Project Manager – Data Center

Portland

POSITION SUMMARY

A 100% employee-owned company, Lease Crutcher Lewis has developed a fulfilled culture of builders over the last 135 years. We are growing, and we are excited to be on the search for a Project Manager to join us!

Our Project Manager will collaborate with Lewis team members across organizational levels to deliver excellent client care and quality of work. The position is a management role, and core responsibilities include developing direct reports, establishing strong relationships with clients and trade partners, and executing work.

This position will operate out of Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver BC based on project needs.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS AND ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Marketing

  • Collaborate with Marketing Director to engage in marketing and business development activities
  • Review and respond to assigned RFP’s
  • Build long-lasting relationships with 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

Project Management (Construction Phase)

  • Establish and maintain a healthy team culture, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Conduct 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
  • Establish and maintain professional and effective relations with owners and architects/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

IN ORDER TO SUCCEED IN THIS ROLE

  • 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
  • Experience working on mission critical/data center projects and/or MEP-intense projects
  • Ability to travel if needed

Lease Crutcher Lewis offers competitive compensation and benefits.

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