Midsouth Steel, LLC.
Purpose of Classification: The project manager is responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, control and completion of the project, while remaining aligned with the strategy, commitments and goals of Midsouth Steel. A project manager oversees schedules, budgets, resources and deliverables for projects. This role also monitors support staff to make sure goals and objectives are being kept. Knowledge of the larger landscape without neglecting granular details, tracking project health, staying alert for risk and resolving issues as they arise are key components of this position. Project managers also maintain standards and monitor scope with project quality.
Planning Project Resources: The project manager’s first role is creating a feasible plan that achieves the goals and objectives of the project and aligns with Midsouth Steel’s overall business strategy. This is not only a blueprint with which to run the project, but a critical part of the pitch to get approval for the project. Part of the plan is defining the project’s scope, determining what resources are available, estimating time and financial commitment, and monitoring and reporting on the project’s progress.
Assembling and Leading Project Team: Project managers need resources to complete project tasks, which include skilled and experienced workers. They need to assemble a team, assign them tasks and deadlines, give them the tools to collaborate, and not get in their way by micromanaging every activity. They should meet regularly, of course, and get status updates to chart their progress, while reallocating resources as needed to avoid blocking team members or overburdening them.
Time Management: While communication is key to address changes and make sure everyone is doing what they need to do when they need to do it, the project manager must also define, schedule and accurately estimate the task duration to develop and maintain a realistic schedule.
Budget: Figuring out what the proper funding for the project is, having that get accepted and then keeping the project within or under that figure is often what makes or breaks a project. Making an accurate estimate is only the first part, project managers must also monitor the actual spend as compared to the planned budget. If those figures are off, they must adjust accordingly.
Quality and Satisfaction: Project managers should remain in constant communication with Clients, reporting on progress and being open to their feedback to keep them happy and coming back to them with future projects.
Manage Issues and Risk: Project managers should be ready for issues and work towards resolving them quickly to avoid running the project off-track. They should assess the risks beforehand and set a plan of action in place if they occur.
Monitoring Progress: In order for a project manager to make sure a project is progressing as planned, they must constantly measure it and compare those metrics against the outline they created. Project managers must have a way to collect project data, such as status reports from their team, to see if the actual progress of the project is meeting what they had initially planned. Things are going to change along the way, and they are going to have to adjust or reallocate resources to accommodate these changes.
Reporting and Documentation: Reporting is one of the ways project managers communicate with their team and the operations manager. While teams need more detailed information and operations managers are looking for broader data to check the project’s progress, both are essential tasks for the project manager. This documentation, along with all paperwork, must be collected, signed off on and archived by the end of a project, which provides a history that you can revisit when planning for a similar project in the future.
Performs various administrative duties during the preconstruction phase: Establishes a responsibility matrix, in consultation with the Project Superintendent.
Reviews assigned contract and respective scope of work.
Point of Contact for the general contractors and Primary Midsouth Steel representative with general contractors and field crews.
Maintains erection and fabrication drawings for use between detailers, contractors and engineers as required.
Provides an accurate schedule of values to general contractors and subcontractors.
Submits Requests for Information (RFI’s) in support of revised contract documents and issues Change Orders as required.
Monitors the construction schedule while maintaining communication with general contractors regarding the progress of deliverables with recommended options achieve milestone dates.
Reviews and approves/disapproves project invoices, ensuring forecast budget is maintained.
Provides site supervisor with construction plans and coordinates installation timeline, allowing field crews to complete assigned tasks.
Coordinates with site supervisor to ensure field crews have necessary equipment, (rental & assigned) to perform necessary tasks.
Develops the project (cost coded) budget and schedule of values.
Obtains necessary licenses and permits.
Obtains necessary contractual documentation from subcontractors and vendors.
Organize and participate in constructability reviews of design documents. Work in tandem with the estimating department during the preconstruction phase (estimate review, subcontractor relations, etc.) Develop bid packages and other bid documents when required. Conducts subcontractor buyout and major project purchasing. Assist in the development of (Owner) contract clarifications. Determine staff needs.
Develop cash flow and work-in-place projections. Manage and execute the Project Start-up Checklist. Organize and set-up change order management system. Set ud schedule impact file (weather, unforeseen events, Owner, etc.).
Acquire contract from the Owner.
Set-up and conduct preconstruction meetings with owner, engineers, and subcontractors.
Resolves unfavorable variances from established budgets or schedules.
Develops and maintains good relationships with managers of clients, engineers
Guides the professional development of subordinate project management staff
through programs of instruction, training, and staff evaluations.
Assumes primary responsibility for overall project quality, schedule, and
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with physical disabilities to perform the essential functions:
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S., or B. Arch.) in Engineering, Architecture, Building Construction or Business Management from a four-year (five-year in Architecture) college or university; or six to eight years related experience and/or training (detailing and/or fabricating experience a plus); or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to client top management, senior management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
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.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Familiarity with program management, construction management, development, and construction marketing concepts, procedures and terminology are required. A strong background in composition of reports, proposals, technical correspondent and documentation is also required. Proficiency in the use of Sage 300, Bluebeam, Procore, Office 365, Microsoft Word and Excel.
Internal Interfaces with: Accounting - discuss cost monitoring.
Preconstruction - assist in estimating new work.
General Superintendent - works together as a team; establishes and maintains a
project responsibility matrix, schedules and budgets; coordinates changes; and
monitors the quality of work.
Safety Director - assures implementation of the Company's Safety Program.
External Interfaces with: Clients - maintain relationships with client managers and pursue opportunities of repeat business. Owner and Architect - develop and maintain a professional working relationship. Local authorities - obtain necessary project licenses and permits.
Authority: The Project Manager has the authority, within the policies and procedures of Midsouth Steel, over all aspects of the projects assigned.
The Project Manager, in conjunction with the Superintendent, has the authority to
direct the project from conception to conclusion by deciding on types of
construction, use of materials, construction schedules, methods, meetings, and
Accountability: Profitability of all projects assigned;
Adherence to project schedules and budgets;
Professional relationship with the clients, engineers and consultants, including
maintaining that relationship after the project completion.
Professional working relationships with the Superintendent, Job Accountant, and
other internal Company departments.
Professional working relationships with subcontractors, vendors and other
Job Type: Full-time
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