Project Manager

The primary purpose of the Project Manager is to manage the staff and resources involved/related to projects to ensure quality work is performed in a timely and cost-effective manner. The Project Manager reports directly to the Senior Project Manager.

Classification: Exempt


  • Conduct themselves in alignment with the Downing Core Values
  • Focus on day-to-day tasks while managing multiple jobs
  • Effectively manage personnel and resources related to the project team
  • Communicate effectively with management staff, project team, project owners, architects, vendors, and contractors on all issues related to the project
  • Oversee the job cost projection process on various projects simultaneously
  • Develop budgets, estimates, and write proposals
  • Manage job costs effectively by provide necessary accounting and work-related documentation ensuring labor, material and subcontractor costs are appropriately charged
  • Administer duties including reviewing and maintaining project plans/files, project change orders, purchase orders, and contingency budgets.
  • Maintain satisfactory relationships with owners, architects, subcontractors, vendors, etc.
  • Maintain and track work schedules•Bid package and meticulous scope development
  • Oversee all documentation and processes are followed for the bidding/buyout process
  • Assist internal design team and/or Architects with design-build delivery of plans and specifications when needed
  • Responsible for procurement of equipment and project materials for the job when needed
  • Drafts, reviews, issues, and administers subcontractor and supplier agreements and delegates as necessary
  • Provides accurate monthly job cost projections
  • Assists Superintendent with completion of the punch list and provides final documentation
  • Works with Owner and Architect to conduct final inspections and oversee job clean up to ensure timely completion of required work items
  • Have and continue to gain knowledge of program management, master plan, schematic design, design development, and construction document scopes of work and processes
  • Ensure safety meetings, job site walks, and emergency procedures are conveyed and adhered to on responsible projects
  • Listen, problem solve and run effective meetings open-mindedly
  • Take the owner’s perspective when addressing all things related to the project, while balancing the profitability of the project
  • Perform the roles and duties for all direct reports when necessary
  • Develop win-win scenarios and bring final resolution to issues and problems
  • Use written and verbal communication effectively
  • Learn and acquire customer-specific design needs
  • Remain calm and professional during peak periods of activities
  • Comply with all work-related deadlines


  • BS or MS degree in Engineering or Construction Management preferred
  • Proven work experience in construction management
  • Familiarity with construction management software packages
  • Ability to problem solve with solid judgement and independent thinking for quick resolution
  • Proficient with computers, tablets, smart phones, Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Team focused with initiative to work individually
  • Disciplined work ethic
  • Service Attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including phone etiquette
  • Willingness to work necessary hours to ensure all project needs are met
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines

Leadership Skills

  • Lead, manage, accountability
  • Takes ownership
  • Delegates effectively
  • Fosters teamwork
  • Serves as an example to others
  • Long term planner

Owner / ClientRelationships

  • Maintains good professional relations with past and existing Clients. Continues to engage them to ensure they are a Client for life
  • Assist Partners with developing of future work and new relationships.
  • Provides all financial and project updates requested or required by the Owner throughout the project
  • Responsible for Owner updates based on need/desire of frequency by Client
  • Provides Downing with possible project or new client opportunities


Is a good promoter of all things Downing, both internally and externally


Be the ambassador of Downing’s safety motto: One Person. One Team. One Family.