Sr Program Manager

Houston, TX


Plans, directs, organizes, and executes activities of multiple projects to ensure that goals and objectives of the projects are accomplished within a prescribed timeframe and funding parameters by performing the following duties or through duties assigned to the staff on the projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for understanding the client business, plans, requirements and engineering needs, organizational structure and the Client’s Agreement for EPCM Services (EFA) contract and local call-off(s).  CDI’s internal authority on the agreement and local requirements.
  • Provides leadership, coordination, and project management under the supervision of the Texas Manager of Projects or Director of Operations. Accountable for project results including:
    • safety,
    • quality,
    • client satisfaction, including performance against KPIs-
    • conformance to the EFA contract
  • The escalation point for matters concerning HSSEQ when not properly addressed by functional professionals/leaders/managers.
  • The focal point for project development and delivery for the home office – responsible for technical, cost, schedule, client satisfaction and CDI profitability.  Lead for home office PMs.
  • The CDI lead for addressing the client’s objectives for CDI strategic planning, and CDI or joint improvement initiatives.  
  • The person responsible for overall reporting to the client, as assisted by the Site Manager and the Enterprise Program Manager.
  • Leads or is a member of the CDI PM team across multiple sites (TBD).
  • Responsible for consistent/scalable CDI execution between the client site and home office. Establishes standards for estimates, proposals, Project Execution Plans, and other CDI documents to ensure consistency, efficient performance, and conformance with the EFA.
  • Ensures a safe work environment and a safe design, per CDI and client safety guidelines.
  • Coaches and mentors the members of the project team.
  • Reports on status of project to the Texas Director of Operations.
  • Oversees and approves Engineering Man-hour Estimates (EMEs) to the Client Project Engineer.
  • Coordinate with the client on site priorities once they are provided for review.
  • Coordinates engineering metrics in relation to project Total Installed Costs (TIC).
  • Establishes and defines assigned project organization. Determines staffing requirements based upon the man-hour budgets only and informs DMs on personnel on future staffing,
  • Establishes a cost-effective environment. Maintains a competitive average billing rate and reports on Savings.
  • Responsible for effective project execution, change management. Develop and maintain the Project Execution Plan(s) as needed.
  • Ensures the correct version of “Selection of PES, DEPs & DEM1 Checklist Tool” is being used for all projects.
  • Ensures all PMs review Construction Work Packages for project scope adherence and other deliverables prior to issuance to Client.
  • Complies with all CDI operating guidelines and standards.
  • Serve as the CDI PM and/or assigns PMs or PEs to perform work.


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. This is a senior level position with significant responsibilities.

  • Knowledgeable in project management, cost control, scheduling and estimating for EPCM service in support of capital and maintenance projects in the refining industry.
  • Knowledgeable of contractual potential issues and commercial strategies.
  • Possesses leadership capability and effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Plans and organizes.
  • Maximizes profitability within the terms of the contract.
  • Expands CDI’s role and services.
  • Assesses risk and takes action to mitigate risk.
  • Exhibits engineering management knowledge across multiple disciplines with emphasis on discipline interfaces and information flow.
  • Exhibits interest in the development of his employees and other CDI employees and experience in mentoring and developing individual training and development plans.
  • Has the ability to assist in proposal development and presentations.
  • Must be able to make decisions that need to be made, however unpopular.


Bachelor’s degree in engineering or technical field from four-year college or university is required. A minimum of ten years’ experience in the engineering, procurement, and construction industry. A Professional Engineering license is preferred, but not required

Type: Permanent

Reference ID: 4914