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Project Manager – Custom Construction
Knoxville, TN

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Direct Hire

$80,000 - $90,000 / yr


CUSTOM HOME OYL PROJECT MANAGER : Knoxville, TN
 
GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the immediate supervision of the Construciton Production Manager, the Project Manager manages the construction process and timely completion for all assigned new custom homes in various areas (this is not a community development). 
 
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Schedules and supervises the day-to-day construction labor on assigned job sites, and trains trade
partners to meet or exceed company expectations
• Coordinates miscellaneous “punch out” items in preparing house to close
• Communicate and project the proper attitude to all customers and employees through all forms of
communication (writing, verbal, appearance)
• Conducts lot inspections for the houses assigned; requires grade setting, utility and house location within
lot dimensions
• Where necessary, has the coordinated authority with the Production Manager and Chief Operations
Officer, to take disciplinary action due to a trade contractor’s failure to perform
• Attends and participates in weekly production & staff team meetings. Most important agenda items
are resource scheduling, field problem report processing and project schedule/status updates
• Responsible for timely completion of pre-closing walk through items and assigned after closing
work/service orders
• Completes pre-construction review of CAD prints, estimate detail, and schedule for each assigned
house
• Selects subcontractors for individual projects, ensuring that that there is agreement on the scope of
work and the price to be paid prior to work being started
• Processes invoice approvals according to company standards. Prepares, presents and gains approval
for all change orders prior to work being started
• Responsible for using the formal scheduling system and maintains all job schedules to their current status
with proper activity sequencing
 
PREREQUISITES FOR SUCCESS:
• Technical construction ability to manage construction resources and to diagnose and resolve field
problems
• People skills to articulately and professionally handle conflict with customers, inspectors and trades
• Ability to train trade partners on construction techniques and field problem resolution
• Organization aptitude to manage the scheduling of all construction resources
• Proficiency with reading blueprints including architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical,
landscape, and civil.
• Strong understanding of construction scheduling, various phases of construction (i.e. concrete work,
framing, and finishing), and cost controls.
• Basic estimating capability for site related materials takeoff (masonry, gravel, concrete, etc.)
• Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills in order to set priorities and meet assigned
deadlines
• Strong problem-solving skills to develop feasible realistic solutions to problems, recommending actions
designed to prevent problems from occurring, and resolving escalated issues when necessary
• Working knowledge of laptop/tablet, note pad, or other computer devices used to view plans, report
project status, submit/receive change orders, or other related tasks

 


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