National Project Manager

National Project Manager

Chicago/Nationwide
National Project Manager

About the Role

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Let’s Pave is the fastest-growing national pavement maintenance company and was recently included in Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019 in the fast-growing private company sector. We provide complete preventative and structural parking lot maintenance services to commercial and industrial properties nationwide, as well as partner solutions including pavement planning, contractor procurement, and project management. We are different because we believe paving and pavement management are separate specialties. That’s why we have an arm dedicated to each area. Wherever the holes occur, we can fill in!

Supported by a team of experienced professionals with a long history of serving in the national parking lot management industry, our mission is to elevate paving practices and standards by holding all parties involved, from contractors and manufacturers to consultants, to a higher level of accountability. In doing so, we provide a better overall experience with truly objective recommendations and superior results for buyers of pavement maintenance services and solutions.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The National Project Manager is an important member of our operations team who plans, directs, coordinates, and budgets activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of asphalt and concrete pavement. The National Project Manager will participate in the conceptual development of a project and oversee its organization, scheduling, and implementation so that a project can be completed on time and within budget. Other duties include measuring and evaluating parking lot defects, preparing project status reports, tracking client interactions, and maintaining the project database. National Project Managers will work closely with Sales, Procurement and the Senior Management Team to supervise high-profile projects and maintain their integrity from start to finish.

KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze and design project objectives and milestones
  • Manage project budgets, ensure quality control, and plan work according to objectives
  • Understand project financials and track spending according to budget
  • Assess and control risk; estimate and allocate resources
  • Communicate with key stakeholders (sales, Senior Management, and subcontractors)
  • Identify, manage, and control changes to projects
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain vendor relationships
  • Maintain high scores on project management metrics
  • Prepare project status reports on a timely basis
  • Respond promptly to customer needs and meet commitments
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Meet challenges with resourcefulness and a positive attitude
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate persistence and tenacity in overcoming obstacles
  • Prioritize and plan work activities
  • Demonstrate initiative – set own goals and objectives
  • Look for methods to promote and improve quality and efficiency
  • Assure that work responsibilities are covered when absent
  • Undertake self-development activities
  • Travel when needed to customer job sites

Candidate Requirements:

  • Personal responsibility and accountability – treat projects like you own them!
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills
  • Strong sense of urgency – act promptly and decisively to serve the Company and customers
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced and growing company
  • Proactive personality with high standards of excellence
  • Ability to handle high workload and multi-task effectively through superior time management and prioritization skills
  • Adaptable to changes in the work environment, i.e. overcome delays and unexpected events
  • Capability to present information in a one-on-one or small group setting to customers, clients, and employees of the organization
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Accuracy and thoroughness with strong attention to detail
  • Sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving capabilities
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Poise and self-confidence, but with willingness to ask for help when needed
  • Analytical mind with strong understanding of math and geometry
  • Ability to interact effectively with clients and contractors
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point
  • Comfortable with hands-on management style and frequent communication
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Willingness to work after hours occasionally and travel as needed to construction / project sites

Education/Experience Preferred:

  • Associates degree or at least 5 years of equivalent work experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience in construction trades
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to calculate proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volumes

SALARY:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Includes comprehensive benefits package.

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