Loren Merrill celebrated his 10 year work anniversary at Wells! Loren has been such a significant part of our team. He has held many important roles throughout the organization and we couldn’t imagine our workplace without him.
A special THANK YOU to Loren for all of his hard work over the years. We truly appreciate your dedication!
The Project Manager’s primary duty is to Manage Client and related team’s needs, expectations, and perceptions, including the daily details of assigned projects including purchases, subcontracting, changes and coordination of office/field activities during the construction period. The purpose of the Senior Project Manager is to provide support for Project Managers and controls for field operations. In addition, the Senior Project Manager will help motivate and drive the team through detailed standard processes.
Reviews project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing the project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project.
Study and understand contract documents of each project to determine areas that may be ambiguous or present problems or result in unforeseen costs.
Establishes work plan and staffing for each phase of the project, and requests for recruitment or assignment of project personnel. Includes identifying the proper construction means and methods and identifying any and all cost-saving methods.
Confers and oversees with project staff to outline work plans and to assign duties and responsibilities; delegates and verifies all work performed on a specific project.
Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and on budget
Prepare and update as necessary the job progress schedule in coordination with the Job Superintendent.
Initiate a subcontractor contract process, identify and write complete related scopes, check for proper competitive pricing and approve at completion.
Acquisition of major materials with the most competitive pricing.
Oversee and review submittals for competency and timely reviews and approvals and for the return to the suppliers and subcontractors to assure delivery of materials and equipment to meet the project schedule.
Write as necessary and review RFI’s for submission and review responses for competency.
Oversee the document hierarchy and flow to ensure that all parties are receiving and referring to the proper project documents
Conducts construction activities within federal, state, and local municipal rules and regulations.
Inspect, identify, and resolve design, detail, and logistics problems with owners, architects, suppliers, and subcontractors to ensure that workmanship conforms to the proper specifications and schedules.
Attend owner meetings and either maintain or write the meeting minutes.
Prepare and analyze job cost reports to determine the recommended action on overruns.
Review cost codes and approve invoices.
Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems
Assure that proper job site documentation such as contemporary As-Built notations, Daily Logs, and photography is performed and logged on a consistent daily basis.
Actively assure and review job site safety conditions and procedures including assurance of proper logs and photography.
Assist and manage Job Superintendents and Project Managers by providing leadership, mentoring/coaching, and specific directions. Communicate and track project goals, quality control, and help maintain good sub-contractor relations.
Estimate and submit timely change proposals to the architect or owner. Prepare change orders between the company and architect and subcontractors.
Review and prepare monthly owner billings for submission to the Accounting Department.
Oversee and ensure proper contract closeout, including reconciling the final subcontractor contract costs, punch list completion, and closeout package
Minimum 10 years Commercial and or Multi-Family Construction Project Management experience. Ground up experience preferred. Must be computer literate in Microsoft applications. Must possess an ability to strongly lead, interact, and communicate in a professional manner with owners, inspectors, architects, subordinates, and others having a direct interest in the project.