Project Manager

The Project Manager will be responsible for the management and delivery of construction projects in the water and wastewater industry. This is an entry level position with large opportunities for professional growth. Recent college graduates with a desire to work in the construction industry are the perfect fit for this position.


The Assistant Project Manager will report to the Director of Project Management. Construction project managers control the time, cost and quality of construction projects. They plan and coordinate all aspects of the construction process, including hiring and scheduling subcontractors and working with Vendors, Engineers, Owner and Government Agencies.

Assistant Project Managers follow the scheduling of different phases of the project based on established deadlines. Assistant Project Managers are to confer with supervisors or other managers to monitor construction progress, including worker productivity and compliance with building and safety codes. Assistant Project Managers must resolve problems that arise due to inclement weather, emergencies or other issues that may cause delays. Assistant Project Managers will, with the assistance of a Supervisor, schedule and manage in-house workers, subcontractors, vendors, Engineers and Government Agencies.

Primary Job Responsibilities for Assistant Project Manager:

A. General – Assist with the following

  • Work with the Director of Project Management to create and manage the daily, weekly and monthly schedule of all construction activities including but not limited to labor, material, equipment and subcontractors
  • Direct and supervise workers on a daily basis
  • Review with the Estimator and study and understand all project specifications, drawings, addendums, correspondence and proposals and determine the appropriate construction methods to complete the work in timely and efficient manner
  • Take action and coordinate with Supervisors and Project Managers to deal with results of delays, bad weather and or emergencies
  • Discuss with supervisory personnel, estimators, project managers, owners, contractors and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such and work procedures, complaints and construction issues
  • Managing the day-to-day field activities to ensure that the project milestone dates and overall schedule completion date is met.
  • Work with the Director of Project Management to create short-interval look-ahead project schedules that make sure that upcoming events are communicated, tracked and are being proactively accomplished
  • Creating and maintaining a culture that values safety, health and cleanliness
  • Managing and coordinating the work to ensure that it is constructed in an orderly and deliberate manner that is consistent with the standard-of-care set forth in the contract documents that is viewed by industry as an effort that is consistent with best-practices standards
  • Maintaining all dimensional controls for the project to include the use of third party survey and layout personnel when appropriate
  • Contacting, scheduling and obtaining all inspections and ensuring that the quality aspects of the physical work are fully documented
  • Administering client specific programs, such as CQC, Safety, Environmental Stewardship, etc.
  • Attending pre-bid, pre-construction, progress and other project and staff meetings
  • Participating in regularly held meetings involving EEC internal staff and external stake holders such as owners, subcontractors, etc.
  • Meeting with client representatives on a regular basis to discuss the status of projects, to proactively identify and resolve problems and to assure that the client is kept knowledgeable about the status of the work
  • Managing self-performed activities to ensure that work is being performed within the established project budget
  • Assisting with changes in project scope to ensure that the most contemporary contract documents are being used at all times to prevent avoidable delays and or constructions issues due to workmanship or the quality of the contraction from either EEC personnel and or subcontractors
  • Administering contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders and other agreement to ensure that the scope, terms and conditions are consistently and proactively being met and or exceeded
  • Managing the punch list and project closeout process to assure timely completion
  • Maintaining daily paperwork such as time-cards, field reports, schedule updates and E-mail correspondence.
  • Travel as required to the projects
  • Assist supervisors, construction managers and estimators in the preparation of bids or proposals and procurement of equipment and material
  • Review payment applications with Director of Project Management, supervisors and clients as required
  • Manage company equipment, inventory and tools proactively as not to cause delays on projects.
  • During a serious project issue or problem, assist the Project Team in developing a recovery plan
  • Evaluate Subcontractors in accordance with company standards
  • Assist with the RFI processes, Drawing logs and Shop Drawing Logs
  • Act as a resource for project management by providing cost information and developing cost estimates for changes in the work, during different construction phases of a project
  • Acts an observer and company representative, when required, for pre- bid investigations and site visits
  • Adhere to the duties and responsibilities as set forth the Eastern Environmental Contractors Standard Operating Procedure.

B. Pre-construction – Assist with the following

  • Working with Estimators, review the project specifications and plans
  • Working with Estimators, review the labor, material, equipment and subcontractors bid items to fully understand the project
  • Working with the Estimators and Director of Project Management, request, order and deliver supplies and material as required for efficient construction performance

C. Construction – Assist with the following

  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques
  • Review the work progress on daily basis
  • Coordinate and direct construction workers and subcontractors
  • Develop the objectives and goals for the project and assign responsibilities as needed
  • Determine needed resources (manpower, equipment and materials) from start to finish with attention to budgetary limitations
  • Assist in obtaining permits and licenses from appropriate authorities
  • Manage and ensure the construction activities move according to predetermined schedules as established by project specifications and material, equipment and subcontractor availability
  • Oversee the construction projects from start to finish
  • Will assist the Office Manager in the procurement of all permits and licenses
  • Manage and ensure the construction activities move according to predetermined schedules as established by project specifications and material, equipment and subcontractor availability
  • Formulate the project work plans and schedules and make revisions as needed
  • Communicate effectively with EEC Management, EEC Employees, Suppliers, Subcontractors, Inspectors, Project Engineers and Owners as the project progresses
  • Monitor the progress of the project and prepare for status meetings as it relates to the project
  • Maintain strict adherence to budgetary guidelines, quality and safety standards
  • Perform periodic inspections of the construction site
  • Prepare for and attend projects meetings as required
  • Ensure the project documents are complete
  • Identify the elements of the project design that can be modified to benefit the project’s profitability
  • Identify the components of the project design and construction that may give rise to disputes or claims
  • Serve as a key representative of Eastern Environmental Contractors with Clients and Project Engineers
  • Maintain strict adherence to budgetary guidelines, quality and safety standards
  • Perform periodic inspections of the construction site
  • Prepare for and attend projects meetings as required


  • One to two years previous experience in the construction industry
  • Engineering and or construction management educational background (civil, mechanical, environmental engineering a plus)
  • Strong analysis and critical thinking skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Experience with project management software (Procore, EADOCS, Project Mates, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience with scheduling software (P6 EPPM, Microsoft Project) is a plus

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation based upon qualifications & experience
  • ADD/STD/LTD available after trial employment period (90 days)
  • Health benefits – medical, vision, dental available after trial
  • 401k w/safeharbor contribution after qualification
  • Vacation & personal time

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