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Project Manager

Company: J.A. Watts, Incorporated
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

J. A. Watts, Inc. (JWI) is a woman-owned professional services firm that believes in treating its clients and employees like family at every level of our company. Our family culture is what we're known for, and we work to stay true to who we are. That's how we manage our projects and how we recruit THE Best People in our industry. Our clients come from all walks of life, and so do we, which makes us stronger together.

This role is responsible for understanding the overall project scope and managing all aspects of assigned project(s), including oversight of planning, design, procurement, construction, close-out, stakeholder coordination, scheduling, cost control, and quality functions. The Project Manager will lead by example and personify the Company's Mission, Vision, and Values, taking ownership of their assigned project(s). This individual will work directly with the airport on a variety of projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish clear lines of reporting within the project and team organization and define clear roles and responsibilities for the team members to increase efficiencies and reduce duplication of effort
  • Establish project objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards within the boundaries of company policy and contract specifications
  • Ensure effective communication is always maintained within the team structure and with Senior Management
  • Understand the JWI contract details and responsibilities
  • Responsible for collaborating with clients, sub-consultants, and contractors to define work procedures and resolve complaints and construction problems
  • Manage project staff and job site construction activities
  • Investigate potential job site situations and implement corrective measures as necessary
  • Proactively develop contingency plans to mitigate potential project risk
  • Responsible for all financial aspects of project contracts, including labor, expenses, and staffing projections, to protect the company's interest
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the clients at all times
  • Write technical documents, testing plans, and proposals
  • Support and execute implementation of JWI Playbook and consistent project management within JWI
  • Ensure project documentation is maintained regularly
  • Complete weekly and monthly reports concerning work progress, costs, and scheduling
  • Develop a preliminary project schedule, coordinate schedule updates and distribute internally and externally, and receive, analyze and monitor the contractor's schedule for the level of detail, accuracy, and logic
  • Represent the company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings
  • Schedule and lead job meetings
  • Responsible for interviewing, recommending, and negotiating contractual service agreements
  • Prepare and negotiate revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, and subcontractors
  • Provide guidance, direction, and oversight to junior level Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers on assigned projects
  • Responsible for ensuring that project deliverables are on time, within budget, and at the required level of quality
  • Prepare and monitor punch list items; manage the close-out process to completion
  • Produce and review design plans, specifications, and cost estimates
  • Perform other duties as may be required

    • Bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture or engineering, or equivalent work experience; PMP a plus
    • 4-8 years of project management experience, preferably in engineering, construction management, or program management; experience in aviation industries is preferred
    • Experience managing Passenger Boarding Bridge project throughout the design, construction, testing, commissioning, and closeout is a plus
    • General knowledge of contract management and budgeting/estimating
    • Advanced interpersonal, managerial, administrative, and organizational skills, including the ability to negotiate and resolve conflict
    • Highly proficient oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong ability to balance multiple priorities, work and communicate effectively in a team environment to meet deadlines
    • Active participation in industry organizations is a plus
    • Experience using MS Office suite and industry-related project management software

      Company Benefits

      • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance options for employees and family
      • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options are available
      • Company-provided group life, short and long-term disability, and voluntary life options
      • Matching 401(k) retirement plan
      • Paid time off and holidays
      • Student debt repayment resources are available
      • ID Theft protection
      • Professional development and tuition assistance
      • Company-sponsored social events

        EEO/AA: M/F/Vet/Disabled
        PM18 PI191121567

Keywords: J.A. Watts, Incorporated, San Marcos , Project Manager, Executive , San Marcos, California

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