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Garco Construction Inc. Project Manager in Seattle, Washington

The Project Manager balances being a self-directed, proactive professional who self-manages their time and projects with having impeccable attention to detail and high-quality outputs. Working with integrity, dependability, and punctuality are just as important as having a substantial understanding of the project and the knowledge to complete a wide range of tasks. The Project Manager must be a forward thinker who forecasts and investigates possible challenges and works to find preventative solutions. As a team leader, the Project Manager creates synergy among everyone involved on the construction project, communicates issues intelligently, and explains things to team members. The Project Manager also possesses an exceptional ability to communicate both in writing and verbally, as well as the ability to listen carefully and ask questions.

The Project Manager’s responsibilities include:

  • Taking responsibility for leading, decision making and problem solving project related issues.

  • Cost related issues and analysis of those costs including owner changes and billings, subcontract agreements and changes.

  • Skilled at developing the strategic and tactical planning for the implementation of the work and training staff in this area.

  • Identifying problems early and strategically solves problems through negotiation, claims avoidance direction or alternative methods.

  • Regularly attending and leading the project meetings; monitoring accuracy of minutes of each meeting and ensure issues are addressed in a timely manner.

  • Overseeing quality control program implementation and adherence to Quality Control Program

  • Keeping supervisor advised of project issues.

Among other duties that may be assigned from time to time, the Project Manager performs the following tasks:

  • Supervise the crafting of requests for information by the Project Engineer; review RFI responses and manage following course of action.

  • Supervise and monitor the review of ASI, CCD, RFI and Procurement Field Logs and identify issues timely and respond appropriately.

  • Identify priority and long lead items and expedite the review and approval of submittals; manage the submittal process.

  • Manage the flow of information between the owner, architect, subcontractors and project team.

  • Manage the close out process and ensure completion in a timely and organized manner.

  • Manage the punch list for subcontractor and owner review. Coordinate the warranty effort and manage project warranty / post occupancy issues.

  • Create monthly status report and cost projections for the project, monitor for accuracy and update monthly.

  • Draft subcontract agreements, purchase orders, or bid package scopes. Negotiate subcontract scope terms in conjunction with the legal department as needed.

  • Timely manage owner and subcontractor change orders and logs. Prepare subcontractor change orders.

  • Review and validate subcontractor cost proposals, draft and submit owner cost proposals. Negotiate cost proposals with owner, structuring to handle dispute areas.

  • Review and understand the Owner Contract. Negotiate and resolve major change events to Owner Contract.

  • Understand and lead the preconstruction process and ensure that the documents are sufficient for the bid process.

  • Prepare Owner Billings; Timely submit application for payments to owners and monitor pay process.

  • Timely manage the approval of subcontractor and vendor invoices. Identify billing issues with labor, material suppliers and tier subcontractors.

  • Create Project schedule, utilizing input from project superintendent and subcontractors, able to analyze for float, excessive durations identify areas for improvement.

  • Reviews daily and weekly reports.

  • Read plans and specifications and understand specification implications of trade issues.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or construction management

  • Minimum 5 years of construction project management

  • Experience with Primavera P6 scheduling software preferred

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Power Point

  • Pass a Pre-Employment Drug Test

Work Environment / Physical Demands: This position works in a professional office environment and on construction jobsites. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The Noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. This position is occasionally performed in outside weather conditions. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and use a computer. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The Employee may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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


The culture of Garco is second to none, and our employees are the heartbeat of our organization. To have the best employees in the industry, we offer some of the best benefits. Below are some of the benefits we offer when you join the team at Garco:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life Insurance

  • 401k / Profit Sharing

  • Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Training

Garco is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please email If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here ( .