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Project Manager II-Tunneling in New Berlin, WI at Michels

Date Posted: 2/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Michels Corporation has been pioneering innovative new technologies for more than five decades, growing from a small pipeline construction company into one of the largest, most diversified utility contractors in North America. Michels delivers construction, engineering and procurement services that keep pace with growing demands in the energy, transportation and utility construction industries. Michels has expanded its services and scopes of expertise to include 15 divisions, one affiliated company, 6,000 employees and 12,000 pieces of heavy equipment from coast to coast.

What separates us from our competition?

  • Consistently ranked in the top 50 of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record.
  • Steady overall organizational growth since 2011
  • Michels invested an average of $5,000 per employee on training each year averages 260,000 training hours each year.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, competitive wages, 401(k) plan, paid time off plan and much more!

The essential duties and responsibilities of the position include, but not limited to:

  • Promote safety – assist with the implementation of all applicable HSE programs, policies and procedures
  • Directly supervise the project team. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; providing feedback; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
  • Manage project to ensure profitable and timely operations, exceed budget and quality expectations
  • Review project proposal or plan to fully understand the scope of the work and contract to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project, under general supervision.
  • Proactively build and sustain relationships with clients and general/sub-contractors, both while on the job and through networking outside of work.  Ensure we are proactively communicating with the client at all times
  • Responsible for contract management: initial conversations through final project close-out.  Additionally once awarded/executed, serve as the single point of contact for customers (internal and external) on contractual matters, ensuring timely review and reconciliation/approval of variations
  • Review status reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules or plans as required
  • Confers with project personnel to resolve problems and escalate as appropriate
  • Coordinates project activities with government regulatory or other governmental agencies
  • Assist with estimating work as necessary. Review bid requirements thoroughly and ask follow-up questions as necessary ensuring all necessary information is captured during bid day
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications include:

  • Ten years of prior project management experience with major projects in heavy civil construction such as water and wastewater, pipeline, trenchless technologies, transportation, and structures
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Construction Management related field is preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate or Professional Engineer (PE) certificate is preferred by not required 
  • Applicants must be able to thrive in fast-paced environments 
  • Possess the ability to successfully negotiate terms and conditions 
  • Manage tight deadlines
  • Positive attitude with the desire to take initiative and continue to grow professionally
  • High level of organization and attention to details
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication to collaborate with various levels of management 
  • Excellent computer software skills, specifically with estimating and job cost tracking software. Knowledge of HCSS is a plus, but not required