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Project Manager

Company: Build McKenzie
Location: Miami
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

McKenzie Construction ( is a boutique, design-build focused general contractor construction company specializing in sustainable-focused residential and commercial construction projects in Miami's booming urban core neighborhoods. We are a fun company to work for, and all of our staff is passionate about the company's work and loves building beautiful spaces.
The ideal candidate is interested in being a part of a friendly, family-oriented growing company environment, will embrace and thrive in our collaborative, startup-culture work environment, and is enthusiastic and passionate about innovative, sustainable building processes.
The Project Manager (PM) is tasked with leading multiple construction projects at one time. They are responsible for coordinating and managing all necessary resources throughout the entire project, from start-up through closeout. The PM shall ensure that both the Owner's and McKenzie's expectations and budgetary guidelines are met or exceeded. The PM manages the project from beginning to end including: budget, costs, schedule, risk management, contract compliance, general work performance and quality, and overall progress against the plan.

  • Oversee management of contractual and financial aspects of projects.
  • Create and maintain job schedules while monitoring and controlling construction through administrative direction of on-site management.
  • Ensures development of top performing PM's through selection, training, performance evaluation, and coaching of staff.
  • Management project teams in the RFIs, change orders, submittals, investigates potentially serious situations and implement corrective measures.
  • Require the project team to track all field directives and back charges.
  • Manage major contract, subcontract, claim negotiations, etc. Identify, estimate, quote and negotiate changes to contract.
  • Establish an effective close-out plan early in the project which includes the early collection, review and packaging of contract close-out documents.
  • Work to establish a trusting and professional relationship with the owner and focus on keeping the owner well informed of important matters to prevent surprises.
  • Maintain and lead PEs in the adherence to McKenzie's Standard Operations Procedures Manual (SOP).
    Critical Competencies:
    • Produce an effective schedule of values which supports a strong cash flow position and review each sub-contractors initial schedule of values to prevent overpayment.
    • Review each subcontractor and vendor requisitions to prevent payment of unsigned or unfunded change orders and produce accurate percent complete projection to support the financial management process.
    • Establish a meeting regimen for the Project Team which provides for effective communication and problem solving.
    • Follow the SOP for focused meetings such as PM/PE, OAC's, and subcontractor and manage all meetings by agenda; work to time limits.
    • Require the Project Team to assemble and maintain the Project Logs: Cash Management, Change Management, Noncompliance, Buy-Schedule, Contracts, Procurement, Submittals, RFI's, Safety, Hold Reports, Construction Schedule, Work lists) and periodically review for accuracy.
    • Establish a "Firm but Fair" approach to building relationships with subcontractors and promote an environment of organization and professionalism.
    • Address issues immediately with a non-performing subcontractor to protect McKenzie from resulting delay or potential impact.
    • Work with the Project Team, including Superintendents and Estimators to consistently produce clear, thorough and accurate Scopes of Work bases on drilled down review of documents.
    • Organize and administer a well-planned purchasing process. Understand the priority of timely buy-out and gather the resources to meet the buy schedule.
    • Provide leadership with the Superintendent to produce a clear, thorough and accurate baseline contract schedule which rarely requires changes to the original logic. Track events, impacts and changes the schedule to allow for the management and prevention delays.
    • Lead the Project Team to focus on the critical path matters so as to prevent non-excusable delays.
    • Provide the owner with written monthly updates of the contract schedule in accordance with the requirements of the contract and take decisive action with subcontractors that are impacting the schedule.
    • Produce buy-out and procurement schedule and assist with writing the monthly schedule narrative.
    • Provide leadership in the utilization of a quality management program on the project, which outlines quality expectations. Ensure client relations and expectations exceed expectation, are accurate, timely and appropriate.
    • Supervise onsite superintendents and Project Engineers to ensure project is managed efficiently and in accordance with company standards and contractual requirements.
    • Oversee Project Engineers; development and skill set providing growth and development while maintaining a team perspective.
    • Maintain and update budgets on a monthly basis and maintain a thorough understanding of forecasts as well as potential liabilities in order to maintain consistent margins through the project duration.
    • Perform additional miscellaneous assignments not necessarily included above but as directed by the Senior Project Manager for the success of a Project and/or the Construction Department as a whole..
      Education and Experience:
      • Minimum 5 years of Assistant Project Management experience in construction.
      • BS in Construction Management, Engineering, or Architecture required.
      • Master's Degree and higher education is a plus.
      • LEED - AP certified a plus.
      • PMP Certification a plus.
      • Excellent computer skills required including MS Word, MS Excel, ProCore and MS Project.
      • Strong technical writing skills required.
        Physical Requirements:
        • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
        • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
        • Must be able to attend off site meetings and visit project locations.

Keywords: Build McKenzie, Miami , Project Manager, Executive , Miami, Florida

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