1+ months

Senior Project Manager

Minneapolis, MN 55415

Company Overview:

Adolfson & Peterson Construction, one of the nation’s top contractors, is recruiting for an experienced Sr. Project Manager for projects in our Midwest region.  We combine more than 70 years of construction expertise with the newest technologies in order to meet our clients' needs.  We serve owners, architects, and developers with a commitment to teamwork and quality and are constantly looking for people to help us achieve our company goals.

This position manages and controls multiple, assigned projects, including safety, budgets, contracts, schedules, and trade contractors and supplier coordination.  The scope of the projects range from small to large and\/or complex.  Leads project teams in conjunction with a Superintendent.  Provides functional expertise and regional project management team leadership.

Because safety is paramount to AP and embedded into everything we do, all team members are responsible for working safely within our Incident and Injury Free culture.

Key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Co-lead the process to procure future projects while continually building client loyalty.
    • Lead the marketing effort, along with business development staff, by making initial contacts and maintaining a network of architects, consultants, and potential clients to consistently bring in new leads.
    • Lead presentation and proposal preparations; generate schedules for proposed projects, in conjunction with field operations, which accurately reflect the project time to complete as well as critical issues for the future project team.
  • Provide leadership throughout a project to ensure timely and quality results.
    • Understand the owner’s financial goals for the project; communicate those goals to the project team; manage the owner’s expectations.
    • Ensure field\/office policies, instructions, and procedures are communicated to all project team members, including trade contractor personnel.
    • Hold weekly site progress meetings with the owner, architect, and key trade contractors in addition to other meetings such as project estimate review, start-up, monthly interim, and close out meetings. Ensure minutes of all meetings are generated in a timely manner. 
    • Oversee that job safety requirements are communicated to all trade contractors for zero injuries; observe and report safety hazards at the jobsite to the project Superintendent.
    • Prepare letters of intent with trade contractors. Manage the trade contract process and all clarification or change issues. 
    • Oversee the timely submittal process, review, and execution of project changes by the owner and trade contractors.
    • Set firm and realistic deadlines to ensure the procedure and schedule for submittal of O&M manuals, close-out documents, and project warranties are in place before the project work is 50% complete.
  • Build and facilitate collaborative team processes among project participants.
    • Work with the Superintendent in preparing and updating the detailed construction schedule and with adhering to the schedule for early project close-out and final acceptance by the owner.
    • Mentor other team members.
  • Review project plans for constructability and cost feasibility; complete project risk assessments, scope of work matrices, and the trade contract bidding process.
    • Provide technical expertise throughout the project including during pre-construction. Advise team of issues and deficiencies.
    • Prepare and review the final estimate with the project team.
    • Expedite project trade contractor\/supplier buy-out. Review bids to ensure that all items are included, exclusions are understood, and the bid is complete and conforms to the specifications before award. 
    • Prepare scope of work matrix for all trade contractor\/supplier contracts. Review the scope of work, schedule, and performance expectations including workforce utilization goals prior to the award of the contract. 
    • Initiate and review close-out procedures with the project Superintendent, owner, and architect before trade contractor work starts. Zero punchlist. 
    • Oversee the completion and documentation of a risk assessment for each project.
  • Prepare, analyze and manage project progress, costs, budgets, and cash flows.
    • Manage, review, and control all project costs. Maintain reasonably accurate project cost projections in Spectrum. 
    • Prepare final written analyses on project profitability, profit enhancers, profit busters, and project problems for discussion in the close-out meeting and the permanent project records. Provide explanations for all significant project cost variances, by cost code, on the intranet. 
    • Review the project’s QC plan and ensure compliance. Report findings to project team and management. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by regional leadership.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering and 8 - 10 years of construction project management experience
  • Proficiency with scheduling, spreadsheets (Excel, Word), cost control, and project management software. Prolog, Microsoft Project, P6, and other construction programs preferred 
  • Solid understanding of value engineering, life cycle costing, and project profit\/cost processes
  • Ability to travel to project work sites
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Experience in driving accountability for financial and operational effectiveness, integrating and aligning efforts within teams, monitoring results, and tackling problems directly
  • Ability to work within a complex business as an active participant in driving growth and change; demonstrated effectiveness in driving operations and executing plans
  • Developed written, oral, and listening skills in order to effectively communicate with diverse audiences
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously under time constraints
  • Experience with Skilled Nursing projects is a plus.  


  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus

Adolfson & Peterson Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Posted: 2021-03-20 Expires: 2021-05-22

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