Building & Earth Sciences

Assistant Project Manager I

4 weeks ago(11/21/2017 10:50 AM)
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This position is an entry level position that exists to learn project management and assist the Project Manager and Assistant Project Manager to plan and coordinate activities concerned with construction materials testing including scheduling and implementing project goals and tasks. 


 The position requires an incumbent to:

• Assist with multiple projects, specifically scheduling technicians and coordinating project activities.
• Perform field activities (including concrete, soil, asphalt, etc.) and Special Inspections, as needed.
• Acquire the skills to prepare and/or review assigned project reports for accuracy. Ensure all deadlines are met.
• Learn how to monitor fiscal status of projects and project costs.
• Assist in maintenance of laboratory quality control system (CTTP, Calibrations, Tech Certs.)
• Accompany senior team members to client meetings as assigned.
• Learn to prepare scope-of-work, proposals and estimates for new work.
• Work toward independent professional and personal responsibility for work products.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies)

  • This is an entry level job. Knowledge of Construction Materials Testing (CMT) and other relevant processes, procedures, codes and standards is preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to obtain relevant industry certifications, such as: CTTP (Center for Training Transportation Professionals) and ACI (American Concrete Institute) and ICC (International Code Counsil).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a thorough knowledge of business English, spelling, arithmetic and vocabulary. Communications must be open and honest in keeping with Building & Earth open communication philosophy.
  • Ability to create and maintain accurate and confidential records and data and to prepare easily understandable reports for distribution.
  • Ability to learn how to organize, coordinate and prioritize tasks and schedules.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, clients and client representatives and the general public with a focus on maintaining a Customer/Client focus at all times.
  • Ability to dress, speak and act professionally & appropriately.
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations, multiple priorities and hectic schedules calmly and courteously.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, including ability to learn company specific software applications.
  • Ability to work ethically, honestly and safely at all times.
  • Time allocation 55%: project management related to CMT, 35%: CMT field work, 10%: Lab work. 


Physical Requirements

  1. Must be able to work, move, or carry objects or materials up to 50 lbs. without assistance.
  2. Visual/hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communications in the English language, including the ability to communicate directly and over the telephone and be understood.

Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience

  • College degree in Engineering or Construction Management related field is strongly preferred. 
  • Or, 2 years of relevant experience in the CMT industry.
  • ACI Field I & Nuclear Safety Certification are required.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office or other spreadsheet software required.  

Special Requirements

  1. Possession of a valid state of residence driver’s license.
  2. Ability to be insured under all applicable Corporation insurance policies.


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