Henkel Construction Company Commercial Construction Project Manager in Ames, Iowa

General Info Job Type: Full-Time Minimum Years of Experience Required: 5 Years Minimum Years of Education Required: Bachelor's degree in related field Willing to Travel Speciality: Commercial,Industrial,Institutional Must be Authorized to Work in the US Company Info

Our goal is to be the Owner’s choice for construction services based on our professionalism, performance, dedication, and teamwork. We are committed to our employees and do our best to provide them with safe working environments where new ideas and growth are encouraged. In addition, we are dedicated to community service, as a company and as individuals.

We were awarded the top safety awards from Master Builders of Iowa/Iowa OSHA. Henkel received the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award, Safety Professional Award, and Safety Champion award. In addition Henkel Construction was the winner of Master Builders of Iowa Masters Award for projects $5 million to $10 million.

Job Description

Plans, organizes, and directs all resources (people, materials, and subcontractors) for the successful execution of multiple projects. Leads teams in the construction of projects ensuring quality, schedule, cost control, safety, and customer satisfaction objectives are met. Serves as the primary point of contact for Owners.


  • Provides input to estimating department for pre-construction services such as purchase orders and subcontracts.

  • Reviews shop drawings for compliance with contract documents. Interacts with suppliers, subcontractors, and designers as necessary to ensure timely processing of all submittals.

  • Develops overall project schedule with input from superintendent. Monitors schedule to ensure project progresses on schedule within prescribed budget. Takes corrective actions as necessary.

  • Schedules, facilitates, and documents regular construction meetings as required.

  • Monitors and ensures quality control along with superintendents and foremen.

  • Assists superintendents with problem or conflict resolution; assists in driving subcontractors and/or Henkel workforce.

  • Ensures storm water prevention plan is adhered to with proper documentation.

  • Coordinates project activities complying with government regulatory or other governmental agencies.

  • Manages the financial aspects of contracts with owners, subcontractors, and suppliers.

  • Completes quarterly job cost projections.

  • Estimates and submits Change Order Requests. Consults with estimating department as required.

  • Works with accounting department to submit monthly pay applications.

  • Reviews and approves subcontractor and supplier invoices.

  • Manages the scope of work and has a mastery of contract documents.

  • Manages claims; identifies and resolves potential claims with subcontractors/suppliers/owners.

  • Ensures jobs have safe working conditions and that safe work practices are in place. Establishes jobsite specific safety plan and assists superintendents and foremen with monitoring compliance to plan.

  • Maintains working knowledge of OSHA regulations.

  • Assists with superintendent meetings, annual employee meetings, company picnics, and other company events as required.

  • Supports the achievement of EEO goals.

  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with Owners, architects, subcontractors, and vendors.

  • Fosters team camaraderie; mentors Superintendents and Project Engineers; assures each person understands their role on the project.

  • Documents best practices to share with other projects; ensures best construction methods are being used.

  • Directs and ensures timely completion of all project close-out activities.

  • Protects and promotes the interests of the Company; ensures all compensation for work performed is received.

  • Champions skill development of our workforce. Assists with performance evaluations of superintendents and field employees as required.

  • Ensures optimal utilization of company tools and equipment and promotes sharing of resources across all jobsites.

  • Communicates and reinforces the Company mission statement, values, and goals to all employees working on jobsites.

  • Assists with business development by participating in marketing presentations for certain projects.

  • Performs additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

Business Conduct Statement(s)

  • Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

  • Accurate – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

  • Adaptability – Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.

  • Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.

  • Communication, Oral and Written – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken and written word.

  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.

  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

  • Goal Oriented – Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.

  • Honesty/Integrity – Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.

  • Initiative – Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.

  • Interpersonal – Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.

  • Judgment – The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.

  • Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.

  • Reliability – The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.

  • Time Management – Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.


  • Medical Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Retirement Benefit

  • Profit sharing

  • Holidays

  • Paid Vacation

  • Bonus program

  • Assistance for continuing education

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