Project Manager-Foundations

Location: Madison, WI
Division: Michels Foundations
Employment duration: Full time
Employee Referral Bonus: Tier 1


This position will manage a large complex project or manage multiple medium sized projects that are approximately greater than $500K and are up to $10M in contract value. Also will be responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating activities of designated projects in the Madison and Milwaukee territories to ensure that goals or objectives of project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. 

The essential duties and responsibilities of the position include, but not limited to:

  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture for all employees, vendors, and customers and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.

  • Under general supervision, review project proposal, understand the scope of the work and contract to develop an understanding to determine schedule, funding (costs/revenue), staffing, means and methods and allotment of resources.

  • Confers with project staff to outline work plan and to assign duties and responsibilities.

  • Responsible for contract management: including pay applications, correspondence, RFI's, COR's, Notice of Changes, Delays, and initial conversations through final project close-out.  Additionally once awarded/executed, serve as the point of contact for customers (internal and external) on contractual matters, ensuring timely review and reconciliation/approval of variations.

  • Coordinate activities with field staff of the project to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.

  • Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules and cost/revenue projections as required.

  • Participate in weekly status/coordination meetings.

  • Work with Estimating department to create historical data on performance for future bidding purposes.

  • Build and sustain relationships with clients and other contractors through on the job exposure and networking opportunities outside of the project. 

  • Assist with QA/QC and testing protocols.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include a minimum of five years of prior project management experience in deep foundation, earth retention and/or concrete construction, with a proven track record of profitability.  In addition, prior experience scheduling and estimating.   Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering is preferred, but not required. Candidates must be able to handle multiple projects at one time, possess the ability to successfully negotiate terms and conditions, manage tight deadlines, demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication to collaborate with various levels of management and proficiency in computer software skills specifically with estimating and job cost tracking software.


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