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Construction Project Manager

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Construction Project Manager

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Los Angeles California

Construction Project Manager

Our client is shaping the future of low-carbon cement with ambitions to deliver a 50% cut in CO2 emissions from cement by 2030. They are recruiting an assertive and experienced Project Manager as they embark upon one of their biggest projects to date, the construction of their Terminal and Milling Operations at the Port of Los Angeles. This is a rare opportunity to assume responsibility for an end-to-end large-scale construction project in a business that can change the world for the better.

You will work in a high-performing, entrepreneurial, talent-focused, and innovation-driven business.

You will function as Project Manager and local lead for a wide variety of project contributors, including civil, mechanical, and electrical contractors, POLA engineering and environmental, the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). As a successful candidate, you will utilize their expertise in engineering on related projects, including, but not limited to, industrial design; dry bulk material handling; supply chain modeling analysis; preparation of feasibility studies and master plans; preparation of engineering and construction plans, specifications and estimates; and coordination with regulatory agencies for project permitting.

This is a new role within the business, and it is critical to the success of the company’s growth strategy. The role will have the opportunity to be one of the first feet on the ground as our client delivers on their ambition of breaking new markets in the US and, in so doing, will make a seismic impact on the company’s future while being a vital enabler of the company’s Mission & Vision. This role provides an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated and driven individual.

To be successful, you must have:        

  • BSc in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Construction Engineering/Management
  • Experience with working with and to American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) specifications an advantage
  • Experience with cement or mineral grinding plants an advantage
  • Understanding & experience of California & LA permitting process an advantage
  • 7 – 10 years+ of experience in project management within the construction
  • Record of successful project management delivery in an industrial setting
  • Reliable network or deep familiarity with California, especially southern California, cement, supply chain management, and ready mixed concrete market
  • Strong AutoCAD skills (GIS is a plus but not required)
  • Technical memorandum and report writing skills
  • Ability to budget, schedule, negotiate, and control costs
  • High degree of familiarity with contract and subcontract documents, terms, and conditions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and general computer software
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction, engineering, and architecture principles

You will need:

·        A strong communicator with sound commercial acumen

·        A strong coach mindset with an emphasis on goal achievement

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·        Ability to make critical judgments with confidence but also do so quickly and with sound reasoning and justification

·        Collaborative and values-driven leadership style

·        Comfortable reading and understanding blueprints and drawings

·        Proven leadership and management skills in complex projects

Your responsibilities as the Construction Project Manager will include:        

  • Determine and define the scope of work and deliverables
  • Predict resources needed to complete the project
  • Collaborate with engineers, architects, and relevant parties to determine the specifications of the project
  • Determine needed resources (workforce, equipment, and materials) from start to finish with attention to budgetary limitations
  • Plan all construction operations and schedule intermediate phases to ensure deadlines will be met
  • Obtain necessary permits, approvals, and other regulatory prerequisites from appropriate authorities
  • Draft and submit a budget based on the scope of work and resource requirements and manage costs to meet the agreed budget
  • Negotiate contracts with external vendors to reach profitable agreements
  • Manage construction schedule and activities, in addition to issuing progress updates as needed regarding costs and timelines
  • Ensure work is completed in compliance with all relevant building and safety codes
  • Select and manage subcontractor and supplier relationships
  • Coordinate efforts across the entire project between architects, designers, engineers, and subcontractors


Our client values their employees’ time and efforts. To enhance their commitment to your success, our client offers a competitive compensation of $180-200k annually, depending on experience, and an extensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Support for continuing education and training opportunities
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Hybrid working
  • An environment that recognizes talent and enables it to flourish
  • The opportunity to shape the company’s US operations
  • Career making learning & development opportunities

Plus, they work to maintain the best possible environment for their employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. They strive to provide a collaborative environment where everyone feels encouraged to contribute to their processes, decisions, planning, and culture.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace. Our client does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.