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Graham Construction Company Project Coordinator in Des Moines, Iowa

Graham Construction is one of the leading Construction Managers and General Contractors in the Midwest. The skills that have made us one of the top healthcare contractors in the Midwest, have also benefited customers in other industries with complex projects such as labs, demanding renovations requiring continuous operations, and projects with aggressive schedules. We are committed to "Building what's important", our relationships with our customers, architects, and trade partners. We believe that trust, honesty and open communication are critical foundations for building long-term relationships. This philosophy has led to a long list of repeat customers, some that we are proud to have been associated with since our inception in 1981.

What do we offer?

  • Full time salaried position

  • 401K

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance available

  • Vacation and personal days

Project Coordinator

The purpose of this job is to assist the Project Team in the management of resources involved/related to projects and ensure quality work is performed in a timely and cost effective manner.

Job Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Assists with necessary accounting and work related documentation as related ongoing job progress

  • Performs duties associated with assigned projects

  • Assists in reviewing, maintaining, and distributing submittals, project plans/files

  • Assemble, distribute, and document project change orders, proposed change orders, purchase orders, contracts, and meeting minutes

  • Assists with medical equipment planning including data entry, research and inventory, compiling spec books and closeout information

  • Maintains subcontractor relationships

  • Maintains good professional relations with Graham Construction team, which includes disseminating information, consultations to address job related issues, and enhance reporting relationship to ensure the profitability of the organization

  • Follows the Graham Construction's standard operating procedures

  • Tracks project correspondence including Requests for Information, Proposal Requests, etc.

  • Attends Subcontractor and Owner meetings as requested

  • Recognizes the need to work toward a profit on every job function

  • Ability to learn and understand medical equipment technology

  • Ability to learn to understand and read architectural drawings from schematic to construction documents

  • Ability to assist in other work related ares as necessary, (Medical Equipment)


  • Practices "Closeout Excellence". Reviews, tracks, and compiles O&M manuals, extra material and warranty information

  • Assists with coordination of owner training

  • Facilitates, documents, and distributes project punchlists


  • Assists a bid solicitation process

    Owner/Customer Relationships

  • Maintains good professional relations with past and existing Customers

  • Informs Graham Construction Company of potential project opportunities

  • Attends Ground Breaking and Ribbon Cutting ceremonies and major company events for their projects


  • Communicates with Owners, architects, subcontractors, superintendents, and Graham management and staff throughout the process

  • Represents Graham Construction in a public setting

  • States all goals and expectations - establishes dates and timelines for work or tasks to be completed

  • Promotes Graham Construction internally and externally

  • Demonstrates appropriate attitude

  • Understands the project and communicates with all parties involved

  • Communicates with internal project team, architects, subcontractors, and suppliers


  • Promotes a culture of safety both internally and externally

  • Completes 10 hour OSHA training within the first 90 days of employment

  • Assists in planning regular safety meetings, training and documentation and provides every opportunity for a safe job site

  • Assists in maintain compliance with company policies, state and federal laws, OSHA, building codes, non-discrimination requirements, etc.

  • Creates and distributes necessary safety documentation for onsite personnel

    Professional Development

  • Participates in the Graham Construction Company strategic plan meetings

  • Establishes a professional self-improvement plan and participates in training to gain greater expertise to achieve job objectives

    Job Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of roles and responsibilities of personnel and project staff

  • Skill in assessing issues and communicating/implementing the decisions quickly

  • Ability to understand and implement standard operating procedures

  • Skill in having the vision to see the project through the eyes of the Owner

  • Skill in listening and problem solving with the ability to be open-minded

  • Ability to resolve minor issues without laying blame

  • Ability to see other's perspectives with regards to their concerns

  • Knowledge of Graham Construction's involvement in program management, equipment planning, and preconstruction services

  • Ability to communicate effectively with management staff, company project staff, vendors, general contractors, and project owners on any issues/problems related to the project

  • Ability to remain calm and professional during peak periods of activities

  • Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously

  • Ability to use written and verbal communication effectively

  • Ability to comply with all work related deadlines

  • Ability to assist in other work related areas as necessary

  • Ability to learn a new software program, Attainia, for medical equipment

  • Prepare equipment documentation as required, like cut sheet or specifications

  • Work with hospital staff to develop documentation required by client to support project funding efforts

  • Work with hospital staff to determine items for reuse in project then identify equipment recommended as new, existing or leased

  • Assemble and distribute the owner furnished equipment book as required by the schedule

  • Finalize a Total Equipment List and obtain client sign-off to proceed

  • Attend and participate in medical equipment meetings with users, if applicable

Personality Attributes

  • Demonstrates can do attitude

  • Honesty/Trustworthiness

  • Integrity

  • Respect for others

  • Self-respect

  • Sincerity

  • Caring Attitude

  • Positive Attitude

  • Accountability

  • Confidence

  • Determination

  • Proactive

  • Credibility

  • Professional appearance

  • Ambassador for the company

  • Strong desire to succeed

  • A true interest in what you are doing

  • Self-motivated

  • Be a leader

  • Be a team player

  • Desire to go "above and beyond" what is expected

  • Open mind - think "outside the box"

  • Vision to see the project through completion, through the eyes of the client - before the project is even started