We are representing a leading floor covering contractor based in Atlanta, GA with regional offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida. The company sells and services, New Home Builders, Commercial & General Contractors, Multi-Family new construction and existing apartment communities among other account types with a track record of proven success since 1996.
The project manager for new construction is primarily responsible for business development, estimating, and construction management for the company. The secondary function of the project manager is to intervene in the installation process when there are issues coming from either the company or the customer. The project manager will be the companies direct contact point for all client communications. The new construction division focuses on new multi-family construction as well as new and renovation projects in commercial construction. The person in this role can expect to travel to jobsites and client offices up to 50% of the time. Job site and client visits are necessary and those visits will sometimes require overnight trips.
A thorough understanding of flooring types or processes is not necessary, though beneficial. Training on all types of materials and installations will be provided. A thorough understanding of the construction process is necessary. The ability and willingness to make sales calls to existing and prospective clients is essential. The ability to read construction documents, familiarity with job sites, and a grasp of the contract, submittal, change order, scheduling, and close-out processes is required. Experience working for a general contractor or sub contractor is advantageous.
The bidding process consists of gaining a complete understanding of the project conditions and materials in order to compile a comprehensive proposal. Once an understanding of the job is established and material prices have been collected, the proposal must be prepared. Proposals consist of multiple, linked, spreadsheets and a thorough, written description of the flooring component of the job. Material take-offs will not be a primary function of this position, however, adjustments often must be made due to drawing changes and occasionally entire jobs will need to be taken off. Good relationships must be established with vendors and installers in order to get favorable pricing and terms. An estimator and project engineer will typically be provided to aid in preparing proposals but the project manager must be capable of completing the entire estimating process un-aided. When an estimator and/or project engineer is available to help with preparing proposals it remains the full responsibility of the project manager to oversee the process and ensure that the proposal is complete and correct before it is submitted. The project manager will be interacting with the customer regarding the proposal and must have a thorough understanding of each project that is bid.
Managing a project once a contract has been executed is a combination of organization, paperwork, and onsite supervision. The process begins with confirming quantities, ordering materials, creating work order templates, establishing schedules, and preparing submittal information. During installation, supervision consists of attending meetings, preparing pay applications, adjusting schedules, pricing and adjusting for change orders, coordination with the general contractor and other subcontractors, and ensuring a prompt and quality installation. After the installation is finished, the close out paperwork, extra materials, and billing process must be completed. The project manager must ensure that all of these items are completed accurately and timely. The day to day coordination of installation crews is not a direct function of the project manager but coordinating between the customer and the person who coordinates the crews is. The administrative, scheduling, installing, and financial aspects of the project are all the responsibility of the project manager.
· Strong ability to use and create linked spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel
· Good typing skills and experience using Microsoft Word.
· Ability to read and interpret project drawings and specifications.
· Ability to perform detailed and accurate material take-offs.
· Ability to understand the overall scope of any project and how each part interacts with the others.
· Strong communication skills and willingness to call general contractors to discuss the proposals and vendors to discuss materials and pricing.
· Excellent Organization and time management skills are essential.
· Ability to read bar chart schedules.
· Good typing and Microsoft Excel and Word skills.
· Ability to think quickly, make decisions, and direct on-site personnel when necessary.
· High quality standards and confidence to demand quality from others.
· Ability to learn the company’s accounting/inventory software.
· Desire to seek out the most efficient and effective way to solve problems and complete tasks.