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Project Manager

Blaine, MN

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A Project Manager supports the management of all activities related to assigned projects. The position ensures that projects are completed effectively within cost, schedule, quality and safety parameters.

The Project Manager upholds the company’s core values of integrity, service, leadership, empowerment, and innovation while demonstrating a dedicated and results-driven work ethic.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish means and methods to achieve project profit, quality, and schedule goals for each project

  • Facilitate recommendations for job assignments and promotions of project staff

  • Build long-term relationships with owners and architects to promote customer loyalty

  • Actively cross-sell all Modern capabilities to clients

  • Attend/Coordinate project kickoff and closeout meetings

  • Review job estimates and prepare project budgets while estimating and negotiating change orders

  • Perform estimates and/or coordinate with pre-construction/estimating teams

  • Coordination and execution of submittals, buyouts, contract changes, subcontracts, and purchase orders

  • Ensure that all contract administrative requirements are timely and complete project turnover meetings

  • Track, forecast, and report labor hours and track material/equipment costs and deliveries

  • Maintain working knowledge of general conditions, work scope, and specifications of project contracts/subcontracts

  • Supervise project superintendents and foremen

  • Collaborate with field labor supervision to plan, organize, and schedule project work, including the preparation of contract-integrated project schedules

  • Collaborate with the design team on design-build projects

  • Review contract drawings, detail drawings, and specifications to ensure accuracy

  • Prepare fabrication shop work packages, including detail drawing review, material take-off, and man-hour fabrication budgets

  • Review vendor/subcontractor invoices and approve as appropriate

  • Ensure the monthly owner billings are completed, which includes accurate monthly WIP reports

  • Administer project closeout operations, such as coordinating final billings and submitting training documentation. Ensure full compliance with Modern safety program at the jobsite

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of how to read and comprehend blueprints

  • Open to self-improvement through training/learning opportunities

  • Thorough understanding of work rules contained in Collective Bargaining Agreements

  • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and ability to learn new technology easily

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, both professional and interpersonal

  • The ability to work both independently and within a team

  • A responsible, organized, and detail-oriented mindset

  • Refined time management skills and the ability to multi-task

  • Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, in addition to strong math and science skills

Work Environment Considerations

  • Leadership and oversight responsibilities require consistent start times and work weeks

  • Must be able to work in high-pressure situations facing strict deadlines. Extended shifts may be necessary, and hours will often exceed 40 per week to perform duties effectively

  • Must be familiar with job site safety requirements and be prepared to wear a hardhat, work boots, and goggles at potentially hazardous job sites

  • Work on construction sites will typically have more challenging access and terrain

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Construction Management or Construction, Mechanical, Civil or General Engineering degree preferred

  • 5 years of experience in the mechanical contracting industry is preferred, but not required

AAP/EEO Statement

At Modern, we understand that every employee is different in his or her own way. We support and thrive off those differences. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, military status, or other non-merit factors. Modern is a proud Equal Opportunity workplace and Affirmative Action employer.

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