Project Manager – DFW

Project Manager – DFW

Program Management - DFW, TX

At H. J. Russell & Company, we know that exception outcomes start with the right people. We believe that work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun. We also believe that exceptional outcomes are more likely to occur with a respectful, satisfying, and empowering company. We value and respect our employees – their experience and expertise as well as their energy, passion, and diversity – and their innovative approach to work and life. If you believe that this is the job for you, then why not come and work for a company that’s here to help you move in the direction you want to go, and one that has been named by our team members as “Top Workplace”, a recognition we are proud to have.  Russell is based in Atlanta, GA.  


Responsible for managing one or more aviation projects, including responsibility for scope, schedule, and budget adherence in accordance with the written project documents and established policies and procedures.  Project Managers will be responsible for projects from Business Case through Closeout.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Administer one or more projects, to include responsibility for budget, schedule and quality adherence and performance, in accordance with the contract documents and established procedures.

Oversee all design and construction support activities for each assigned project.

Oversee the design consultants to ensure design projects stay on schedule and on budget.

Oversee the design review process to verify comments are tracked, responded to and closed out expeditiously per the required timelines.

Report on projects weekly via the Project Status Reports.

Utilize the DFW approved software to manage projects (Unifier, BIM, Primavera P6, Sharepoint, etc.).

Ensure the coordination of all project activities with airport tenants, airlines, DFW departments, governmental and other agencies.

Proactively resolve issues to keep projects on schedule and minimize client exposure.

Proactively work to avoid claims and resolve claims expeditiously to minimize client exposure.

Prepare and submit to senior management and/or DFW-DCC monthly report(s) detailing the progress, accomplishments, issues, and current status of the project.

Review and concur in the proposed settlement of change orders, claims, and revisions to the design and/or construction scope, schedule, and budget.

Assist DFW-DCC as requested in the development of RFQ’s and RFP’s and provide support as requested during the procurement process.

Lead (or approve) the negotiation of design and construction phase services, consultant fees and change orders, provide documentation, and recommend acceptance by DFW-DCC.

Work closely with the Construction Manager to ensure projects are successful and in line with DFW goals and objectives.

Perform work in a safe manner and actively encourages others to do the same.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Civil PE license preferred but not required.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Project, or Construction Management.

Minimum of five (5) years of experience in managing projects of similar size, type, and complexity.  Previous aviation project management experience preferred but not required.

Must be able to obtain a SIDA-cleared badge at DFW.

Must possess a valid Class C driver’s license and be able to obtain a certification to drive in DFW’s AOA movement area.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment and the noise level is usually moderate.

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