Project Manager

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POST DATE 8/9/2016
END DATE 10/9/2016

Cherokee Nation Mechanical Dover, DE

Dover, DE
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Cherokee Nation Construction Services (CNCS) offers highly skilled, professional, technical and administrative support teams for government and commercial clients. CNCS helps manage construction projects through effective engineering, scheduling, safety and financial management controls. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNCS is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

The Project Manager is likely to be the top on-site manager of larger projects or accounts and will establish project objectives and policies, maintain liaison with prime client contacts and monitor construction and financial activities through administrative direction of project managers, project engineers, estimators and on-site foremen.

Primary Responsibilities:

Management and administration of construction progress which includes ensuring procedures and materials comply with specifications and work in progress is observed to assure timeliness, conformance with schedule, project requirements and acceptable quality workmanship.
Identify opportunity and scope out additional work.Participate in the estimating process (independently or in a team) which may include directing the work of others. Create competitive, high quality and timely estimates. Effectively write and present proposals.
Responsible for contract review and negotiation.
Management of all project financials and job cost controls, including WIPs.
Manage accounts ensuring customer expectations are met and issues are resolved in a timely, effective and professional manner. Maintain high degree of credibility with the customer.
Prepare project game plan for purchasing, prefabrication, material handling, subcontractors, and labor manning to ensure maximum productivity.
Responsible for all project coordination.
Lead quality assurance activities; work closely with QA/QC Manager.
Establishes and ensures adherence to jobsite organization, job schedules, safety, use of vehicles, and job site priorities.
Responsible for billing procedures, claims and collections of monies.
Prepares, submits and tracks and negotiates contract change orders.
Assume major responsibility for all communication between the project management or estimating staff, foreman, crew, client and owner
Ensure all project documentation is completed including coordinated and as-built drawings, mobilization/demobilization, punch lists, and closeout documentation.
Provide motivation and leadership through mentoring and supervising project managers and project engineers in the organization.
Work with Chief Estimator and Business Development staff to develop budgets and sales proposals for potential clients.
Work with Sales/Marketing team members to help develop programs to market company in selected areas and industries.
Keep executive management informed of progress and account status.
Other special duties as required or requested by executive management.

Candidate Profile:


Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical or Industrial Engineering or other construction-related field or equivalent field experience.
Professional Engineer is a plus.
Career and field experience will be considered an alternate means of education

Five to seven years of progressively responsible construction experience that includes at least two to three years of supervisory experience.
Project experience should include working on technical, complex projects in the commercial, institutional, industrial, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors.
Experience running projects in the $1 million to $20 million range.
Experience running multiple, simultaneous smaller projects as well as large manpower crews.
Experience working with BIM on projects a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Effective verbal communication - be articulate and professional in appearance.
Effective written communication – ability to create detailed documentation.
Above average computer skills, including MS Office and project scheduling software such as MS Project or Primavera.
Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize and be efficient under pressure.
Must be self-motivated, display initiative and possess a high level of energy.
Leadership skills.
Sales ability.
Must possess decision making and critical thinking skills.
Ability to be tolerant and flexible in different situations.
Understands lines of authority and communication of the construction team.
Skill in supervisory practices.
Knowledge of building construction, materials and methods as well as building codes including electrical, plumbing, mechanical and related codes.
Knowledge of estimating and project needs including job setup, scheduling, phases and job costing.
Working knowledge of project agreements, construction contracts and company policy.
Knowledge of current status of costs of new construction technology, escalation factors and market trends.
Skill in reading and interpreting plans and specifications and comparing them with construction in progress.
Knowledge of all safety regulations.
Skill in construction inspection.

The deadline for submitting a completed application for this position is September 8, 2016.

To be considered for this position please apply at our website

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