General Purpose: This position is responsible for managing all aspects of multiple construction projects from start to finish, included but not limited to: Schedules, Quality, Job Cost, Safety and Scope. The Senior Project Manager is client-facing and would be the direct contact between the highest ranking of ownership and onsite owner representatives. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for successfully mentoring staff while managing the largest projects ($10-20M+).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Travels to and from job sites
Mentors Project Managers, Assistant Project Managers and Field Engineers
Cross trains other Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers, assigning jobs as necessary
Delegates various Project Management tasks as needed to Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers
Accountable for overall project delivery (cost, schedule, quality, information coordination, contract execution); managing project development from design to completion in accordance to owner objectives
Oversees and delegates all schedules, scope development, buyout, design and construction documents for all projects accordingly
Writes the bid manual for the entire project scope and assigning spec sections when Wehr is the Construction Manager for the job
Leads major trade divisions on bids (contacting subcontractors, analyzing bids, etc.) and serves as bid captain when serving as Senior Project Manager
Compiles and evaluates subcontractor quotes
Responsible for various estimating and takeoffs as needed (coordinating with Estimating, including turning in of any historical data)
Creates and manages initial Main Summary information in the tracking of job costs
Proficient with Viewpoint Software programs including transferring of cost information from Main Summary into Viewpoint
Produces and monitors project schedules
Manages daily communication between Wehr field staff, subcontractors, owners and design teams
Reviews and approves Owner/Architect/Contract (OAC) progress meeting minutes and agendas
Monitors all submittals and shop drawings that have been sent to the architect for review
Monitors all Requests for Information (RFI’s) that have been sent to the architect for review
Obtains pricing from contractors, creating and writing change orders to approve and interface upon approval and billing as needed per project in a timely fashion; to include: Price, Tracking, Submitting, Interfacing upon approval and billing. As Sr. PM, this person is responsible for training the Project Manager and Assistant Project Manager on these duties
Prepares and reviews monthly owner billings
Reviews all job costs, labor projections and profitability on a monthly basis with the Chief Financial Officer
Ensures all necessary AHJ (Authorities Having Jurisdiction) reviews are coordinated, timely closeouts and final billing of the project are completed
Nurtures, manages and builds relationships with both new and existing clients. As part of relationship building, this position is required to sit on a board as part of business growth and development
May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Management
This position has supervisory responsibilities that typically range from six (6) to eight (8) staff, to potentially include Site Management, Superintendents, Foremen, Project Engineers, Estimating and Project Assistants.
Education and/or Experience: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (B.A) from a four-year college or university or; a minimum of four (4) to six (6) + years of progressive related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. A high school diploma or GED is required.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Mathematical Skills: This position requires the ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Certifications: OSHA-30, Healthcare/Infectious Control Training and Certifications as needed.
Preferred Certifications: CMIT (Construction Manager in Training)
Encouraged Certifications: LEED Accredited Professional Training, CCM (Certified Construction Management)
License: This position requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive from job site to job site.
*Successful completion of a Dale Carnegie Course within 1 year in position.
*Requirement to sit on a board as part of business growth and development
Most vital competencies for this role:
Physical Demands: This position rarely requires, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling. This position sometimes requires sitting, standing and walking. This position frequently requires the use of hands to finger to handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and talking/hearing.
This position frequently requires lifting up to 10 pounds and rarely requires the lifting up to 25 pounds.
Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus with eyes are all important components of this job.
Work Environment: This position rarely requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, working with explosives, risk of radiation or vibration. This position sometimes requires working near moving mechanical parts work in high, precarious places when on the jobsite and working in outdoor weather conditions. The noise level is considered moderate when in the office (business office with computers and printers) to loud when on the jobsite.
Additional Information: This position requires the ability to learn or understand how any of the following software programs work: Bluebeam, Primavera or Microsoft Project, On-Screen Takeoff, Viewpoint, Building Connected, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Data Warehouses such as E-Comm, E-Builder, File-Sharing Programs such as Drop Box or similar program such as ShareFile, New Forma and other digital equipment and programs.
Travel: This position will require travel of up to 60% of the time.
About Wehr Constructors, Inc.
Since 1945, Wehr Constructors has developed a portfolio of healthcare, worship, educational, judicial, industrial and institutional facilities ranging in costs from $100,000 to over $75 million. Although our focus over the past 20 years has been healthcare and worship facilities, we have completed numerous educational and commercial facilities in the central Kentucky region. Wehr Constructors is owned and operated by the Berry family which includes five generations of general contracting and engineering experience. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky with offices Lexington, Kentucky, Bowling Green, Kentucky and Tampa, Florida, we are proud to be the largest general contractor and construction manager in the Louisville area.
Many of our projects are negotiated utilizing the “integrated project delivery” approach with Wehr Constructors serving as the construction manager. We are retained in the early design phase so that we can assist the owner and architect with pre-construction planning, constructability reviews, value engineering, project phasing and critical path scheduling. This process results in less downtime for the owner’s operations, fewer changes during construction a...nd an overall accelerated project completion; saving everyone time and money.
An officer of our company works directly with the project manager and superintendent on scheduling, phasing and managing subcontractors on each project. This management team approach is one reason owners repeatedly come back to us for additional projects.
Wehr Constructors, has ranked as one of the top construction companies in Metro Louisville and in the Tampa Bay area. Wehr Constructors is licensed in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Our permanent staff includes over 100 professionals committed to the quality and timely completion of each project.