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Project Manager

United Steel Inc.
East Hartford, CT
  • Posted: over a month ago
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Job Description
Salary: DOE

Come join the team at United Steel, New England's largest fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals! 

If you have 5+ years' experience managing Structural Steel or Miscellaneous Metals projects, United Steel wants to talk to you.  Due to strong sales, we are currently looking to add two Project Managers to our team.  The role of the Project Manager is to plan, direct, and coordinate activities of designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters while at the same time protecting the long term interest of the company and achieving the customer’s satisfaction.  

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    Duties & Responsibilities

    • We are in a relationship business, wherein the applicant has a responsibility for future sales (in conjunction with the sales and estimating departments) by solidifying United Steel’s good name, and through building and maintaining relationships with clients, project managers, project superintendents, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and vendors
    • Ensure that all knowledge of a project; including, but not limited to, safety, scope, proposal, special instructions, and overall method of construction, is vetted and transferred to the project manager and team
    • Effectively managing your team and situations to the benefit of the company, building and maintaining customer relationships, and maximizing profits
    • Pro-actively anticipate, prepare for, and resolve situations that may become issues in the future; developing a plan to address the situation in a manner that supports the business and our relationship with the customer
    • Ensure that all subcontracts & purchase agreements are put in place; and written in conformance with the requirements of the project documents, with all supporting documentation and in a manner that meets the needs of United Steel, Inc. and its clients
    • Act as a liaison between detailers, architects and engineers, while documenting any communication that affects schedule, price, changes, special agreements and/or RFI’s
    • Ensure that all communications, both internally and externally, are followed through in a manner that guarantees all necessary vendors, suppliers, engineers, detailers, as well as shop and field management are preceding accordingly to plans and schedules
    • Expedite all Change Orders through the necessary departments (structural, misc.) as well as RFI’s and submittals to clients, without delay; and document same according to internal procedures.
    • Follow-up on submitted Change Orders on a continuing basis to ensure the prompt resolution of same
    • Review project status with financial information and reconcile all discrepancies
    • Review and approve all project invoices from detailers, erectors, outside vendors; and process to purchasing department for final review
    • Prepare and submit timely and accurate billing of customer on a monthly basis, and review & follow-up with customer on delinquent payments
    • Ensure constant and consistent follow up with field operations; then follow through on information obtained
    • Travel to project sites for weekly/bi-weekly job meetings and coordinate with customer, design team, and other subcontractors affecting our work
    • Develop and maintain project schedules in conformance with contract requirements, identifying key milestones and critical path
    • Coordinate deliveries from the shop and vendors, ensuring that they are timely and within planned schedules
    • Maintain internal procedural communication methods such as daily and weekly reports, as well as schedules for structural and miscellaneous metals
    • Responsible for project closeout and all necessary information as it relates to billing and documentation
    • Assist Director of Project Management in the development of policies and procedures
    • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems; apprising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees, within his/her team.
    • Required to follow United Steel’s and Project Site Safety Rules which includes the wearing of PPE when required or if prudent
    • Projects managed can be complex and may require additional attention to detail, coordination of and/or travel to site for verification conditions and/or field measuring
    • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the project and the organization.


    • 7+ years of experience in project management preferably with at least 5 years project managing in the steel fabrication/erection industry
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering a plus
    • Self-starter, able to build and work well within team environments, as well as being able to work independently
    • Pro-active: Strong sense of urgency with ability to work through bid process and project demands; addressing and surpassing customer’s needs and request, while balancing company’s best interest
    • Strong attention to detail; able to multitask and manage time effectively
    • Basic math and technical writing skills required; must have both good oral and written communication skills
    • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Project Management Software, and pdf editors
    • Excellent ability to develop interpersonal relationships and communication with all levels in the organization, customers, and vendors; proven ability to influence and motivate others, must be able to deal with ambiguity and various change requirements
    • Must be problem-solver, able to work in and encourage a collaborative environment and to perform professionally with a positive outlook in continuous situations
    • Local Travel Required 25% - 40%

    Required Competencies

    Collaboration Skills; Ethical Conduct; Thoroughness; Business Acumen; Communication Proficiency; Decision Making; Initiative; Problem Solving/Analysis; Planning and Organizing; Time Management; Technical Capacity

    Working Conditions

    This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, which needs to be discussed and approved by the department Manager in advance and must work 40 hours each week to maintain full-time status. This position regularly requires long hours and frequent local travel.  

    We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits, 401(k) with company match, supplemental benefits and more. Please send your resume and cover letter using the link.


    An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer 

    United Steel Inc.


    East Hartford, CT
    06108 USA



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