Project Manager - Tustin

US-CA-San Diego
Regular Full-Time
Project Management/Project Executive


Are you a proven performer who enjoys working as part of a team that is focused on delivering superior results? Are you a creative and innovative collaborator who “thinks outside the box” and thrives on finding new ways to address challenges? If this sounds like you, you may qualify for a rewarding and exciting career at Suffolk Construction, one of the most innovative construction management firms in the industry that has consistently been named one of the “best places to work” in the country!


The Project Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating all necessary project resources and documentation throughout the entire project lifecycle. This includes the maintenance of budget and schedule, and the management and administration of all contractual requirements, agreements with trade partners, purchase orders, meeting minutes and shop drawing logs. This individual also manages risk, insurances, general work performance and quality, and overall team progress against the project plan through consistent communication and collaboration with the owner and project team members.


Lead and Communicate with Suffolk Field Supervision, Subcontractors and Vendors to assist them in working to the Project Schedule.

  • Represent Suffolk with Owner(s), Architects, Consultants, Government Authorities, Vendors and Subcontractors.
  • Administer financial aspects of the Owner’s contract, subcontracts, and purchase orders.
  • Build effective working relationships with clients and the Suffolk project team members.
  • Project Start-Up


  • Review the general contract and contract documents and confirm the budget setup and project milestones.
  • Create a schedule of values and project logs, plan for project safety and mobilization, including review and validation with team members.
  • Purchasing process and document control
  • Maintain the buy schedule, write scopes of work, distribute and log subcontracts, write required contract riders and purchase orders, and confirm compliance with project insurance requirements.
  • Review subcontractor references, obtain Subcontractor bonds, and maintain project files.
  • Maintain and manage all purchase and delivery schedules, change order processes, shop drawings, document control logs, Owner, Architect and Subcontractor correspondence.
  • Work with Purchasing in setting up/executing trade buyout including: defining scope of work, authoring Exhibit B’s, ensuring scope coverage, coordinating buy and project schedules.
  • Meeting Management
  • Attend all schedule and management meetings necessary to monitor and manage the project, chairing as appropriate.
  • Financial Management
  • Manage all requisitions and payments including lien releases and project payroll and maintains best possible cash flow throughout the project, communicating issues proactively.
  • Project Closeout
  • Deliver all necessary manuals to the Owner, consolidates project documentation and files.
  • Manage subcontractor closeout, transfer of utilities, owner training, and punch list process.
  • Deliver all warranties, as-builts and training to the owner.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5-10 years of general contracting experience.
  • Each set of projects has specific characteristics regarding size, complexity, sector etc, which dictate the precise years of experience and industry knowledge necessary for success, above and beyond general construction knowledge and experience. 

Necessary Attributes:

  • Candidate must possess Suffolk’s Core Values: Passion, Integrity, Hard Work and Professionalism.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Strong team building skills.
  • High sense of urgency.
  • Committed to excellence.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Self-confident.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Capable of dealing with ambiguity and tight work oversight.
  • Leadership capabilities that motivate staff to exceed expectations.
  • Excellent business judgment to consistently analyze and execute financial trade-offs which frequently involve dealing with incomplete data and ambiguity.
  • Superior problem-solving skills together with the ability to confidently and decisively take action necessary to achieve strong project closeouts while maintaining positive team relations.
  • The ability to constantly multi-task and handle competing priorities between Suffolk business needs, organizational issues, and sound customer relations.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail evidenced by a strong command of all applicable contract and legal provisions impacting profitability on assigned projects.
  • Judgment to know when to appropriately escalate issues up the chain of command.
  • Excellent diplomatic and communication skills, able to interact effectively with senior management, and the ability to handle and resolve conflict effectively in a firm but fair manner.
  • Ability to develop the confidence of clients to gain future project awards.

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

EEO Statement

Suffolk and Liberty Construction are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law.


This applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment, and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated.


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