Assistant Project Manager

Assistant Project Manager Dubuque, IA


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Job Title:

Assistant Project Manager

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Dubuque, IA



Company Description:


Quality work for over 75 years.

Modern is a regional commercial and industrial Mechanical Contractor who is able to provide a one-stop source for plumbing, piping, HVACR service, CAD/BIM, and pre-fabrication project solutions. Our geographic area of focus is the I-35 corridor, Duluth, MN to Dallas, TX. Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA Modern has a strong presence in the East Half of Iowa. For more information please visit our website.

Job Description:


Assistant Project Managers support management of all activities related to assigned projects. The position ensures that projects are completed effectively within cost, schedule, quality, and safety parameters.

Assistant Project Managers uphold the company’s core values of integrity, service, leadership, empowerment, and innovation while demonstrating a dedicated and results-driven work ethic.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Review job estimates and prepare project budgets while estimating and negotiating change orders

·         Track, forecast, and report labor hours and track material/equipment costs and deliveries

·         Maintain working knowledge of general conditions, work scope, and specifications of project contracts/subcontracts

·         Maintain and control documents in compliance with policies and contracts

·         Collaborate with field labor supervision to plan, organize, and schedule project work, including the preparation of contract-integrated project schedules

·         Collaborate with the design team on design-build projects

·         Prepare fabrication shop work packages including detail drawing review, material take-off, and man-hour fabrication budget

·         Review contract drawings, detail drawings, and specifications to ensure accuracy

·         Review vendor/subcontractor invoices and approve as appropriate

·         Support project closeout operations, including the coordination and submittal of training documentation

·         Promote safety at all times

·         Perform other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

·         Knowledge of how to read and comprehend blueprints

·         Ability to accurately estimate mechanical work and communicate basic mechanical concepts

·         Thorough understanding of work rules contained in Collective Bargaining Agreements

·         Advanced computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Project, Access, and AutoCAD

·         Effective written and verbal communication skills, both professional and interpersonal

·         The ability to work both independently and within a team

·         A responsible, organized, and detail-oriented mindset

·         Refined time management skills and the ability to multi-task

·         Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, in addition to strong math and science skills

Work Environment Considerations

·         Leadership and oversight responsibilities require consistent start times and work weeks

·         Must be able to work in high-pressure situations facing strict deadlines. Extended shifts may be necessary, and hours will often exceed 40 per week to perform duties effectively

·         Must be familiar with job site safety requirements and be prepared to wear a hardhat, work boots, and goggles at potentially hazardous job sites

·         Work on construction sites will typically have more challenging access and terrain

·         Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position

Qualifications and Education Requirements

·         Construction Management or Construction, Mechanical, Civil or General Engineering degree preferred and/or completion of a qualified Mechanical apprenticeship program

·         Experience in the mechanical contracting industry is preferred, but not required

AAP/EEO Statement

At Modern, we understand that every employee is different in his or her own way. We support and thrive off those differences. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, military status, or other non-merit factors. Modern is a proud Equal Opportunity workplace and Affirmative Action employer.