Sr. Project Manager

Sr. Project Manager

Program Management - DFW Airport, 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.


Responsible for the overall management of one or more airfield projects in accordance with the written project/construction documents and established policies and procedures.  Plans and directs all technical functions related to the project(s,) and oversees the project team responsible for planning, design, procurement, construction, commissioning, and closeout.  Oversee other assigned Project Managers to provide guidance and assist PMs with the execution of projects.

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.

Manage, coordinate, and supervise the project team, which may consist of one or more Design Managers, Construction Managers, Construction Coordinators and other support staff as necessary.

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

Proactively resolve issues to 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.

Provide documentation as required by DFW for the administration and execution of each 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.

Evaluate and provide recommendations to DFW-DCC for changes and/or modifications to the design consultant and construction contractor scope of services.

Lead (or approve) the negotiation of design and construction phase services, consultant fees and change orders, and provide documentation.

Performs work in a safe manner and actively encourage others to comply with safety rules and regulations, including wearing of personal protective devices.


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 the essential functions.


Civil PE license preferred but not required.

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

Minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in managing aviation projects of similar size, type, and complexity.

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.

Knowledge of and experience in writing a Safety Plan, a QA/QC Plan, a Document Control Plan, and a Project Procedures Manual.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Able to demonstrate excellence leadership skills and goals setting.


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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