Project Manager

Discovery Solutions Published: August 4, 2017
Job Type


Project Manager
COMPANY: This company is an industry leader providing a wide breadth
of services throughout North America including heavy
remediation, industrial demolition, dredging and sediments
management, geotechnical construction and nuclear and
government services. They have maintained a stable and
single ownership for the past 29 years and a strong financial
position allowing growth, value and stability to our clients,
and a superior bonding capacity of over $100 million. Their
health and safety matrix is one of the best in the industry.
This company is dedicated to helping individuals build their
careers in the environmental construction industry and
promotes employee growth and development.
LOCATION: Spokane, Washington
DESCRIPTION: The Project Manager is the lead manager on projects
generally assigned as a single project and therefore is
primarily a traveling position requiring extensive travel.
Relocation to longer term projects, like this one, is
considered. The Project Manager is the primary interface
between the Service Line and Corporate support groups and
the project management team. The Project Manager is
responsible for the total execution of projects including
safety leadership, profit and loss, regulatory compliance,
efficient utilization of resources, contract administration, cost
administration, building the project per plans and
specifications, schedule adherence, and meeting
production/profitability goals. The Project Manager is
responsible for all client interaction on projects as well as
sales and estimating support when not assigned to projects.
Assigned projects are generally from $$3,000,000 to
$15,000,000 per year. The Project Manager is expected to
use their experience and judgment to make decisions within
their limits of authority.
Site Specific Position Description:
The specific first assignment for this position is to
successfully fulfill the above general responsibilities on a
large, multi-year project involving the design build (self-
perform) remediation and reclamation of a large uranium
mine site located in the Northwest United States for a
private client with EPA Superfund oversight. Specific roles
and responsibilities include managing a large project
management staff including Project Engineers,
Superintendents, Construction Managers, Project Controls
Specialists, Project Accountants, and Safety support
personnel. The Project Manager and project team will
organize and coordinate the activities of project engineering
support, some of which reports directly to the Owner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Responsible for the successful execution of assigned
projects, and is the primary interface between the
District and project management team.
2. Responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe
culture at the project level.
3. Responsible for the overall profit and loss for assigned
4. Responsible for communicating assignments and
responsibilities to assigned personnel and clients both in
writing and orally.
5. Responsible for generating basic project schedules and
reading and understanding more complex critical path
logic projects generated by others.
6. Responsible for providing the necessary equipment for
effective execution of projects.
7. Responsible for the reassignment, hiring, and training of
all project personnel including project craft and salaried
staff. Responsible for disciplinary actions and end of
project layoffs or reassignment.
8. Responsible for execution of all project activities to
construct the project per the plans and specifications
including quality. Responsible for scheduling resources
on an overall project basis.
9. Responsible for having a mid-level understanding of the
company's cost administration process including
completing or reviewing weekly receiving reports,
completing monthly final forecast cost and revenue
forecasts (FFC/FFRs) reading and understanding
weekly/monthly unit cost reports, and determining
weekly and monthly production quantities.
10. Responsible for a mid-level understanding of general
contract administration and a complete understanding
of assigned project contract requirements including the
tracking of pay quantities, recognizing a change in score
or conditions, development of claims and responsible for
leading claim and change negotiations. Responsible for
the administration of subcontractors.
11. Responsible to follow the company's procurement
policies in purchasing materials and subcontractors for
assigned projects.
12. Responsible to keep accurate project documentation.
13. Responsible for the training and mentoring of assigned
project staff.
14. Attend job walks, read and understand project plans
and specifications. Assist with the estimating and
proposals of assigned bid opportunities including
equipment selection, subcontractor selection,
establishing production rates, and developing overall
approaches to work scopes.
15. Provide sales support and assist with client interaction
during business development.
16. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: : Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with a wide
variety of individuals in person, via telephone and in
writing. Excellent customer relations skills.
: Ability to work independently and resolve practical
problems, keeping all appropriate parties aware of
issues or risks. Have a strong work ethic.
: Understands high level schedule management.
: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
: Good computer skills including the use of the
Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Project
: Mid to high-level contract and cost administration
: Understands equipment selection and utilization.
: Ability to read and understand project plans and
: Understand basic behavior based safety programs
and enforce company's safety policies.
Education and Experience
: Must have five (15) years of progressive Project
Management experience including supervisory
experience at the salaried level. An equivalent
combination of education and/or experience may be
: Project Manager experience on CERCLA (Superfund)
projects including implementation of remedies
consistent with approved CERCLA plans and
agreements and interaction with agency
representatives preferred.
: Experience managing either design/build projects
and/or experience on projects that involve changes
that require revising designs, generating new designs,
work plans, and agency interaction.
: Experience managing and/or coordinating engineering
and regulatory support.
: Mine reclamation/remediation experience preferably
under CERCLA.
: Experience on projects involving radiological wastes.
: Experience managing earned value management
EDUCATION: Prefer Baccalaureate degree in a related discipline
(Engineering, Geology, etc.)

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