The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for understanding and managing projects from Requests for Information through the initial planning phase including design, establishing budgets, determining resource allocations through successful communication and coordination with HL departments. The PM focuses on meeting project commitments throughout each phase of the project and proactively manages critical communications with the: General Contractor, Project Managers, Project Coordinator, Professional Engineers, Superintendents as well as the Homeowners and Field personnel. The PM keeps estimator informed of all phases of the project by keeping in close touch with the Estimators. Accurate job tracking and project projecting through using Sage reports and projection spreadsheet.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
- Attendance - Regular and predictable attendance is required for this position. The regular hours for this position are 7am – 5pm, with some night and weekend work being necessary.
- Project and Resource Management – The Project Manager leads the planning of projects and successful implementation of planning strategies, including the project budget and team resource allocation. He/she manages and evaluates the delivery of project resource requirements and develops methods to monitor the progress of various projects (and changes), providing corrective supervision if necessary. The PM understands and effectively uses established policies and procedures to manage projects successfully. The PM presents oral and written reports defining plans, problems and resolutions to appropriate levels of management, and interacts with internal departments on project and financial controls as necessary.
- Client Management – The PM defines and delivers appropriate levels of service to the customer through contractual obligations. He/she interacts regularly with existing and potential clients to determine their needs and develops plans for improving project delivery. Projects are kept on track/on target and the PM makes continual adjustments with clients using persuasion and a win/win strategy to keep a project on course. The PM is a key advocate for the client, and represents client needs as appropriate to the Senior Project Manager and Leadership Team.
- Leadership - The PM provides leadership to all and creates a shared focus on the importance of achieving results within the project team. He/she prioritizes the team’s work, organizes and delegates assignments to others and anticipates consequences of actions, potential problems and opportunities to change. The PM monitors project staff as well as the performance against goals, standards and project commitments and takes corrective action when necessary.
- Additional Responsibilities – The PM participates in policy development, approving client/vendor contracts and managing/approving all project and employee expenses.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE ‘REQUIRED’ FOR THE JOB:
- B.A. Degree in engineering or construction management from a 4-year college or university required and minimum 5 years related experience and/training as a Project Manager or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Project Manager Certification (PMP), LEED AP/Associate Certification and OSHA 10/30 Certification preferred in position but not required.
- Expert knowledge of all aspects of construction including but not limited to: methods, technology, materials, tools and equipment.
- Must have demonstrated experience of intermediate computer operations such as: OST, Quick Bid and SAGE and experience in intermediate PC skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and email.
- Proficient knowledge and ability to read, analyze and interpret scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract or concrete variables.
- Demonstrated experience effectively presenting information to top management, clients, public groups and board of directors. Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community. Able to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format. Must be able to smooth over sensitive situations and resolve issues quickly, be it with employees, clients, or vendors.
- Able to work with math concepts: probability, statistical inference, plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Must be able to apply fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
- Demonstrated ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES THAT ARE ‘IMPORTANT FOR SUCCESS’ IN THIS POSITION:
- Prior management experience running small to large sized projects.
- Able to communicate effectively with diverse populations.
- Strong understanding of field operations and knowledge of building material costs, and ability to manage those costs.
- The PM manages 1-5 employees per project and up to 80 employees through subordinate supervisors for the Drywall, Finishing and Paint Departments. There is no travel required for this position.
- The Project Manger frequently stands, walks and sits in this position; and occasionally reaches with the hands/arms and uses hands to finger/handle/feel items as well as climbs, balances, stoops, kneels or crawls as required. Talking and hearing is critical to the role given the interactions with others, and done over 2/3rds of the time.
- The PM performs light physical/non-strenuous activity throughout the day, primarily of an administrative nature. Occasionally the PM lifts varying items weighing up to 50 lbs., and infrequently lifts up to 100 lbs.
- The vision requirements for this position include: close, distance, color, peripheral and depth perception.
- On occasion (10% of the workday), the Project Manager is exposed to: air contamination, vibration, working in poorly lit or confining work areas, and working above ground where the possibility of falling exists. Other hazards may exist including heavy machinery, working near moving mechanical parts and/or high voltage electricity and other hazards.
- The Project Manager works outdoors and in an indoor shop environment with adequate ventilation.
- The PM is occasionally exposed to: wet/humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, and extreme hot and cold.
- The noise level can vary from moderate to loud, based on the environment.