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Construction Project Assistant Project Manager

Job description


Auburn Hills, MI



We are seeking a GC Project Manager with 5-10 years of experience in Industrial and Heavy Commercial projects. The ideal candidate has a strong GC resume with self-perform experience as a bonus. The function of this position is to manage Construction Projects in the Industrial and Commercial Markets. This may entail one large project at a time or several small to medium size projects at once. Project delivery methods may include Self-Perform, General Contracting, or Construction Management. Project sizes ranging from $500,000 to $15,000,000 USD and may include some travel. Location varies from office to part-time office/jobsite to full-time jobsite.



  • Responsible for project finances including profit/loss, cost-overruns, negotiating change orders with clients for scope changes and financial reporting.
  • Document control using project management programs (pre-construction documents, submittals, RFIs / DCRs, punchlist(s) & closeout).
  • Participate with estimating team to perform project buyout.
  • Assist with estimating (budgets, bulletins, and change request/field order quotations).
  • Manage self-perform and subcontractors scope coordination with field supervision.
  • Maintain positive and open relationship with customers.
  • Establish construction budget and job setup.
  • Oversee project planning, scheduling, logistics, engineering and safety plans and procedures as required by project.
  • Responsible for project schedule baseline or direct involvement using software tools such as Microsoft Project / Primavera.
  • Draft letters of intent, POs, and master sub agreements as needed.
  • Manage project submittal process, or work with assigned project engineer to draft submittal log for PM review, process submittals from vendors & subcontractors and maintain submittal log, verify shop drawings, manage submittal status to project schedule.
  • Assist in assembling drawings & specs for field distribution.
  • Assist with new hire processes for field staff.
  • During project construction: maintain record drawing set, manage ongoing submittal process, manage and motive RFI log, labor budgeting and forecasting (GC and/or self-perform projects), input with change order requests / extra work pricing, purchasing and expediting materials & equipment, project scheduling updates & monitoring.
  • During project closeout, review closeout binder and provide to owner and for record purposes, oversee and work with team to procure closeout documentation from vendors & subs, manage project punch list, manage ISO closeout procedures.
  • Travel may be required.


  • College Degree - Bachelor’s in Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent.
  • 5-10 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
  • Desired candidate has some knowledge of construction cost, scheduling, estimating, purchasing, technology, equipment, methods, accounting principles, and engineering principles/techniques.
  • Automotive project experience is preferred.
  • Maintenance contract experience is preferred.
  • Ability to estimate is preferred.
  • Ability to schedule is preferred.
  • Experience with self-performing general contractor is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Sage 300, ProCore, Prolog and/or Contract Manager is preferred.
  • Excellent communication, planning, organizational and supervisory skills are required.
  • Design/Build, General Contractor, Construction Management project delivery experience.