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

Description

About us:

For over 50 years Ref-Chem has provided the total package for industrial facilities related to the oil and gas, chemical, refining, air separation, petrochemical, minerals processing, power, cement and manufacturing industries. Explore more at www.ref-chem.com

Notice: The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change

The Project Manager 2 will lead and motivate a team of managers and other staff in the day-to-day management of transmission and distribution project safety, quality, schedule, cost control, contracts, subcontractors, suppliers, proposals, estimates, documentation turnover, client relations/management, field staff and other duties required to execute Engineer Procure Construct (EPC), Construction Management and Construction Projects. The Project Manager oversees a project from inception to completion and may support and provide guidance to others performing these roles as required by the specific project. Responsible for overall project execution and successful completion of projects on time and within budget.

Duties:

  • Adhere to Ref-Chem’s safety programs, training and policies, as well as promote and manage the Safety & Health performance of project team members and subcontractors.

  • Provide leadership and guidance in multiple facets of projects including safety, quality, engineering, procurement, construction, environmental compliance, project controls, and public/community relations.

  • Develop new and manage existing client relationships while interfacing with the client for proposal and project related items.

  • Lead internal and external project risk reviews and consult with the Legal Department as required.

  • Be an expert in the review, negotiation, approval, and execution of prime contracts, subcontracts, and change orders.

  • Develop and implement the Project Execution Plan (PEP), including engineering, procurement, and construction execution, the quality assurance plan, safety & health plan, subcontracting plan, project staffing plan, organization chart, and procurement plan. Includes training of new project team members on the PEP.

  • Analyze, approve, and implement multiple project specifications, drawing releases and design changes.

  • Oversee the training of project teams, coordinate activities of multiple global practices/disciplines, and facilitate the efficient cost-effective utilization of staff while adhering to contractual and performance requirements.

  • Lead and oversee the project plan for site mobilization and demobilization and support 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 draft 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.

  • Analyze and communicate project status, risks, schedule and costs to all internal and external stakeholders.

  • Lead and oversee the downstream Request For Proposal (RFP) and bid process and prepare detailed scope of work documents for supplier and subcontractor contracts, including recruiting, prequalifying, evaluating, recommending, and selecting subcontractors, and suppliers. Train new project team members on these processes.

  • Oversee compliance with company and client policies and requirements related to small and diverse suppliers.

  • Manage downstream contract administration including Request For Information (RFI), submittals, change management, contract closeout, and claims mitigation.

  • Analyze and approve internal and external reports including project scheduling, budgeting, cash flow forecast, and project status reports.

  • Present reports to internal and external executive management as required.

  • Manage Prime Contract, subcontractor, and supplier invoicing process.

  • Oversee client, supplier and company commissioning and startup teams.

  • Manage and audit the project documentation and filing systems.

  • Develop, plan and implement process for, and assess that project and subcontractor insurance, taxes/duties, licensures, and bonding are in place per the project requirements.

  • Secure applicable project permits.

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

  • Lead and present at project and corporate meetings, and ensure generation of meeting minutes.

  • Create and oversee project non-conformance reporting process.

  • Develop plan for and oversee project cost reporting, scheduling, work breakdown structure establishment, project set-up and closeout, and field progress tracking of project activities or program level activities as required. Includes training of new project team members as necessary.

  • Develop and oversee materials receiving and management process, including inventory control, receiving of goods, storage, and transportation.

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

  • Manage and communicate financial aspects of projects to executive management, client, and others as required.

  • Develop the plan for, and direct the project turnover documentation, warranty administration, project closeout, and recordkeeping/retention processes and procedure.

  • Develop plan for and manage communication with governmental, industry, and public entities, and community relations on project-related matters.

  • Understand and implement plan to satisfy project permit requirements and regulations.

  • Lead and participate in project planning, scheduling, estimating, cost development, and establishing critical project objectives.

  • Lead and coordinate directly with engineering to establish development and distribution of engineering deliverables per project schedule and requirements.

  • Review daily construction field reports as necessary.

  • Understand and facilitate program-based real estate and ROW acquisitions.

  • Report all employee relations issues and consult with the appropriate Human Resources Representative to resolve issues in a compliant and consistent manner.

  • Monitor progress on projects and provide input into areas of concern and direction or redirection to enhance achievement of project schedules, productivity goals, budgets, quality and overall profitability of the project.

  • Provide mentorship as well as formal and informal training of interns, construction coordinators, and assistant construction project managers, construction project managers, engineers, and support services.

  • Provide performance feedback for each project team member to their respective Department Managers.

  • Manage community and building trades relationships as necessary

  • Lead the development and implementation of project labor agreements with building trades as required.

  • OSHA 10 hour and OSHA 30 hour certification strongly preferred.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Physical:

  • Work locations could include office-based or construction jobsites working in adverse climates, and extensive walking, requiring stairs, passenger use of personal hoists, negotiating work areas under construction, climbing permanent and temporary ladders, occasional lifting or moving objects up to 50 pounds. Must be able to sit, walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and bend. Specific vision abilities required for this job include: close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hear and perceive the nature of sounds by ear. Must be able to safely operate motor vehicles. May at times need to access confined spaces or work locations at elevation requiring utilization of respirators, self-contained breathing apparatus, and/or fall protection.

  • Projects may require occasional long hours and infrequent days off, occasional night shifts or moderate to long periods of working consecutive nights.

Other:

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills, Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task and work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment

  • Currently have or ability to obtain a TWIC card and Additional safety training

Education/Experience:

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

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

  • A minimum of 10 - 15 years relevant project management experience in the construction industry- transmission and distribution preferred.

  • Capable of executing projects and achieving company certification as an EPC Project Manager and/or Program Manager.

  • 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.

  • Ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead and manage.

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

  • Strong experience with document control, scheduling, cost control and project management software is required.

  • 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.

  • Multiple years of experience on construction project sites or executing program management in the industries of aviation, commercial, energy, government, manufacturing, oil & gas, process, transmission & distribution, or water is preferred.

  • A basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is required.

Must be able to meet the company's driving requirements. 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, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 210775

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