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Assistant Project Manager - Grand Rapids

Company: The Christman Company
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Looking for an exciting and rewarding career in commercial construction? We're seeking Assistant Project Manager candidates for construction projects in our Grand Rapids, Michigan region who have experience in the construction industry, a passion for team-based planning and problem-solving, and a wholehearted commitment to building strong partnerships to support project goals. This position provides a great opportunity for a long-term thinker to develop construction leadership expertise across a range of markets and clients, leverage technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness, participate in a broad range of project planning and coordination duties, and grow with the company. Candidates with experience in education, healthcare, or historic preservation markets are preferred. In addition to a rewarding career in construction, Christman is an ESOP owned company, offering competitive pay, a generous benefits program, and promotes training and professional development. Responsibilities: In this role, the Assistant Project Manager will assist the Project Manager in leading construction project teams. Responsibilities include assisting with allocating project resources, establishing subcontract agreements, executing contractual risk protections while creating a positive safety climate. This person will also be responsible for assisting with planning and delivering projects typically ranging from $5-120 million, developing budgets hands-on, and providing leadership to the construction project team.Qualified candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • Work Planning: Ability to plan and prioritize individual contributions and those of team members to achieve high-quality, timely results. Dependable and punctual for all work-related commitments.
  • Relationships: Ability to earn respect through the credibility of construction knowledge and positive approach to problem solving. Ability to develop productive relationships within the project team, with contractors, and with design teams and clients.
  • Communication: Strong communication skills, including excellent ability to identify and understand requirements of the project team and to participate in collaborative problem solving. Ability to write proposals, monthly reports and other related project documentation.
  • Detail Orientation: Ability to successfully ensure accuracy of project documentation. Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Professionalism: Ability to maintain a positive attitude and professional demeanor and appearance at all times and perform well under project constraints and deadlines.
  • Computer Skills: Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint). Working knowledge of project management software. Willingness to test and implement new technologies as they become available.
  • Math Skills: Solid numerical and analytical skills and ability to apply these skills to achieve accurate project budgeting and basic estimating for project scope changes.
  • Learning Orientation: Willing to pursue related educational and training opportunities for job performance improvement on an on-going basis, and to openly share knowledge and debate concepts with appropriate members of the Christman team.Qualified candidates will possess the following characteristics:
    • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, or a related field.
    • Three years or more of construction project experience.
    • Or equivalent combination of education, training, and construction project experience.
    • Successful completion of classes or other training or experience in construction management, project management, safety, communication, and ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding.
    • Demonstrated success in a project engineer position that required professionalism and integrity. The Christman family of companies is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran

Keywords: The Christman Company, Grand Rapids , Assistant Project Manager - Grand Rapids, Executive , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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