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Assistant Project Manager

Madison, Wisconsin
$65,000 to $82,000
Job Type
23 Sep 2022
  • Office right in the heart of downtown Madison - modern feel inside.
  • Clear growth path to Project Manager laid out on day one of hire.

About Our Client
  • Multi-generation company - still family owned to this day.
  • $500M over year give or take. The Madison location does roughly $270M and the Milwaukee does about $230M.
  • 2 offices in Wisconsin (Madison, Milwaukee) and are looking to open up a 3rd within the next year or so.
  • Self-perform carpentry.
  • Specialize in large healthcare, education, multi-family, senior living, corporate offices, light industrial work.
  • Big on culture and promoting from within.
  • Award winning leadership in the Madison construction market.

Job Description
  • Works with (or may be assigned to) the Estimating Department to prepare project cost estimates. Performs quantity take-offs, obtains subcontractor and vendor cost input, prepares cost summaries, and performs data analytics, as directed
  • Assists Project Managers in subcontractor and vendor purchasing, including preparation of bid packages, bidding follow-up, bid analysis, post-bid interviews and subcontractor/vendor award
  • Assists Project Managers in securing governmental and regulatory agency
  • Interacts with Design Professionals and the Owner, as directed
  • Prepares and maintains construction schedules. Assists with pull-planning work sessions, look-ahead schedules, and weekly work
  • Assists with project safety program implementation including safety orientations, safety inspections and safety documentation
  • Tracks and manages subcontractor submittals. Reviews submittals for compliance with Construction Documents. Follows-up and resolves submittal review
  • Tracks and manages Requests for Information (RFI's). Follows-up and resolves RFI issues.
  • Tracks and logs project documentation including design documents, submittals, reports, photographs, and other information as directed by the Project Manager or Superintendent
  • Assists Project Managers with budget control and cost management, as assigned
  • Assists with implementation of Company programs and processes including Safety, Quality Control, Diversity, Lean Construction, and others
  • Assists Superintendents with tracking and monitoring of self-performed work
  • Assists Superintendents with field management including site set-up and security, equipment tracking and utilization, field documentation, regulatory agency inspections, and subcontractor work coordination

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or academic/experiential equivalent
  • Previous experience through internship programs or in a related work environment is highly desirable
  • Current driver's license
  • Ability to work productively with individuals at all departments and levels within the client as well as customers, design professionals, subcontractors, vendors, and other external entities
  • Willingness to learn and take direction from others
  • Demonstrated positive attitude and customer service mindset
  • Ability to work in team settings with people of different personalities and/or diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Problem solving ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing)
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Ability to handle stress
  • Ability to manage a variable and sometimes heavy workload
  • Ability to manage frustration and positively respond to unplanned events and conditions
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines
  • Personal computer literacy and ability to learn and use new technologies and computing platforms

What's on Offer
  • Base salary up to $82,000 (depending upon experience)
  • High bonus earning potential (company and personal bonuses)
  • 401K with company match
  • 3 weeks PTO starting
  • Paid company holidays
  • Sick days
  • Great work/life balance - no working weekend or overtime
  • Full benefits (Health, Vision and Dental)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and long term disability
  • Paternity and Maternity leave
  • Company tech (cell phone, laptop, etc)
  • Clear growth path to Project Manager - look to promote from within
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  • Job Reference: 719277103-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Michael Page International Inc
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Salary: $65,000 to $82,000
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent