Construction Specialties

Project Manager

# Positions
Regular Full-Time


The PROJECT MANAGER plans, directs, and coordinates activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities and systems. Ensures that goals and objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing duties personally or through assigned maintenance personnel.


- Reviews project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, and staffing requirements.
- Studies job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
- Establishes work plan and staffing for each phase of project, and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
- Computes estimates and actual cost of factors such as materials, labor, or outside contractors.
- Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel and organizes/schedules work load to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
- Prepares interim and completion project reports for management including budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
- Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.
- Coordinates project activities with activities of government regulatory or other governmental agencies.
- Inspects completed work for conformance to blueprints, specifications, and standards.
- Inspects or reviews projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, or environmental regulations.
- Prepares contracts or negotiate revisions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, management, suppliers, or subcontractors.
- Requisitions materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, or replacement parts.
- Inspects, tests, and measures completed work, using devices such as hand tools or gauges to verify conformance to standards or repair requirements.
- Conducts or arranges for worker training in safety, repair, or maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use.
- Examines objects, systems, or facilities and analyze information to determine needed installations, services, or repairs.
- Develops and implements work methods, and controls expenditures within limitations of project budget. Assures adherence to departmental procedures.
- Guides work group problem solving process toward continuous improvement of quality and productivity measures and expediently advises groups of any organizational changes that may affect their processes. Orients new members of department. Ensures that department goals are pertinent and clear to all. Helps group reach consensus of key issues.
- Acts as liaison with other departments, units or organizations. Builds rapport with other organizations and individuals critical to the completion of the assigned project.
Ensures conformance to all aspects of the ISO 14001 standard and Construction Specialties’ Environmental Management System (EMS), including its environmental policy while performing job functions that may have a significant impact on the environment.


- Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Construction Systems Management or related major from four-year college or technical school and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Knowledge of construction project management, construction contracts and documents, construction materials and methods, electrical and lighting systems, mechanical systems for buildings, construction safety and health, computer assisted problem solving for construction, data analysis, scheduling, structures, budgeting, costs, and cost control.
- Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
- Demonstrated ability to lead others.
- Advanced math skills.
- Computer literacy, specifically in Excel spreadsheets.
- Knowledge of how to work with contractors.
- Knowledge of construction and fabrication methods.
- Supervisory methods.
- Complete and thorough knowledge of estimating procedures, pricing, discounting, and developing cost data bases.
- Knowledge of blueprint reading.
- Knowledge of Project Management software.


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