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Project Risk Manager

Aurora Contractors

This is a Full-time position in Ronkonkoma, NY posted June 27, 2021.

The Project Manager is responsible for the ultimate success (i.e. profitability, client satisfaction and schedule) of each project assigned to. The Project Manager plans and directs with input from field personnel activities concerned with the building of the construction project. The Project Manager participates in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversees its organization, scheduling and implementation.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Project Financials: Financial management of all project cost related issues, in collaboration with the Project Executive and President, including:
    • General Conditions setup and monthly approval
    • Optimize gross margins
    • Minimize cost and mitigate risks
  • Scheduling: Work with Superintendents and trades to plan, organize and direct activities concerned with construction projects. Update project schedule as it changes. Communicate any scheduling problems to Project Executive. Identify long lead items that could be potential roadblocks and solve these issues prior to any impact on the project.
  • Startup and Mobilization: Ensure the startup and mobilization procedure checklist is completed.
  • Project Progress/Job Cost Management: Ensure that Progress payments are submitted to the owner per the contract requirements.
  • Job Closeout: Ensure punch list is performed and all closeout procedures are completed in order to beat project close-out deadlines.
  • Change Order Management: Notify owner if there is a change of scope due to RFIs, submittal reviews and or direction from the architect different from that of the drawings. Process change orders and pursue timely approval and payment. Notify owner if change order causes any delay to the schedule. Provide time analysis illustrating schedule changes. Once change orders have been approved, enter into job cost report and properly assign to affected subcontractors, notifying all field personnel as necessary.
  • Cost Control and Forecasting: Provide accurate monthly reports that forecast through project completion. Identify any items that could be a potential problem.
  • Documentation: Set up and maintain all job site files. All original contracts and change orders (owner or subcontractors) are to be kept in the main office’s fire files. Appropriate subcontractor negotiation is sent out in a timely manner per the subcontract agreement.
  • Risk Management: Evaluate and mitigate owner/project and subcontractor risks. Ensure that all appropriate bonds/insurance and safety programs are in place and maintained.
  • Safety: Ensure that safety is properly incorporated into job planning and execution. Investigate potentially serious situations and brainstorms corrective measures. Work with site Safety Director and Site Superintendent to ensure safety is a priority, and is properly incorporated into job planning, ensuring compliance with safety guidelines.
  • Team Development: Responsible for Project Team leadership. Delegate tasks based on workload and skills sets of members of project team. Provide coaching and feedback to the project team on a regular basis, ensuring that team members understand their roles. Provide training and career development opportunities. Schedule and provide appropriate external training for all team members. Identify and address all critical issues with team.
  • Represents Company: Represent company professionally in project meetings and attend strategy meetings. The Project Manager is a liaison between all parties involved with the process, including owners, architects, prime contractors, subcontractors, and vendors. As a representative, successfully managing relationships, creating opportunities for positive recommendations and references, and representing as an example of Aurora’s Code Values, personifying Customer Focus, Integrity, Family Values, Quality work, and Enthusiasm are of utmost importance.
  • Code Compliance: Coordinate with owner in ensuring that the property complies with the codes and regulations of each agency having jurisdiction over the property. Meet with external organizations to perform a detailed inspection of property ensure building codes are met.
  • Permits/Entitlements/Inspections. Make sure all proper permits are in place and the project expeditor has all information needed to obtain and close out all permits. PM needs to make sure the superintendents are conducting all required inspections.
  • “It is easy to have a positive partnering atmosphere when things are going well. What sets Aurora apart was its ability to continue that positive partnering atmosphere when challenging issue arose. It’s easy to be in denial or to point fingers, but Aurora always took the high road on all issues and maintained its professionalism and for that we are grateful.”

    Cliff Suen Vice President of Property Development

    Aurora Contractors, Inc., a second-generation, family owned and operated Construction Management, General Contracting, and Design/Build firm. At Aurora, we have always maintained that integrity and trust are essential to the success of any company. The same values and beliefs that guided the company at its inception are still Aurora’s philosophy today.