1+ months

Project Manager

J.A. Watts, Incorporated
Orlando, FL 32827
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  • Job Code
    151873724

J. A. Watts, Inc. (JWI) is a woman-owned professional services firm that believes in treating its clients and employees like family at every level of our company. Our family culture is what we're known for, and we work to stay true to who we are. That's how we manage our projects and how we recruit THE Best People in our industry. Our clients come from all walks of life, and so do we, which makes us stronger together.

This role is to take on the on-site construction management of two large civil projects at Orlando International Airport (MCO). The responsibilities of this position are to understand the overall project scope and managing all aspects of assigned project including oversight of construction, closeout, stakeholder coordination, scheduling, cost control, safety and quality functions. The project manager is required to check on-site construction progress 2-3 days a week, prepare and facilitate weekly project progress meetings, prepare and distribute meeting minutes, review design submittals, review and validate contractor bids, manage submittals/RFIs process, and overall manage the projects as an agent on behalf of the owner. The project manager may manage additional projects outside of MCO. Travel required outside of Orlando, FL, estimated from 10-25%. Travel to and from Orlando, FL can be negotiated, but must have direct flights to MCO airport.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish clear lines of reporting within the project and team organization and define clear roles and responsibilities for the team members to increase efficiencies and to reduce duplication of effort.
  • Establish project objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards within boundaries of company policy and contract specifications.
  • Ensure effective communication is always maintained within the team structure and with Senior Management.
  • Understand the JWI contract details, and responsibilities
  • Responsible for collaborating with clients, sub-consultants, and contractors to define work procedures and resolve complaints and construction problems.
  • Manage project staff and jobsite construction activities. Investigate potential situations and implement corrective measures as necessary. Proactively develop contingency plans to mitigate potential risk.
  • Responsible for all financial aspects of project contracts, including labor, expenses and staffing projections, to protect the company's interest.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the clients at all times.
  • Write technical documents, testing plans, and proposals.
  • Support and execute implementation of JWI Playbook and consistent project management within JWI
  • Ensure project documentation is maintained on a regular basis.
  • Complete weekly and monthly reports concerning work progress, costs and scheduling. Develop a preliminary project schedule; coordinate schedule updates and distribute internally and externally; receive, analyze and monitor the contractor's schedule for level of detail, accuracy and logic.
  • Represent company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings. Schedule and lead job meetings.
  • Responsible for interviewing, recommending, and negotiating contractual service agreements. Prepare and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Provide guidance, direction, and oversight to junior level Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers on assigned projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring that project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Prepare and monitor punch list items; manage the close out process to completion.
  • Produce and review design plans, specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Perform other duties as may be required/directed.


  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture or engineering, or equivalent work experience; . PMP a plus.
  • 4-8 years of project management experience, preferably in engineering, construction management, or program management; experience in transportation, construction, or aviation industries is preferred.
  • General knowledge of contract management and budgeting/estimating.
  • Advanced interpersonal, managerial, administrative, and organizational skills, including the ability to negotiate and resolve conflict.
  • Highly proficient oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong ability to balance multiple priorities, work and communicate effectively in a team environment to meet deadlines.
  • Active participation in industry organizations a plus.
  • Experience using MS Office suite and industry related project management software.

Company Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance options for employee and family
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options available
  • Company-provided group life, short and long-term disability, and voluntary life options
  • Company-provided IDTheft protection coverage
  • Company-provided student loan repayment resources
  • Matching 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Professional development and tuition assistance

EEO/AA: M/F/Vet/Disabled





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Posted: 2021-10-29 Expires: 2021-11-29

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