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Construction Project Manager

ZEMS Services
Hawthorne, NJ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

National General Contracting firm seeking motivated Construction Project Manager to join our firm. The candidate should possess general knowledge of the construction industry and project phases along with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, have strong organizational and time management skills, and have the ability to efficiently prioritize duties. Experience in the commercial construction field (retail and restaurant projects) is required.

This is a role that supports the successful execution of assigned projects, provides support to facilitate planning and coordination of construction activities to ensure that all project objectives are accomplished, and ensures project profitability targets are achieved.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with all partners on a project
  • Manage all costs to ensure profitability
  • Create and maintain project schedules
  • Take an active role in guiding jobs and project teams in each phase including pre-construction, construction, closeout, and post-construction services
  • Maintain a big picture view of strategy, risk assessment, and profitability and continuously communicate this view throughout the life of the project
  • Identify and focus on critical issues related to constructability including associated costs and logistical issues
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of all financial processes, controls, and reports, i.e., internal budgets, costs to complete, billings, collections, subcontractor payments, change order preparation and resolution, contracts, etc. 
  • Ensure that jobs are completed according to schedule and meet profit goals
  • Develop, nurture, and maintain ongoing client, architect, subcontractor, and industry relationships at the appropriate level reinforcing ZEMS commitment to white glove service
  • Partner closely with Field Operations team members, and oversee Project Coordinators or other internal team members assigned to project
  • Review subcontractor and vendor invoices throughout the lifecycle of the project and approve for payment or negotiate appropriate changes 
  • Oversee change orders and RFIs, prepare when required
  • Keep consistent lines of communication open with clients and proactively share project progress and budget matters 
  • Respond to work delays, emergencies, and other problems
  • Ensure punch list completion

 Ideal candidate should possess:

  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Suit programs (word, outlook, excel, etc.) is required
  • Experience and proficiency with Procore and MS Project is a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in the construction industry is required, and retail construction experience is preferred
  • Ability to manage projects with high intensity and short-term duration of 8-14 weeks
  • Experience being the sole lead on projects of $1 million dollars
  • Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously with strong document management, detail orientation and financial accountability
  • Occasional travel as required
  • Ability to lead internal and external meetings with strong presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally via emails and phone calls
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Buyout proficiency and strong experience with leveling trades

ZEMS Services


Hawthorne, NJ