Colorado Office
Posted 2 years ago
  • Job Title: Construction Project Manager
  • Reports to: COO
  • Department: Construction
  • Classification: Regular Full-Time, Exempt
  • Reporting Office Location: Broomfield, CO.


The Project Manager’s (PM) responsibilities are critical to the success and profitability of UBG.  It is through the PM’s efforts that the maximum level of customer satisfaction and cost effectiveness is met.  The PM is the key liaison with the Owner, Architect and Engineer on assigned projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties are not meant to restrict initiative, but rather to define minimum activities.  These duties may be altered to suit the needs of UBG; other duties may be assigned.  During the performance evaluation, the PM will be rated on his/her success in performing all Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

Manages the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple and/or large scale projects.

Studies and understands the contract documents of each project before, as well as after estimating, to determine areas, including provisions of the general or special conditions, that may be ambiguous or present problems or result in unforeseen costs.  Such matters should be brought to the attention of the EO or partner(s).

Purchases major materials and lets subcontractors for work awarded at the most competitive price early enough to ensure timely delivery of materials and performance of subcontracts.

Coordinates material deliveries and subcontracts work in accordance with progress schedule and adjusts as necessary due to changes.

Resolves, or assist superintendents in resolving, design and detail problems with owners, design agents, suppliers, and subcontractors.

Attends pre-construction and job meetings.

Estimates and submits timely change proposals to the design agent or owner.  Prepares and executes change orders between the company and architect and subcontractors; releases to the accounting department for data entry.

Analyzes work in progress reports to determine if project budget is being met, if project is under-billed or over-billed, and if all change orders and estimate transfers have been prepared and released to the accounting department for data entry.  Prepares in-house budget/estimate transfers as applicable and releases to the accounting department for data entry.

Prepares data for monthly invoices and submits in a timely manner to the accounting department for billing.

Codes and approves invoices.

Requests extensions of time as required by contract documents.

Assures that details and submittals are received, submitted, corrected, approved and returned to the suppliers and subcontractors to assure delivery of materials and equipment to support progress schedules.  Supervises submittal control data.

Maintains and supervises adequate estimate and plan files.  Monitors maintenance of applicable contract files.  Supervises preparation of bid and job correspondence.

Assists and cooperates with the superintendents in maintaining good subcontractor relations and activities, as well as other areas requiring coordination between the field and office.

Coordinates project activities with activities of government regulatory or other governmental agencies.

The Hensel Phelps Way is built on four pillars: People, Process, Partnership and Technology.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises two or more subordinate supervisors who may supervise two or more employees in the Construction Department.  The PM is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these employees.  The PM may also directly supervise two or more non-supervisory employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with UBG’s policies and applicable laws.  During the performance evaluation, the PM will be rated on his/her success in performing all Supervisory Responsibilities.

Responsibilities include:

Interviewing, selecting, and training of employees; setting and adjusting their rates of pay and hours of work; directing the work of employees; maintaining production records for use in supervision or control; appraising employees’ productivity and efficiency for the purpose of recommending promotions or other changes in status; handling employee complaints and grievances; disciplining employees; planning the work; determining the techniques to be used; apportioning the work among the employees; determining the type of materials, supplies, machinery, equipment or tools to be used or merchandise to be bought, stocked and sold; controlling the flow and distribution of materials or merchandise and supplies; providing for the safety and security of the employees or the property; planning and controlling the budget; and monitoring or implementing legal compliance measures.


General:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must possess strong skills in the following competencies:  analytical, design, problem solving, technical skills, customer service, interpersonal skills, oral and written communication, teamwork, business acumen, diversity, ethics, organizational support, strategic thinking, motivation, planning/organizing, professionalism, adaptability, attendance/punctuality, dependability, initiative and innovation.  See attached Addendum 1 for a description of each competency listed in this paragraph.  During the performance evaluation, the Project Manager will be rated on his/her success in overall performance of the general competencies listed in this paragraph.  Specific general competencies, which need attention, may be individualized during the performance evaluation.

Primary:  An individual must be highly experienced and successful in the following competencies.  During the performance evaluation, the Project Manager will be rated on his/her success in performing each primary competency.                  

Project Management: Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Visionary Leadership: Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.

Change Managemen: Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Delegation: Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.

Leadership: Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People: Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Quality Management: Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity: Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Qualifications:   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  During the performance evaluation, the Project Manager will be rated on his/her success in the abilities and skills listed.

Experience and/or Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) or equivalent; a minimum of ten years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience must consist of extensive knowledge of the general construction industry and sub trades.  A thorough knowledge and background in estimating projects is preferred.

Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the use of the following:  Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel; Internet Navigation; Adobe, and 10-Key.  Proficiency in the use of the following is preferred:  Microsoft Project; Timberline Business/Project Management software; and Primavera. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Must possess a current, valid driver’s license.  Licenses in any of the following are preferred:  HVAC, electrical, plumbing, construction supervisor’s license, or other industry related licenses or certifications.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

Other Skills and Abilities:  The ability to speak Spanish is preferred.

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