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Assistant Project Manager Construction

Eastern Environmental Contractors, Inc in Columbia, PA, USA


$55,000 to $65,000 Annually

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Join a growing, fast moving company with a team based atmosphere.”

We are seeking an Assistant Project Manager to join our team. You will be responsible for the management and delivery of construction projects in the water and wastewater industry in the Lancaster/York/Harrisburg area.


The Assistant Project Manager will report to the Project Managers in our Columbia PA office to control the time, cost and quality of construction projects. They assist with the planning and coordination all aspects of the construction process, including scheduling subcontractors, and working with Vendors, Engineers, Owner and Government Agencies.

Assistant Project Managers are to confer with supervisors or other managers to monitor construction progress, including worker productivity and compliance with building and safety codes. Assistant Project Managers must resolve problems that arise due to inclement weather, emergencies or other issues that may cause delays. Assistant Project Managers will negotiate with the assistance of a Supervisor, schedule and manage in-house workers, subcontractors, vendors, Engineers and Government Agencies.

Primary Job Responsibilities for Assistant Project Manager:

A. General

  • Work with the Construction Management Team to execute and manage the daily, weekly and monthly schedule of all construction activities including but not limited to labor, material, equipment and subcontractors
  • Direct and supervise workers on a daily basis
  • Review with the Estimator and study and understand all project specifications, drawings, addendums, correspondence and proposals and determine the appropriate construction methods to complete the work in timely and efficient manner
  • Take action and coordinate with Supervisors and Project Managers to deal with results of delays, bad weather and or emergencies
  • Discuss with supervisory personnel, estimators, project managers, owners, contractors and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such and work procedures, complaints and construction issues
  • Managing the day-to-day field activities to ensure that the project milestone dates and overall schedule completion date is met.
  • Work with the Construction Manager to create short-interval look-ahead project schedules that make sure that upcoming events are communicated, tracked and are being proactively accomplished
  • Creating and maintaining a culture that values safety, health and cleanliness
  • Managing and coordinating the work to ensure that it is constructed in an orderly and deliberate manner that is consistent with the standard-of-care set forth in the contract documents that is viewed by industry as an effort that is consistent with best-practices standards
  • Establishing and maintaining all dimensional controls for the project to include the use of third party survey and layout personnel when appropriate
  • Contacting, scheduling and obtaining all inspections and ensuring that the quality aspects of the physical work are fully documented
  • Ensuring all aspects of the project are compliant with all contract terms and legal requirements that govern the project and the community in which the project(s) takes place
  • Administering client specific programs, such as CQC, Safety, Environmental Stewardship, etc.
  • Conducting and/or attending pre-bid, pre-construction, progress and other project and staff meetings
  • Conducting and/or participating in regularly held meetings involving EEC internal staff and external stake holders such as owners, subcontractors, etc.
  • Meeting with client representatives on a regular basis to discuss the status of projects, to proactively identify and resolve problems and to assure that the client is kept knowledgeable about the status of the work
  • Managing self-performed activities to ensure that work is being performed within the established project budget
  • Managing changes in project scope to ensure that the most contemporary contract documents are being used at all times to prevent avoidable delays and or constructions issues due to workmanship or the quality of the contraction from either EEC personnel and or subcontractors
  • Administering contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders and other agreement to ensure that the scope, terms and conditions are consistently and proactively being met and or exceeded
  • Managing the punch list and project closeout process to assure timely completion
  • Maintaining daily paperwork such as time-cards, field reports, schedule updates and E-mail correspondence.
  • Directing and managing the work loads of supporting staff to include training, mentoring and follow up; and participating in and encouraging staff to seek out professional development
  • Travel as required to the projects
  • Assist supervisors, construction managers and estimators in the preparation of bids or proposals and procurement of equipment and material
  • Manage company equipment, inventory and tools proactively as not to cause delays on projects.
  • During a serious project issue or problem, assist the Project Team in developing a recovery plan
  • Evaluate Subcontractors in accordance with company standards
  • Review, establish, implement and update RFI processes, Drawing logs and Shop Drawing Logs
  • Act as a resource for project management by providing cost information and developing cost estimates for changes in the work, during different construction phases of a project
  • Acts an observer and company representative, when required, for pre- bid investigations and site visits
  • Adhere to the duties and responsibilities as set forth the Eastern Environmental Contractors Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Performs the duties of an Estimator when required

B. Pre-construction

  • Review the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs
  • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status
  • Working with Estimators, review the project specifications and plans
  • Working with Estimators, review the labor, material, equipment and subcontractors bid items to fully understand the project
  • Working with the Estimators and Construction Manager, request, order and deliver supplies and material as required for efficient construction performance

C. Construction

  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques
  • Plan all construction operations and schedule intermediate phases to ensure deadlines will be met
  • Plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones
  • Review the work progress on daily basis
  • Select tools, materials and equipment and track inventory
  • Coordinate and direct construction workers and subcontractors
  • Assist with determining needed resources (manpower, equipment and materials) from start to finish with attention to budgetary limitations
  • Assist in obtaining permits and licenses from appropriate authorities
  • Assist and manage to and ensure the construction activities move according to predetermined schedules as established by project specifications and material, equipment and subcontractor availability
  • Oversee the construction projects from start to finish
  • Assist in project planning, budgeting, purchasing and identification of resources needed.
  • Will assist the Office Manager in the procurement of all permits and licenses
  • Works with Project Manager to ensure the objectives and goals for the project are met
  • Manage and ensure the construction activities move according to predetermined schedules as established by project specifications and material, equipment and subcontractor availability
  • Formulate the project work plans and schedules and make revisions as needed
  • Communicate effectively with EEC Management, EEC Employees, Suppliers, Subcontractors, Inspectors, Project Engineers and Owners as the project progresses
  • Assist and coordinate the efforts of all parties involved in the project, which include EEC Personnel, Project Engineers, Clients, Suppliers and Subcontractors
  • Monitor the progress of the project and prepare for status meetings as it relates to the project
  • Maintain strict adherence to quality and safety standards
  • Perform periodic inspections of the construction site
  • Prepare for and attend projects meetings as required
  • Ensure the project documents are complete


  • Previous experience in the construction industry supervision
  • Engineering and or construction management educational background
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong analysis and critical thinking skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Experience with business software (Microsoft Office Suite, Power BI a plus)
  • Experience with project management software (Procore, EADOCS, Project Mates, etc.)
  • Experience with scheduling software (P6 EPPM, Microsoft Project)

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation based upon qualifications & experience
  • ADD/STD/LTD available after trial employment period (90 days)
  • Health benefits - medical, vision, dental available after trial
  • 401k w/safeharbor contribution after qualification
  • Vacation & personal time

Eastern Environmental Contractors, Inc

About Eastern Environmental Contractors, Inc:

We have over 45 years of field experience in the design, construction and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware area.

Company address: 1470 Long Lane Columbia, PA 17512

Posted date: 10 days ago

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