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Sr Project Manager


Houston, TX, US, 77019

Req ID: 407486 


BASIC PURPOSE:  Responsible for the planning, management and execution of the design and build process required to install alternative fueling stations (CNG, EV, Solar, RNG, Hydrogen) by collaborating with internal and external design teams, managing project schedules and budgets, ordering equipment, reviewing contract documents, coordinating with permitting agencies, and interfacing with the customer and contractors throughout projects’ life cycle. Responsible for mentoring and training Jr. Project Managers and assisting them with the implementation of their projects. 



  • Work with Jr. PM’s, internal, and external stakeholders to execute projects within scope, budget, and defined timeframes.
  • Review all project specific contracts to understand processes/procedures to exceed customer defined expectations.
  • Collaborate with internal and external design and engineering teams to generate facility construction drawings and reviews to ensure it meets all customer/project specifications.
  • Research, review, and complete AHJ applications and submit drawings to local permitting agencies prior to construction. 
  • Research review, and complete utility applications for new or upgrades required for projects (electric, gas, water, etc.).
  • Review equipment submittals with engineering team and procure all major equipment from external vendors.
  • Create and review all Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for construction generated by Jr. PM’s and PM’s, and review competitive bids for competency, value, and execution in order to recommend General Contractor selection.
  • Update, coordinate internal and external factors to manage the projects’ schedule on a timely basis.
  • Schedule and host all meetings with customer to keep open lines of communication with the project team and serve as the focal point of contact. Responsible for clear and concise documentation of all meeting minutes to exceed customer expectations. Responsible for assisting Jr. PM’s with communication and providing feedback to help in their development.
  • Bi-Weekly review of project budgets, including all Account Receivables (AR) and Accounts Payable (AP) on the project.  Ensure customers are billed regularly via Schedule of Values (SOV) and track vendor invoices payments. Aptitude in diving into in-depth financial problem solving and managing cost creep.
  • Manage the submittal and Request for Information (RFI) process with support of the engineering and construction team.
  • Negotiate with utilities, contractors, and the customer to reach acceptable technical and economic solutions.
  • Oversee construction phase with periodic site visits, regular communication to the customer, and coordination with the design and engineering team to identify, solve and execute issues/problems to avoid project schedule and cost creep.
  • Provide financial project review and support with final project closeout documentation.
  • Full knowledge of Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Project.  Must be able to compose professional emails, letters, and contracts.
  • Work to create efficiencies between internal departments for continued process improvement.



Required Education:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent and 4-year bachelor’s degree required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Construction Management, or relevant field with experience in Project Management

Required Experience:

  • 5+ years managing construction, utility, facilities, or oil and gas projects with a proven record of successful execution.
  • 5+ years in managing multi-faceted projects including technical and financial aspects.
  • 5+ years’ experience working with local project AHJ, environmental and safety regulations.



Required Skills:

  • Efficient, Detail-oriented, extremely organized, able to multi-task and prioritize activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills to build constructive relationships with customers, business units, service organizations and other stakeholders to meet shared goals and objectives.
  • Excellent negotiation, time-management, and active listening skills.
  • Ability to function in, and successfully manage in a demanding environment.
  • Self-starter with strong initiative, able to lead a team of people to accomplish set tasks and goals.
  • Able to analyze problems and strategize for best solutions.

Physical Demands:

  • Travel required, approximately 50%.
  • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping.
  • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision.


Job Function(s): Corporate 


Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert


The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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