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Company: McKinstry
Location: Portland, OR
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Construction, Housing, Real Estate


At McKinstry, we're proud to be a diverse and passionate group of innovators and problem-solvers, builders and engineers, mentors, and students. We believe the world needs curious, forward-thinking, solutions-oriented people who want to make our planet better. We are committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting, developing, and retaining professionals from all backgrounds, and we believe that promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity is an integral component of our continuing quest  To Build a Thriving Planet. If you are looking to leave a purposeful mark on the world, then McKinstry is the place for you. 


Here's where you come in:

We are currently in search of a Project Manager to join our Electrical Construction division. We are looking for someone who likes to develop and manage project plans, schedules, and scopes of work on multi-million dollar projects. You will be joining an established and diverse team where you will be able to make an immediate impact. If you thrive in a collaborative environment and are passionate about solving problems and achieving goals, this may be the right position for you!


You're great at:

Project Management

As a Project Manager, you will be tasked with managing and executing the construction process from estimate turnover to final completion. Communication is key in this position as you will be the primary contact for project engineering staff during the construction phase and will need to communicate with general contractors, architects, engineers, owners, subcontractors, and other stakeholders to achieve the project goals. You will also work closely with the field and operations leadership team to identify needed resources, create and execute build plans and identify and eliminate risk in the project. To be successful in this position, you must have a strong sense of ownership, be technically sound, and be a strong team player and leader.

Project Controls

As a Project Manager, you will assume financial responsibility for projects including accurate, timely, and relevant cost and revenue reporting to stakeholders. This also includes facilitating invoice payments from clients and to subcontractors, reviewing and approving subcontractor billing, and preparing client and subcontractor change orders. You will also be responsible for assessing any potential job cost impacts and negotiating and tracking all change orders requests.

Team Management

As a Project Manager, you will be working closely with a dynamic team, with opportunities for coaching and mentoring project team members. You will be tasked with developing project staffing plans, establishing and leading associated meetings while defining individual project responsibilities. This may be a good fit if you enjoy working in a team atmosphere on projects with long durations.


What we would like to see from you:

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or Engineering or equivalent work experience required.
  • Five (5) years of experience in project management, engineering, or construction
  • Proficient with scheduling software: Microsoft Project, Primavera, and/or Suretrak preferred  
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and required
  • Proficient with construction financial programs and software preferred


The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity. 

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.  

Applicants for this role will only be considered if they possess current US Work Authorization, and do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role. 


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