Building Senior Project Manager

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Description/Job Summary

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the overall management and direction of the preconstruction and construction efforts on assigned projects. The ideal candidate has the responsibility to accurately and fully inform management of each project’s overall status, including schedule, cost, quality, safety, disputes and potential liabilities and/or concerns.  


While each assignment varies, major specific duties may include:
  • Establish and maintain a good relationship with Owner and the design team.
  • Establish leadership, and ensure our team is proactive and responsive throughout preconstruction.
  • Assist the Owner and pre-con team in developing a total project budget.  The project budget may or may not include soft costs; confirm Owner’s desire.  Provide input and assist the Owner in tracking the total project budget.
  • Coordinate with the Estimating department the preparation of all construction cost estimates. Review and approve the general conditions estimates and preliminary schedules.  Organize a review of the general conditions estimates and schedules with the pre-con team.  Communicate the business deal to pre-con and management.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the program questionnaire (defined scope) with project team.
  • Review all estimates, understand contents, assumptions, complexity of self-perform work and pricing. 
  • Lead regular team meetings, prepare agendas and issue minutes.
  • Lead T. A. Loving team in value engineering (Director with pre-con team leads what to value engineer and present to Owner) and constructability efforts.
  • Organize T. A. Loving team plan reviews. Clarify for each project what is to be accomplished by whom.
  • Prepare front end documents for bid packages.  Share the redlined masters with the Project Manager and the Lead Estimator prior to publication.  The redline makes it easier to see changes thus shortening review time.
  • Provide cash flow forecasts for Owner’s use.
  • Provide cost, value engineering, constructability and schedule input to the Owner and Design Team on an on-going basis.Handle as many of these issues as you can and manage the commitment of estimating resources to the Team Meetings so as to avoid impacting the efficiency of the Estimating Department.
  • Lead the subcontractor prequalification effort.  Provide, with input from Estimating, a list of suggested bidders in each work category for Owner’s approval.
  • Coordinate with Estimating the responsibility for distribution of plans, addenda, answering bidders’ questions, organization of prebid conference and facility/site walk through all phases of the preconstruction.
  • Ensures that pre-con coordinates the responsibilities for Subcontractor bidder interviews, documentation of interview, Owner approval of award, and subcontract preparation.
  • Review the issuance and execution of subcontracts.  Reviews negotiations and scope of work (except as specifically assigned to others) terms and conditions to achieve timely execution of subcontracts.
  • Work with project team and scheduling to develop design/construction schedule and preliminary construction milestone schedule. Ensure adherence, monitor, update, and make know ramifications of missed dates throughout design phase.
  • Assist the Owner and the design team to assure building permit obtained on timely basis.
  • Review and approve the cost breakdown as prepared by the Lead Estimator.
  • Continually work to build relationships with subcontractors.
  • Schedule and attend Project Plan presentations.
  • In summary, implement the procedures outlined in the Preconstruction Manual.

  • Provide leadership to the project staff.
  • Serve as a liaison between the office and field.  Foster company spirit and enthusiasm, pride of work, accountability for actions and support field staff training and growth.
  • Review and approve project team on-site setup, including facilities layout, selection of forming systems and equipment.
  • Monitor receipt of Subcontractor bonds; follow up as necessary.
  • Coordinate with Division manager and other Project Director(s) on staffing assignments  and movement of field personnel, project management, and hourly labor to ensure adequate staff resources are on site in a timely manner.
  • Anticipate problems and be available to assist in resolving problems as requested by project staff.
  • Maintain a thorough understand of the T. A. Loving/Owner contract and oversee the entire field operation to achieve contract compliance.
  • Assist the project staff in the development of the construction schedule.  Monitor schedule performance.
  • Assist the project staff in the development of the billing breakdown, and monitor monthly billing and receivables.
  • Monitor labor cost for problem areas and waste, and implement prompt corrective action as required.  Review methods for opportunity to reduce the cost of 10 largest budget labor items.
  • Review the job cost report, including the Project Cost Detail Transaction Report for unneeded or improper charges.  Review the job cost report to ensure all required maintenance is performed and costs are reflected accurately.
  • Review profit projections for accuracy with Project Manager.  Become thoroughly knowledgeable of projected costs, contingent liabilities and contingent savings/increased profits.  Develop alternative methods of verifying projected job profitability, review with the Project Manager and reconcile as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain a good relationship with Owner, Design Team and Subcontractors/Suppliers.
  • Review/monitor quality management program to achieve contract compliance and a quality project.
  • Monitor outside equipment rental to identify waste, uses for company equipment or opportunity to purchase equipment.
  • Attend meetings as necessary or as requested by project staff.
  • Periodically review status on the project relative to Subcontractor management, shop drawings, change order processing, quality management program, filing, etc., to achieve desired T. A. Loving performance levels.
  • Be knowledgeable of the project status, project events, the pulse of the job, and anticipate and be on the lookout for potential problems.
  • Assure an orderly, efficient closeout.
  • Review issues with Job Site Staff to ensure T. A. Loving’s rights and position are protected with both Subcontractors and the Owner.
  • Review and approve expense reports for Job Site Staff.
  • Review and assist with claims, legal issues and potential legal issues.  Advise Legal Counsel, Risk Management and Division Manager of issues.
  • Independently review schedule, looking for ways to expedite construction and predict problems.
  • Monitor daily logs and selected Job Site correspondence.
  • Champion Job Site safety effort, motivation the On-Site Team in the implementation of T. A. Loving Safety Guidelines.  Perform Monthly Project Director Safety Inspection.
  • Recommend self-improvement programs that may assist employees in their professional and personal development.
  • Perform employee reviews and recommend promotions, terminations etc.
  • Schedule and attend Project Post Mortems.

Required Qualifications

Education/Experience: Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts degree in related field. Ten (10) years of experience in Construction Management field.

Licensing/Certification: Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. 

Skills, Knowledge and Ability: Current and thorough knowledge of employment law. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee will be required to use a computer and be familiar with programs necessary to perform duties.


Who We Are
With over 93 years of higher education, healthcare and bridge/utility experience, T.A. Loving Company ( NC GC License No. 325) is a proven leader in the construction industry. Our commitment to quality and integrity are just two examples of why we have a repeat client list. We appreciate the long-term relationships that we carry with us, and also the longstanding employees that have stayed with our company for many years. Our loyal employees make the success of our company possible, and many employees have dedicated their entire careers to T.A. Loving.
What We Stand For
What you do matters. Experience T.A. Loving Company's culture where you are valued and appreciated to work together to live out our 5 Core Values: Integrity, Safety, Excellence, Client Advocacy, Teamwork, and High Ethical Standards.
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