Project Manager – Education

About You

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your construction expertise to build incredible K-12 and higher education projects throughout the Portland area? If so, you may be a fit for our Project Manager opportunity! Our Project Managers lead one or more construction projects, including running work and collaborating closely with senior management.

About Us

At Lewis, where every employee is an owner, our people are empowered to make decisions – big and small – to meet the goals of our clients. We are passionate about our work and driven to build quality buildings that stand the test of time. With fulfillment as one of our six core values, Lewis has a collaborative and supportive culture committed to the success and development of our people.

About The Position

Lease Crutcher Lewis has an exciting position available for a Project Manager (PM) in our Portland Office! Our new Project Manager will partner closely with our Director of Education to continue to grow our Education Market.

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
  • Build relationships with new clients and alert senior leaders of upcoming opportunities

Project Management (Preconstruction Phase)

  • Direct responsibility for all aspects of the construction project; coordinate and be responsible for 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; advise 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 regarding personnel, contracts and construction

Project Management (Construction Phase)

  • Ensure the development of all personnel assigned to the project by providing training, career path counseling and positive project morale
  • Communicate instructions and maintain efficient project management systems, subcontractor controls, scheduling techniques, and material handling
  • 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
  • Coordinate and supervise job cost and labor detail reporting on a regular basis by collaborating with the Project Superintendent and field foreperson
  • Be knowledgeable, adhere to and promote all company policies
  • Keep the Project Executive and Director informed on all significant matters, including progress, safety, financial status and relationships
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with the owner and architect/engineers
  • 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 and education projects
  • 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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