Project Manager – Life Sciences



Lease Crutcher Lewis has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager (PM) in our Life Sciences Market Sector supporting the Seattle 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.



  • 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


  • 5+ years of general contracting management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or a related field
  • Experience in preconstruction planning, estimating, subcontractor bidding and scheduling
  • Experience in delivering cGMP manufacturing facilities, ISO level clean rooms, and/or vivarium space is preferred.
  • Experience in design-build with complex/technical MEPF systems. Ability to understand highly technical MEP systems.
  • 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 organization, Lease Crutcher Lewis offers competitive compensation and benefits, including medical, dental, and vision.

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