Shawmut Design and Construction

  • Project Manager/Estimator - Starlite Building Services

    Job ID
    2018-3651
    Location
    US-CA-Los Angeles
    Division
    Field Operations
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Construction Operations
  • Overview

    We are currently seeking a Los Angeles based, Project Manager/Estimator for the Starlite Services Group.  The Starlite Project Manager/Estimator will work together with the Operations Manager to ensure quality, execution, growth and development of new talent, internal and external relationships and profitability for Self-Perform P&L at Starlite.

     

    The purpose of this role is to manage all Self Perform projects, including concrete, rough carpentry, and demolition, as well as manage all carpentry and labor staff for Self Perform operations.  This role is responsible for project set up, estimating, project execution, financial management, and relationship management.

     

    Responsibilities

    Knows the Job: Seeks to gain and use information regarding the job to produce a quality estimate.

     

    • Completes a thorough review of all documents to ensure that they accurately reflect the conversations and agreements with the client, Architect and Engineer. This includes matching specs to drawings.
    • Inspects site to be fully versed on how the site will affect pricing. This includes working with Operations to understand site logistics plan.
    • Identifies and ensures trade timeframes/execution is consistent with project schedule and approach.
    • Clearly identifies areas of risk and profitability to focus project team decision making.
    • Identifies long lead items utilizing industry, Sub and manufacturer knowledge and knowledge of timeframes.
    • Prepares multiple budgets for all phases (i.e. conceptual, schematic, design/development, final phase) and provide thorough reconciliation for client and internal review.
    • Ensures discussion of all pertinent issues with all Starlite project team members through the Scope Review meeting.
    • Proactively, provide notes and clarifications to explain any deviations from the project document.
    • Works collaboratively with outside parties (I.e. the design team, etc.) to accomplish client goals.

    Project Set Up – Ensures that proper tools are in place prior to the beginning of a project.

     

    • Develops comprehensive understanding of project strategy and deploys this throughout the estimating process and project set-up by being involved early in pre-construction process to ensure we perform desired scopes of work on selected projects
    • Sets up projects to insure profitability and client satisfaction
    • Works with Construction Operations in schedule development and goal setting.
    • Provides input to the Project Executive, Estimating and Purchasing regarding the project and highlight advantages of performing particular scope for selected project.

    Project Execution – Leads job and job team to deliver projects the Starlite way.

     

    • Executes each project phase including pre-construction, construction, closeout, and post-construction services.
    • Collaborates with Estimating and Purchasing in the up-front set up of projects to ensure profitability and client satisfaction.
    • Works in partnership with the Project Foreman to:
      • Maintains an updated and accurate schedule.
      • Identifies and focuses on critical issues related to constructability including associated costs and logistical issues.
      • Fills in gaps, in all areas, as needed to ensure that project control and execution requirements are met (i.e. Extra work order slips, etc.)
    • Looks for opportunities to increase company profitability on each project.

    Financial Management – Achieves financial control and profit goals for each project.

     

    • Ensures timely and accurate completion of all Starlite financial processes, controls, and reports.
    • Uses financial reporting data to quickly identify potential and existing issues that could lead to subpar financial performance and immediately addresses these issues.
    • Drives change order process to ensure the extras presented to the owner get approved and are fair.

    People Development – Drives the growth and development of staff always looking to improve and enhance team

     

    • Serves as a coach and mentor.
    • Sets expectations and goals and provides ongoing support and feedback.

    Relationship Management: Develop critical relationships.

     

    • Promote positive relations by dealing professionally, respectfully and fairly with all subcontractors instilling this philosophy in project team at all times;
    • Work closely with all team members (internal and external) to keep and insure effective communication of all project information, issues and opinions.

    Qualifications

    •  Education: Bachelor’s degree in construction related field or equivalent experience
    • 3-5 years of experience in construction management (estimating and project management) with a commercial general contracting company
    • Strong estimating skills; Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of estimating processes and delivery methods
    • Detailed knowledge of all trades: scope, time frames/field execution, typical missed scope/exposures
    • Experience managing a variety of projects in a rapidly growing organization is critical
    • Extensive experience maintaining project budgets and schedules
    • Knowledge of contract types and deal structures
    • Management experience: coaching, feedback delivery, delegating and mentorship preferred
    • Demonstrated communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

     

     

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