Senior Project Manager/Project Manager

Portland, Oregon

Posted in Building and Construction

Job Info

Job purpose

The Project Manager (PM) directs all aspects of a project including financial oversight, design and scheduling, staff management and mentoring, contractor and vendor coordination, and general supervision. The PM is responsible for the final outcome of a project and must be in tune with every phase to track progress and anticipate any necessary changes.

Duties and responsibilities

Project Management

  • Identifying required resources to achieve project goals
  • Defining project responsibilities for management, engineering and field staff
  • Preparing or supervising the preparation of Job Start and Project Closeout materials
  • Generating documentation (preliminary assessments, technical solutions, fee proposals, presentations, studies, and general support)
  • Preparing or supervising the preparation of Logs and Reports (submittals, Operation & Maintenance Manuals, Expediting Reports, Change Order Log, RFI log, Correspondence Log, etc.)
  • Transitioning project management and engineer activities (from design to construction phase and construction to completion phase)
  • Communicating with all relevant outside parties (the General Contractor, Architect, Engineer, Owner, and other stakeholders)
  • Supporting and providing input to development strategies, goals, and objectives specific to project execution at each project phase
  • Assisting the business development team (responding to requests for proposal and bid process)
  • Developing and managing project plans, schedules and scopes of work
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive construction plan
  • Monitoring project progress to anticipate potential problems
  • Assessing site safety (implementing actions to prevent injury to property and personnel and ensuring safety compliance of subcontractors and all on-site personnel

Project Financial Management
  • Assuming financial responsibility for project (including accurate, timely and relevant reporting to stakeholders)
  • Delivering accurate and timely data to support project forecasts
  • Monitoring, controlling and reporting the financial performance of the project
  • Facilitating invoice payments (from clients and to subcontractors)
  • Reviewing and approving subcontractor billing
  • Preparing client and subcontractor change orders
  • Drafting subcontracts and purchase agreements
  • Monitoring and proofing change issue log.
  • Assessing any potential job cost impacts, submits, negotiates and tracks all change orders requests.
  • Documenting and resolving subcontractor and vendor billing issues
  • Reviewing resources (including contracts, drawings, specifications and other documents to answer questions in a timely manner)
  • Oversee purchasing (ensuring all material and equipment is purchased in a timely and cost-effective manner)
  • Evaluating bid estimates, developing cost codes, establishing definitive budgets, developing manpower plan with Superintendents, and monitoring field labor progress


Qualifications include:
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or Engineering or equivalent work experience required.
  • PE, CPM, LEED professional designations is preferred
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible project management experience
  • Computer knowledge and efficiency, including Microsoft Office products
  • Estimating skills including knowledge of Accubid
  • Proficient with construction financial programs and software preferred.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of accounting and financial management preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of industry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good math/accounting skills
  • Strong management skills
  • Functions effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to develop and/or maintain relationships with clients
  • Exhibit strong leadership qualities
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent decision making/problem solving skills

Working conditions

Field office-based, in a temperature-controlled environment. Typical working hours are Monday - Friday during normal business hours. Some travel may be required.

Physical requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The Project Manager is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Possible direct reports

Assistant Project Manager

Project Engineer

Project Coordinator / Administrator

  • Health & Welfare (medical, dental & vision)
  • 401(k) with competitive match
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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