association methods and practices for governmental and commercial buildings;

Knowledge of engineering and/or architectural design principles, site planning, practices, methods, systems and processes;

Knowledge of alternative energy technologies, Sustainable Design, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles;

Knowledge of the construction process, construction management techniques, proper construction contract documentation, and building operations;

Knowledge of applicable codes and standards;

Knowledge of professional consultant selection and various construction procurement methods used by governmental agencies under state law;

Knowledge of construction estimating and appropriate levels of estimating as it applies to origination, planning, and bid costs for capital projects;

Knowledge of project activity and resource scheduling;

Knowledge of Risk Management;

Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;

Skill in using MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Project;

Skill in using scheduling software and techniques;

Skill in estimating construction costs for design work;

Skill in reviewing and monitoring the design work of others;

Skill in operating a digital camera;

Skill in operating large format scanners and plotters;

Skill in negotiating comprehensive scopes and budgets using various methods and operational requirements needed for the design and construction of a wide variety of facilities;

Skill in negotiating Design and Construction contracts;

Skill in reviewing construction specifications and construction documents;

Skill in directing the timely delivery of project deliverables;

Skill in managing several projects simultaneously;

Skill in meeting deadlines;

Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;

Skill in strategic leadership;

Skill in problem solving, analytical skills;

Skill in following procedures;

Ability to influence outcomes and persuade others;

Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;

Ability to organize complex information into understandable concepts;

Ability to convert concepts into physical designs;

Ability to effectively conduct public meetings;

Ability to make compelling presentations to large and diverse groups;

Ability to perform policy, program, and fiscal analysis;

Ability to persuade or motivate external contractors, sub-contractors or internal division and department colleagues to adopt action conforming to specific goals in response to project objective;

Ability to make decisions involving major impacts on project cost and time;

Ability to build, motivate, and sustain effective teams;

Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;

Ability to manage the available resources;

Ability to get the grand perspective in the project, and in any problem during the project, capacity of abstraction, critical thinking;

Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.


Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;

Required to work overtime as necessary;

This position is suitable to telework two days per week and the candidate may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval;

Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;

May be required to operate a State vehicle;

Required to travel 25% with possible overnight stays;

Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules, and safety procedures;

Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.


Closing Date: Ongoing

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