JOB TITLE: Construction Project Manager
REPORTS TO: First Vice President/Project Executive
LOCATION: Long Island
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION
The project manager is responsible for overall project planning and scheduling, resource allocation, project accounting, and control, while providing technical direction and ensuring compliance with quality standards. The project manager responsibilities span a broad spectrum, covering all the areas of project management such as Project Planning, Design Supervision, Estimating, Purchasing, Logistics, Cost Management, Time Management, Quality Management, Contract Administration, Field Superintending, Safety Management and other areas necessary to complete a construction project.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Charting out the project objectives and plans, setting performance requirements, and selecting project participants.
- Implementation of various operations through proper coordination.
- Development of effective communications and mechanisms for resolving conflicts among the various participants.
- Oversee the construction project from start to finish, including the design process.
- Perform a key role in project planning, budgeting, and identification of resources needed
- Project accounting functions including managing the budget, tracking if team expenses and minimizing exposure and risk in the project
- Co-ordinate the efforts of all parties involved in the project, which include the architects, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and laborers.
- Monitor the progress of the construction activities and hold regular status meetings with all the sub-contractors.
- Maintain strict adherence to the budgetary guidelines, quality and safety standards.
- Ensure project documents are complete.
- Serve as a key link with internal and external clients and review the deliverables prepared by the team before passing onto client.
- The Project Manager reports to the Project Executive and plans, coordinates, directs and supervises personnel (depending on size of project), subcontractors and vendors engaged on projects ensuring that work is completed on time, within budget and to the quality specified within the Client contract.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
- Computer conversant and proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook.
- Able to prepare Construction Schedules using MS Project or Primavera.
- Experience with Timberline and Procore a plus.
- Demonstrates good written and oral communications and team skills.
- Must be creative and should have the aesthetic capability to visualize space and develop concepts for marketing, presentation and cost analysis.
- Must be able utilize concept plans to create accurate budgets based on layouts and established standards and finishes.
- Must have a good overview of the technical aspects of construction in order to make accurate assessments of cost.
- Must be a ‘people person’, communicative, an outstanding listener that pays particular attention to details and should be savvy in picking up nuances to successfully estimate cost.
- Must possess sound judgment and an entrepreneurial spirit to effectively negotiate the sale of a product (i.e., space) on behalf of the company.
- Project the highest level of professional appearance and conduct.
- Must be intelligent, highly organized, motivated, self-starter.
- A hard worker, one who must be diligent and focused, and who enjoys hard work and its rewards.
- Effectively work under pressure and can prioritize work to ensure it is completed under intense deadlines.
- Must be dependable, consistent, diligent, and thorough.
- Creative and resourceful in completing tasks accurately in a compressed timeframe.
- Demonstrates technical knowledge of the construction industry and the ability to use cost-estimating methods.
- Applies knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in construction field.
- Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
- Demonstrates a certain degree of creativity and latitude.
- Demonstrates professionalism and pride of ownership in the completion of assigned tasks.
- Manage Budget and Financial Reporting; utilize control tools such as Change Order Requests & Logs, Change Event Letters & Logs, etc.
- Maintain Subcontract Documents
- Maintain Quality Assurance and Control; keep control set of contract/shop drawings and issue regular reports to assure all team members are working from current design; follow up on delivery of materials to job site
- Establish and Monitor Administrative procedures for the project, including but not limited to the process by which contract drawings, submittals, additional cost requests (plus related Change Orders), shop/contract drawings and all other information concerning the project is received, reviewed, approved and released
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or technical training.
- Minimum 6-10 years’ experience in construction management and/or related fields.
- Residential Ground up experience
- Vast knowledge of all trades: scope, time frames/field execution, typical missed scope/exposures
- Knowledge of the design process, including coordination and integration of architectural and engineering disciplines.
- Solid conceptual estimating experience
- Demonstrated communication and presentation skill