Project manager will coordinate and supervise the construction process from the conceptual development stage through final construction, making sure the project gets done on time and within budget. Managers will evaluate and help determine appropriate construction delivery system and the most cost-effective plan and schedule for completing the project. Managers schedule and coordinate all design and construction processes, including the selection, hiring and management of specialty trade contractors. It is their responsibility to represent the interest of the client and provide professional advice. The Project Manager is also responsible for developing relationships with new and existing customers that will lead to new work opportunities, to create strategies to achieve new business, and build strong partnerships.
Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:
- Establish and maintain a positive relationship with clients, architects, engineers and local building officials.
- Understand and promote the project team concept – owner, architect, general contractor, employees, subcontractors and suppliers.
- Identify and expand new customer business through past relationships, direct prospecting, networking and participating with various professional groups.
- Interpret plans and estimate costs and quantities of materials needed.
- Responsible for obtaining all necessary permits and licenses and direct and monitor compliance with building and safety codes and other regulations.
- Manage the planning, scheduling and implementation of the project design.
- Determine the labor requirements and identify general and trade contractors to complete specific components of the project.
- Study building contract documents and negotiate with owners and subcontractors.
- Control preparation of cost estimates and the documentation for contract bids.
- Direct the work of several associates, such as assistant managers, superintendents, engineers and crew supervisors.
- Direct and monitor the progress of construction activities.
- Consult with architects, engineers and other technical workers to make sure that design intentions are met.
- Oversee the performance of all trade contractors to ensure the quality of work and completion on schedule.
- Track and control construction costs to avoid cost overruns.
- Prepare and manage client invoices and subcontract agreements to ensure prompt payments.
- Review submittals and provide to field.
- Enforce the Scherer Construction/OSHA safety standards on site at all times.
- Accountable for the preparation and completion of punch list.
- Available to be “on call” to deal with delays, effects of bad weather, or emergencies at the site.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
- Must be able to lift and move work related items up to 50 pounds
- Must be able to push, pull up, bend at the knees and waist, twist body at waist, raise and hold arms overhead, turn head-neck-shoulders as needed
- Must be able to stand, squat and kneel on hard surfaces
- Must be able to grasp and hold tools and other items with hands
- Job requires occasional travel during the day to attend meetings and visit jobsites
- While on construction sites, all of the normal hazards will prevail, including noise, dust, falling objects and any of the dangers that occur on a construction site
- Occasionally work in outside weather conditions
Job Skills, Knowledge, Training and Experience:
- Substantial construction industry work experience.
- Ability to understand contracts, plans, and specifications and to be knowledgeable about construction methods, materials and regulations.
- Comprehend engineering, architectural and other construction drawings.
- Proficient with computers and software programs for job costing, scheduling, and estimating.
- Ability to be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
- Able to be decisive and work well under pressure particularly when faced with unexpected occurrences or delays.
- Ability to coordinate several major activities at once and prioritize tasks according to schedule demands.
- Able to analyze and resolve problems.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Outstanding leadership skills to establish good working relationships with many different people.
- Personal drive, initiative and resourcefulness.
Education and Training Requirements::
- 4 year degree in construction management, construction science or engineering.
- 8 – 10 years construction industry work experience