November 30, 2016

Construction Project Manager, posted 11/30/2016

Construction Project Manager

Katerra is a fast moving, innovative startup company that is looking for “A players” who are passionate about disrupting the status quo.  Our entrepreneurial atmosphere and culture of excellence make working at Katerra highly rewarding. At Katerra, opportunities for career growth are abundant.

The Project Manager will manage and control the total scope of services as defined in the Contract Documents while maintaining the profitability objectives of the company. This position may be assigned multiple projects to manage simultaneously. The candidate must have building and construction experience, in addition to a strong business acumen.  The position requires the ability to help develop, implement, and manage the overall business plan.

Key Qualifications:

  • Goals: – Provide leadership, technical construction experience and market specific insight to ensure the best possible outcomes for Seattle projects.  Success will be based on achieving agreed upon metrics in the areas of: safety, culture, schedule and budget.
  • Responsibilities –
    • Primary point of contact to several Clients, and Katerra departments including Design team and Integrated Services.
      • Participate in all Client/Design/IS/Manufacturing meetings from Pre-Con Phase to Project Completion with a focus on providing constructability, assembly and logistics insight.
      • Participate in the development and evolution of Katerra products and components.
  • Primary point of contact for all Project related needs:
    • Coordinate all project buy-outs and subcontract awards with Integrated Services.
    • Review and supervise all project schedules, costs, site safety and logistic plans, and subcontractor and materials coordination plans.
    • Run weekly internal project meetings and be available for all project related OAC and Subcontractor meetings.
    • Supervise the timely and accurate processing of all project billing and invoices within a defined monthly cycle.
    • Manage the overall financial success of each Project with a specific focus on cost, efficiency and profitability.
  • Implement assigned duties with an exceptional level of accuracy, timeliness and cost effectiveness.
  • Establish and maintain a professional working relationship with the owner, design team, clients, building officials, municipality representatives, architects, engineers, designers and subcontractors.
  • Ensure all project estimates are prepared in accordance with the requirements of the project. Become familiar with each estimate to fully support its integrity.
  • Manage project budget and schedule updates.
  • Prepare monthly cost projections and project status reports.
  • Lead construction progress meetings.
  • Review and monitor all design and construction phase documents for conformance with the budget, schedule and prime contract.
  • Review subcontracts and proposals; lead negotiations for changes to conform with company standards and practical expectations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience in the multi-family construction industry.
  • Skilled in project management software and equipment.
  • Must have technical knowledge, scheduling and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written and facilitation skills; including the ability to influence, negotiate and explain complex processes to clients and staff.
  • Coaching, mentoring and personnel development skills required.

Contact person:

Jared Lyons,

Seattle Area Manager