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Title: Project Manager - Construction                                                   FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Vice President of Operations      


Every member of the U.S. Engineering family is expected to understand and consistently demonstrate the following Core Values:


  • Exhibit integrity in everything we do.
  • Listen, identify and respond to customer needs.
  • Provide quality, on schedule, at a competitive price.
  • Respect, challenge and recognize each employee.
  • Ensure a safe working environment.


Primary Purpose:    

The Project Manager - Construction is a vital part of the U.S. Engineering team and holds responsibility for overseeing the profitability and success of the project.  The Project Manager gets engaged from the preparation and review of estimates, through the construction phase, and takes charge of all activities from the start to on-time and on-budget completion.


Principal Duties and Accountabilities:   

  • Responsible for project start-up, including detailed estimate review, and facilitation of purchasing, procurement, subcontracts and submittals, and project schedules.
  • Monitors control and construction of project through administrative direction of on-site superintendent and other field and office personnel associated with the project, to ensure quality project is built on schedule within budget.
  • Establishes project objectives, procedures and performance standards within scope of company policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Responsible for profit management of assigned projects.
  • Fosters effective relationships with project team, as well as clients, vendors, subcontractors, etc.
  • Oversees the review and processing of submittals.
  • Manages subcontractor proposal requests, scope reviews and the issuing of subcontracts
  • Responsible for establishing and monitoring schedule of field and subcontractor progress.
  • Issues large purchase orders
  • Reviews, edits, and approves owner and general contractor contracts.
  • Assists in the coordination of safety programs, and oversees job site safety reviews
  • Coordinates all job correspondence
  • Identifies opportunities for future projects and networks internally and externally to pursue such opportunities 
  • Responsible for project closeouts
  • Manages the professional development and mentoring of the project engineers assigned to the project 
  • Gathers, organizes, and documents project historical data and “lessons learned” to aid in the company’s productivity and project quality monitoring
  • Responsible for reinforcing the company’s core values in how the project work is performed

Job Scope: 

The Project Manager should possess the ability to manage at least $5 to 10 million revenue of work annually. 


Management Responsibility:  

  X    Acts as a project manager – management of a project team, on which the individuals comprising the team may vary by project.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Science Management, Architectural Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of mechanical field and leadership experience will be considered.



  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in mechanical construction industry
  • Prior experience in role assisting with project management or field leadership preferred


Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of mechanical construction industry practices, processes, and standards –
  • Ability to maximize performance of project team through innovative and effective management techniques
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills, such as diplomacy, persuasion, etc. are essential to develop and foster effective professional relationships.
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Basic level of financial acumen necessary to manage project budget / performance.
  • Knowledge of the following computer programs: MS Word, Excel.  Experience with project management software a plus.  
  • Strong problem-solving, negotiation, and conflict-management skills
  • Ability to successfully drive project through completion


Physical and/or travel demands:  

  • Job is performed in a combination of settings, including on project site as well as in the office.
  • Routine driving to project sites required. May require travel or temporary assignments or relocation to manage projects outside the regional office area. 
  • Physical demands include walking on uneven surfaces, climbing ladders, bending, kneeling, lifting, etc. Position includes sitting and standing, use of telephone, keyboard, and computer monitor. 


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and job specifications required of employees so classified.  U.S. Engineering reserves the right to revise as needed.  The job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.