Project Manager

Kitchell   •  

San Luis Obispo, CA

Industry: Industrial Equipment & Supply


11 - 15 years

Posted 394 days ago


We are seeking a Project Manager to be responsible for the proper management and control of the scope of services for the DGS "O" Street Office Building located in Sacramento.


  • Directs, leads and is accountable for all phases of the project.

  • Ensures project operations are executed in accordance with company project management procedures and policies.

  • Participates in preparation and negotiation of owner contracts and ensures delivery and adherence to contractual requirements and that all aspects of owner contracts are accomplished.

  • Assists owner in the procurement of design professional and consultant services and administers contracts.

  • Prepares project budget, maintains cost control information, identifies cost impacts and provides recommendations for cost control.

  • Prepares master project schedule, ensures preparation of constructionschedule, assesses any delays and enforces schedule conformance.

  • Manages and coordinates the design review process and participates in value engineering sessions.

  • Ensures contractor bid interest, organizes and directs pre-bid conference, analyzes bid results and recommends bidder for contract award.

  • Organizes and directs pre-construction conference.

  • Oversees and evaluates preconstruction and construction progress and team performance to ensure conformance with schedule, budget and contractual requirements.

  • Implements and maintains effective systems of communication within and outside the project to ensure constructive relationships and the adequate flow of information.

  • Ensures preparation and distribution of construction observation reports, progress status reports, schedules, pay applications and cost control reports.

  • Ensures implementation and maintenance of effective document control mechanisms for the project including as builts, submittals and requests for information.

  • Estimates, negotiates, recommends and distributes change orders to owner, design team and contractor.

  • Manages pay application process to ensure accurate submissions and timely transmittal of approved pay applications to owner for processing.

  • Manages project job costs in accordance with Kitchell budget, updates forecastingschedule and processes billings to ensure profit objectives are achieved.

  • Oversees orderly project closeout efforts, organization of project documentation and coordination of warranty work.

  • Identifies and manages risk on the project, and advises and confers with regional executive prior to implementing risk mitigation actions.

  • Supports and participates in business development and marketing efforts including the preparation of proposals and presentations for new work and active participation in the business community.

  • Actively participates on internal teams that focus on continuous improvement of the company.

  • Ensures workplace health and safety policies and procedures are clearly communicated and understood by direct reports and enforces rules fairly and uniformly.

  • Proactively manages the training and professional development of direct reports.

  • Facilitates and ensures the continuous and effective execution of the performance management process for direct reports.

  • Manages the staffing and compensation of direct reports in accordance with company policies and procedures.

  • Executes additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Knowledge of architecture, engineering and construction management industry including current conditions and industry network.

  • Effective computer skills including proficient use of Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint software required, and project management (P6) and schedulingdatabase (Prolog) software preferred.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the advanced ability to foster and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

  • Ability to provide leadership and financial management support to a project team.

  • Ability to demonstrate the competencies of achieving results, communication and building teamwork.

  • Commitment to the values of Kitchell with attention to honesty and integrity, quality of work, customer satisfaction, people development, profitability and managing change.


  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in architecture, engineering, construction management or related field.

  • Minimum 10 years’ progressive and position related work experience in construction management, and at least 5 years related work experience managing two or more employees required.

  • LEED Professional Accreditation and/or Certified Construction Manager (CCM) preferred.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must regularly work in an office and or construction environment.

  • Conditions regularly include exposure to outdoor elements, hot/cold temperatures, wet conditions, noise, atmospheric conditions and cramped quarters.

  • The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

  • Must frequently travel and relocate.


Kitchell is an employee-owned company with a nearly 70-year history in general contracting, construction management, development, facilities management, engineering and architecture and myriad other services within the built environment. Our 850-plus employee owners manage projects from main offices in Arizona, California, Iowa, Texas and Latin America. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that fosters personal and professional growth through in-house education programs, formal and informal mentoring and cross-training opportunities. Kitchell encourages employee engagement through our formal profit-sharing plan, opportunity for enhanced ownership and by offering increasing responsibility through career advancement. We are consistently ranked among the top places to work, attributable to our tenured staff and outstanding benefits including health and life insurance, 401(k), college savings plans, business travel assistance and insurance, discounted auto and homeowner’s insurance, identity theft protection, rewards programs and much more.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must regularly sit, stand, walk, talk or hear and use hands to finger, feel and handle; frequently reach with hands and arms; occasionally climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Must frequently lift and or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds.