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
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
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.
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
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
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)
Fitness Center (Minneapolis)
KA University Training and Development
Fitness Center, KA corporate headquarters, Minneapolis
Company sponsored Short Term and Long Term Disability
Company sponsored Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Time Off including vacation, sick and holiday pay
Paid Parental Leave
Paid Military Leave for Active Reserve Duty
Part time/Transition Options
Along with our employer sponsored plans, we also offer an array of Voluntary Benefits and other perks.
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