Project Assistant - South Central

Administrative Houston, Texas


Headquartered in Salt Lake City and supported by 12 offices nationally, at Layton we're builders and we're family! Through delivering predictable outcomes, we've been inspiring confidence in our customers since 1953. We know that behind every project are the highly skilled people making it happen every day, which makes investing in hiring, developing, and retaining the brightest minds a top priority. We want the opportunity to help you achieve your career goals.

Joining Layton isn't just a new job, it's a career move that will provide lasting success for you and your family!

This position is not  remote. In-office work in the South Central area will be required. 


  • Champions “The Layton Way” by delivering predictable outcomes for internal teams, external teams, and customers.
  • Ensures that “Constructing with Integrity” is delivered by working with honesty, unity, safety, and quality of work.
  • Assembles, compiles, and/or prepares the following documents to ensure efficient and complete documentation for construction projects: contracts, purchase orders, owner pay requests, project insurances, bonds, Notices of Commencement, legal documents required for project start/completion, warranties, owners’ operations and maintenance manuals, and as-built drawing for closeout; monitors and enforces legal and insurance compliance with respect to all required construction paperwork, including paperwork required in-house.
  • Ensures timely responses from subcontractors for contract paperwork.
  • Creates and maintains project checklist.
  • Works with the Superintendent establishing dates for receiving shop drawings and milestones necessary to complete the project on time. Follows up for review and approval for shop drawings, samples, material lists, etc.
  • Maintains logs reflecting the status of shop drawings, requests for clarification, change requests, and proposal requests.
  • Distributes change requests and follows up for pricing changes.
  • Instructs project team in organized filing system and assures its proper use.
  • Prepares agendas and other preconstruction meeting documents.
  • Records and/or transcribes minutes at the preconstruction meeting.
  • Prepares and issues change orders to subcontractors and owners for extra work performed on the project.
  • Assists in estimate and buyout of projects.
  • Coordinates with project managers to increase understanding of projects and to improve the quality of the project paperwork.
  • Discusses and coordinates personal and project goals, important issues, and objectives.
  • May administer contracts and purchase orders as assigned by leadership.
  • Assists in establishing OCIP or CCIP program per contract requirements. Maintains required documents for program.
  • Drafts, transmits, and files correspondence.
  • Assists in bidding and in developing scope of work for trade contractors.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Types a minimum of 50 wpm.
  • Has at least 2 years’ experience in secretarial or administrative work.
  • Has a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and is able to create basic documents and spreadsheets using each application.
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Has excellent organization skills; develops systems that provide access to information with the ability to retrieve and deliver required information effectively.
  • Has the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; can establish priorities and an effective course of action.
  • Has the ability to accomplish routine tasks.
  • Is a team player; works well with other people; takes time to help co-workers, customers, and others achieve their goals and assignments.
  • Has the ability to perform essential duties and responsibilities efficiently, accurately, and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation, and without posing a threat of harm to self or others.
  • Previous experience working in an administrative role in a construction company preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic work methods, techniques and systems used by Layton Construction preferred.
  • One to two years post high school administrative assistant training preferred.

Benefits: The Company offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account, Healthcare Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, Life & AD&D Insurance, Long-term Disability Insurance, Short-term Disability Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance, Family Support, Pre-tax Paid Parking/Public Transportation, Paid time off, Time Away Benefits, Paid Holidays, Group Legal, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Identity Theft Protection, Group Legal, Pet Insurance, Employee Assistance Program.

EEO Statement - Layton Construction is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.