Project Manager

The Project Manager provides overall management direction for a field project or two or more smaller projects. This position is an important one. When the project is managed professionally and effectively, the customer will come back, assuring revenue for the company. The Project Manager has the ability to directly impact the profitability of each project and of Southwest Metalsmiths, Inc.


  1. Plan, organize and staff key field positions through regional department
  2. Establish project objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards within boundaries of corporate
  3. Initiate and maintain liaison with prime client and A/E contacts, to facilitate construction
  4. Monitor/control construction through administrative direction of on-site Superintendent to ensure project is built on schedule and within budget; investigate potentially serious situations and implement corrective
  5. Represent company in project meetings, assist in labor negotiations/strategy meetings,
  6. Manage financial aspects of contracts (fee payment, rental equipment, income/expenses) to protect company’s interest and simultaneously maintain good relationship with Client
  7. Assume additional responsibilities as directed by corporate


Educational and experience requirements include: 4-year engineering degree or equivalent, plus extensive (ten or more years) experience/knowledge of construction, design, finance, and management required. Must be able to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize employee performance. Thorough understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards, etc. and their impact on project activities vital; superior communication and interpersonal (tact, diplomacy, influence, etc.) skills essential. Must be a business-oriented person.


Reports to Vice President or Senior Project Manager. Makes decisions and recommendations which can greatly impact corporate relationship with client and project profitability. Management responsibility generally limited to smaller less critical projects.