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Project Manager

Palmer / Remote Sites, AK, AK
Job Title:
Project Manager
SOC code:
FLSA Classification:
Main Office & Project Sites
Reports to:
General Manager
Full Time, Temp to Regular
First/Mid Level Officials and Managers
Normal Work Hours and Days:  Regular office hours are 7AM – 5:30PM Monday through Saturday. Often required to work long days/hours based on high seasonal workload and remote projects. Due to seasonal work patterns, any schedule may be adjusted to accommodate workload.
Revised: 09/16/2019
EEO Statement:
Cruz Construction, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, other protected activities, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. **This employer participates in E-Verify. Este Empleador Participa en E-Verify.**
Responsible to plan, direct and coordinate designated project(s) and oversee the organization, scheduling and implementation in accordance with industry standards, regulatory agencies and company philosophy.
Essential Functions:
  • Organize and schedule contracted project(s).
  • Monitor and manage cost control on current project(s).
  • Monitor and ensure safety standards on current project(s).
  • Determine employee/labor requirements and interview, hire and train new employees, working in conjunction with executive management and HR as needed.
  • Provide supervision, discipline and support to subordinate employees.
  • Dispatch and manage activities of field personnel.
  • Communicate with subcontractors, designers and engineers to coordinate functions and manage project activities across project sites.
  • Assure adherence to contract standards and requirements.
  • Maintain and ensure timely and accurate status reports on current contract(s)/project(s).
  • Establish and update field policies, working through the General Manager, as needed or required.
  • Assign or delegate responsibilities to subordinate employees.
  • Provide technical assistance and mentoring to others within assigned project(s).
  • Serve as a company representative and work to maintain ongoing positive relationships with project related agencies, officials and organizations.
  • Provide leadership and oversight through on-location monitoring, which may include serving as backup for project employees and transporting necessary supplies, materials or equipment when coming in and out of project sites.
  • Provide project document, setup and control.
  • Purchase approved project materials.
  • Review project operations and adjust when necessary.
  • Bidding/estimating.
Other Tasks:
  • Serve as backup in the case of operational/project/labor/engineer/superintendent employee absence.
  • Accomplish all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested by the Senior Projects Manager.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Responsible to manage project employees. Directly supervise Project Superintendent and/or General Foreman, and Expediter and Engineer or Engineer Tech if assigned by the Senior Project Manager.  Indirectly supervise the Operators, Drivers, and Cooks and may directly supervise them when on project site or in absence of the General Foreman and/or Superintendent.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and preferably can also perform other tasks satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 
Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor degree in civil engineering, construction management, or related field, or four years related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience with supervisory experience in construction field.
  • Must possess a valid state driver license. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of cost control processes of heavy civil and remote construction.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply management and heavy civil construction principles involving planning, resource allocation, asset management and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply effective methods of staff training and supervision.
  • Knowledge of laws and government regulations related to remote civil construction.
  • The ability to effectively use computer hardware and software to create and track required record keeping and coordination functions, i.e., scheduling, equipment logs, daily reports, cost control tracking, etc..
  • The ability to assess project production/performance and identify actions needed to improve or correct relative to project contract.
  • The ability to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • The ability to monitor and control resources to conduct accurate job cost analyses.
  • The ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • The ability to provide technical assistance and advice to senior management and employees on current projects and functions therein.
  • The ability to positively and professionally represent the company to stakeholders, customers, regulatory agencies and the public.
  • The ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • The ability to understand and effectively communicate verbally with others.
  • The ability to speak clearly so others can understand.
  • The ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
  • The ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints.
  • The ability to travel frequently to remote project sites and stay up to several weeks at a time.
Physical Demands:
The following activities were rated for frequency of occurrence based on the following:
Not Present = NP 34-66% of the work day = Frequent
1-10% of the work day = Rare 67-100% of the work day = Constant
11-33% of the work day = Occasional    
Sitting Occasional Reaching Overhead Frequent
Standing Frequent Reaching Straight Ahead Frequent
Walking Frequent Reaching Downward Frequent
Bending/Stooping Frequent Handling Frequent
Crouching Frequent Fingering Frequent
Kneeling Frequent Feeling Frequent
Crawling Frequent Talking Constant
Climbing Occasionally Hearing Constant
Balancing Occasionally Twisting Frequent
Operate Foot Controls Occasionally Twist of Wrist Frequent
(Pounds) Constant Frequent Occasional Rare
Lifting   25 lbs.    
Carrying 10 lbs. 25 lbs.    
Pushing/Pulling   25 lbs.    
Working Conditions:
1. Exposure to Inclement Weather X Occasionally exposed to inclement weather.
2. Extreme Cold X  Occasionally exposed while on job site.
3. Extreme Heat    
4. Wet and/or Humid X Will experience Rain/Snow/Ice while on job site.
5. Noise X Moderate to loud while on job site.
6. Vibration    
7. Atmospheric Conditions (dust/fumes/etc.) X Possible diesel fumes while on the job site.
8. Moving Mechanical Parts    
9. Electric Shock    
10. High, Exposed Places    
11. Radiant Energy    
12. Explosives    
13. Toxic or Caustic Chemicals    
14. Other Risks X Aware of the potential hazards of working around equipment.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
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