Residential Construction Project Manager

Employment Type: FULL_TIMEFull Time

The Opportunity

As a Residential Landscape Project Manager, you will be responsible for executing plans to achieve construction project milestones and to minimize costs for a single project or area. You will oversee projects through completion and monitor critical path schedules and deliveries.  
  • Company vehicle provided.
  • Snow removal required.


Management of Project
  • Manage construction schedule and labor force required for various projects.
  • Manage the assignment of manpower, materials and equipment to maximize efficiency, maintain schedules, meet budget goals, cycle times and quality of construction. 
  • Coordinate with project Foreman on any equipment, manpower, specialized crews, material and other similar needs required for project efficiency.
  • Manage subcontractors per the scope of project with designers.
  • Provide site orientation to crew to include set up, pictures, existing conditions checklist, etc.
  • Ensure the necessary tools and equipment is available to the crew(s).
  • Keep the team motivated.
  • Purchase and have materials delivered in a timely manner while also coordinating with the designers.
  • Resolve building code issues and permitting (includes close out of permits).
  • Communicates issues and coordinates activities to designers, foreman and homeowners on a daily basis.
  • Supervise the project to keep it on schedule and within budget. 
  • Monitor client satisfaction.
  • Coordinate with Designer on who is doing final walk-through. 
  • Weekly processing of timesheets; weekly delivery on paychecks.
  • Process and negotiate change orders as needed (coordinate with designer).
  • Issue Purchase Orders (PO's).
  • Maintain document control.
  • Monitor labor cost analysis weekly and make changes as required to stay within the budget.
  • DIR reporting is kept current.
  • Ensure job sites are safe following local, federal and CDI company policies. 
  • Print safety "tailgate" meeting topics, conduct on-site training and record tailgate meeting sign offs.
  • Responsible for scheduling equipment maintenance.
Project Close-out
  • Complete punch list.
  • Conduct job cost analysis after achieving completion with Team Manager.
  • Complete irrigation adjustments as necessary.
  • Show clients how to program irrigation clock and nightscaping timer.
  • Warranty follow-up. 
Snow Removal 
  • During winter months when landscaping projects are no longer scheduled, must be available 24/7 to assist in removing snow from various industrial and residential properties and complete.
  • Complete snow removal logs. 


Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) in a technical area of study or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of related experience and/or training.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a clean MVR.
Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
  • Complete understanding of landscape construction.
  • Strong working knowledge of irrigation construction.
  • Ability to read and understand architectural drawings.
  • Knowledge in MS Project, leases, contracts and construction practices.
  • Advanced analytical and quantitative skills. 
  • Basic knowledge of estimating terms and principles.
  • Comprehend, analyze and interpret complex documents.
  • Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.
  • Ability to effectively present information.
  • Ability to problem-solve.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Make decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve deadlines.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain open, two-way communication with all team members. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative to improve efficiencies.
  • Builds a strong sense of team with coworkers.
  • Displays a positive attitude and is courteous to others.
  • Professional in appearance and presentation.
  • Promotes the company to the public in a positive manner.
  • Takes pride in work.
  • Accepts the initiative to take on additional work if necessary.
  • Listens well and follows directions.
  • Shows integrity and consistency in all aspects of performing the job.
  • Attends and actively participates in all necessary meetings.
  • Follows "6 Ways to Measure the Success of Any Project" by Ilya Pozin.
  • Understands the estimate and philosophy behind Vander Kooi.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Physical Activity Rarely Occasionally Frequently Constantly
Balancing       X
Bending   X    
Carrying   X    
Climbing   X    
Crawling   X    
Crouching   X    
Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination     X  
Hearing       X
Lifting (# of lbs.)     20-50 lbs.  
Puling   X    
Pushing   X    
Kneeling   X    
Reaching   X    
Repetitive motions   X    
Stooping   X    
Standing   X    
Talking   X    
Walking     X  
Sitting   X    
Working Outside     X  

Travel Requirements

  • Type of travel: To jobsites and vendors
  • Percent of travel: 85%

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment N/A Rarely Occasionally Frequently Constantly
Extreme cold     Seasonal    
Extreme heat       X  
Temperature changes       X  
Humidity     X    
Wet     X    
Noise       X  
Vibration       X  
Hazards       X  

Fair working conditions with routine discomforts (ie. moderate exposure to heat, cold, moisture/wetness and air pollution; routine exposure to soiled materials, light chemical substances or cleaning solutions).

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