SUMMARY:Oversee budgets, design, schedule and construction of capital and other special projects.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (individual duties, assignments and responsibilities required of the position)
Managing various consultants’ work on projects that may vary from programming, strategic plans to long-term initiatives, to feasibility studies and master plans, to design, documentation, and construction;
Coordinating scope, schedule and development estimates;
Serving as liaison with HFC’s partners, project stakeholders, and other community representatives;
Organizing and conducting (as needed) project and stakeholder meetings;
Providing regular reports to Regional Development to Urban Development;
Working with Legal Department to prepare Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP) as needed for consultant, contractor and vendor selection;
Reviewing project plans and specifications;
Coordinating and obtaining necessary approvals from jurisdictional entities;
Reviewing and recommending action on project invoices.
Assist with preparing various presentations for reports/publications and for committee, board, stakeholder and other meetings.
Provide research and analysis on various special projects and initiatives of varying complexity.
Compile and synthesize data, and interpret results through conclusion or recommendation formulation.
Assist in preparing annual and long-term project funding estimates for the purposes of Capital Improvement Programming and cash flow projections.
Maintain project files (electronic and hard copy).
Attend meetings with Regional Development to Urban Development and prepare meeting minutes as needed.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: (special training, certifications, college degree, etc.)
Bachelor’s degree required; either in architecture, civil engineering, urban planning or landscape architecture
Ten to fifteen years of directly relevant and demonstrated experience in varying scales of capital improvement projects, master planning, strategic planning and feasibility projects and studies, preferably including public-private projects;
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (technical, communication, interpersonal, etc.)
Ability to create visual presentations, exhibits for projects
Effective multi-tasking ability;
Superior organizational skills and a track record of leading project teams and working effectively with internal and external personnel;
Strong communication skills with the ability to address a variety of audiences and clearly articulate the vision, goals and progress associated with their successful conclusion;
Thorough knowledge of design and delivery process of projects;
Commitment to thoughtful and contextually sensitive approach on any project;
Qualitative and quantitative problem-solving ability;
Heightened capacity, interest and experience with working in multi-disciplinary teams, with demonstrated ability to also work independently to achieve objectives;
Confident and results-oriented;
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
Ability to interact effectively with HFC team, Board members and other volunteers, funding entities, public sector representatives, elected officials, corporate representatives, and the public;
Proven track record of good judgment, and a commitment to ethical practices and operating with the highest integrity.
Must pass a pre-employment drug test
About Houston First
Houston First Corporation is leading the effort to promote Houston as one of the great cities of the world. Our employees operate the city's finest convention, arts and entertainment venues.
A local government corporation formed in 2011, Houston First manages more than 10 city-owned buildings and properties and underground and surface parking for nearly 7,000 vehicles.
Houston First owns the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel. It operates: George R. Brown Convention Center, Avenida Houston, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (home to the Houston Symphony and Society for the Performing Arts), Wortham Theater Center (home to the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera), Talento Bilingue de Houston, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston First Outdoors (which includes Jones Plaza and other smaller venues) and Theater District Parking.
Houston First is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, licensing and operation of these properties as the sites of conventions, trade shows and theatrical performances that enrich the lives of Houstonians.
Outdoor facilities managed by Houston First include: Jones Plaza, Ray C. Fish Plaza, the Bush Monument, the Sabine Promenade and Sesquicentennial Park pr...operties next to Wortham Center, as well as Root Square next to Toyota Center.
In 2014 Houston First and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau aligned operations to create a unified voice for the city under the brand Visit Houston.
Houston First interacts with several partners that benefit from our passion and resources such as Discovery Green, Bayou Place, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Downtown Aquarium, and Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.