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Turner & Townsend Project Manager - Major Projects in Aviation in Houston, Texas

Company Description

Are you interested in working on some of the world’s most exciting projects, with some of the world’s leading businesses?

At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society. Every day we help our clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects in over 114 offices and 47 countries worldwide.

At Turner & Townsend, we offer a wide variety of benefits to our staff to help them inside or outside of the work. We offer true work life balance, working from home arrangements, team events and much more.

Our Project Management team have been helping the largest Aviation clients in Texas with their complex projects. We have a number of roles coming up in the Project Management space which require strong technical knowledge but equally strong collaboration and client management skills.

Job Description

Turner & Townsend will give you the opportunity to work with world class clients on cutting edge projects and to build a successful career with a company that will offer the highest levels of support at every stage.

We work on projects of all sizes from one-off developments to mega-programmes, from planning the future development of international airports to site based construction of individual buildings, or the largest rail infrastructure projects in the country. We cover everything from leading teams, planning works, tracking progress and business case delivery to bringing assets into use.

The main purpose of the project manager is to optimise project success by delivering against agreed project objectives. Our project managers see the value in agreeing from the outset ‘what good looks like’ and take pride in ensuring alignment to this as the project progresses. Some of the key specifications we attribute to the purpose include:

  • Taking responsibility for effectively and efficiently leading a project or suite of projects.

  • Employing proven project management experience to plan, monitor and document tasks throughout a project

  • Identifying and managing the resources necessary to support project execution, including leading and motivating people to ‘bring out the best in everyone’

  • Putting safety at the heart of project delivery. As the number one priority for our clients, safety in construction comes first, always.

  • Fostering a collaborative and communicative project culture.

  • Day-to-day management of projects through the complete life cycle, including successfully implementing from initiation through deployment and handover into operations.

  • Working and leading within a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to deliver targeted project outcomes

  • Proven ability to own and manage key functional aspects within the project, including: scope, risk, cost, schedule and quality.

  • Managing different forms of contract, including ensuring compliance with contract terms in delivery of the works for consultants and contractors, processing of payments, managing change.

  • Employ a sound understanding of procurement in projects, including contract drafting, tendering process preparations and management, bid analysis and contract award for both professional services and contractors.

  • Report preparation and communication of project progress to a range of stakeholders, including schedule/milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks and issues, and promoting appropriate actions to improve project outcomes.


  • Minimum of 15 years working in an Aviation Major Project Management role

  • Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience

  • Recognised Project Management Qualification is essential (e.g. AAPM, APM, PMI, PRINCE2, MSP) or equivalent

  • Experience working in the Aviation infrastructure and/or construction sector

  • Experience in Aviation is REQUIRED

  • Sound understanding of engineering and design in delivery, as well as a solid understanding of safety practices in project delivery

  • Experience of managing multiple concurrent projects at various stages of delivery

  • Experience operating at various stages in the project lifecycle

  • Proven experience in contractor management

  • Contract administration and management

  • Strong stakeholder management skills including coordination and communication

  • Self-motivated team player with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands

Additional Information

Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change. We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.

Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Turner & Townsend does not accept any speculative or unsolicited CV’s that have been sent to our internal recruitment team or hiring managers from agencies outside of our preferred supplier list. Any speculative or unsolicited CV’s will be treated as a direct application.

It is strictly against Turner & Townsend policy for candidates to pay any fee in relation to our recruitment process. No recruitment agency working with Turner & Townsend will ask candidates to pay a fee at any time.

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