The Project Manager (PM) will serve as a main point of contact and corporate representative for all project stakeholders, including Owners, OPMs, Developers, Architects, Engineers and Subcontractors. The PM is responsible for oversight of the entire project’s life cycle including budget, cost, schedule, risk, resource management and safety while providing exceptional customer service. The PM will play a key role in business development including networking events, marketing initiatives, proposal preparation and interviews.

Required Skills

  • Involvement and support throughout the proposal and preconstruction processes.  
  • Work closely with estimating and purchasing during the procurement/buy-out phase of the project.
  • Provide constructability reviews of drawings and budget updates, as necessary. 
  • Review and management of project team and staffing requirements. 
  • Attend and run weekly owner/architect/contractor (OAC) project and subcontractor meetings; manage preparation and distribution of meeting minutes.
  • Continuously coordinate with field staff (General Superintendent, Project Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Safety Manager, etc.) on project goals, budget and schedule.
  • Overall management of project financials, including cost reporting, monthly requisitions, review and approval of invoices: ensure timely completion, management of the requisition process to maintain cash flow throughout the project and address/communicate issues proactively and promptly.
  • Budget forecasting. 
  • Change Management (including negotiation of disputes as necessary).
  • Represent J. Benton Construction with Owner, Architects, Consultants, Government Authorities, Vendors and Subcontractors.
  • Main point of contact for Owner communication and reporting.
  • Mentor staff: manage multiple team members on large complex or multiple projects.
  • Provide evaluation(s) of team members on performance and identify training needs. Conduct training and development of others.
  • Provide oversight and management of project controls including RFIs, submittals and material delivery tracking with support from APM and PE.
  • Oversight of Material Delivery tracking and reporting.
  • Oversight of meeting agenda, the development of minutes and reporting.
  • Maintain close relations with subcontractors, including early notification of submittal & material delivery schedule expectations.
  • Assist the project Superintendent and other team members in the resolution of all critical issues with a focus on quality, cost, and schedule. Provide documentation as necessary.
  • Monitor executed subcontracts and insurance certificates; verify contracts and insurance are in place prior to commencing work.
  • Work closely with Project Scheduler to update and distribute project master schedule with input from Superintendent and project teams. 
  • Complete and implement project closeout checklist.
  • Manage the timely close out documentation process for assembly and submission to the Design Team and Owner.
  • Provide oversight and coordination of the work; manage issuance and completion of punchlist to Subcontractors; drive project to completion. 
  • Observations and Field Reports: work with project team to conduct field walks as necessary and compile any corresponding documentation accordingly. Review Design Team field reports and work with required parties to resolve open items and drive resolution.
  • Perform regular safety walks with field and safety staff and record observations.
  • Assist in preparation and present at interviews for project pursuits.
  • Take lead in the development and management optimal project profit opportunities including self-perform trades.

Required Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or Architecture required.
  • 5+ years’ experience within the construction industry in project management or similar role. 
  • OSHA-10 and OSHA-30 preferred.
  • Additional proficiencies may include cost management software (Timberline, Sage preferred), scheduling software (Primavera P6 preferred) and construction management software (Procore preferred).
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills. 
  • Ability to drive and coordination resolution across multi-party issues.
  • Experience managing, delegating, and mentoring others. 
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of contract language. 
  • Well versed in cost management processes.
  • Strong ability to work in a team environment; focus on collaboration.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all APM and PE functions.

An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

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