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Construction Admin Project Manager

Job Title:                Construction Admin Project Manager

Department:         Construction Admin

Reports To:            Department Director


As a Construction Admin Project Manager at GCW, you will provide administrative and technical management on engineering/construction projects, from bid preparation through final acceptance by client. You will plan, coordinate, and direct a variety of large and complicated projects or on several smaller projects with many complex features. You will be responsible for project planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and risk assessment. Supervision of engineering and support personnel is usual at this level but may often be on a lead and project basis.

Essential Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Completes project initiation documents, which includes detailed work scope/outline, budget, and schedule for completion.
  • Consults with Director or Supervisor concerning unusual problems and developments and gets Director’s or Supervisor’s approval for completed plans and other documents as directed.
  • Ensures work is performed based on current engineering principles and standards; complies with local, state, and federal laws and regulations; and is completed as planned, budgeted, and scheduled.
  • Reviews and monitors engineering, construction, and contract documents, including design calculations and sketches, construction drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for construction projects; provides comments to Project Engineer regarding construction and operational aspects of planned contracts.
  • Meets regularly with clients to discuss current projects, evaluate firm performance, and identify other business opportunities either with current clients or through referrals.
  • Keeps client informed of ongoing project status and provides sufficient management, advice, and support to the members of the project team.
  • Contributes to the development of recommendations for assigned projects and other projects as needed.
  • Ensures costs are kept in line with original budget for time, travel, and material expenses; and issues project change notices in a timely manner, to reflect agreed-upon changes.
  • Ensures that project status reporting is current with actions and changes on assigned projects and can respond to client requests in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that the review process and other quality control guidelines are followed, and that final reports and presentations are completed per company and engineering standards.
  • Manages and supports all staff on project-specific tasks including overseeing and evaluating individuals work performance.
  • Reviews all pre-bills and coordinates with clients for any overdue invoice payments.
  • Coordinates resolution of issues regarding administration of a contract’s general and special provisions; interprets technical specifications and reviews contractor’s claims, coordinating and recommending resolutions.
  • Monitors work in progress, including field investigations, to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications, and standards; compiles and maintains records of approved projects.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Good working knowledge of CAD software, Civil 3D, and Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, and Project).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and oral communications.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend detailed correspondence and reports.
  • Has a comprehensive understanding of the full breadth of engineering concepts specific to the discipline including calculations and the principals behind them.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the appropriate application of different mathematical and scientific principles to produce accurate engineering design calculations.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized and unique situations.
  • Principles and practices of contract administration and project management and evaluation.
  • Legal guidelines for public works engineering
Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has supervisory and/or oversight responsibilities.

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree in appropriate engineering discipline, and four (4) years of experience in engineering design and/or project management; or an equivalent combination of training and experience

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Nevada PE or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire is preferred. Valid driver’s license. Travel in a personal vehicle may be required.

Please note this job description is designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This job description is not intended to create or imply an employment contract; the employee/employer relationship remains at will.
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