Senior Project Manager

Layton Company     Construction     General Contracting     CA-Irvine     June 5, 2020

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At Layton Construction, we live the philosophy of "Constructing with Integrity."

Position Overview


A Senior Project Manager is a Project Manager with the experience and expertise to assume a leadership role in his/her operating unit in addition to acting as Project Manager on individual projects of larger size or greater complexity.  May supervise other project managers, monitoring their performance and project completion to ensure adherence plans and specifications and to company and owner objectives.  Also, gives guidance to assigned Project Teams, acting as file leader for these Project Teams in some instances.

Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Supervises Project Teams, providing advice and counsel regarding project management techniques and adherence to plan specifications as well as company policy and procedure.
  2. Supervises Project Engineers in the operating unit.
  3. May directly supervise other Project Managers through all phases of pre-construction, construction, and close-out.
  4. Serves as next line of response, after the Project Manager, to owners and trade contractors to resolve issues contract and/or construction issues.
  5. Is directly responsible for projected costs and profits for each project under him/her.

 Individual Responsibilities


  1. Assists in the preparation of estimates for the project.
  2. Actively participates in negotiating a projects prime contract.
  3. Prepares project budgets and unit cost reports.
  4. Leads the project team in preparing the Project Management Plan.
  5. Participates in value engineering services as appropriate.
  6. Organizes and holds pre-construction planning meetings.
  7. Participates in the successful negotiation of all project subcontracts.
  8. Participates in obtaining permits and resolving other regulatory requirements as necessary.
  9. Prepares a project schedule and develops milestones necessary to successfully complete the project in concert with the Project Superintendent.
  10. Maintains owner relations.
  11. Obtains and reviews plans and specifications and determines their completeness and consistency.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned or needed.


  1. Plans the successful execution of the construction contract.
  2. Manages project materials and equipment procurement within the projects budget constraints and consistent with the project delivery schedule.
  3. Develops and monitors project quality, safety, and risk management plans.
  4. Regularly visits the project site and monitors costs, safety, quality, and schedule performance with the Project Superintendent.
  5. Evaluates and modifies as necessary, schedules and self-performed work procedures to meet schedule milestones and financial goals.
  6. Negotiates owner and subcontractor change orders and manages the resulting cost and profit impact.
  7. Develops the monthly client pay requests and follows up on the collection of billings.
  8. Controls the payment of job costs based on document review and approval and coordinates with the job cost accountant for payments and lien releases. Participates in monthly job cost reviews to declare project status.
  9. Attends and documents owner and other coordination meetings.
  10. Coordinates all final close out procedures for the project including as-built drawing, punch lists, final billing, occupancy permit, owner acceptance, project manuals, warranty letters, subcontractor close out, letter of substantial completion, and letter of recommendation.
  11. Holds post completion project review and provides Estimating with information for their data base.
  12. Maintains owner's relations.
  13. Increases project profitability and promotes Company objectives and goals.
  14. Participates in the project's 11-month warranty walk-through with the owner.
  15. Directs organization and preparation of all project documents for storage.


  1. High school diploma or equivalent and at least 5 years project management experience.
  2. Strong ability to manage complex projects
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  4. Good administrative skills
  5. Excellent ability to resolve problems and issues with co-workers, owners, and subordinates
  6. In-depth knowledge of commercial construction processes
  7. Working knowledge of construction laws and practices
  8. Excellent negotiation skills and at least one year experience in negotiating contracts.
  9. Excellent understanding and ability to apply building codes and other design requirements
  10. Good blueprint reading skills
  11. Excellent problem-solving ability
  12. Has integrity: maintains normal standards of ethics, conduct, and organizational policies in job-related activities.
  13. Demonstrated ability to successfully function as a team leader
  14. Ability to operate office equipment, such as computer, printer, phone, copier, fax, etc.
  15. The ability to travel to and from job sites and corporate office.
  16. Good driving record.
  17. The ability to perform essential duties and responsibilities efficiently, accurately, and safely with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing threat of harm to self or others.
  18. Bachelors degree in construction management or engineering.
  19. Professional affiliation (e.g., AGC member)
  20. Professional credential (e.g., Professional Engineer or MBA)
  21. Community service participation

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL - We are an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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