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Construction Project Manager

Pence Construction Portland Full-Time
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The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for successfully managing the construction projects assigned to them. This position has the responsibility for day-to-day management of project operations including client relationships, subcontractor and staff management. This position ensures the job is completed on time, on budget, safely, and with quality in partnership with the Project Superintendent.   

Job Start Up


  • Nurture positive relationships with owners, architect, etc.
  • Understand owner contract requirements
  • Perform a constructability review in partnership with Project Superintendent.
  • Work in partnership with estimating and Sr PM for bidding in sub market and GMP development.
  • Develop project schedule in partnership with Project Superintendent, identifying key risks within the schedule i.e. long lead procurement items, etc.
  • Write and review contractual obligations
  • Verify permitting, local licenses and approvals to begin job
  • Ensure all project insurances, including builder’s risk and bonds, are obtained to begin job
  • Partner with Project Superintendent to ensure project start up requirements are met
  • Active involvement in pre-construction process relating to estimating, bidding, project logistics and similar responsibilities

Managing Active Jobs


  • Understand, identify and manage project risk and profitability
  • Proactively assess the project team in relation to what the project needs to shore up deficiencies
  • Resolve the budget in its entirety into scopes of work and executed contracts while improving the profitability of the project
  • Understand all current cost expenditures and forecast all cost projections.
  • Manage QA/QC process for project in partnership with the Project Superintendent
  • Prepare and present accurate monthly project reviews
  • Manage project documentation processes
  • Understand all specifications and drawing requirements
  • Manage submittal process
  • Manage RFI process in partnership with the Project Superintendent
  • Manage project specific owner insurance obligations
  • Manage procurement process, including buyout
  • Manage change management process
  • Set up and coordinate weekly job meetings and minutes
  • Review outside inspection reports
  • Manage project cash flow
  • Manage monthly owner billing process  
  • Review and approve monthly invoices from subcontractors and suppliers
  • Produce job status reports and profit projections
  • Maintain project schedules, quality and safety, in partnership with Project Superintendent

Job Closing

  • Manage delivery of closeout documents and owner training
  • Implement 1-year warranty and manage activities throughout warranty period
  • Create and process final change orders
  • Produce final cost accounting for job
  • Manage punch list process
  • URL blocked - click to applyIn concert with project Superintendent, obtain final sign off from all AHJ agencies
  • Identify contractual substantial completion requirements and obtain notices for substantial and final completion
  • Protect project lien rights
  • Initiate post closeout review

Equal Opportunity Employer

Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Engineering Management or similar degree

At least 6 years of applicable commercial construction management experience

Minimum of 3 years’ experience with construction software platforms

At least 2 years of experience leading project teams

Excellent management and leadership skills

Computer literate with excellent Excel, Word and Outlook skills

Excellent command of critical path scheduling

Complete understanding of plan specifications, scopes of work, and other necessary construction documents to ensure job is completed as expected.

Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Able to work within tight deadlines and stressful situations.

Advanced problem solving and analytical skills

Can work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

Can work successfully in a fast-paced, high energy environment

Advanced critical thinking and judgment skills

Must have, or complete within six months of hire, CPR and first aid certifications and OSHA 10 training.

Must be available to work flexible hours. Work hours will be consistent with a Project Manager in the construction industry.

Works occasionally in a typical office environment but primary job station is on job sites where work is done in a job trailer or outside in a construction environment. May be exposed to weather, dirt/dust, loud noise, and may be required to wear personal protective equipment. Is required to lift 25lbs regularly and 50lbs occasionally. Must be able to work for long periods of time in front of a computer.

Skills required

Forecasting Information
Time Management
Resolve Issue
Problem Solving
Provide Direction


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Estimated Salary: $90K
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