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Project Manager – Construction

New York/Chicago
Job Description

The Project Manager – Construction is responsible for acquiring, overseeing and directing all construction projects and their progress from start-up to build-up in a timely and cost-effective manner and profitable.

This role includes:

  • Management of a start-up company / green-field strategy for WALO USA
  • Start-up and build-up of business development and client relations


It also entails budgeting, organization, implementation, scheduling of the projects, and overseeing all onsite and offsite constructions to monitor DOT/OSHA compliance with building and safety regulations. With his enthusiasm he leads and inspires his team to plan, manage and execute construction projects from conception to completion.

  • Organization, planning and implementation of complex construction projects. The securing of building permits and licenses and delivery of materials and equipment to construction sites.
  • Developing and managing construction budget, estimates, required investment, labor requirements, work force planning and cost tracking.
  • Review projects to monitor compliance with WALO standards, building and safety codes, timelines and other regulations.
  • Support Management team in the acquisition of new projects
  • Review all construction operations in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs, and ensure that deadlines are met for projects
  • Coordinate and direct construction workers and subcontractors
  • Meet contractual conditions of requirements and performance
  • Manage and review the work progress of the construction site on daily basis and ensure the project moves forward in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Collaborate closely with the Field Superintendent Construction and the Foreman regarding the development and modification of the Project Execution Plan
  • Prepare internal and external reports on to job status and progress
  • Plan to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones
  • Negotiate terms of agreements, draft contracts and obtain permits and licenses
  • Analyze, manage and mitigate risks ahead of time
  • BSc degree in construction management, engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of proven working experience in construction
  • Passion, energy, and interest to start-up and build-up business development and client relations including hiring and leading personnel
  • Advanced knowledge of construction management processes, means and methods
  • Knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards
  • Understanding of all facets of the construction industry and processes
  • In-depth knowledge of the construction market in the US
  • Familiarity with construction management software packages, excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to plan and see the “big picture”, share the vision in a convincing and appealing story
  • Reliable and self-driven
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • High potential for leadership and team management skills
  • Competent in conflict and crisis management
  • High US work ethics
  • High level of fairness, honesty and integrity
  • High level of creativity, adaptability and empathy
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (written and oral) to represent the company during projects of leading construction sites
  • Resourcefulness, imagination and a passion for challenges
  • Willing to work in an international construction company and team
  • Experience in public works operations is required
  • Familiairty with UHPC (ultra high performance concrete) in hydro, bridge or infastructure reahbilitiation is a plus
  • Associate Constructor (AC),  Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) and Certified Construction Manager (CCM)  certifications are a plus
Contact details

Please call us for a non-binding preliminary clarification or send us your documents by mail or e-mail. We thank you for your interest and look forward to receiving your application:


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