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Project Manager / Design Assistant - 5152

Absolute Opportunities
Suffolk, VA
November 11, 2019


Project Manager / Design Assistant - 5152

Role: Project Manager

Relocation Available: No

Salary / Package: Based on qualifications.

Industry: Construction

Location: Virginia

Town / City: Suffolk

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Provide overall management direction for multiple design assist projects and nurture the business relationship relative to a particular Client, group of Clients or geographical area.

Essential Responsibilities

• Work with Director of Preconstruction to establish project objectives, budgets and milestones.

• Initiate and maintain liaison with. Prime client and A/ E contacts to facilitate design assist and construction activities.

• Prepare discipline estimates by calculating complete takeoff of drawing sets during each phase of the project development.

• Review design options and recommend best solutions based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.

• Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, price list and quotes.

• Establish project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards within boundaries of corporate policy.

• Manage and monitor project from design thru construction. Control construction through administrative direction of on-site Superintendent to ensure project is built on schedule and within budget; investigate potentially serious situations and implement corrective measures.

• Represent the company in project meetings, assist in labor negotiations / strategy meetings, etc.

• Manage financial aspects of contracts (fee payment, rental equipment, income / expenses, etc.) to protect company’s interest and simultaneously maintain a good relationship with Client.

• Assume additional responsibilities as directed by corporate executives.


• Four year engineering degree

• Five or more years of experience / knowledge of construction, design, finance, management and estimating.

• Must be able to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize employee performance.

• Thorough understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards,

etc. and their impact on project activities; superior communication and interpersonal (tact, diplomacy, influence, etc.) skills essential.

• Must be a skilled businessman, with knowledge of the design build / assist process.

• Successfully pass pre-employment (post offer) background check, drug test, and MVR check when responsibilities require operating motor vehicles.

Bottom Line Requirements:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

2. 5+ years of experience in construction including design, finance, management and estimating.