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Project Manager (Base Building)


Bethesda, MD

Company Description:

Our client is a privately owned construction company established in 1961 and is regarded as one of the preeminent contractors for large scale projects in the greater Washington/Baltimore region. Accomplished with base buildings, interiors, and renovations, its culture is based on teamwork, performance, and attention to its clients’ needs.   Its focus is on safety and quality with integrated expertise   in   sustainable   construction   and   award-winning   building   information   modeling   (BIM) technology.  95% of its work is secured through negotiated, select bid, or best value procurements.  It has expertise in ground-up commercial base buildings, education and community facilities, life sciences manufacturing and R&D, multifamily, industrial, and interior build-outs.  The company has a strong focus on its employees and a commitment to diversity.

Position Description:

The Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, successful completion, and financial outcome of the project. This position manages all project aspects so that the project  is  completed  with quality  and safety at  the  forefront,  while  meeting budget  and schedule objectives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Enforce the company safety program in accordance with the company’s best practice policies, local, state, and federal laws
  • Develop new and maintain existing business relationships with Owners, Architect/Engineers, Construction Managers and Subcontractors as necessary to ensure future business opportunities
  • Actively participate in industry organizations at committee level; represent the Company at networking functions, career fairs, trade shows, etc
  • Team with the Project Superintendent to provide leadership for the duration of the project. Provide structure to the project team, develop objectives/goals for each and assign individual areas of responsibility
  • Participate in the preconstruction and bidding process, providing constructability, schedule and process input
  • Work in partnership with the Proposal Management team in responses to RFPs, providing narratives, logistic plans and schedule input. Actively prepare for and participate in interviews and presentations
  • Work with the project scheduler to develop the initial schedule; evaluate and update monthly or more often if required. Ensure that construction activities progress according to schedule
  • Participate in the procurement process in conjunction with the Senior Vice President, prepare scope of work, maintain procurement tracking log, and negotiate and prepare subcontract agreements
  • Oversee contractual performance of all subcontractor to ensure compliance to scope, schedule and quality. Participate in weekly subcontractor meetings with the Project Superintendent
  • Communicate with the Architect, Owner and/or Construction Manager on all project issues, progress, budget, changes or modifications. Prepare for, organize, and run Owner’s meetings on a regularly scheduled basis
  • Manage cost control system to ensure budget compliance. Track all potential change orders, owner change orders and prepare monthly cost to complete analysis
  • Submit, track and obtain building, occupancy and other permits as required for the project
  • Monitor the submittal and request for information process to ensure project requirements are met. If an Assistant Project Manager/Project Engineer is not assigned to the project take primary responsibility for these items
  • Prepare the monthly requisition to the Owner, review with Owner/Architect, revise as necessary, obtain approval and ensure timely project funding
  • Review and approve subcontractor applications for payment and vendor invoices
  • Manage the project close out process required for the project to facilitate timely release of retention
  • Mentor and train project team members to support their growth and development within the organization
  • Use latest technology and software to complete projects as assigned
  • Actively participate in industry organizations at committee level; represent the Company at networking functions, career fairs, trade shows, etc.

Knowledge, Experience, and Special Skills Required

  • Demonstrated experience managing commercial construction projects in excess of $20M.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Business, Engineering, or Related field
  • Proven track record of client satisfaction and profitability
  • OSHA 30 hour, First Aid and CPR certifications
  • LEED Specialty Accreditation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, Procore, Bluebeam as well as an understanding of Primavera scheduling and BIM
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Trustworthy, self-motivated, passionate and dedicated to high-quality work
  • Ability to perform all duties in a digital/paperless environment


To learn more about this position, contact: Matthew McAulay | (704) 770-6110 |