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Project Manager


The Project Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of current projects as well as the development of future work.  This includes but is not limited to; solicitation of work, estimating for bids, safety, subcontractor management, project buy-out, budget control/fee management, client meetings, scheduling with Superintendent and maintaining relationships with professional organizations (see duties below).

The Project Manager will spend approximately 90% or more of their time in the office working on bids, subcontracts, buy-outs, budgets, and documentation.  The Project Manager will be on jobsites 10% or less of the time, depending on the size of the project.  The time spent on the jobsite will be to monitor the progress of the project and meet with clients, architects, and college.  The Project Manager does not perform any physical labor on the jobsite; occasionally the Project Manager may give direction to a carpenter or laborer that could include some physical labor.  This should be the exception rather than the rule.

This position must know how to prioritize numerous tasks and projects with multiple and shifting deadlines.  The Project Manager must attend to details, collects, assimilates, prepares reports, and presents data to management.  This position must manage critical and confidential information, difficult customers and situations with moderate to high levels of stress.  The position must comfortably interact and build professional relationships with entry to executive level staff, college, clients, and possibly persons with English as a second language.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Solicitation of work
  2. Project development
  3. Multiple Governmental Agency interface
  4. Scope development
  5. Estimating
  6. Project buy-out
  7. Subcontractor management
  8. Budget control/fee management
  9. Meet regularly with owners/clients/team members
  10. Work with Superintendent on schedule
  11. Maintain quality control
  12. Maintain relationships with professional organizations
  13. Maintain timely and accurate reporting to management
  14. Maintain a high degree of professionalism and integrity
  15. Development of subordinates
  16. Safety
  17. Belong to and attend trade organizations

Other duties as may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, The Project Manager must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The Project Manager is required to have a minimum of an Associates of Arts degree and five to seven years’ construction experience.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred, ideally in a related field.

Language Ability:

The Project Manager must have the ability to read and write correspondence and reports, as well as be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.  This position must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as construction documents (plans, blueprints, specifications, manufacturer’s literature, etc.), safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Math Ability:

The Project Manager must have the ability to calculate common construction quantities such as percentages, area, circumference, and volume as well as have the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  An understanding of basic accounting as it relates to project finance and invoicing is also required.

Reasoning Ability:

The Project Manager must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.  This position must also have the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  The ability to problem solve and provide contingency planning is also necessary.

Computer Skills:

The Project Manager must be able to work with Microsoft Word, spreadsheets (Excel), scheduling software, Power Point and e-mail.

Certificates and Licenses:

The Project Manager must have a valid Drivers License, clean DMV driving record and First Aid and CPR certification.  If certification is lacking, it must be completed within first 30 days of start of employment.

Background Checks:

A background check is required of this position.  The ability to pass a background check will be a condition of employment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Project Manager will work with management for appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Professional Image and Company Representation:

As an employee of Vulcan Construction, Inc., it is imperative that the company be represented professionally and ethically as possible.  At all times, personal conduct and communications shall be professional and business like.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Project Manager will occasionally work in outdoor weather and may work with or near mechanical parts, construction tools, and machinery.  This position will have limited exposure to high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, vibration, and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the environment at times may be moderate.