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Plumbing Project Manager

Chicago, IL
Job Responsibilities
  • Engineering, Sales, and Estimating
    • Generate new sales/customers and maintain existing customer base
    • Maintain and build relationships with clients by offering competitive and accurate bids and providing innovative solutions
    • Conceptual estimating/budgeting
    • Plumbing systems design as needed for design-build estimates/projects
    • Read and understand drawings
    • Review project specifications to ensure bid compliance
    • Perform accurate quantity take-offs and utilize unit pricing method to generate project estimates
    • Solicit quotations from subcontractors and suppliers
    • Compile take-offs and quotations to prepare accurate and timely estimates
    • Prepare and submit proposals to customers
  • Project Management
    • Manage multiple projects
    • Review contracts to ensure compliance
    • Direct and monitor sold projects
    • Manage project material buyouts/purchasing
    • Meet with contractors and vendors as needed to ensure quality product and timely deliveries
    • Manage construction budget by monitoring project expenditures, identifying and evaluating variances in expenditures vs. estimate, and negotiating change orders
    • Create/process submittals, RFIs, change orders, billings, closeout documents and other project related documents/processes
    • Work with other project management team members to facilitate and oversee field crew installations and subcontractors on multiple projects – regular interaction with union tradesmen
    • Support foremen and field staff with project needs
    • Visit projects to review work and ensure safe/on-time field installations.
  • Prior experience with commercial/industrial plumbing estimating and/or project management (or technical training in plumbing or similar mechanical field)
  • Associate or higher degree in engineering related program or equivalent trade/related experience preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of construction accounting
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite of general office programs
  • Plumbing license not required - plumbing field experience may be a plus
  • P.E. License or CPD a plus, but not required
  • AutoCad experience a plus, but not required
  • Experience with Fastpipe estimating system a plus, but not required
General Skills/Requirements
  • Proficiency in English
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Attention to details with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Solid time management skills
  • Professional appearance
  • Ability to interact professionally with clients, subcontractors, and suppliers
  • Physically able to navigate/attend bid-walks and periodic site visits at active construction sites
  • Clean criminal background and credit history
  • Must pass drug screening and background check (pre-employment and random)

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