Dawson Construction

Bellingham , WA
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Project Manager

Dawson Construction
Bellingham, WA Full time
Posted on April 25, 2018

Based out of Bellingham, Washington, Dawson Construction is growing and we are looking for an experienced, motivated Project Manager to join our team. Our Project Manager is a natural leader with a sense of urgency that can guide a dynamic, collaborative team through the construction process, from preconstruction to commissioning.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensures safety is an everyday topic and supersedes all other factors to prevent accidents and create a safe working environment for everyone.
  • Demonstrates a dedication to clients through quality services, building long term relationships, and ensuring projects exceed expectations.
  • Independently estimates own projects while managing current workload.
  • Lead preconstruction services including conceptual estimating, management of design schedule, development of project master schedule, value engineering, constructability reviews and project risk analysis and development of subcontractor bid packages. 
  • Build, update and execute on aggressive project schedules.
  • Responsible for project financial outcomes and ability to accurately forecast project costs and profitability.
  • Lead and stay current with project changes. Proactively negotiate change orders with project owners, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Stay ahead of and proactively resolve project issues.
  • Responsible for all project procurement including buyout, scope writing, subcontract negotiations, submittal review and assuring proper materials and subcontractors are to the project on time.


  • Able to read and interpret plans and specifications.
  • Able to multitask and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Able to work collaboratively with multiple team members including clients, partners, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Able to work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Extremely organized and exhibit a high attention to detail.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills .
  • Ability to establish enduring industry relationships through fair and honest construction management.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, or similar.
  • At least 3 years of experience managing commercial construction projects and at least 5 years of industry experience. 
  • Fluency in Spanish is a bonus.

We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, a culture of continuous improvement and opportunity for career advancement through continued company growth.

Equal employment opportunity employer/Disabled/Vets and Drug Free Workplace.

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