The Assistant Project Manager assists in the planning, management, and execution of work for assigned construction projects. May be assigned one or more projects at a time. Manages projects to meet quality standards, owner expectations, and profitability. Assesses and responds to customer needs and cultivates customer relationships. Promotes Layton business philosophies and assists in training project personnel.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assists in the preparation of estimates for the project.
- Prepares project budgets and unit cost reports.
- Assists the project team in preparing the project management plan.
- Participates in value engineering services as appropriate.
- Organizes and conducts pre-construction planning meetings.
- Participates in the successful negotiation of project subcontracts.
- Participates in obtaining permits and resolving other regulatory requirements as necessary.
- Prepares a project schedule and develops milestones necessary to successfully complete the project in concert with the Project Superintendent.
- Develops the monthly client pay requests and follows up on the collection of billings to insure funds are collected as per the contract terms & time.
- Maintains owner relations.
- Obtains and reviews plans and specifications and determines their completeness and consistency.
- Plans the successful execution of the construction contract.
- Manages project materials and equipment procurement within the project budget constraints and consistent with the project delivery schedule.
- Develops and monitors project quality, safety, and risk management plans.
- Regularly visits the project site and monitors costs, safety, quality, and schedule performance with the project superintendent.
- Evaluates and modifies as necessary, schedules and self-performed work procedures to meet schedule milestones and financial goals.
- Negotiates owner and subcontractor change orders and manages the resulting cost and profit impact.
- Controls the payment of job costs based on document review and approval and coordinates with the job cost accountant for payments and lien releases. Participates in monthly job cost reviews to declare project status.
- Attends and documents owner and other coordination meetings.
- Coordinates all final close out procedures for the project including as-built drawing, punch lists, final billing, occupancy permit, owner acceptance, project manuals, warranty letters, subcontractor close out, letter of substantial completion, and letter of recommendation.
- Participates in the post completion project review and provides Estimating with information for their database.
- Increases project profitability and promotes Layton objectives and goals.
- Directs the organization and preparation of all project documents for storage.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Minimum of two or more years of commercial construction experience.
- Has a valid driver's license and a clean driving record.
- Demonstrates excellent communication skills by expressing ideas clearly and effectively. Uses proper grammar and syntax.
- Knows commercial construction processes thoroughly.
- Understands construction laws and practices.
- Has strong negotiation skills.
- Understands and applies building codes and other design requirements correctly.
- Reads blueprints.
- Maintains the Layton standard of ethics, conduct, and organizational policies.
- Excels in problem solving. Finds relationships between data from different sources to formulate alternative solutions.
- Works well with other people; takes time to help co-workers, customers, and others to achieve their goals and assignments.
- Uses tact. Expresses empathy.
- Establishes priorities and a course of action for handling multiple tasks.
- Knows how to plan an effective course of action for self and others. Knows how to allocate resources and assign personnel. Uses time efficiently and is well-organized.
- Knows how to present a professional demeanor. Makes a good impression on others.
- Knows how to manage events to achieve goals. Is a self-starter and works well without close supervision. Has a record of achieving aggressive goals.
- Can operate office equipment, such as computer, printer, phone, copier, fax, etc.
- Professional affiliations (e.g. AGC member) and credentials (e.g. PE) preferred.
- Community service participation preferred.
- Ability to speak basic Spanish commands, questions, and instructions regarding construction preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL - Layton Construction embraces federal employment guidelines regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action. It is the policy of Layton Construction to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees. Layton Construction is an affirmative action employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in any condition of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training and promotion.