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Project Manager

Kitchell Custom Homes, Inc Kitchell Custom Homes, Inc Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Nov 14 '18Posted on:
Full-timeType:

Kitchell Custom Homes, a boutique estate home builder headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA  is seeking an experienced Project Manager in the Los Angeles area with custom homes or luxury hospitality construction experience to join our growing team of high-end private residential builders.

The Project Manager will build long-term relationships with new and existing clients, monitor and follow up on project procurement, control and scheduling, ensure project scope, meeting minutes, job safety, quality assurance and change order requests are in compliance with contract documents, monitor, control and update project schedules, owner contracts and construction contracts. The Project Manager must also have a passion for customer service and will be the primary contact for Client and Consultant communication working on projects in Los Angeles County, and serve as a technical source of information on project plans, specifications, and requests for information and shop drawings.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement assigned duties with an exceptional level of accuracy, timeliness and cost effectiveness.
  • Ensure all project estimates are prepared in accordance with the requirements of the project. Become familiar with each estimate to fully support its integrity.
  • Review and monitor all design and construction phase documents for conformance with the budget, schedule and prime contract.
  • Prepare instructions and coordinate bidding process; review subcontractor bids for conformance, qualifications and financial factors.
  • Negotiate and prepare subcontracts, contract purchase orders, agreement change orders and change order requests.
  • Ensure preparation and implementation of project chart of accounts.
  • Confer with the Project Superintendent and the Director of Scheduling to provide input for the pre-bid and master construction schedule. Ensure the preparation of the detailed construction phase schedule.
  • Monitor the financial responsibility and past performance of subcontractors prior to award of any subcontract. Prepare subcontractor pre-award checklist.
  • Review the subcontract pre-billing worksheet and monthly progress payment request; and monitor payment receipts and disbursements.
  • Monitor all outstanding owner change orders and change order requests.
  • Control job cost system, information and analysis.
  • Prepare monthly project forecasts, cost reports and construction billing forecasts.
  • Assure all project activities and closeout efforts are executed after proper planning has been done to conform to standards and specifications.
  • Supervise, mentor and perform regular performance evaluations for all employees assigned to this position.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of commercial construction and design. Skilled in project management software and equipment. Must have technical knowledge, scheduling and organizational skills. Leadership of bid process and project forecasting is required. Excellent verbal, written and facilitation skills; including the ability to influence, negotiate and explain complex processes to clients and staff. 

Experience and Education 

  • This position requires a four year college degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or related field. A minimum of five years work experience in construction management or related field required. 

Work Environment 

  • This is a safety sensitive position. Field office environment, with frequent work site visits requiring personal protective equipment.

 Physical Requirements 

  • Visual and manual dexterity for computer work. Able to work in outdoor elements and jobsite conditions. Occasional climbing, use of ladders and lifts, and walking through work sites during various stages of construction.  

About Our Company

Kitchell is an employee-owned company with a nearly 70-year history in general contracting, construction management, development, facilities management, engineering and architecture and myriad other services within the built environment. Our employee-owners manage projects from main offices in Arizona, California and Texas. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that fosters personal and professional growth with in-house education programs, formal and informal mentoring and cross-training opportunities. We prefer to grow from within, building careers and financial stability through long-term ownership. We are consistently ranked among the top places to work, attributable to our tenured staff and outstanding benefits including profit-sharing, discretionary stock options, incentive bonuses, health and life insurance, health savings accounts (HSA) with wellness incentives, 401(k), college savings plans, business travel assistance and insurance, discounted auto and homeowners insurance, identity theft protection, rewards programs and much more.

Kitchell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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