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Assistant Project Manager

TRIO Electric was established in 2003 and is now one of the top electrical design, construction and electrical service firms in Texas.

TRIO Electric’s culture isn’t like anything you have ever experienced before, our culture is innovative, lively, challenging, collaborative and so much more. Truth is, there just aren’t enough adjectives out there to describe our culture. Still not convinced? We have been voted amongst the Best Places to Work in Houston and take pride in maintaining and advancing our reputation.

Our goal at TRIO Electric is simple- we want to become The Best! Employees are TRIO Electric’s number one asset and we are always looking to add new faces to our team to help us achieve this goal. At TRIO Electric we are not just looking for an Assistant Project Manager who can do the job, we want an Assistant Project Manager looking for longevity and growth in a commercial/industrial electric career, along with a personality that will fit great into our culture!


  • The Assistant Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that field operations occur according to the plans and directions provided by the Project Manager.


  • Business Development
  • Maintain relationships of established customers in the field and the customer project office staff
  • Attend marketing events to foster customer relationships and build rapport
  • Inquire and obtain customer feedback throughout the project
  • Estimating
  • Gather information as needed to complete estimate
  • Issue RFI, document answers/findings in log and communicate to required parties
  • Prepare draft estimate for approval
  • Create bill of material and send for quote (RFQ)
  • Accurately determine, enter take off into estimating software and adjust as needed
  • Draft proposal letters according to departmental standards (e.g. inclusions and exclusions)
  • Electrical Design
  • Apply electrical theory to recognize issues in the field and ensure projects are up to code
  • Project Execution
  • Prepare kickoff meeting agenda, participate in discussion and document meeting notes on Project Turnover form and complete assigned tasks
  • Manage coordination process of the building information modeling (BIM) with other trades to ensure a viable cost effective plan
  • Oversee material orders for procurement, delivery to optimize production and meet project specifications
  • Coordinate deliveries & logistics with field operations
  • Complete weekly and as needed job walks/site visits to discover issues and address concerns
  • Review job logs daily and take action as necessary
  • Ensure Jobsite photography is being obtained and cataloged according to company protocol
  • Attend project meetings (internal & customer) to address issues and concerns
  • Participate in safety audits and accident prevention to identify safety concerns
  • Manage global project file organization ongoing throughout the project
  • Prepare closeout meeting agenda, participate in discussion and document meeting notes on Post Job Review Agenda Form
  • Assemble accurate/current closeout documents and submit by required date
  • Adhere and conduct oneself according to company policy & procedures
  • Monitor actual cost versus final budget; report status and escalate any significant deviations
  • Produce accurate construction takeoffs, disseminate RFQs and create purchase orders based on takeoffs
  • Ensure scope is executed according to proposal and prevent unplanned/unbudgeted work/rework
  • Coordinate handoffs with subcontractors and other trades to complete scope
  • Request submittals from vendors and subcontractors, review for accuracy and submit for approval
  • Ensures field installation meets company quality control standards
  • Process change orders for proposals and provide budget backup information according to team standards and procedures
  • Talent Development - find and grow employees that contribute to company's success
  • Recruiting employees (field & office)

Skills & Abilities

  • Proficient in Mathematics
  • Electrical theory
  • Electrical & building codes
  • Basic understanding of general construction methods and procedures
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, BIM (Navis & basic CAD), Accubid, Computer Ease (or accounting software)
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
  • Promotes positive teamwork atmosphere and collaborates with others to build camaraderie
  • Takes action and makes decisions that successfully build customer value while meeting company goals
  • Accepts accountability for business results and delivers results that meet or exceed expectations
  • Pays attention to detail keeping focus on what is important and required for continued success
  • Effectively adapts to change and demonstrates awareness of how his/her actions impact others
  • Uses strategic thinking to identify new customers, markets, and business opportunities
  • Seeks opportunity to learn, grow, and innovate ideas that challenges the status quo in order to identify ways of doing things better and faster
  • Demonstrates the use of prudent risk-taking by making solid decisions based upon facts
  • Serves as a mentor and role model for others and is proactively engaged to impact the growth and development of others
  • Leads to create an inspiring vision of the future. Motivates and inspires people to engage with that vision.

Education & Experience

  • 1-3 years industry experience
  • BS/MS Construction Science Degree or related field
  • Licensing & Certifications
  • Apprentice


  • Continued Education
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Insurance (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • 401K

TRIO Electric offers a fun and fast paced culture that fosters safety, professionalism and education- if this sounds good to you, please apply now! We look forward to speaking with you!


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