The City of Webster’s Public Works Department is accepting applications for the position of Project Manager. The purpose of this position is to assist in the coordination and direction of City capital improvement projects. This is accomplished by participating in the planning and coordination of projects and assisting in the management of planning of rights-of-way and plats. Other duties may include coordinating GIS and materials testing services, participating in the budget process and interfacing with other City employees and citizens.
Skill, Knowledge and Abilities:
Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgement is required to apply the proper course of action.
An excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and long term disability coverage, retirement, tuition assistance, and professional certification pay.
Starting salary range: $65,000 - $71,747. Please note - starting salary may be higher depending on experience, education and training.
Three years of relevant experience required.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited college/university.
Valid Texas Driver’s License and Texas Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certification
Work requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or a work unit including providing input on hiring/disciplinary actions and work objectives/effectiveness, performance evaluations, and realigning work as needed. A first line supervisor typically performs these functions.
This is an Essential Services position and the employee will be required to provide services in the course and scope of employment for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations that threaten the safety of Webster’s citizens.
About City of Webster
Webster, a small city in terms of its square miles – just 6.7, but mighty in terms of commercial vibrancy – home to more than 2,200 businesses and a trade area that includes a 15-mile radius and 1.5M people – was founded in 1879 by James W. Webster under the name “Gardentown.” As Webster is positioned midway between downtown Houston and Galveston, the City was established initially as a colony for English immigrants. With the advent of the railroad, the area’s farming industry grew.
In the early 1900s, a small farming community comprised of Japanese immigrants established rice farming as a key crop for the region. In addition to rice and fruit, dairies and livestock ranches abounded. In the 1930s, petroleum was discovered at the Webster-Friendswood Oilfield.
Webster was incorporated in 1958, shortly before NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced that it would build the Johnson Space Center (formerly called the Manned Space Center) in 1961. Naturally, NASA served as a catalyst to grow the City of Webster and the region. Webster has been home to many aerospace companies, including Ad Astra Rocket Company and Lockheed Martin’s Exploration Development La...boratory.
Two of Webster’s growth industries have always been aerospace and medical. Webster became the “medical center of the south” with Houston as the “medical center of the north” beginning in 1972 with Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Webster’s medical center accommodates a service area population exceeding more than 1,800,000 patients annually. With the opening of Bay Area Regional Medical Center in 2014, that number is anticipated to continually escalate.