Project Manager – Commercial

Position Summary

Lease Crutcher Lewis has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager (PM) in our Portland Office!

Our Project Managers lead one or more construction projects, including running work and reporting to senior management. As a PM, you will follow the assigned project from the marketing effort through the close-out and warranty period, delivering excellent project management services and, most importantly, building relationships with your clients and teams.

Primary Functions and Essential Responsibilities


  • Be a leader in assigned marketing and business development activities; coordinate all marketing activities with the Marketing Manager to avoid client interface interference
  • Review and respond to assigned RFP’s
  • Maintain relationships with past clients – especially during periods without current projects

Project Management (Preconstruction Phase)

  • Direct responsibility for all aspects of the construction project; coordinate and own the estimating, purchasing, engineering, accounting, construction and quality assurance activities
  • Examine all construction documents as they are issued for constructability, completeness of information, design deficiencies and code violations; inform the Project Engineer of the shortcomings for resolution with the design engineer
  • Review and approve bids and budgets; have a complete understanding of the project estimate
  • Have complete knowledge of the contract, general conditions and subcontract documents
  • Establish administrative procedures for the project in the area of personnel, contracts and construction

Project Management (Construction Phase)

  • Coordinate and train the field and office staff so they perform at their best, which includes identifying and communicating staff relationships and lines of responsibilities and holding weekly staff meetings
  • Communicate instructions and maintain efficient project management systems, subcontractor controls, scheduling techniques, and material handling
  • Initiate and supervise the production and maintenance of all construction schedules
  • Prioritize and ensure expeditious responses to submittals and field questions
  • Ensure that the owner/architect/contractor meeting minutes are recorded and distributed within three days following the meeting
  • Review and approve all subcontractor and supply agreement drafts and owner change orders
  • Approve all subcontractor, supplier and material invoices for payment, ensuring that applications for payment are promptly submitted, payments are received and funds are property disbursed
  • Organize and oversee job cost and labor detail reporting on a regular basis by collaborating with the Project Superintendent and field foremen
  • Be knowledgeable, adhere to and promote all company policies
  • Ensure the development of all personnel assigned to the project by providing training, career path counseling and positive project morale
  • Keep the Senior Project Manager informed on all significant matters, including progress, safety, financial status and relationships
  • Establish and maintain professional and effective relations with the owner and architect/engineers and alert senior management to potential business development activities and/or future opportunities
  • Be responsible for all follow-up services on the project after completion, including punchlist items, warranty calls and other service requests from the client
In Order to Succeed in this Role
  • 5+ years of general contracting management experience, preferably working with GMP contracts
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or a related field
  • Experience in preconstruction planning, estimating, subcontractor bidding and scheduling
  • Solid understanding and experience in Timberline, Primavera or MS Project, and/or Bluebeam is preferable
  • Experience in leading teams with excellent interpersonal skills

A 100% employee-owned general contractor, LEWIS offers a comprehensive healthcare plan with medical, dental, and vision coverage. Our employer-funded Lifestyle Spending Account supports physical wellness for employees and their pets, and our employer-funded Headspace membership supports mental wellness. We also offer a generous Health Savings Account with annual employer sponsored contributions. LEWIS provides support for a financially healthy future, including our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (enrollment covered at no cost to you) and a 401(k) with a competitive matching program. To support employee philanthropic efforts, employees are eligible for volunteer PTO and charitable giving matching programs. Other, position-specific perks may apply.

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