The Construction Project Manager must be thoroughly familiar with all aspects of landscape, hardscape, and irrigation construction to include: customer service, estimating, production, training, etc. The Construction Project Manager oversees the installation of construction projects on a daily basis while interfacing with clients, subcontractors, and suppliers. The Construction Project Manager must also interface with the company Production Manager, Sales, and Accounting personnel.
Construction Project Manager reports directly to the Branch Manager Landscape Construction.
Skill set and educational requirements
The Construction Project Manager must possess the following skill set and educational background:
A. Success in project managing 5+ million dollar contracts.
B. Knowledge of plants, soils, and irrigation.
C. Understanding of relationships and customer service.
D. Understanding that you have to put your feet on jobs to make them a success.
E. Minimum of five years of experience in landscape, hardscape, and irrigation construction.
F. Have a bachelor’s degree in horticulture, construction science or similar .
G. Able to supervise up to multiple projects simultaneously.
H. Able to effectively supervise, advise , and train field crew members.
I. Thorough understanding of job costing, financials and budgets
J. Able to manage up and down the construction process ladde r and well versed in all aspects.
K. Proficient in both oral and written communication.
L. Able to represent the company in a courteous and professional manner.
M. In depth knowledge and understanding of OSHA requirements.
N. Familiar with OSIP/CSIP procedures.
O. Ability to prevent issues or resolve them when they arise in a way that is satisfactory to all parties
A. Continually informs and updates Branch Manager as to job progress (or lack thereof).
B. Continually coordinates with company superintendents as to job progress (or lack thereof).
C. Oversees the production of multiple jobs simultaneously.
D. Ensures that jobs are kept on schedule and on budget.
E. Ensures that all safety procedures are followed and reports any unsafe conditions to supervisors.
F. Ensures all accidents are properly documented and reported immediately.
G. Ensures all workers’ compensation insurance claims are properly documented and reported immediately.
H. Looks for extras and converts them into change orders when appropriate.
I. Ensures all change orders are processed correctly.
J. Interfaces with subcontractors to ensure timely and accurate completion of their phase of projects.
K. Interfaces with suppliers to ensu re timely and accurate delivery of job materials.
L. Ensures that company production standards are met.
M. Ensures that all equipment is operated in a safe and proper manner.
N. Evaluates equipment utilization and recommends future purchases to the Branch Manager.
O. Ensures that vendor delivery tickets and all paperwork are processed and turned in daily.
P. Ensures that job cost reports are properly analyzed and disseminated to Crew Leaders.
Q. Thoroughly understands and complies with company policies, procedures, and SOPs.
R. Assists in the development and implementation of the production part of company’s strategic plan.
S. Assists in the development, implementation, and achievement of company’s annual budget goals.
T. Assists in the development and im plementation of the production part of company’s training goals.
U. Assists in developing training plan and trains field crews.
V. Evaluates performance of Crew Leaders and crew members.
W. Able to read and install all plans.
X. Able to operate a transit.
Y. Receives and reviews all job daily field reports for accuracy and thoroughness and forwards to Accounting Department
The primary appraisal criteria for the Construction Project Manager is to interface with clients and ensure that all of their concerns are addressed and resolved in a timely and professional manner and that construction jobs are kept on schedule and on budget.
A. Is a high – energy individual capable of building and maintaining professional relationships with potential clients, associations, and related business professionals.
B. Is organized in all areas (personal office space, field operations, company yard space, job sites).
C. Leads by example.
D. Presents himself or herself in a professional manner.
E. Initiates action when needed.
F. Is self – motivated.
G. Requires minimal supervision.