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Project Manager

Project Manager

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 10 years (preferably in commercial construction)

EDUCATION: 4-year engineering or construction degree, technical training, or relevant experience

REGISTRATION: No requirement

REQUIRED SKILLS: Construction management/supervision, finance, and estimating

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with skill level and experience

JOB LOCATION: Columbus, Ohio

Core responsibilities

Smoot Construction Project Managers lead and collaborate on all aspects of the construction process. Responsibilities include, but is not limited to assessing or authoring scopes of work, determining schedules, allocating resources, and preparing estimates, change management, and managing job costs. The successful candidate is expected to have strong leadership skills to ensure projects are constructed in accordance with our clients’ goals for quality, craftsmanship, budget, and schedule. The Project Manager could be a project-related resource or work out of the Smoot Construction headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Regardless of placement, the Project Manager is supported by a team of construction experts. When managing a construction project, safety comes first, communication is key, and participation in all construction activities is required. The type of projects to look forward to with this role include higher education facilities, sporting venues, hospitality, correctional, industrial, and joint venture related engagements.

A breakdown of day-to-day activities

  • Assess or author scopes of work and resources required to successfully complete the project
  • Manage and maintain project job costs
  • Organize and staff key field positions
  • Prepare complete estimates and job costs with detailed review of bid proposal, proposed specifications, drawings, take-off and buy-out information, and contracting
  • Establish project objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards within corporate policy and safety management/adherence
  • Interact with client representatives, A/E representatives, and contractors
  • Manage and control construction process through administrative direction of the on-site superintendent and management team to ensure project is built on schedule and within budget
  • Problem solve and mitigate problems to the best possible outcome.
  • Investigate potentially serious situations, evaluate risk and implement corrective measures
  • Represent the company at all project meetings and negotiations and consult with upper-level manager on all critical issues
  • Manage all financial aspects of contracts to protect Smoot Construction’s interests while maintaining positive working relationships with the client
  • Responsible for schedule control/adherence
  • Assumes responsibility for contractual performance on every project
  • Oversee, train and mentor subordinate team members
  • Perform additional assignments as directed by company executives

A strong candidate has the following skills and qualifications

  • 4-year engineering or construction related degree, or equivalent technical training and experience
  • 10 years in construction management, finance, estimating, and construction supervision experience
  • Ability to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize team member performance
  • Knowledge of construction technology, equipment, and methods
  • Strong handle on union labor jurisdictions, negotiations, engineering, project and estimating costs, scheduling, quality control and safety requirements