Senior Project Manager (Foundations) - Aviation

Flushing, NY posted on October 10

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Founded in 1989, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) is a builder as firmly rooted in traditional values as we are relentless in our pursuit of cutting-edge tools and technology. An ENR Top 400 Contractor, S&P uses advanced technology to maximize value for our clients and is an industry leader in sustainable construction.

Summary of Position:

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the safe completion of one or more projects within the budget, on schedule, to the company’s quality standards, and to the customer’s satisfaction. It is their responsibility to initiate any action required to achieve the above objectives and ensure that all project activities are consistent with company policy. The Senior Project Manager’s duties will vary, as required, to support the project team and any other personnel assigned to the project. Generally, the Senior Project Manager’s role will concentrate more on long-term planning, scheduling, the identification of future challenges, and the solving of these problems prior to their impact on the project.


Core Competencies:

Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of his or her work.

Communication – Communicates well both verbally and in writing.

Consistency – Consistently follows documented procedures and suggests changes/updates when appropriate.

Teamwork – Builds good relationships and rapport with customers, peers, supervisors and managers throughout the organization.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Project planning and mobilization.
  • Responsible for the CPM baseline, monthly CPM schedule updates and narratives, and CPM fragments with changes and delays.
  • Timely and accurate Subcontractor buyout, including the use of S&P bonding policy.
  • Proactively promotes the company’s safety policies and programs.
  • Oversight of S&P Quality Control Program.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to Project Managers in setting up the Schedule of Values (SOV) to promote positive cash flow.
  • Cost reports – weekly and monthly review of job cost reports for preparation of monthly analysis. Carefully analyze cost AND schedule problems and initiate new alternatives, which will cause a course correction.
  • Participates in the business development process including client contacts, relationships, proposals, and presentations for selected projects.
  • Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with owners, architects, engineers and subcontractors.
  • Review the monthly draw requests.
  • Establish and maintain revenue forecasts for assigned projects.
  • Ensure sub/vendor invoices are reviewed and approved in both a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Management of the Change Order Process, both prime and subcontractor.
  • Supervises staff, including establishing and communicating performance expectations, providing positive and constructive feedback, determining training and development needs, and conducting on-the-job training. May make hiring, discipline, and/or termination decisions.
  • Ensure timely collections of all accounts receivable, including retainage. Closing out the project in compliance with contract documents.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying to prime contract terms and conditions, contract documents, subcontract agreements, purchase order agreements, insurance, etc.
  • Participates in the review of estimates with attention to the following: adherence to cost control system, equipment requirements and utilization, constructability, formwork, materials, manpower, general conditions, schedule, insurance, etc.
  • Champions the orderly, timely transition of projects from the estimating phase to the field, including project review meetings, which encompass a review of contract requirements, general conditions, schedules, budgets, subcontracts, and purchase order agreements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Experience, Education, Certification:

  • B.A. or Engineering, Construction Management or Architecture, or equivalent experience.
  • 5-10 years of experience in managing construction projects and a thorough knowledge of contract documents, materials, equipment utilization, scheduling systems, productivity analysis, construction operations, and cash flow procedures is essential.
  • Must have previous Aviation Construction experience.
  • Proficient management, leadership, business development, and technical skills.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work well within a deadline driven environment.
  • Perform functions efficiently and accurately with little direct supervision.
  • Must maintain a professional attitude and conduct oneself in positive manner at all times.
  • Must respect and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Must be able to perform in fast paced, changing environment
  • Positive attitude and professional customer service skills