Project Manager
Carmel Partners - Washington, DC

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In brief summary the Project Manager is responsible for assisting in the review of redevelopment activities on the Capital side, as well as, once approved, overseeing the day-to-day project management of assigned construction activities. This responsibility includes managing third-party vendors and contractors who have been selected to support the Company in the assigned redevelopment activities and efforts as well as supervising laborers or Capital Improvement Techs as necessary.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for scheduling, contract negotiations and project oversight for construction and capital projects
  • Responsible for managing the activities of multiple contractors
  • Follows established guidelines and procedures to increase communication and overall efficiencies
  • Participates in the planning process by providing budget information to asset managers
  • Pre-qualifies contractors
  • Responsible for meeting financial, budget, and forecasting objectives and requirements
  • Develops a bid list for assigned projects, analyzes bids and awards project to selected contractor(s)
  • Establishes and monitors construction schedule
  • Performs on-site inspections to ensure standards are being met and construction is adhering to plans and specifications
  • Tracks and monitors construction progress through site reports
  • Acts as a positive, proactive liaison between contractors, purchasing and operations
  • Obtains certificates of occupancy
  • Ensures project costs are aligned with approved budgets; approves contractor invoices and change order requests
  • Supports the Director and/or VP of Capital Projects or the VP of Construction as required
  • Ensures positive communication and team orientation with members of the Development Team and/or Residential Services
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director and/or VP of Capital Projects/Capital Improvements or the VP of Construction

Managing Others:

Individuals in this position may or may not have direct reports, and this may fluctuate over time.

Hires, manages and directs the career development of his/her team. Ensures his/her team has the appropriate technical skills, tools and facilities in order to competently perform their roles. Manages overall performance of employees through the Company’s performance review process.
  • Demonstrates effective management, leadership, coaching and development of staff to achieve company and department goals and objectives
  • Responsible for providing training to Project Coordinator, Superintendents, and others as needed
  • Ensures that goals and objectives are established for all staff within designated timeframes
  • Ensures that job responsibilities and expectations are clearly defined and communicated, work is assigned and distributed appropriately, staff is appropriately trained, and performance issues are addressed in a timely manner

Selection Criteria:

Candidates for this Position should hold the following qualifications and be able to demonstrate the following abilities to be considered as a suitable applicant. Please note that except where specified as “preferred,” all points listed below are considered minimum requirements.

Qualifications (Skills – technical and non-technical):
  • 5+ years experience in Construction Project Management or related field
  • 2+ years experience in Residential Construction Project Management
  • 2+ years experience managing others
  • Extensive computer knowledge, including Windows (Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project, PowerPoint, Access) and internet
  • Working knowledge of Construction and Project Management software
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to lead and manage others
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior executives
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work well under time and other constraints
  • Outstanding commitment to operational excellence
Working Conditions (physical, vision, hearing, speaking, mental, driving requirements / work environment):
  • Frequent sitting and walking
  • Repetitive use of computer, keyboard, mouse and phone
  • Reading, comprehending, writing, performing calculations, communicating orally, reasoning and analyzing
  • Frequent travel (car)
  • Works in an elevated site
  • Walks on uneven ground
  • Exposure to construction noises
  • Around moving machinery/equipment
  • Exposed to variation in temperature and/or humidity
  • Exposed to dust, fumes, gases, and chemicals
  • Contact with water/liquids
  • Uses special visual or auditory protective equipment
  • Must carry/lift loads of over 50 lbs
  • Occasional squatting, bending neck/waist, twisting neck/waist, pushing and pulling

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