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Graham Construction Company Project Manager I in Des Moines, Iowa

John Graham, a well-known developer, in the Midwest founded Graham Construction in 1981. John believed in building relationships, always doing the right thing, and looking at each project as a long-term promise; that needed to stand the test of time. More than 40 years later our company still holds these values. Graham Construction has grown into a premier Midwest General Contractor and Construction Manager. The commitment to quality and client satisfaction has led us to a long list of repetitive business, growth into three regions, and a leading employer.

JOB TITLE: Project Manager I (Project Manager II and Senior Project Manager roles available)

REPORTS TO: Vice President, General Manager

PURPOSE: The purpose of this job is to manage the staff and resources involved/related to projects to ensure quality work is performed in a timely and cost-effective manner.


  • Serve as the primary point of contact with owners/clients, architects, trade partners, and other industry representatives

  • Lead project teams and delegate roles and responsibilities.

  • Develop and manages budgets, estimates, and write proposals

  • Participate in trade partner and supplier selection; draft, review, issue, and administer agreements and delegate as necessary

  • Ensure the profitability of assigned projects

  • Review and maintain project plans/files; change orders, purchase orders, building permits and inspections, contingency budgets, and construction schedules

  • Compose and submit monthly project reports

  • Manage communication process with owners, architects, subcontractors, superintendents, and Graham management and staff before, during, and after a project

  • Maintain compliance with the company safety policies, state and federal laws, OSHA, building codes, non-discrimination requirements, etc.

  • Works with owner and architect to conduct punch list final inspections, oversee job clean-up, and ensure timely completion of required work items

  • Develops great professional relationships in the industry/community

  • Attends Industry Association events such as IHA, ISHE, MBI, and AIA

  • Utilize Procore, Bluebeam, Microsoft Projects, and Outlook

  • Follow Graham Core Process, including jobsite checklists

  • All other duties as assigned

    JOB REQUIREMENTS (Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities):

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management/related degree or equivalent experience + 5 years of related construction experience

  • Great verbal and written communication skills

  • Extremely detail-oriented

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Ability to pass physical capacity profile

  • Must be able to navigate all areas of the construction site in all types of weather.

  • Must be able to work in a noisy environment

  • Ability to work within Graham Construction’s operational regions, as assigned

  • Ability to take and pass OSHA 30 certification

    What we offer:

  • 401K with a 6% immediate vesting match

  • Two healthcare plans to choose from

  • Vision, Dental, & Life Insurance

  • Personal Days

  • Vacation Days

  • 8-9 Company holidays annually

  • Personalize growth opportunities