Skanska USA

Project Manager - Waterfront

Job Locations US-NY-New York
ID 2023-5525
Job Family
Position Type
Full Time

Position Overview

The Project Manager manages the overall project direction, completion and financial outcome and administers both the owner and subcontractor relationships for assigned projects.  The Project Manager is responsible for directing and mentoring on-site staff.  The position requires business management acumen and must demonstrate strong leadership, organizational and time management skills, as well as have strong communication and client service skills.


Is recognized as an expert with specialist/authority level understand and application in:


• Construction Documentation: Creates documentation such as RFIs, and client correspondence on issues related to the notification provisions in contracts.

• Construction Drawings / Plans: Reads and understands construction plans and drawings and the technical specifications associated with drawings. Outlines specifications required for submission to client and ensures submittals are approved.


Has advanced knowledge and ability to coach/guide others in:


• Client Delight: Builds relationships with individuals within client organizations to coordinate work and make decisions at the appropriate level for the short-term project and long-term partnership.

• Risk and Opportunity Management: Identifies potential risks related to operations, contracts, or project execution. Develops mitigation plans and strategies to control the impact of negative situations or to maximize opportunities throughout the life cycle of a project.

• Building and Construction Knowledge: Applies building and construction knowledge, including history, customers, competitive environment, and materials and methods to build quality projects safely.

• Commercial Management: Negotiates and manages development and execution of the client's prime contract as well as subcontracts and vendor agreements. Develops, monitors, tracks, and negotiates project costs to ensure projects are successful and profitable. Ensures the financial interests of the company are protected while maintaining positive client relationships.


Has demonstrated proficiency in:


• Business Development - Operations: Analyzes client needs and applies market knowledge to determine business growth opportunities. Develops and oversees the implementation of strategies and action plans to target and pursue additional business with existing clients and new business opportunities.

• Design Management - Building: Manages design process and relationships between design and construction to ensure the designer delivers quality, budget conscious, and complete documents on schedule.

• Forecasting: Creates and validates financial forecasts of costs for upcoming activities and projects.

• Preconstruction Planning - Project Management Building: Partners with preconstruction group to plan the project for success (e.g., procurement, logistics planning, scope reviews, budgeting and costing).

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities


Organizational Impact:
• Manages a team with focus on policy and strategy implementation.
• Establishes operational plans with measurable contribution towards the achievement of results of the job function with focus on short term operational plans (eg, less than 1 year or one full project cycle).
• Provides measurable input to new products, processes or standards in operational plans that will have some impact on the achievement of overall function results.
• May have budget or P&L accountability but may also manage certain processes or projects within a defined budget set by management.

Innovation and Complexity:
• Responsible for making moderate to significant improvements of processes, systems or products to enhance performance of job area.
• Problems and issues faced are numerous, undefined, and moderately complex and require detailed information gathering, analysis and investigation to understand the problem.
• Problems typically impact multiple departments or specialties. Problems are typically solved through drawing from prior experience and analysis of issues.

Communication and Influence:
• Communicates with parties within and outside of own job function, which may include external customers or vendors depending upon the job function.
• Explains policies, practices, and procedures of the job area to others within the organization.
• Influences and gains cooperation of other parties within and outside own job area on practices, policies, practices, and procedures.

Leadership and Talent Management:
• Manages a small to mid-sized team consisting of experienced professionals. Leads, directs, and reviews the work of a team who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments.
• Typically, has hiring, firing, promotion, and reward input within own area, in accordance with manager review and approval.


Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree –Engineering or Construction Mgmt or equivalent experience and minimum 7 years prior relevant experience.
• Requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects, and tactics within one project or job area.
• Typically has advanced knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with understanding of the impact of work on other areas of the organization.

Apply Today for Immediate Consideration!

Skanska is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or citizenship status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristics under federal, state, or local law.


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Skanska uses knowledge & foresight to shape the way people live, work, and connect. More than 135 years in the making, we’re one of the world’s largest development and construction companies. We operate in select markets throughout the Nordics, Europe and the United States. Skanska in the U.S. is headquartered in New York City with 30 offices around the country. In 2021, construction in the U.S. generated $6.4 billion in revenue, and as a developer in the U.S., Skanska has invested a total of $3 billion in commercial and multi-family projects. Together with our customers and the collective expertise of our 7,300+ teammates in the U.S. and 30,000+ globally, we create innovative and sustainable solutions that support healthy living beyond our lifetime.


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Primary Location

US-NY-New York

Skanska Business Unit

Skanska USA Building Inc.

Employee Status

Full Time

Salary Range

Annual Salary Ranges: $125,000 to $198,000


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