Architect, Construction Management, Project Manager
4 Year Degree
Our Mission: Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.
Our Vision: Houston Zoo will be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife.
This position is responsible for directing projects with the Zoo’s capital program for mater planning, design, construction, and infrastructure improvements. The ideal candidate will have experience with architecture and design at all levels. Previous Zoo experience is a plus.
Essential - Job Duties and Responsibilities
Develops and maintains positive working relationships across all internal departments and works closely with Zoo staff as clients
Plans, develops and prioritizes scope, schedule and budgets for all projects while working closely with the Maintenance team to ensure full preparation and coordination of upcoming jobs
Within a given portfolio of facilities, creates a multi-year prioritized capital plan fulfilling the Zoo’s Strategic and Master Plans through a well-articulated process engaging all departmental stakeholders
Communicates and directs the work of architects, engineers, and contractors for the design and execution of projects
Determines and assesses the qualifications of contractors for contracting with the Zoo. As required, coordinates the work of multiple suppliers, vendors, labor crews and other personnel for the most effective project execution
Bachelor’s degree required from a four-year college or university in architecture, engineering, construction management; or sufficient related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Professional license in architecture, engineering or related fields preferred.
Knowledge of all phases of facilities planning, scheduling, scoping, design, construction, move-in and operations; federal, state, and local safety practices; record keeping and report writing experience
Knowledge of construction procedures
Knowledge of safety procedures and OSHA requirements
Skill in areas of budgeting and financial administration
About Houston Zoo
The Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts with over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! There are over 2 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well-being of our residents and guests. We strive to ensure the protection of all the counterparts of the animals we have at the Zoo and in the wild.
Join the Houston Zoo and become a part of an organization that is focused on the preservation of wildlife and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in the local communities. Houston Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer