Our client is in search of an experienced project manager for a high profile joint venture project downtown in Detroit. Qualified individuals will have 10+ years of experience in the construction industry and a strong background handling change orders and project documentation. Please email your resume to garrett@zsgtalent.com if interested.

The Project Manager is responsible for the overall management of a project from award through close-out and final payment. Project Managers are responsible for all on-site activities during construction and will direct the overall performance of trade contractors, as well as monitoring and evaluating project performance as it relates to quality, schedule, cost and safety. Throughout a project, a Project Manager will be responsible for resolving any conflict between the Owner, architect and contractors while coordinating trade work and construction problem areas. Primary functions of the Project Manager role include developing and managing the project scope, budgets and schedules, bid processes, overseeing the construction process, and coordinating with architects and MEP’s, governing municipalities and utility companies to ensure conformance to the project plans, specs, and codes.

Project Manager is a leadership role, responsible for motivating the project team and maintaining a positive work environment, while conducting performance appraisals and ensuring that all team members have the necessary tools and equipment to do their jobs properly. Project Managers are required to have extensive knowledge of all facets of Construction Management, and expected to manage complex projects from inception to completion, taking proactive steps to ensure customer satisfaction throughout the construction process.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare accurate MSR report on time every month including costs, schedule, safety, cash flow, etc. for internal and/or external use
  • Coordinate project controls with the Owner and design team
  • Understand cost reports, including different Contact Types, General Conditions and Fee Analysis
  • Lead monthly cost control meetings and present monthly project reports as required to project stakeholders
  • Identify potential project risks and outcomes and prepare contingency plans for potential risks
  • Manage owner communications related to project risks, schedule, budget and logistics
  • Produce trend reports, formulate & implement corrective measures
  • Formulate a project purchasing plan in conjunction with Pre-Con Director
  • Negotiate change orders with subs & suppliers
  • Prepare monthly schedule updates including a schedule analysis, executive summary and a narrative
  • Work as a collaborative team member to assist Estimating department with buy-out of Lump-sum projects
  • Provide oversight for the change management process and cost reporting functions
  • Conduct monthly cost control meetings and forecasting, including VP Ops, Supt. and PE.
  • Provide leadership in motivating the project team and in maintaining a positive work environment
  • Participate in the development of presentation materials and assume a leadership position in a formal proposal or interview

Job Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of construction safety techniques, safety standards, materials, methods of installation, material characteristics, and installation requirements
  • Understanding of OCIP/CCIP procedures
  • Working knowledge of Trade Contracts and Owner/CM Contracts
  • Experienced in bid processes under various project delivery models
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to handle conflict
  • Computer knowledge and efficiency including Procore and Microsoft Office products
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to read drawings and specifications
  • Ability to meet all project data reporting requirements
  • Ability to work productively with project team members
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Construction Management or 10 years equivalent experience

The Project Manager derives his or her authority from and reports to the Executive Vice President.

Work Environment Job/Conditions
This job may be performed in the office or on the jobsite and requires frequent sitting (often working on a computer), frequent walking, standing, bending, and reaching. Due to computer usage, there may be repetitive motions of the hands and wrists. He/she must be able to navigate the jobsite and is expected to be able to comply with all safety regulations in the office and on the jobsite.

Job Type
Full-Time Regular
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