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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

Job ID 
Seattle Corporate Office
Unit Count 
Regular Full-Time
Posted Date 
Construction - Corporate

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Holland Partner Group is seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our Construction Team.


We are seeking a team player with a strong work ethic that offers exceptional interpersonal skills, proven work ethic and follow through. The Holland Team consists of Associates that demonstrate strong leadership, communication, team-building, and decision-making skills.



Job Summary:


This position is responsible for managing the marketing and sales effort, contract      negotiations, and design and construction of complex projects with the goal of meeting schedule, meeting quality standards, and staying within proposed gross margin projections while maintaining good customer and vendor relationships.  The incumbent should effectively manage, motivate and develop a team of Project Managers and Associate Project Managers and develop and maintain productive relationships with office and field personnel.  In addition, the incumbent should contribute to overall profitability and other goals of Holland Partners operations.  The incumbent maintains proper documentation of project-related efforts and carries out various non-project assignments as directed.



Essential Job Functions:


1.   Promotes and markets construction projects and identifies, pursues, and negotiates sales for all assigned projects.                              

  • Promotes and markets construction services and products to generate new and add-on business.
  • Develops and maintains client, broker, and vendor contracts to generate new business.
  • Prioritizes sales efforts and makes sales assignments.
  • Assists Project Manager on sales of large or complicated projects and primary companies in the marketing plan.
  • Makes decisions regarding representation at customer meetings.
  • Prepares and directs others in making cost estimates and has them reviewed by supervisor.
  • Develops proposals for construction projects according to customer specifications in line with company business plans.
  • Follows-up on proposals to close sale and secure client decision on project.
  • Approves construction documents and agreements, except construction contracts with owners and administrative documents requiring Vice President’s approval.


2.   Manages design aspects of assigned projects with the goal of ensuring that budget, schedule, quality and customer satisfaction goals are met.

  • Manages the development of specifications to meet client requirements.
  • Manages the development of complete, accurate and fully coordinated working drawings for projects.
  • Responsible to ensure necessary permits are obtained in a timely fashion for the projects.


3.   Manages construction and close-out on assigned projects with the goal of ensuring that budget, schedule and customer satisfaction goals are met.

  • Reviews margin projections for assigned project and those of subordinates monthly.
  • Reports significant deviations of budget to Director of Construction.       
  • Prepares reports of project margin processions to Director of Construction on specified schedule.
  • Resolves problems and disputes on each project.
  • Maintains good customer and outside vendor relationships.


4.  Directs a team of Project Managers, Associate Project Managers and/or Co-op students as applicable.

  • Administers company policy to Project Managers, Associate Project Managers and Co-op students.
    • Reviews selected cost estimates and participates whenever necessary on projects.
    • Reviews and approves expense sheets, and reviews and recommends non-project purchases to Director of Construction for approval.
  • Motivates and supervises subordinates.
    • Assists in counseling department staff to promote their professional growth.
    • Reviews job performance of subordinates at annual or more frequent intervals and recommends promotions, salary and other changes to Director of Construction for approval.


5.  Enhances company posture on Equal Employment Opportunity by making a good faith effort to recruit, select, develop and retain protested class employees.



6.   Assists the Director of Construction in coordinating the quality control, safety program, job scheduling and productivity of the field operations.



7.   Develops and maintains productive working relationships with team and company personnel.

  • Keeps Director of Construction informed on each project as requested.
  • Performs work and relates to people in a manner that achieves peer and senior management respect.


8.  Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.



Education: High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field preferred. Equivalent work experience considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.


Experience: Minimum of seven to ten years experience in the construction industry, with the majority of that time spent in project engineering and project management on commercial or industrial building projects.  Design-build and jobsite experience required.  Professional engineering or architectural registration is desirable. 


Also requires thorough knowledge of major aspects in design and construction as well as the ability to work productively with customers and vendors in all departments. Independently leading project teams and handling stress, supervising and motivating others, sales, and efficient management of design-build projects also required. The incumbent must be adept at problem solving, communicating, working efficiently, and constructively challenging subordinates. 



Skills and qualifications:  

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Superior analytical aptitude
  • Strong communication skills, both writing and oral, and able to communicate to a wide variety of people
  • Self-starting and driven
  • Must be honest and prepared to work in a team environment
  • Proficient in MS Suite, specifically MS Word and MS Excel


Additional requirements:

  • Ability to lift, push and pull a minimum of 20lbs
  • Flexibility in days and hours worked
  • Hearing and visual ability to observe and detect signs of emergency situations
  • Fluency in English both verbally and non-verbally
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid Driver’s License

Working conditions:


Primarily will be working in an office environment where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise.  May be responsible for reviewing field locations which may involve a hazardous construction environment requiring protective equipment that meets OSHA regulations, this may result in some physical discomfort due to temperature, dust and noise.




The Senior Project Manager represents and promotes Holland's Core Values of Great People, Great Business, Deliver Exceptional Customer Service and Have Fun!  This is an excellent opportunity to apply your talent, vision, drive, and experience to the Holland Team.