Baker Concrete Construction, Inc. Project Manager I in Houston, Texas
Baker Concrete is one of the nation's leading specialty concrete contractors that has defined itself by its values- People, Honor, and Grit. If any of these values resonate with you, we invite you to take your career to the next level. Working as part of Baker’s high-profile, industry-leading Teams, you’ll learn the newest techniques in concrete construction, while building lasting relationships and living the Baker adventure. This opportunity can be based out of Houston, but will require travel for project duration basis at times. Showing up strong, setting the standard, competing to win. That’s the Baker Way.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for Pre-Construction Duties: Works with Estimators to secure projects by providing information based on past experiences relative to project sequencing, equipment, manpower, etc..Collaborates with Estimating to analyze the market in relation to Company capabilities. Examines the scope of work and reviews bid drawings and project specifications to fully understand the customer’s expectations and project requirements. Performs site visits to establish logistics plans including identification of safety concerns, site hazards, location of utilities, etc.. Supports Estimating in soliciting subcontractor bids and other significant procurement items. Develops the construction schedule framework.
Coordinates Job Transition and Start-Up Process: Facilitates job transition, administrative and operations start-up meetings as defined in the Job Management Process (JMP). Provides input on project staffing plans. Schedules and facilitates pre-job meetings with the Superintendent, client representative(s), testing lab representative(s), subcontractors, and suppliers. Develops a schedule of values to optimize cash flow on the project. Collaborates with the project team to:
Develop a detailed/critical path project schedule to support the construction process
Develop financial and production budgets for the project which facilitates cost tracking and accounting
Develop a detailed plan to procure required equipment and material
Determine, assign and/or submit material submittals for the project
Ensure project roles and responsibilities are communicated
Communicate job set-up information to appropriate support services
Select major vendors and subcontractors
Develop site plan, including location of cranes, laydown areas, etc.
Manages Cost and Schedule: Cost: Prepares target and feedback information for project team and develops a plan to address issues. Assigns and/or executes daily documentation such as change order logs, concrete logs, rebar logs, and other material/equipment logs. Supports Superintendent by ensuring quantities and time are accurately reported, and reviews project cost reports, job cost summaries and other reports for accuracy. Prepares and submits periodic project reports including, but not limited to, weekly dashboards, monthly financial reports and forecasts, etc. to operations leadership. Executes the procurement plan for equipment and material. Analyzes cost of on-site equipment and material. Prepares and/or approves field purchase orders. Collaborates with the Contracts department on issuance of Major Purchase Orders (MPO’s), and subcontracts. Approves vendor invoices. Schedule: Leads daily meetings with project team personnel to review project performance. Maintains, updates, and distributes project and all necessary “look-ahead” schedules. Works with the Superintendent to affect positive change relating to project resources. Coordinates installation of subcontractor work.
Manages Cash Flow: Prepares monthly customer billings, earned value reports, and coordinates follow-up with the Accounts Receivable department on any billing and/or collection issues. Responsible for billing, continual follow-up and collection of retention. Approves monthly subcontractor billings and earned value reports. Ensures receipt of work authorization prior to performance and logs all change orders. Ensures timely conversion of field generated change conditions into change orders. Prepares and tracks change orders in a timely manner. Handles the financial close-out process including obtaining release of liens, bonds, warranties and guarantees.
Manages Client Relationship: Serves as a point of contact with the client, monitors and addresses problems that may impact client satisfaction. Participates in client weekly job progress and coordination meetings.
Generates and Submits Technical Records: Generates and tracks technical records, including but not limited to, constructability reports, RFI's, inspection records, work packages and deviation reports. Accountable for the work package closure, punch list, project turnover processes, completion of as-built records, and final disposition of records in the project file.
Supports Construction of Project: Supports the Superintendent to ensure efficient and effective use of manpower, equipment, and other resources. Responsible for tracking physical location of owned and rented equipment. Coordinates subcontractor work.
Manages Project Safety and Risk Management Processes: Analyzes impact of contract changes, disputes, and claims, and identifies the path forward. Follows Company Hiring and Recruitment Guidelines . Oversees compliance by subcontractors with terms of subcontracts and generates impact notices as needed. Manages issues related to compliance (Company and subcontractors) with prevailing wage, workforce utilization, MBE/SBE participation, etc.. Manages issues related to establishing clinics, managing first report of injuries, and co-worker case management.
Oversees the Work of Direct Reports: Supervises, trains, evaluates, and develops direct reports to ensure maximum returns on investment. Addresses complaints appropriately. Takes appropriate action to develop direct reports including, but not limited to, preparing and monitoring career development plans, promotions, demotions, lateral moves, corrective action, and progressive discipline. Recommends that direct reports receive timely and appropriate compensation. Collaborates with HR to ensure compliance with all employment laws, and related Company policies; may be responsible for conducting training or coordinating workshops related to such compliance. Provides guidance, direction, coaching, and support to direct reports to maximize individual and overall department performance:
Responsible for holding timely performance appraisals and progress reviews.
Assists direct reports in developing short and long-term goals that align with department and Company mission and strategy.
Ensures direct reports receive appropriate training that aligns with career development plans. Training may be remedial, ‘maintenance’, or geared to promotion
Work Environment: Work is a combination of office and field environments involving various types of conditions encountered on the construction site. Involves exposure to outside weather and job site conditions.
Ensures a Safe Work Environment
Participates in required Training/Certifications
Specific qualifications for the Project Manager I include:
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and 4 years’ of construction related experience; or 8 years’ of construction related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of concrete construction and associated forming systems
Proficient computer skills in programs such as Microsoft Office suite, understanding of construction software and the ability to understand, customize and modify spreadsheets
Mathematical Skills including but not limited to knowledge of mathematical concepts such as cost benefit analysis, cost accounting, etc.
Ability to effectively present and sell/market information and respond to questions from groups of mangers, clients, customers, and the general public
Ability to develop construction schedule via the critical path method
Ability to understand contracts, specifications, drawings, and scope of work
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures
Requires ability to maneuver in and out of job site trailers and various stages of job site terrains
Must have the ability to exert physical effort, handling average weight objects up to 20 pounds
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package as well as the chance to join a dynamic and growing organization.
Requisition ID: 3764
Baker Concrete Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer /Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation for any or part of the application process may make their requests known by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-800-539-3935 and ask for HR.