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Home Restoration Project Manager in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 8/3/2018

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Job Description

Public Sector Solutions, a division of BakerRipley manages childcare subsidies in support of working parents throughout 60 counties in Texas, provides long-term recovery services for people affected by disasters, manages utility assistance for low-income individuals, and manages Workforce Solutions career offices across the region.  Programs in this division are funded by public contracts and our reputation as an efficient and reliable steward of our tax dollars has seen this division grow over the years. 

Job Summary:

Serve as a construction project manager of Baker Ripley’s Hurricane Harvey Restoration programs that provide recovery assistance to the individuals and families affected by flooding who do not have resources needed to achieve recovery.  

Candidate must be a highly motivated and qualified individual to manage and coordinate the repair and rebuild activities related to recovery from Harvey flooding. The Home Restoration programs oversee home repairs of affected homeowners to a safe, sanitary, secure, and functional condition.

Core Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Manage Program Design, Implementation, and Modification. A successful candidate will be able to move quickly from program concept to implementation. The Project Manager will modify and monitor program changes as necessary.  
  2. Partner Collaboration. The Project Manager will use existing and new community partners to achieve the goal of safe, sanitary and secure homes for eligible homeowners. The Project Manager will work with partners (both non-profit and for-profit) to understand their capacity, determine performance measures, and provide oversight.
  3. Resource Coordination. The Project Manager will work closely with members of the Harris County Long Term Recovery Committee Repair & Rebuild Workgroup, other county workgroups, and additional partners to coordinate delivery of resources in a manner that allows the construction projects to be completed in a timely manner.
  4. Accountability and Oversight. The Project Manager will be responsible for tracking and reporting key performance indicators of homeowner directed repairs and agency subcontractors. Responsible for ensuring the performance of all restoration partners by supporting and reporting performance measures while holding partners accountable for meeting all reporting/project deadlines.
  5. Reporting. The Project Manager will ensure that all reports required by the funding source(s) are accurate and submitted according to agreements. In addition, the Project Manager will compile stories and written documentation that can be used to convey the story of home restoration efforts.
  6. Develop Policies and Procedures. The Project Manager will adopt current policies and procedures and develop any new policies and procedures necessary for all aspects of the restoration programs. This will include program guidelines, reporting requirements for partners, and construction standards.
  7. Other Duties as Assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Highly knowledgeable about residential building science and experience in residential construction and working with construction trades necessary for managing home repair/restoration processes (i.e. experience as a superintendent, general contractor, etc..).
  • Experience navigating city and county permitting processes.
  • A four year degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in implementation of complex projects that required creative thinking and extensive responsibility for program outcomes.
  • Experience in working with various contractors, stakeholders, or customers.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Skilled coordinator of multiple partners toward a common goal including resource management, logistics planning, and anticipation of needs and challenges.
  • Experience in managing a budget and tracking expenses.
  • Ability to analyze conceptual and quantitative information, quick learner, and creative problem solver.
  • Ability to manage multiple and varied projects with strong attention to detail – must be highly organized and work accurately.
  • Excellent range of computer skills and knowledge of computer software applications (must know word processing, spreadsheet, and internet browser). Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Xactimate or other adjusting/estimating software preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and personable presentation.