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Project Manager

Think Construction Think Construction Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Jun 19 '17Posted on:

Job Description The Project Manager is the key part of our leadership team.  Working with the principals, field staff and accounting department, the Project Manager is responsible for the successful management of each project from start to finish. The Project Manager is our client's primary contact within our company and is responsible for maintaining the balance between design goals, project schedules, project finances, and client satisfaction.

Candidate must have 3+ years as a professional Project Manager in the construction industry, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and possesses superior planning and organizational abilities. At Think Construction, we believe strongly in promoting a positive, respectful, supportive, collegial, and collaborative work environment – an environment that encourages hard work, professionalism, and opportunities for continued learning and growth. And we like to have fun doing it. We look for candidates who share our vision and want to grow with us.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead construction projects: coordinate construction efforts while ensuring the ongoing satisfaction of architects, owners, and other clients.
  • Generate and maintain the project’s schedule, budget, and supporting documents (RFIs, Submittals, etc.). Monitor the progress of these to ensure successful delivery of all projects on schedule and on budget.
  • Monitor project financial performance and take appropriate steps to maintain satisfactory performance of the project.
  • Prepare and negotiate all project agreements (based on existing company standard documents); make certain all parties understand the contents and limitations of agreement, subsequent Change Orders, etc.
  • Negotiate project schedule/deadlines with client and take primary responsibility within Think Construction for meeting agreed schedules.
  • Manage site teams (with the site supervisor) and take a lead role in scheduling and allocating resources for the project. Anticipate and be proactive about the needs of each site.
  • Maintain continuous dialogue between principals, site supers and clients, including scheduling and leading team meetings and maintaining project minutes, records and files.
  • Coordinate any outside Project Consultants (engineering, lighting, A/V, etc.).
  • Determine that applicable code issues have been properly reviewed and addressed.
  • Determine that project invoices have been properly vetted, prepared and sent to Bookkeeper. Help prepare Payment Requests.
  • Assist in preparing fee and agreement proposals; participate in other business development efforts as appropriate.
  • Supervise and mentor Assistant Project Managers in all aspects of the job.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in Project Management. High end residential construction expertise is a big plus, but will consider commercial PM experience if with a General Contractor
  • Thorough understanding of project management fundamentals, including project budgeting and scheduling, financial performance indicators, etc.
  • Deadline-driven critical thinking and ability to identify and articulate critical path issues.  
  • Team-oriented and collaborative, articulate, personable, professional, highly productive, and able to deal successfully with clients.
  • Strong sense of self-motivation and follow-through in a complex business environment; mature approach to managing priorities.
  • Ability to demonstrate spreadsheet and analysis skills related to project finances, staffing, etc.
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