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Project Management
Project Manager
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Webcor Builders, Inc. | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Who We Are:

Webcor employs people of integrity and passion to build diverse, high-profile, and innovative structures for our clients. Webcor was founded in San Francisco in 1971. We are still headquartered in San Francisco and Los Angeles and are committed to growing throughout California (and beyond). Through career development and employee-specific rotation plans, we foster collaboration across our construction management divisions (Core & Shell and Special Projects) and self-perform groups (Concrete, Interior Construction Group, and Paramount Drywall). We provide craft professionals, experienced professionals, and new graduates with financial, health, and wellness benefits that encourage and reward individual contribution.

Why Join Us?

* We love to build for both public and private owners. We don't shy away from what we have never done before.
* We are deeply connected to continuous improvement. We welcome better ways of doing things.
* The U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL has recognized us with multiple LEED PLATINUM awards for our commitment to sustainable design, communities, and construction.
* Career tracks are clear and we encourage employee mobility and development.
* We pay an average of over 85% of the cost of medical benefits for employees and their families. We cover the total cost of dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. We offer a generous 401(k) match. And we offer a range of other benefits, from a wellness program to legal assistance.

What You'll Do:

People don't want bureaucratic processes slowing or preventing them from building innovative structures. At Webcor, we get things done and make projects happen.

As a Senior Project Manager, you serve as the company interface between the Owner-Architect-Webcor team and are responsible for developing leadership, motivation and communication with owners, subcontractors, and project teams. You will:

* Manage and publish the project schedule on a regular basis.
* Control the budget associated with the project and negotiate best pricing.
* Write and distribute bid packages that clearly define the project's scope and general provisions.
* Negotiate contracts and subcontracts, purchase order agreements, and cost control budgets.
* Mitigate risk on behalf of Webcor.
* Focus on safety, continuous improvement, and innovation in all you do.

What You Need to Succeed:

* A Bachelor's degree (preferably in Construction Management, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, or Architecture) or equivalent experience.
* At least 10 years managing complex projects. Prior experience managing construction projects is strongly preferred.
* Advanced knowledge of MS office, Adobe, and Visio.
* Extensive knowledge of cost control, budgeting, contracts, billing, and forecasting.
* LEED AP is preferred but not required.
* You love communicating! You are also a born leader and enjoy using creativity to solve problems.
* You are authentic and are known for going above and beyond what is asked of you.

The Legal Stuff:


Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personnel hoists, ability to climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Performing this job requires use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk, hear, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud. This is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties that may be assigned.

About Webcor Builders, Inc.

California-based Webcor Builders provides cost-effective "no surprises" project management by employing innovative technology combined with focused attention to detail and commitment to quality to build premium commercial and residential developments. David Soyka reports on how this unique construction company partners withclients to build success. Anyone who has experience in a building project - whether a home renovation, kitchen renovation, or total construction from the ground up - knows that it frequently ends up costing more than anticipated. On top of that, there's typically some additional work to be done because the project didn't quite turn out according to plan. Call it the "uh-oh" factor. Now, take these kinds of problems from a relatively small scale and crank them up to what can be encountered on a large scale $100 million-plus commercial or residential development that takes place over a period of at least two years and the magnitude of costly headaches grows exponentially. Anyone who can offer building owners not only the engineering know-how, but also the project management skills, to minimize, even eliminate, these "uh-oh" factors offers a considerable value-add. Webcor Builders usually avoids the "uh-oh" factor by using highly qualified and experienced people to execute pre-planning and project methodologies that combine to live up to the company motto of "value through innovation." According to Glenn Gabel, senior vice president, "Smart people create smart solutions. And we emphasize that we offer our clients solutions. If there's a single factor that determines a successful construction project, it is precise planning and careful attention to detail at every step, from estimating and scheduling to our on-site management and quality control. In addition to our own extensive capabilities, we engage the best subcontractors to ensure the vision of a building is not only realized, but realized on-budget and as scheduled." Rosser B. Edwards and David R. Boyd started the company in 1971, and in 1994 merged with A. J. Ball Construction. In 2000, the founders retired, with Andrew Ball taking the reins as president/CEO. Like the founders, Ball believes "if a client has entrusted us to construct a new building, it's our job to ask: how can we build it better?" With over 55 million square feet of projects completed, Webcor specializes in constructing high-tech corporate campuses, commercial office buildings, high-density residential projects, luxury hotels and resorts, healthcare and pharmaceutical/biotech facilities, and parking structures. Webcor also provides interior construction as well as building renovation, historic restoration and seismic upgrades. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. (now you understand the seismic upgrade expertise) with satellite offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Hayward and Anaheim, Webcor focuses primarily on pre-eminent projects in its immediate neighborhood. These include landmark projects for such leading companies as Oracle, Electronic Arts, California Academy of Sciences, Starwood Lodging, and LucasFilm. Noteworthy sites include the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio at San Francisco, Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, the Cove in Marina Del Rey, the Griffith Observatory renovation in Los Angles, and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park "We are proud to say that we've built many of California's landmark buildings over the last 30 years," Gabel notes. The company employs over 1,000 people and has over $1.5 billion in open contracts. "We work directly with the owner or developer at the earliest stages of the project," Gabel explains. "We want not only to define what work has to be done and develop a realistic cost of that work, but also to evaluate the cost of the project in comparison to other building costs for similar current projects to help the owner make the right business decision. We look to determine how to get the maximum value out of a project in accordance with the owner's objectives within the permitted uses."