Project Manager

Kitchell   •  

Santa Barbara, CA

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


8 - 10 years

Posted 177 days ago

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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 and Texas. 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 homeowners insurance, identity theft protection, rewards programs and much more.

We are seeking a Project Manager with the ability to build long-term relationships with new and existing clients in our Custom Homes Division.  The Project Manager will monitor and follow up on project procurement, control and scheduling. Ensure project scope, meeting minutes, job safety, quality assurance and change order requests are in compliance with contract documents. Monitoring, controlling and updating project schedules, owner contracts and constructioncontracts. Serve as a technical source of information on project plans, specifications, requests for information and shop drawings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Implement assigned duties with an exceptional level of accuracy, timeliness and cost effectiveness.

·         Ensure all project estimates are prepared in accordance with the requirements of the project. Become familiar with each estimate to fully support its integrity.

·         Review and monitor all design and construction phase documents for conformance with the budget, schedule and prime contract.

·         Prepare instructions and coordinate bidding process; review subcontractor bids for conformance, qualifications and financial factors.

·         Negotiate and prepare subcontracts, contract purchase orders, agreement change orders and change order requests.

·         Ensure preparation and implementation of project chart of accounts.

·         Confer with the Project Superintendent and the Director of Scheduling to provide input for the pre-bid and masterconstructionschedule. Ensure the preparation of the detailed construction phase schedule.

·         Monitor the financial responsibility and past performance of subcontractors prior to award of any subcontract. Prepare subcontractor pre-award checklist.

·         Review the subcontract pre-billing worksheet and monthly progress payment request; and monitor payment receipts and disbursements.

·         Monitor all outstanding owner change orders and change order requests.

·         Control job cost system, information and analysis.

·         Prepare monthly project forecasts, cost reports and construction billing forecasts.

·         Assure all project activities and closeout efforts are executed after proper planning has been done to conform to standards and specifications.

·         Supervise, mentor and perform regular performance evaluations for all employees assigned to this position.


Knowledge and Skills Required:

Knowledge of LEAN construction building concepts for custom homes, commercial or hospitality projects.  Experienced in managing both the design and construction phases of a project. Skilled in project management software and equipment. Must have technical knowledge, scheduling and organizational skills. Leadership of bid process and project forecasting is required. Excellent verbal, written and facilitation skills; including the ability to influence, negotiate and explain complex processes to clients and staff.

Required Education and Experience:

This position requires a 4-year college degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or related field. A minimum of 7-10 years work experience in construction management or related field required.

Work Environment:

Field and/or office environment, with routine construction site touring requiring strenuous walking and wearing personal protective equipment.

Physical Requirements:

Visual and manual dexterity for computer work. Able to work in hot and cold outdoor temperatures and jobsite conditions. Frequent climbing, use of ladders and lifts, and walking through work sites during various stages of construction.