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Kraus-Anderson Assistant Project Manager in Duluth, Minnesota

Kraus-Anderson offers an opportunity to make an immediate impact with an industry leader!

Core Purpose: Building enduring relationships and strong communities

Core Values:

  • Integrity – Do the right thing…always be respectful, honest and fair

  • Commitment – Take ownership, work hard, and keep promises

  • Teamwork – Collaborate to foster trust and success for all

  • Value People – Support each other in a safe, positive environment where people are recognized and appreciated for their contributions

    Our Company

    For more than a century, Kraus-Anderson has been transforming the American landscape.

    Founded in 1897 and privately owned and managed by the Engelsma family for more than 70 years, KAis consistently ranked by Engineering News Record among the top 50 general contractors in the United States. Our base of operations in Minnesota is supplemented with regional offices, extending our capabilities coast to coast.

    We take a highly collaborative approach to our work. We work closely with owners, architects and the entire planning team well before ground is broken; providing cost analyses, scheduling information, and value engineering services to ensure that our client can make informed decisions leading to a timely finish of the highest quality and the best value.

    Position Summary:

    This position will be responsible for assisting Project Manager or Team Leader, plan, direct, and coordinate activities of designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing the following duties. May be assigned own projects to manage in a learning environment.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews project proposals, drawings, and plans to determine timeframe, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.

  • Provides daily, weekly and monthly schedule support to project team to preserve the Contract and Project Schedule.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with clients, subcontractors and related vendors.

  • Completes materials “take-offs”, establishes cost estimates, develops and tracks material procurement schedule.

  • Confers with project staff to outline work plans, assign duties, responsibilities and scope of authority; coordinates activities with project staff to ensure project progress within prescribed budget and provides technical advice to resolve problems.

  • Establishes work plans and potential staffing for each phase of each project.

  • Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required.

  • Coordinates project activities with activities of governmental regulatory or other governmental agencies.

  • Completes work in accordance to the Kraus-Anderson (KA) Project Managers’ Manual.

  • Assist the Safety Department in an effort to enforce the corporate safety and health policies and procedures

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four year college/university or equivalent

  • Minimum of 2-5 years of related experience

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook) and knowledge of project management software

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service

  • Displays willingness to make decisions and includes the appropriate people within the decision making process

  • Ability to use time productively, maximize efficiency and meet challenging work goals

  • Ability to maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures

  • Observes safety and security procedures and reports potentially unsafe conditions

  • Ability to possess and maintain exceptional work ethic as well as uphold company values and demand the highest standard of conduct from self and others

  • Undertakes self-development activities and seeks increased responsibilities

  • Looks for ways to continuously improve both personally and professionally

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of ViewPoint software


  • Valid Driver's License, ability to maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record, and ability to adhere to the KA Motor Vehicle Policy.

  • Travel 25-75%; depending on job

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Essential functions include items such as ability to:

  • Clearly communicate information (both written and verbal) to colleagues and key stakeholders

  • Stand and/or sit in a stationary position for extended periods of time; 50%

    • Use a computer/laptop/iPad in open office environment with natural and/or florescent lighting
  • Navigate between office building floors, and on occasion, attend off-site meetings

  • Lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted

    Why KA?

    We offer a challenging, rewarding, and supportive environment where employees are positioned to make a positive impact on our business, our communities, and their own future.

    We believe in building leaders. KA offers a wide range of enrichment and professional growth opportunities through KA University and community service opportunities through our KA Has Heart Volunteer Program.

    KA offers full time employees (30+ hours) a significant Total Rewards package including:

  • Medical insurance Plan Options

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

  • Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Wellness Program

  • Fitness Center (Minneapolis)

  • KA University Training and Development

  • Fitness Center, KA corporate headquarters, Minneapolis

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Company sponsored Short Term and Long Term Disability

  • Company sponsored Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

  • Time Off including vacation, sick and holiday pay

  • Workplace Flexibility

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Military Leave for Active Reserve Duty

  • Part time/Transition Options

  • Free Parking

    Along with our employer sponsored plans, we also offer an array of Voluntary Benefits and other perks.

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