Senior Construction Project Manager

Concord, CA 94518

Posted: 07/30/2019 Industry: Construction Job Number: 2920

Our client, an  international framing & drywall, design-assist specialty building company, has an immediate need for a Senior Construction Project Manager for the Concord office.  We’ re looking for a Sr. Construction PM with at least 7 years’ experience in the construction industry at a project superintendent level or higher.  The Sr. Construction PM will oversee the execution of projects from inception to closeout, verify that projects are completed on time, within budget and to the satisfaction of the customer and manage procurement, production, customer relations and finances.

The principle duties and responsibilities of the Senior Project Manager consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

Train, supervise, develop and review the Project Team, including Project Manager, Project Engineer, Project Superintendent, General Foreman and others. Perform this function under the direction of the Operations Manager and in conjunction with the General Superintendent.

With direction from Operations Manager, interact with General Superintendent and designate Project Team.

Review contracts, plans and specifications, fully understand scope, terms and conditions and project schedule. Develop master plan using Action Lists, schedules and Jobcost to set goals and direction for the project and project team.

Verify or retake-off estimates to prepare a working budget for the project based on value engineering, actual construction methods, actual quantities and estimated production rates specific to project.

Obtain or verify pricing of materials, write and execute subcontracts, purchase agreements and purchase orders based on specific quantities, scope and schedules.

Generate and track requests for submittals, RFIs, etc., and verify responses are received and processed completely.

Coordinate Kick-Off and/or Job Start meeting. Communicate project scope, goals and game plan to the Project Team.

Coordinate mobilization, trailer and utilities, file set-up.

Manage project proactively with sense of urgency to be productive and move the project forward.

Obtain, verify and make modifications as required, to General Contractors schedule confirming durations and sequencing of project. Use the sequencing of the project for budgeting and confirmation of material orders, long lead procurement and manpower planning.

Prepare project schedule using an approved scheduling tool.

Coordinate with Safety Director to prepare safety plan and implement safety program onsite.

Attend all meetings for the project, document and communicate issues.

Create and maintain a weekly project Action List to communicate project status with team and verify project game plan is on track.

Communicate action plans and follow-up until issues are resolved.

Keep Operations Manager, General Superintendent and others informed of status, issues and action plans.

Prepare and maintain a weekly project status letter to the General Contractor informing them of potential upcoming issues/delays, as required.

Oversee the Project Superintendent in the execution of the work and management of the labor force to ensure productivity, optimal crew size and optimal crew ratios.

Coordinate labor and other resources with the General Superintendent.

Procure required equipment and tools, coordinate with and support the Warehouse Manager in maintaining accountability for tools and equipment.

Verify that material deliveries support the construction schedule.

Monitor materials, means and methods to achieve high productivity.

Maintain effectiveness and morale of field labor force by visible leadership.

Set-up job with Administration, review all contract provisions and identify any risks.

Prepare budget and submit to Operations Manager for approval. Work with upper management to optimize cash flow for the project, project billings and expenses for the duration of the project.

Prepare and price EWAs and scope changes. Submit change orders to customers and follow-up through receipt of executed documents.

Analyze job cost reports weekly to verify accuracy. Identify and correct problems in execution or reporting. Verify that contract status, budget and percentage of completion are in alignment forecasting an accurate projected cost at completion.

Prepare the schedule of values; prepare requisitions for billing in coordination with Administration and Management.

Maximize gross profit margins, timely billings and collections.

Approve payment of supplier and subcontractor draws. Maintain monthly status of open purchase order commitments, including EWAs issued to subcontractors in the field, subcontracts, purchase agreements and equipment status.

Meet with customers, as required. Communicate and resolve issues.



High school graduate required, college degree in Construction, Engineering or Business preferred.

Required 7-10 years’ experience in the construction industry at Project Superintendent level or higher.

Proven leadership skills and financial ability. Ability to communicate effectively with customers, vendors and employees. Knowledge of construction materials, means and methods.

This position will include sitting, standing, reaching, walking and use of hands, arms, legs, and feet. Must be able to see and hear (with mechanical assistance if necessary) sufficient to understand and comprehend individual one-on-one conversations. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must be able to climb scaffolding to take pictures, review conditions, progress, etc.

Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently. Must have basic mathematics skills and working knowledge of PC computer programs. Aptitude for learning new things. Must be able to work under pressure.

This person will work on various job sites with varying conditions. Travel will be required.


Katy Barker

Katy has been recruiting for the A/E/C industry for the past 10 years. She grew up in the East Bay Area and graduated from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. Katy enjoys hiking, camping, jet skiing and scorekeeping for her daughters’ little league softball team.
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