Project Manager needed in Portland, OR

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Job Description - Project Manager needed in Portland, OR Project Manager-MultifamilyConstruction Portland, Oregon We are a dynamic construction company created by builders who love their craft. We embrace and respect our employees as our teammates. Our clients always receive our honest respect and absolute best effort. We treat our construction partners with fairness and accountability. We strive to make a fair profit while building safely and right the first time. We are stewards of our community, and mindful of the built and natural environment. Essex General Construction is a commercial general contractor founded in Eugene in 1987. Now with an office in Eugene and one in Portland, we serve Western Oregon and Southwest Washington constructing high quality buildings that enhance our community. BENEFITS Employer Paid Health / Rx / Dental / Vision Insurance Health Reimbursement Account Life Insurance Short-Term Disability Insurance (PTO) Paid Time Off Paid Holidays 401k with Matching Contributions $5,000 Scholarship Educational Assistance Company Vehicle, Laptop, Cell Phone POSITION OBJECTIVE Project Managers for Essex General Construction are responsible for the planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring of all construction management activities on our projects. Project managers may work on multiple projects simultaneously, or may concentrate on single (larger) projects. Project Managers are responsible for maintaining the project budget, owner and design team correspondence and to work with and support the Project Superintendent in the field. Project Managers are responsible for the management of both field and office related staff including project engineers and project administrators or coordinators. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Preconstruction / Job Startup: Responsible for the job planning, initial scheduling and submittal process, and coordination of the project startup: Review preconstruction check list and participate in job handoffs and preconstruction meetings. Review contracts, subcontracts, plans, specifications and bid documents. Organize, develop and maintain submittal logs and identify long lead items, along with any requirements for stored materials. Review change order processes and billing protocols. Review submittals for accuracy and compliance with specifications. Participate in “Best Case” reviews. Participate in the development of the initial master schedule with the Project Superintendent. Review labor requirements for Essex employees and ensure a list of labor tracking codes is distributed to supers, foremen, carpenters and laborers. Consult with owners, clients, design professionals and vendors to identify and address concerns and resolve project issues. Construction: Coordinate the performance of subs, suppliers, labor and equipment, Maintain a current project record including shop drawings, as-builts, product data sheets, phone logs, etc. Prepare listing of the required project submittals Maintain the project logs – RFI’s, submittals, change order, contingency and allowance logs. Work with the project superintendent to help oversee preparation of timecards, recording time for employees and charting labor requirements relative to estimates and coding for job cost accounting. Oversee employee performance. Prepare change proposals and track costs related to T&M work and change orders (including supervision). Prepare and source pricing for owner or design team requested pricing exercises during the course of construction Identify errors and/or omissions in construction documents and assist in securing corrected information, Review and prepare RFI’s for submission to the project design team Review subcontractor and supplier cost claims along with the Project Manager for validity and versus the project documents and the subcontract or purchase order. Track submittals, shop drawings and PCO’s between subcontractors, suppliers, architects and owners. Conduct weekly project Owner, Architect, Contractor (OAC) meetings. Prepare agendas and review meeting minutes. Present updated RFI logs, submittal logs and PCO logs. Prepare/present change proposals and obtain appropriate signatures. Review job cost and transaction reports and submit corrections as required. Review subcontractor pay requests for accuracy, completeness and versus the progress and materials in the field. Prepare and code purchase orders and request appropriate MSDS sheets. Update the job directory on a weekly basis. Maintain all job files. Regularly review job cost reports and develop plans for over budget codes. Contract Closeout: Assist in successfully closing out a project in a timely, efficient manner to the satisfaction of the design team and the owner: Assist in completion of O&M Manuals. Prepare punch lists and monitor completion of all punch list items and assist Project Superintendent with the Architect and other project stakeholders. Participate in CCR’s (Completed Contract Reviews). Assist with closeout procedures and documents. Ensure certificates of substantial completion are obtained and ensure the closing out of all permits. Ensure that all “as-builts” are properly prepared and presented. Review survey results from owners, design teams and construction partners. Be aware of 11- and 23-month letters and issues arising from those inspections. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Knowledge of building processes, practices and techniques in commercial, multi-family residential, institutional and industrial building construction, Understanding of contract, plans and specifications. Familiarity with job-costing, scheduling and estimating. Knowledge of project controls, subcontractor/supplier relations, cost controls and sequencing strategies. Excellent written and oral communications skills, Personal computing skills and familiarity with MS Office software, Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives with limited supervision. Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment. Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems with clients, manufacturers, vendors, subcontractors and owners, Decision-making ability coupled with the ability to establish good working relations with a variety of and broad range of professionals, craftspeople and others. Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems with manufacturers, vendors, subcontractors and owners. Ability to work as a team player with project team members including EGC staff, architects and owners. A good sense of humor along with a desire to mentor and train others. CREDENTIALS & EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree Ten or more years in multifamily construction industry. Five or more years of direct multifamily construction project management