Assistant Project Manager

Job Locations US-IL-Itasca
Posted Date 10 months ago(4/12/2017 4:44 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Project Management


Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.


Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.


It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" 38 times regionally over the past decade…

…What are you waiting for?



Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Assistant Project Manager to partner with the project manager from bid preparation through final client acceptance. Will also lead, coach, and mentor project team members.


Organization, flexibility, outstanding customer focus and strong communication are critical in performing duties which include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform cost control and financial management
    • Work with Preconstruction on project estimate and schedule
    • Coordinate scopes of work
    • Review and compile pay applications, change requests, and other project financial documentation


  • Partner with the Project Manager or Construction Executive
    • Draft client proposals
    • Contract administration and management
    • Award subcontracts


  • Provide direction to the project team for safe and timely project completion
    • Act as liaison for project engineers, mentor and coach others
    • Provide job assignments and manage career development
    • Direct responsibilities and guide Field Engineer(s) and Project Engineer(s)


  • Manage subcontractors and suppliers for the project
    • Oversee budget for and make recommendations for subcontractors and trade partners
    • Lead project buyout with subcontractors and trade partners
    • Facilitate and lead meetings between subcontractors related to project coordination


  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to:
    • Perform on-site Project Manager duties on small scope projects
    • Implement a quality plan that ensures the customer’s specified performance criteria in design and construction


Required Skills:

  • Proven ability to assist with all responsibilities for complex projects
  • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks
  • Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
  • Microsoft Office, project and pertinent web application skills at an intermediate level
  • Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
  • Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies

Preferred Skills:

  • Open to change based on diverse input and feedback
  • Effectively work with those of diverse backgrounds and organizational levels
  • Adaptive, effective communication and active listening skills
  • Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and inclusive behaviors
  • Strong cross-cultural relationship building and influencing at all organizational levels
  • Proven track record of including diverse team members when assigning challenging and high-profile tasks 


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Civil, or Architectural Engineering or Construction Management, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum five years of related previous experience
  • Current driver’s license


Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.

**No Agency e-mails, calls or solicitations accepted**



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