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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Project Manager - Transmission & Distribution (Houston) in Houston, Texas

Description

The Assistant Project Manager Level 5 will assist the more Senior Project Managers, Site Manager, and/or Program Director with day-to-day management of project safety, quality, schedule, cost control, contracts, subcontractors, suppliers, procurement, proposals, estimates, documentation, turnover, client interface, field-based activities, and other duties required to execute Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) projects, construction management, and program management ventures. This position will work on a diverse array of projects across multiple industries including transmission & distribution, manufacturing, oil & gas, chemical & power generation.

Duties:

  • Collaborate with the Project Management team to build client relationships while interfacing with the client for proposal and project related items.

  • Assist in the development of internal and external project risk reviews with the Project Management team and consult with the Legal Department as required.

  • Coordinate and assist in the development and implementation of the Project Execution Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Safety & Health Plan, Subcontracting Plan, Project Staffing Plan, Organization Chart, and Procurement Plan.

  • Contribute to the negotiation, approval and execution of multiple types of prime contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, and change orders.

  • Develop the project plan for site mobilization and demobilization and support the Construction Manager or Site Manager with implementation.

  • Manage composite crew rates to determine labor and equipment costs.

  • Manage the crew mix to ensure appropriate staffing on multiple projects.

  • Manage labor burdens including craft classifications, benefits and labor laws.

  • Maintain accurate craft classifications and craft progression records.

  • Responsible for upholding standards of craft competency and training.

  • Able to estimate, forecast and manage craft install unit rates, production rates to ensure earned value, schedule, change management and ensure cost metrics are met.

  • Mentor and foster craft training and identify advancement opportunities.

  • Manage small tools and consumables by implementing accurate inventory metrics.

  • Manage construction equipment to ensure adequate inventory to complete projects.

  • Secure applicable project permits required for the project.

  • Support development of and coordinate the potential bidders' registration and pre-qualification efforts on behalf of the Project team.

  • Prepare Request for Proposal (RFP), support detailed scope of work development, bid and selection process and creation of contract documents for the purpose of subcontractor and client contractor selection and award.

  • Support the implementation of multiple project specifications, drawing releases, and design changes.

  • Execute downstream contract administration, including Request for Information (RFI), submittals, meeting minutes, change management, and claims mitigation.

  • Support project cost reporting, scheduling, work breakdown structures, project set-up and closeout, and field progress tracking processes.

  • Prepare information for and report project status, risks, schedule, costs, and cash flows at project and corporate level meetings to internal and external stakeholders. Develop and distribute meeting minutes as needed.

  • Support the Prime Contract, subcontract, client contractor, and supplier invoicing process.

  • Establish, review and implement the project documentation and filing systems and processes.

  • Verify the project, client contractor, and/or subcontractor's insurance, licensures, taxes/duties, and securities are in effect according to the project requirements.

  • Support and conduct project safety, quality, progress and financial audits and assessments as required.

  • Facilitate the materials receiving and management process including inventory control, receiving of goods, storage, and transportation.

  • Collaborate with superintendents and site managers to verify compliance of subcontractors' and client contractors' contract documents, safety & health requirements, quality, and schedule.

  • Facilitate the project turnover documentation, recordkeeping/retention, warranty and project close out processes.

  • Assist with maintaining compliance on all project related activities by consistently applying company policies and procedures.

  • Assist with the development of project labor agreements with building trades as required.

  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or a related field.

  • Additional applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • A minimum of 2 - 5 years relevant construction experience required.

  • Must have an understanding of each craft discipline, the tools of the trade, the job task and methods of executing work.

  • Must have an understanding and ability to forecast the craft labor market conditions and how to attract and maintain a direct hire work force.

  • OSHA 10 hour certification strongly preferred.

  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access).

  • Experience with document control, scheduling, cost control and project management software is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and attention to detail.

  • Ability to handle large volumes of work and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Must be able to meet the company’s driving requirements.

Travel:

Travel is required as necessary to support the execution of projects, training and other corporate requirements. Travel may extend over weekends and holidays. Potential for extended periods of travel exists to support project execution for duration of project/program in the form of field assignments or relocation. Frequency of travel will vary based on the different project needs. Travel on short notice may be required.

/Ref-Chem, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ref-Chem, LP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religions, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by application state or federal civil rights law.

Job Construction Services

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 211780

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