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Assistant Project Manager

Halifax
Job Order: SK-1501

Job Description

  • Plan a construction project and prepare a construction schedule in conjunction with the Project Superintendent
  • Cooperate fully with the Project Superintendent to get the project completed on time and within budget
  • Process contract drawings and specifications and ensure that construction scope is built in accordance with the latest set of documents
  • Identify scope changes, if any, between "issued for construction" drawings and "tender" package drawings
  • Process contemplated changes received from the Architect by soliciting Subcontractor pricing and ensuring scope is complete and pricing reasonable prior to submission to Architect
  • Communicate effectively with Owners and Architects and in a professional manner to develop your relationships and ensure repeat business
  • Ensure all Logs (RFIs, Change Orders, etc.) are kept up to date
  • Prepare and submit accurate progress billings/invoices on a timely basis and ensure it reflects all work completed on site to date
  • Monitor, in conjunction with the Project Superintendent, labour and material costs to ensure the budget is not compromised and escalate any discrepancies
  • Read, interpret, analyze and forecast a projects costs to ensure a positive cash flow
  • Conduct project meetings as required and prepare Meeting Minutes for distribution to all attendees
  • Coordinate, manage and communicate with all subcontractors to effectively deal with problems such as delivery, labour, schedule and payment disputes
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of trade unions, their agreements and stipulations
  • Prepare Project Manager reports as required
  • Ensure construction project files and documents are prepared, shared and logged with a high level of accuracy and within required timeframes
  • Identify long lead material orders to ensure orders are placed in a timely manner
  • Provide document turnover at completion of project - project close-out documentation, including as-built drawings, manuals, warranties, building permits etc.
  • Provide other duties as requested and required

Job Requirements:

  • 3-5 years related experience in a Construction environment
  • University or College Degree in Project Management, Technical or business-related curriculum
  • Ability to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize employee performance including performance reviews and disciplinary actions
  • Thorough understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards and their impact on project activities
  • Effective decision-making skills
  • Crisis resolution and risk management
  • Strong organizational skills with proven efficiency to handle multiple projects at one time
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills and proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of an organization
  • Ability to work under time constraints and adapt to change
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Proficient computer skills in MS products
DATE POSTED 2019-01-21

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