SR. Project Manager Ankeny, IA


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Keen Project Solutions, LLC.

Job Title:

SR. Project Manager

Job Type:


Date Posted:



Ankeny, IA



Company Description:

Keen Project Solutions, LLC.

Keen Project Solutions, LLC is an expert in General Contracting, Construction Management, Engineering, and Millwright Services. We believe smart, motivated teams can do amazing things.

Job Description:

Role Definition  

The Sr. Project Manager leads, plans, coordinates, and oversees the overall safety, budget, schedule, and quality of multiple engineering, procurement, and construction projects concurrently from project inception through project completion. They are responsible for building relationships by participating and leading business development efforts, including new customer generation, account management, and/or growing a particular market section. They are a team leader capable of directly managing 5-7 project managers, engineers, and superintendents. The Sr. PM must be able to lead and influence other team members without having direct authority. Ultimately, the Sr. PM must lead large teams of internal and external resources toward the common goal of safe and timely delivery services that meet customer and company expectations on an annual basis. This role profile is subject to change at any time. 


  • Always make Health and Safety practices number one priority by using personal protection equipment, following all safety regulations, and leading by example in the office and on the job site.  

  • Prioritize and take action to deal with all safety issues immediately.    

  • Lead and/or participate in Incident Investigations, including the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) / Good 5 Why. Review all incident reports for team members and oversee the completion of any action items resulting from the investigation.  

  • Instill the Keen safety culture through leadership and management on all assigned projects.  

  • Develop, review, and maintain Project Safety Plans and coordinate with our customer-specific contract requirements.  

  • Ensure Project Safety Plans are developed and implemented on each project, and Safety Policies and Procedures are administered on all construction sites.  

  • Monitor and continuously improve safety by leading or participating in Job Safety Audits on each job site visit.  

  • Participate, or assign a delegate from their team to participate in the Safety Steering Committee.  



  • Participate in business development through the professional representation of Keen Project Solutions within the community, industry, and by providing excellent customer service. Develop business by building lasting relationships with customers, design partners, consultants, architects, trade partners, vendors, industry contacts, and professional organizations.  

  • While everyone at Keen is expected to participate in Business Development, a Sr. PM is expected to set and achieve business development goals each year. This includes new customer acquisition and/or maintaining and growing existing relationships, which may develop or manage assigned key accounts or the growth of a particular market segment.    

  • Lead Owner Coordination Meetings. Facilitate open communication and collaboration with owners, designers, and trade partners to build a team atmosphere, resolve conflicts early, and track progress. Ensure actions are identified, documented, expedited, and completed as promised.   

  • Maintain good working relationships with the community, local, state, and federal Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).   

  • Represent the customer and company most professionally.  

  • Monitor and document the engineering and construction activities' progress regularly and hold regular status meetings with all the subcontractor teams.  

  • Work closely with our project partners to pre-plan and schedule using Last Planner System® to identify, eliminate constraints, and manage risks.  

  • Respect all internal and external customers.  

  • Provide management of all assigned team members, including direction, supervision, performance review, and development planning.    

  • Provide basic support for all other departments as needed, along with other assigned duties.   

  • Own your personal development and contribute to the Keen team's development, including your own supervisors and subordinates.  

  • Exhibit the ability to manage conflict effectively.   


  • Lead, manage and complete all engineering, procurement, and construction projects to ensure the project is completed safely, on schedule, within budget, and with quality that conforms to project plans and specifications, customer, and company expectations.  

  • Develop and maintain a master Critical Path Method Schedule (CPM). Integrate the CPM schedule with the Last Planner System® of production planning and measurement.    

  • Monitor and document the progress of engineering, procurement, and construction activities daily. Update the master schedule every week, at a minimum. Hold weekly production and status meetings with the customer, project team, and subcontract trade partners.  

  • Lead or participate in Owner Prime contract negotiations. Must understand all prime contract requirements and create project plans to address all requirements.  

  • Plan and execute Contract Buyout, including pre-qualification, analysis, hiring, and overseeing the work done by the trade contractors, vendors, suppliers, and technicians.   

  • Review and approve subcontracts from other team members per the Company policy.  

  • Optimize project resources utilization, ensure procurement at the most cost-effective terms in line with contract documents, and defined budgets. Submit cost tracking reports at a minimum of a monthly basis. Prepare and submit owner billings in a timely fashion according to the agreed-upon payment terms.    

  • Oversee Change Management Program at the project level, documenting and reporting all adjustments to plan including time, expense, materials, substitutes, drawing revisions, specification changes, damages or delays, etc. Approved Owner and Subcontractor change orders from junior project managers and engineers.  

  • Ensure proper and timely notice to all parties per agreements to promote open communication and prevent financial risk.    

  • Oversee approval of subcontractor and vendor invoicing per contracts and established payment terms.   

  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, and trade contractors.  

  • Develop cost estimates at varying stages of project design, lead teams through the proposal process.   

  • Comply with risk management programs applicable to assigned projects, including contracts, insurance, bonding, and any special owner or regulatory requirements. Identify areas of risk and investigate solutions.  


  • Requires continuous improvement mindset.  

  • Lead and participate in continuous improvement of processes and the ability to develop and maintain project workflows.  

  • Utilize the appropriate technology to provide best in class project solutions. This includes 3D scanning, BIM systems, estimating and project management software, and web-based collaboration tools.  

  • Make recommendations on innovative ideas to eliminate waste and improve customer and company processes.  

  • Continuously learn and educate yourself and the team.  



  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering, Construction Management, or related Engineering degree equivalent preferred.  

  • Minimum 6 years of proven experience managing teams on large or multiple concurrent engineering and construction projects.   

  • An effective contributor and team player can plan and organize a team to motivate and boost morale.  

  • Travel up to 10% or as needed, by air and ground.  


  • Continuously requires vision, hearing, twisting, and talking.   

  • Frequently requires standing, fine dexterity, sitting, and handling.   

  • Must be able to ascend and descend ladders, scaffolds, stairs and work in confined spaces and in proximity to loud equipment.  

  • Must be able to position one-self to work in confined spaces such as trenches, pits, manholes, attics and tunnels.  

  • Must be able to lift and carry or otherwise move 25 pounds regularly/occasionally  

  • Must be able to respond quickly to sounds.  

  • Must be able to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces.  

  • Must be able to see and respond to dangerous situations.  

  • Must be able to wear personal protective gear most of the day.  

  • Must be able to work in cold/hot environments and on concrete floors.  

  • Occasionally requires walking, lifting, carrying, reaching, kneeling, pushing/pulling, bending, and crouching.   

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position at this time.  


Keen Project Solutions is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment (minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws). The Company is a drug and alcohol free workplace and background checks are required if applicable. 

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