Federal Construction Project Manager Job at Outside The Box, Liberty, NC

  • Outside The Box
  • Liberty, NC

Job Description

We are recruiting for a full-time Project Manager position at Fort Liberty, with minimum 5-10 years Federal project experience.

Primary duties will include complete responsibility for:
  • Preparing proposals.
  • Estimating.
  • Bid documents.
  • Managing contract award processes.
  • Pre-construction planning.
  • Directing and overseeing the successful execution, closeout, and completion of construction projects.

These tasks involve technical knowledge, extensive communication, and coordination skills. The ideal candidate must take consideration for quality control and safety on the job very seriously. They must strive for cost control, and have experience managing labor resources, purchasing, material expediting, and a wide variety of project and contract paperwork and documentation. The Project Manager provides team management, networking and handling of subcontractors and suppliers, and maintaining positive client relationships. 

Typical projects are in the range of $200,000 to $10,000,000 and must conform to the contractual and technical requirements of government agencies. This is not a position for those with residential or simple commercial construction experience. The Project Manager will be reporting primarily to the Vice President of Construction Operations, with accountability to Executive Management personnel. The Project Manager will also seek out and initiate project opportunities and will be able to work at an independent level, with minimal oversight. Travel to job sites is required to attend site visits, project meetings, ongoing monitoring, and final inspection walk-throughs. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be worn as part of the safety precautions when visiting construction sites. Work may involve climbing to elevated locations, going into trenches, confined spaces, environments with extreme temperatures, irregular walking surfaces, and a wide range of potential construction hazards.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage construction projects at the full Project Manager level, with ultimate responsibility for directing and managing construction projects throughout the entire process, from solicitation through closeout.
  • Tasks related to the bidding, award, planning, execution, and close-out of design-build or construction contracts.
  • Maintain adherence to Company standards of safety; ensuring that required documentation is filed and APPs followed.
  • Create and manage project budgets for all assigned projects.
  • Develop and collaborate on the pre-construction RFP package.
  • Conduct project meetings, while setting milestones and formulating monthly owner reports.
  • Establish job processes (RFIs, submittals, and pay applications) including approving pay applications and negotiating subcontract change orders.
  • Perform project scheduling. 
  • Ensure project quality control and establish overall project logistics.
  • Develop and maintain adherence to project QC, Safety, and EP Plans.
  • Manage the closeout process efficiently.
  • Contact new and existing customers to discuss their needs and expanding company services and backlog.
  • Supervise support roles such as assistant project manager, administrative assistant, Superintendent, construction team members, etc.
  • Ensure the construction project complies with all building codes and other requirements.
  • Provide monthly Job cost analysis (the cost to complete, labor analysis, subcontracting cost analysis), project schedule updates, schedule of values, etc.
  • Manage multiple contracts and projects concurrently.


  • Four-year degree from an accredited university within the construction, engineering, or business concentrations, or related field of study.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a construction management environment with 5 years specializing in federal construction.
  • Managed an $8M construction project.
  • Design-Build project experience a plus.
  • USACE, NAVFAC, GSA, DOD, DOI experience.
  • NC General Contractors License Qualifier.
  • Wide variety of project experience across all divisions.
  • Previous project management experience in planning, scheduling, and execution.
  • Previous experience in a project management role executing multiple projects concurrently. IDIQ experience a plus.
  • Possess a working understanding of estimating, cost accounting, and labor costs associated with construction.
  • Mastery of reading construction drawings, technical specifications, contract documents, and other project-related information; tasks including reading, interpreting, and updating construction project-related drawings.
  • Strong computer skills, including fluency in Microsoft Project / Primavera, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Adobe, BlueBeam, etc.
  • Ability to organize necessary resources, including people, tools, and time to meet tight deadlines and achieve desired results.
  • Knowledge of current market conditions including pricing conventions and trends.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of precision on detailed work.
  • High sense of urgency to complete assigned tasks.
  • Strong accountability for the delivery of promised actions and a reputation for prompt follow-up.
  • OSHA 30 and USACE QC Certifications.
  • Strong knowledge of construction methods and safety law.
  • Must demonstrate a strong ability to carry oneself as a leader and knowledge holder of the project while facilitating the decision-making process.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and passion for construction and our industry.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, with a strong ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Take initiative and seek responsibility.
  • Demonstrate integrity consistent with the Company’s core values; Seek continuous improvement of knowledge and abilities, internal focus on self-improvement.
  • Recognize quality and implement contractual and Company quality standards.
  • Collaborate with people of various backgrounds and styles while fostering positive relationships with colleagues, clients, subcontractors and vendors.
  • Approach all situations with a customer service-oriented attitude.
  • Coach, train and educate team members 
  • Sustain existing client relationships and develop new client relationships.
  • Understand and know what tasks are more important than others; discern what needs to be solved immediately and what can wait; ability to multi-task effectively; & Exhibit respectfulness by being punctual, engaged/focused, and respectful of others.

Assignments & Benefits:
Salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience. The company promotes professional development with paid job-related training. Shared cost reimbursement of a job-related course of study is available for those employees who are motivated and on a career track to professional certification. Medical/IRA/Paid-Time-Off.
Outside The Box offers competitive pay, car and phone allowance, and a competitive benefits package.


  • Must have the ability to pass a background investigation and obtain clearance.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license, and have/maintain a clean driving record.

Resumes only accepted via email. No phone calls, please.

About Outside The Box:

Outside The Box, LLC is a General Contractor specializing in construction and renovation work for the federal government. We are planning for progressive growth over the next several years, and are looking for ambitious, high-caliber professionals to grow with our company. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated, highly responsible person with outstanding organizational and communication skills who can grow with the company.

Job Tags

Full time, Contract work, For subcontractor, Immediate start,

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