Project Manager – Portland



About the Position

Lease Crutcher Lewis is seeking an experienced Project Manager eager to join exciting construction projects in the greater Portland area. Project Managers are vital to project success and their industry expertise is needed guide and motivate all members of the project team. It is essential that Project Managers are highly skilled and able to juggle many different assigned operation tasks while running, controlling and reporting on one or more construction projects at a time.

As a manager for all aspects of the construction project, Project Engineers and Superintendents will work closely with Project Managers throughout the duration of a project. In addition to their duties coordinating project construction efforts, they are heavily involved in marketing/client relations and concentrated management and training. From the beginning of marketing efforts through the close-out and warranty period, Project Managers deliver excellent and consistent client contact for Lewis.

About You

As a Project Manager, you know what it takes to run a successful project. Your natural leadership skills and talent for motivating others help you get the job done and exceed client expectations in each stage of the project life cycle. When it comes to critical thinking, solving complex problems excites you and you’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves in order to tackle a good challenge. You have an impeccable attention to detail, talent for multitasking and the consistent drive to keep your project and team members right on track. Most importantly, you have a passion for construction and are ready to jump into various exciting projects shaping the community around you.

If this sounds like you and you are fulfilled by the tasks below, we would love to hear from you.



  • 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 contact with past clients – especially during periods without current projects

Project Management (Preconstruction Phase)

  • Direct responsibility for all aspects of the construction project; coordinate and direct the estimating, purchasing, engineering, accounting, construction and quality assurance activities of the project
  • 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
  • Organize and coordinate scope of work instructions, technical requirements, and bid packages for subcontractor and vendor items
  • 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)

  • Organize and train the field and office staff to properly perform their duties, which includes producing and publishing a project organization chart indicating staff relationships and lines of responsibilities; hold weekly staff meetings for the jobsite office
  • Communicate instructions and maintain efficient project management systems, subcontractor controls, scheduling techniques, material handling and technical know-how programs on assigned projects
  • Initiate and supervise the production and maintenance of all construction schedules
  • Organize and ensure expediting of submittals and field questions, as well as receipt of subcontractor required insurance certificates, bonds, site specific safety plans and MSDS information
  • 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
  • Review and approve all 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; involve the Project Superintendent and field foremen in the collection and analysis of man-hour, material and equipment cost forecasting
  • Organize and coordinate the bi-monthly reports and presentations
  • Promote the return to work program; monitor the condition and recovery progress of all workers injured on the project
  • Be knowledgeable, adhere to and promote all company policies in regard to personnel, housekeeping, quality management, safety administration, labor relations, reporting, public relations, EEO, insurance, bonds and taxes
  • Administer performance appraisals with assigned direct reports; ensure the development of all personnel assigned to the project by monitoring performance, reviewing evaluations and varying assignments; provide career path counseling and promote a positive project morale
  • Keep the Senior Project Manager informed on all significant matters of the project including progress, safety, financial status and relationships
  • Establish and maintain professional and effective relations with the owner and architect/engineers
  • Alert and advise senior management of potential business development activities and/or future opportunities
  • Produce a final project debrief report at the completion of each project
  • Oversee all follow-up services on the project after completion, including punchlist items, warranty calls and other service requests from the client


  • 3+ years of general contracting management experience, preferably on negotiating GMP commercial building projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or a related field
  • Experience in preconstruction planning, estimating, subcontractor bidding and scheduling
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Timberline, Primavera or MS Project, and/or Bluebeam is required
  • Experience in leading teams with excellent communication skills
  • Foster and encourage a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Lease Crutcher Lewis offers competitive compensation and benefits.

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