The Project Manager is responsible for the technical, financial, administrative and customer-relations success of the projects to which he or she is assigned. Major objectives include, technical review, building customer relationships, managing the project within defined profitability and timing parameters, and completing the project to the satisfaction of the customer.
Essential Job Functions:
- Reviews and addresses technical criteria for accuracy prior to project start.
- Develops and nurtures relationships with contractors, owners, governmental agencies and other potential customers or influencers
- Responds to inquiries from potential customers for information about the capabilities of the company and tracks and follows up on inquiries
- Assists with project estimates as needed
- Works with Sales and Estimating to thoroughly review the bid package prior to bid date and contribute comments, suggestions and corrections for inclusion in the final bid amount
- Attends the internal new project kickoff meeting (Acquisition to Fulfillment) with the Sales/Estimator, and the Engineer, to review and understand the project scope and requirements
- Finalizes the project schedule
- Schedules and conducts the kickoff/preconstruction meeting with the customer and establishes himself as the “point of contact” for the project
- Coordinates the field labor schedules of the Alarm/Suppression team. Resolves any scheduling conflicts with the Vice President
- Responsible for direct labor productivity under your supervision
- Supervises the buyout and approves purchase orders to all subcontractors and vendors to establish commitments for project costs
- Coordinates all subcontractors and vendors on assigned jobs
- Attends as needed job site start-ups and assists in the orientation of the crew
- Visits the job site to ensure the satisfaction of the customer, attend key project review meetings on site, and resolve technical issues
- Reviews all project field reporting promptly upon receipt; resolves any problems with inaccurate, late or absent reporting. (Timesheets, Field Service Reports, etc.)
- Monitors work performance regarding project specifications and scope of work and takes action to resolve variances
- Monitors the progress of the project against the schedule and takes action to resolve project overruns
- Reviews the financial status of each project for which they have responsibility each week and presents action plans for meeting or exceeding the project profitability anticipated in the original bid
- Ensures that change orders are properly entered into the project accounting system and tracked
- Approves vendor invoices and subcontractor requisitions and ensures that the costs are legitimate and charged to proper phases and cost categories
- Schedules, conducts, and documents customer and subcontractor meetings as needed
- Ensures that punch list items and quality issues are addressed and managed promptly and effectively
- Ensures that the project is properly closed out including certificate of completion, final inspection report, as-built creation, turn over maintenance manuals, and return of materials and rental or owned equipment
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Good communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills are mandatory. Able to interact with all levels being served in a positive manner. Represent the company in a professional, credible manner in speech, written communications and appearance
- Willingness to do what is necessary to get the job done. Field technical work may be required
- Honesty, integrity and a strong desire to succeed
- Work effectively with others in a teamwork environment to achieve business goals. Influence team members and peers to achieve team goals while maintaining constructive relationships. Also, able to work independently with minimal supervision
- Able to adapt behavior to different people and situations. Being flexible by adjusting interpersonal approaches appropriate to the manager/employee. Work to understand the business reasons for changes before reacting. Ability to help others accept and implement change. Show patience with others as they adapt to change.
- Maintains professional, cooperative relationships with subcontractors, engineers, architects and customers.
- Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
- Complies with corporate policies and procedures.
- BA/BS Construction Management or an appropriate technical discipline
- 5 years of construction project management experience in an engineering environment
- 2 years of construction field supervision is desirable
- Computer skills, including at least Word, Excel and one or more project management systems
Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts and be able to apply those concepts
- Regular and Timely Attendance
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time (up to 4 hours) without a break
- Position requires bending, twisting, stooping, climbing
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally
- Position requires pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds frequently and 40 pounds occasionally
- May be exposed to temperature changes, heights, small spaces including confined spaces
- Ability to distinguish colors and use hands for repetitive fine manipulation frequently
- Must pass initial and random substance abuse tests