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Senior Project Manager
The Christman Company Sterling, VA

Senior Project Manager

The Christman Company
Sterling, VA
Expired: November 17, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Medical , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Build More with Your Career at Christman

Are you interested in becoming an employee-owner with a leading national general contractor that will provide you with opportunities to Build More in your professional career? is looking for Senior Project Manager candidates for large construction projects in the greater Metro DC area.

What You Will Do:

As a Senior Project Manager, your primary daily responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead in the development of high-performance teams through supervision, training, coaching, and mentoring and serving as a peer coach and/or mentor as assigned.
  • Ensure regular feedback is shared with staff including timely completion of employee performance appraisals.
  • Provide leadership in motivating the project team and maintain a positive work environment.
  • Communicate with owners, architects, and subcontractors as it relates to project risk, timetables, costs/budgets, and change management.
  • Determine and define scope of work and deliverables.
  • Determines project staffing requirements and establishes a work plan and schedules for each project phase.
  • Prepare project manuals, work category descriptions and other necessary components for a bid package. Manage the CM bid process to also include post-bid reviews.
  • Serve as a team member on hard bid teams as needed.
  • Establish and clarify project-specific goals related to schedule, safety, accounting, labor relations, EEO, and data processing/reporting.
  • Assess and maintain client relationships to understand construction leadership, facility maintenance, and other business needs that may have facility-related implications from the beginning of the contract through the project warranty period.
  • Manage owner communications related to project risks, schedules, budgets, and logistics.
  • Coordinate development and delivery of project planning services (e.g., estimating, scheduling, value engineering, reporting) with the Project Planning Leader.
  • Oversee timely and accurate processing of all project information documents relating to the contract, bulletins, field work orders, and change orders.
  • Review assessment of client needs to contractual obligations and delivery of project professional management services by the Christman team and all contracted trades, vendors, consultants, and suppliers to ensure that proper service is provided to the client.
  • Establish subcontract agreements and work scopes for all trade contractors; communicating expectations and responsibilities related to project planning, coordination with other trades, safety, and definition of work quality.
  • Clarify expectations and performance requirements in both written project documents and through presentations and discussions at pre-bid conferences, post-bid meetings, pre-installation meetings, and other interactions.
  • Lead trade contractor relations.
  • Coordinate information, access, and share across the project team to keep team members informed of current project status.
  • Drive safety awareness at all times. Observe safety practices on site and promptly address any unsafe situations or behaviors, reporting violations and coordinating corrective actions to the project team.
  • Contribute to business development efforts by leveraging professional network and client relationships to identify opportunities, participate in developing pursuit strategies, and actively participate in the pursuit of these opportunities.
  • Help support technical proposal development and participate in project pursuit interviews and proposals as needed.

What You Will Bring to the Team:

Required experience, knowledge, and skills for this role include:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or a related job field.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of commercial construction experience in a leadership role. Five (5) of those years must be in a Project Manager or in a leadership role that reflects experience in leading multiple, large, and complex construction projects.
  • Successful completion of classes or other training in Construction Management, Project Management, Safety, or Communication.
  • OR Equivalent combination of the above education, training, and experience.
  • Preferred candidates will have experience leading projects valued $10M+ in commercial, education, healthcare, mixed-use, historic preservation, and industrial markets.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Ability to manage time, plan, schedule, organize, and prioritize responsibilities to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Entrepreneurial focus and the ability to see the big picture while simultaneously focusing on details and timelines.
  • Must be able to write and communicate clearly and quickly to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to perform under pressure or opposition and handle stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
  • Must be able to lead, work well with others, and build relationships with the project team and subcontractors, resolving conflicts or jobsite issues as they arise.
  • Have excellent problem-solving and the ability to communicate solutions with an understanding of how risk is managed as it relates to the project and company as a whole.
  • Have a passion for team-based planning and problem-solving and a wholehearted commitment to building strong partnerships to support project goals.
  • Advanced understanding of construction scheduling, cost control, and demonstrated ability to lead, control, and supervise large groups.
  • Leads, manages, and plans work activities along with recognizing safety concerns while promoting a safe culture.
  • Understand job cost accounting practices and ability to analyze reports.
  • Ability to easily read and understand blueprints and specifications.
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Why Christman?

Here at Christman, everyone is an owner. Through our , each employee-owner shares in the collective success and wealth of our nationally recognized company and is eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance, 401K contribution, professional development and tuition reimbursement, and more.

We're a top 100-ranked ENR General Contractor that has been building since 1894. about how you can grow as a Christman Expert, Leader and Partner and build more with us.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The majority of work is completed outside at the construction site and in an office trailer where the project is monitored, and daily decisions are made about construction activities. The position is often exposed to sounds and loud noises, such as construction equipment. The job requires the wearing of protective equipment when on the construction site (hardhats, safety glasses, and highly visible clothing). Temperatures and conditions may vary depending on the weather and seasons. As part of our focus on being a Great Place to Work, we want to make sure we are clear on a few more basics we expect:
  • Ability to occasionally stand, walk, sit, reach (with hands and arms), climb, balance stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Must be able to talk, hear, use hands and fingers to handle or feel, be able to use a telephone and operate a keyboard.
  • Be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.

The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Notice to Recruiting Agencies (Unsolicited Resumes): The Christman Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our applicant tracking system, website, or to any Christman employee/affiliates. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Christman employees or its' affiliates will be considered property of The Christman Company and will be processed accordingly. Christman will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume without an executed agreement and assigned to a specific search.

The Christman family of companies is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status. Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.


The Christman Company

Sterling, VA
20167 USA



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