The Project Manager is responsible for the financial, administrative and customer-relations success of the projects to which he or she is assigned. Major objectives include 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:
• 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 in concert 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 Turnover Meeting (Acquisition to Fulfillment) with the Sales/Estimator, the Construction Compliance Manager, and the Engineer, to review and understand the project scope and requirements.
• Finalizes the project schedule.
• Schedules and conducts the kickoff meeting with the customer and establishes himself as the “point man” for the project.
• Coordinates the field labor schedules of the Sprinkler team. Resolves any scheduling conflicts with the Construction Manager.
• 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 as frequently as necessary 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 he / she has responsibility each week and presents action plans for meeting or exceeding the project profitability anticipated in the original bid.
• Ensures that change orders are submitted to and approved by the customer prior to the commencement of work.
• 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.
• Provides monthly percentage of completed per schedule of valves to Construction Compliance Manager to ensure accurate monthly billing of jobs.
• 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 return of materials and rental or owned equipment.
• BA/BS Construction Management or an appropriate technical discipline.
• 5 years of construction project management experience in a civil engineering environment.
• 2 years of construction field supervision is desirable.
• Computer skills, including at least Word, Excel and one or more project management systems.
Knowledge, Skills 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 ‘roll up sleeves” and do what is necessary to get the job done.
• 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.
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.
• Position requires bending twisting, stooping, climbing and lifting of 10-20 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally. May be required to stand up to 4 hours without a break.
• May be exposed to extremes in weather conditions (hot/cold).