Manager of Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Manager of Capital Projects & Infrastructure
Harris County Budget Management
 Houston, Texas
Job Description

OVERVIEW

Harris County Budget Management Department (BMD) seeks an experienced professional to join the team charged with modernizing the County’s budgeting practices and leading a transformation of its capital and infrastructure planning. The Manager of Capital Projects & Infrastructure will support financial planning activities, including refining multi-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) forecasts, detailed analysis of major infrastructure projects, and supporting financial assessments of other significant capital projects. The Harris County CIP totals nearly $1.5 billion per year, the Manager of Capital Projects & Infrastructure will play a key role in contributing to the documents and reporting of projects included in the CIP. This position will work closely with Harris County departments and agencies to collect necessary data, compiling and interpreting spending and affordability analysis, and communicating information to the public, County department heads and Commissioners Court.

ABOUT HARRIS COUNTY

Harris County is the third-largest county in the country. Its population of more than 4.5 million rivals that of the entire state of Colorado. Harris County is governed by Harris County Commissioners Court. The Court is composed of a County Judge and four Commissioners. Commissioners Court conducts the general business of the County and oversees financial matters. The County Judge is the County’s chief executive and a voting member of Commissioners Court. According to state statute, the County Judge also is the County’s Director of Emergency Management.

The Harris County Judge and Commissioners oversee a $4.3 billion budget that helps fund key county services and institutions. As the main governing body of Harris County, Commissioners Court plays a critical role that is part administrative, part legislative, and part judicial. Its many responsibilities include adopting a budget; setting tax rates; calling for bond elections; building and maintaining county infrastructure such as roads and bridges; and overseeing county courthouses, jails, libraries, parks, and the Harris County Flood Control District. Harris County currently has more than 75 departments with over 15,000 employees.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with county departments to maintain five-year cash flow forecast, updated project sheets, and status of CIP related projects
  • Works with county departments to understand the funding mechanisms and affordability analysis related to CIP projects
  • Identifies and handles the resolution of unusually complex issues, identifying the appropriate analytical approach and reviewing, vetting, and challenging key inputs, as appropriate; Issues typically require creative solutions, multiple scenario analyses, and presenting findings to Department heads
  • Leads the financial evaluation and analysis to support financial planning or strategic decision-making that has a major financial or operational impact on capital and infrastructure projects
  • Establishes effective working relationships with departments and the staff of elected officials
  • Prepares and reviews periodic reports to inform Commissioners Court of progress on the Capital Improvement Program
  • Supports the publication of Capital Improvement and infrastructure data on the web
  • Performs other duties as assigned and as needed to support the operations of the Budget Management Department

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net

REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of three (3) years professional work experience directly related to financing or development of capital projects or other large-scale infrastructure
  • Experience with project development, transportation, or construction
  • Ability to work quickly, flexibly, and accurately to meet deadlines
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Excel and other computer-based data information systems
  • Cover Letter and Resume must be attached to the Application

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent communication skills, including presentation, grammar, and writing skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational and skills; effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks/initiatives
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well with the public, County personnel, and external organizations; builds and maintains cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Works well under pressure and public scrutiny
  • Effectively prioritizes, identifies, and solves problems

PREFERENCES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Public Policy or a related field
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