Understand the scope of the project, identify the project participants, keep updated contact information and ensure that you have a reliable means of communicating at all times during the day with the project team. This is your “due diligence,” and you should ask as many questions as necessary so that you can confidently execute your daily responsibilities. Knowledge of software specific to various construction tasks is generally required. People in this type of position should be able to smoothly handle a variety of situations and problems that may arise--sometimes several at once--and either solve them or work with others involved in order to come to cooperative resolution. Being involved in construction often means that work takes place during times when traffic or certain populations are not around, but this is not always the case. So, assistant project managers must be able to do their work regardless what is happening around them. They might be required to work at night or during the day, any day of the week. The work is mental and may involve certain physical capabilities in an indoor or outdoor setting. They may be employed by small or large firms, and can handle everything from small to huge construction projects.
• Create, update and maintain a variety of project controls that track the status of: individual projects or task orders, changes to projects or task orders, shop drawings and submittal, matters involving quality controls, safety, financial performance, close-out and other aspects of the project(s) or task order(s). Analyze reports and use personal influence to create priorities that prevent delays to critical activities within the project;
• Work with subject matter experts to create, review and process shop drawings and other submittals that are required to document the construction process;
• Manage or support the change management process, by updating logs, routing source documents to vendors, obtaining pricing, developing estimates and proposals, writing change orders and other related activities;
• Manage or support the estimating process by performing quantity surveys utilizing digitizers, 3D modeling software and paper based processes that obtain and summarize scope and quantities of work;
• Establish, monitor, communicate and maintain project schedules utilizing contemporary scheduling software;
• Negotiate and/or support the process of negotiating contracts, subcontracts and purchase orders;
• Proactively identify issues that could lead to problems and facilitate solutions;
• Assist in ensuring that all aspects of the project are compliant with all contract terms and legal requirements that govern the project and the community in which the project(s) takes place;
• Provide timely and cordial interaction with supporting work groups, such as accounting, etc.
• Participate in manage activities that are related to project closeout to ensure timely completion;
• Assist with the evaluation of projects for construct ability and value-engineer cost savings;
• Participate in life-long learning opportunities and professional development.
• Participate in weekly staff meetings and industry networking functions.
Assistant Project Managers of Construction seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, Contractor Management, Microsoft Project, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Project Management.
• B.S. degree in Engineering or Construction Management with 2-3 years of experience with a commercial and/or industrial general contractor or 3 years of directly related experience with no degree;
• Demonstrated experience estimating and managing self performed work activities and subcontracted work;
• A basic to good understanding of construction means and methods associated with the renovation of commercial and institutional buildings and site work related thereto;
• Solid understanding/proficiency with spreadsheets, email and other software used in the construction industry.
• Current safety credentials to include, First Aid and CPR;
• Current CQC certification.
• Professional credentials, an added advantage.
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