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Senior Project Manager

Birmingham, Alabama
Position Purpose
Provide supervision of designated wood-frame, Multifamily project(s) to ensure that project(s) are delivered within budget and schedule while building and maintaining a lasting relationship with clients, design team professionals, and subcontractors.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Construction Knowledge
  • Teaches and mentors the project team on construction methods; sequences and proposes creative solutions to field problems; oversees controls.
  • Serves as a resource to the project manager when course correction is needed.
  • Ensures overall QA/QC compliance and takes any action necessary to minimize risk.
  • Promotes safety culture to clients.
Leadership & Organization
  • Serves as a project team mentor.
  • Develops team organizational chart and secures resources needed for project success.
  • Maintains overall project organization; mentor and trains team and sets expectations.
  • Resolve internal staff problems as needed.
  • Accountable for all communication; approves and reviews all critical or legal notices, letters, emails, etc.
Schedule Management
  • Leads team schedule process.
  • Ensures procurement schedule is met to support construction schedule.
  • Able to understand and identify schedule keys and rules of thumb from other projects and how to evaluate and plan for; proactive milestone management.  
Project Planning
  • Ensures that transition meetings (operations and preconstruction) occur.
  • Understands and practices strategic planning.
  • Mentors and assists team in solving problems, can adjust planning to changes or impacts, and can creatively overcome.
Risk Management & Problem Solving
  • Performs the final review and approval of subcontracts prior to issuance.
  • Mentors subordinates to write subcontracts, purchase orders, and change orders.
  • Assists in negotiating terms and conditions of owner contracts.
  • Minimizes the negotiated changes to subcontract form with approval of higher authority.
  • Mentors team members to identify risk and properly documents to avoid it.
  • Oversees and manages all risk items on the project including contracts, change orders, impacts/delays, notices, and letters.
  • Can identify risk ahead of time and establish processes to mitigate and manage; understands “red flags” and key indicators and trains team on these; can resolve project risk issues to satisfaction.
  • Ensures that subcontract, purchase orders, and change orders are reviewed and well--written.
  • Can develop and manage general conditions that are achievable by team.
  • Reviews accuracy of project team reports.
  • Mentors team members on complex cost issues; can resolve to satisfactory position. 
  • Given support staff, manages that staff to bid a project with preconstruction personnel.
  • Participates in Value Engineering process which maximizes benefits to Client and minimizes risk.
Sales/Client Development
  • During and post project, proactively maintains positive relationship with client to nurture relationships.
  • During and post project, proactively maintain s positive relationships with subcontractors and vendors.
  • During and post project, maintains ability to participate in sales activities with some preparation.
  • Able to quickly learn and adapt to clients’ driven data systems (cost reporting, etc.)
  • Champions use of systems by all team members and enforces compliance.  

Qualifications & Requirements
Education / Certification
Related Degree and/or Experience
Recommended Work Experience
7 to 20 years
Recommended Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Office, scheduling software, internet, and project management software; Knowledge of industry trends, innovations, market, and geography; Knowledge of corporate and industry practices, processes, and standards; Highly skilled in communication, public relations, organization, teamwork, accuracy, attention to detail, time management, conflict resolution, cost management, training, forecasting, and management of others.
Working Conditions
Considerable local and non-local travel required; Work with or lead a group and/or team; Frequent conflict situations may be present; Work after normal business hours.

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