02 Sep
Junior Project Manager
California, Usca 00000 Usca USA

Job Description

The purpose of this role is to organize and control the preparation and execution of construction contracts to meet company objectives of maximizing profit, quality, and safety. The Jr. Project Manager oversees small projects from commencement to completion and manages projects in a manner that exceeds our customers’ expectations while ensuring that our work adheres to all company safety policies and OSHA-mandated requirements.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Organize and manage Pre-Construction Meetings (Estimator to PM Turnover and Job Start)
  • Develop project budget using the Spectrum Budget Breakdown template
  • Develop project schedules of values (with proper front loading).
  • Manage positive cash flow.
  • Monitor margin gain and fade, maximizing gain and minimizing fade.
  • Communicate with foreman on -site and provide support to field crew to ensure an efficient installation
  • Monthly review of job status reports to ensure project profitability.
  • Deliver profit margin that meets or exceeds project estimate.
  • Monthly review of project estimate vs actual results to ensure target profit margin is being achieved.
  • Monitor and take corrective action where necessary to ensure high levels of productivity.

Ø Labor productivity

Ø General conditions productivity

Ø Equipment utilization

  • Communicate to Project Executive and Branch Manager immediately when there is a problem with delays, inefficiencies, or impacts on a project.
  • Weekly review of PTS to monitor labor productivity.
  • Weekly review of job status report and indirect report to ensure general conditions productivity.
  • Review open commitments weekly.
  • Utilize contingency to minimize hidden margin erosion and to demonstrate successful project delivery.
  • Coordinate with Pre-Construction group for value engineering opportunities.
  • Optimize change orders and buyouts.
  • Identify change orders before affects project.

  • Demonstrate consistent application and high-quality outcomes of critical pre-planning tools.

Ø Pre-Job Planning

Ø Short Interval Planning - PTS

Ø Daily Production Targets - PTS

  • Plan and prepare project Exit Strategy per Collins’ standard procedure
  • Coordinate and manage Lessons Learned meeting per Collins’ standard procedure
  • Participate in and contribute to branch-wide project review meetings.
  • Daily review of open issues in the PM module.
  • Review accounts receivable aging report.
  • Obtain 80% of commitments (materials and subcontracts) by 10% complete on labor for all projects.
  • Complete monthly cost projections using standard template and submit them to Project Executive and/or Branch Manager.
  • Ensure timely and comprehensive change control.
  • Ensure high level utilization with Spectrum project management module including:

Ø Submittals


Ø Correspondence

Ø Transmittals

Ø Change Requests

  • Monitor rental equipment.
  • Monitor monthly progress updates on project schedules.
  • Monitor Accounts Receivable aging report.
  • Ensure timely and accurate project billing including expediting change orders.
  • Ensure timely collections.
  • Consistently follow standard purchasing processes.
  • Deliver project to customers with a high level of quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Assist less experienced Project Managers, inspect their work for accuracy.
  • Acquire permits and licenses for all projects; ensure inspections are handled correctly and timely.
  • Assure timely completion of project close-out including completion of the punch list, submission of accurate as-built drawings, operations manuals, and other administrative requirements.

  • Read and interpret project plans and specifications.
  • Work with the field superintendent and foreman to develop the budget and cost code structure (Spectrum Budget Breakdown) for a project.
  • Assign costs and manpower to the CPM schedule if necessary.
  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
  • Review and approve of short interval plans, time, and installed quantities reported in PTS.
  • Complete contract reviews on projects. Demonstrate knowledge of specific language and scope of the contract at all times.
  • Participate in project progress meetings with owner, general contractor, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • Actively participate in industry, client, and community relations to enhance company image.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Four-year degree in engineering, construction management or construction-related course of study from an accredited school or equivalent combination of education, technical training, and/or related experience in the electrical contractor or comparable industry.
  • Minimum three years of related experience in electrical construction.
  • Estimating experience in Electrical Construction Projects preferred

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Independently manages small projects up to $1M and/or ability to manage larger projects with the assistance of a Project Manager
  • Thorough understanding of electrical construction, contracts, and terminology.
  • Excellent organizational and decision making/problem solving skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to effectively disseminate information.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to smoothly handle a variety of situations and problems that may arise, sometimes several at a time, and either solve them or work with others involved in order to come to cooperative resolution.
  • Ability to plan, develop and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient in Software/Computer programs and equipment.

    • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Software programs i.e. Accubid, Spectrum, PTS
    • General office equipment

· Strong interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Interested applicants can submit resumes to: [emailprotected] collinselectric.com

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