Senior Project Manager

Gray   •  

Lexington, KY

Industry: Business Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 371 days ago

Job Description


  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and awareness of staff working relationships. Extend consideration, courtesy and respect to project staff, subcontractors, suppliers and customers.
  • Demonstrate and communicate a consistent and clear approach to problem solving.
  • Ensure that goals for safety, quality, scheduling, training, and profitability are met for each project. This includes promotion and implementation of the safety program and QMS.
  • Ensure that all contractual terms and conditions in both owner contracts and subcontracts are understood by all parties. Must be able to render decisions and/or take appropriate action(s) based on the contractual obligations of all parties.
  • Monitor the purchasing of all required materials, subcontracts, equipment and services for project(s) by project staff and other team members, ensuring optimal savings within safety, quality, scheduling, training, and profitability requirements.
  • Ensure that the project staff support and abide by the company's vision and mission statement.
  • Ensure that project staff and other team members maintain a cooperative and willing work environment with the engineering and design staff as well as the construction site staff.
  • Supervise project managers, assistant project managers and support personnel (i.e. project staff) when applicable. Includes evaluation of project staff in accordance with the company's performance review policies.
  • Operate within budgetary limitations and requirements.
  • Ensure "project start-up meetings" are held when required, so that all participating parties understand the project history. The startup meeting will include, but is not limited to, Senior Project Managers, Project Managers, Design Managers, Site Managers, major subcontractors (including mechanical, electrical, and fire protection), and any specialty subcontractors.
  • Visit project sites as necessary, but at a minimum of two week intervals.
  • In the absence or termination of subordinates or other project staff, ensure continuity of work flow.
  • Actively support and participate in the Project Managers Association (PMA).
  • Ensure that project staff is issuing change orders to subcontractors and customers according to the work procedures.
  • Ensure that project staff is completing red files accurately and in a timely manner, as well as reviewing the red file and/or job cost reports with the Site Manager on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that any delays on the project are appropriately documented and communicated to all pertinent parties; includes producing timely notices and development of documentation to justify extensions to the schedule, and/or taking development of documentation to justify extensions to the schedule, and/or taking appropriate measures to adhere to or modify the schedule.
  • Ensure that project staff completes status reports, closeout documents and maintenance manuals promptly.
  • Responsible for the communication, implementation and enforcement of Gray’s safety program on site.


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Senior Project Manager


 Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; and a minimum of ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 Must have a minimum of seven continuous years total profit and loss accountability on multiple projects. Must have minimum of five years’ experience managing all disciplines for design/build projects.

 Experience in all contracting methods such as lump sum, GMP, cost plus construction management and fee based construction is required. Must understand legal aspects and implications of contractual language.

Must have proven record in increasing project profitability from the initial project profit margin on multiple projects. Candidates should have experience in managing  all project activities on a minimum of three projects in excess of ten million dollars in construction costs; or one project in excess of 50 million dollars.

Candidates should be sufficiently knowledgeable in technical aspects of engineering and design disciplines to represent Gray as the "primary point of contact" in initial project discussions with customers. Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of costs and fees associated with the variety of engineering and design disciplines and services Gray offers.

Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the impact caused by multiple changes in either the design, engineering or construction phases and how they impact the overall project, from the cost, schedule, construction management and construction operations perspectives. Must be knowledgeable of when and how to address these issues with customers.

It is crucial that candidates have managed a minimum of two projects in which all process or production equipment procurement or installation or both was within the scope of project services; or, must have managed all components of comparable to process projects for other specific industry types of projects, including, but not limited to, large distribution and manufacturing, support utilities, equipment procurement and installation, and manufacturing equipment and support utilities installation. Total value of this component of work shall have exceeded two million dollars for each project. Should also have experience and knowledge of costs associated with discrete equipment components and systems and installation procedures in order to prepare estimates and proposals.

Must have three years’ experience in managing the development of proposals, from receipt of Request for Proposal through final sale.

Seeking someone to mentor and/or train other project staff, such as project managers, assistant project managers(s) or other team members. Includes providing guidance to the junior project manager while they manage a project(s) on their own.

Must have proven experience in preparing cost estimates for design/build projects in the industrial sector, and possess basic computer skills including the ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheet and e-mail applications. May also require working knowledge of scheduling and/or estimating applications.