Owner Verification, Testing and Inspection (OVTI) Project Manager

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Quality Assurance
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
Professional & Technical

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking an Owner Verification, Testing and Inspection (OVTI) Project Manager with a minimum of 10 years of construction management (CM) and/or construction engineering & inspection (CEI) experience on highway and bridge construction projects in Texas. This position requires a candidate with effective time-management, written communication, planning, organization and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate has the ability to take initiative, work independently and coordinate efforts with multi-discipline teams.


As the OVTI Project Manager, you will play a key role in expanding the capabilities of a successful construction engineering and inspection transportation group. The ideal candidate has solid technical capabilities, and a commitment to delivering a quality product. A licensed Professional Engineer in Texas is required. 


Key Technical Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Practice Leader in business development of the CM and CEI markets in Texas for TxDOT, toll authorities, regional mobility authorities and other agencies
  • Communicate and negotiate with clients for CM and/or CEI contracts
  • Under general supervision, manage CM and/or CEI service contracts
  • Lead CM/CEI teams and train and mentor key staff
  • Chair pre-construction meetings
  • Supervise the CM and/or CEI project teams delivering contract administration and CM and/or CEI services on transportation projects per the contract documents, procedures, specifications and manuals
  • Oversee payments to the contractors, Change Order justification, inspector performance, and resolution of construction issues
  • Oversee the project close out phase, including certificate of substantial completion, punch-list, and receipt of as-built drawings, warrantees, and manuals
  • Provide design support and constructability reviews 

Key Managerial Responsibilities:

  • Accountability includes timely and satisfactory completion of CM and/or CEI services per the contractual agreements and assuring satisfactory client service
  • Maintain effective client relationships and leverage project experience to win work
  • Aid the Practice Leader in development and production of proposals, SOQs and presentations
  • Manage the implementation of established procedures and the implementation of preventive and corrective actions

Skills / Qualifications

  • Must have a degree in Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent
  • 10+ years of relevant experience on TxDot OVTI Projects
  • Must be a registered P.E. in Texas or ability to achieve one in 6 months
  • Must have relevant TxDot Pre-Certifications
  • Must have a Texas drivers license
  • Must be physically able to perform the job duties



Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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