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Aerotek Project Manager in Johnston, Iowa

Aerotek has partnered with a General Contractor in the Des Moines area to work on multi-million dollar Ag/Industrial projects throughout the Midwest. Their projects range from $5 million to $50 million in scope. This Project Manager role will specialize in feed mills, grain processing, and other very large industrial/ag facilities.

Project Manager Description & Duties:

Looking to add a Industrial Project Manager to the team. Plans jobs from inception to completion. Manages and oversees safety, budget, schedule, and deadlines. Involved in business development with Owners. This role is open because their current employee is retiring.

  • The Project Manager plans, coordinates, and oversees the overall safety, budget, schedule, and quality of construction projects from project inception through project completion.

  • Lead, manage and complete all engineering, procurement and construction projects to ensure the project is completed safely, on schedule, within budget, and with quality that conforms to project plans and specifications, customer and company expectations.

  • Develop and maintain a master Critical Path Method Schedule (CPM) and a Change Management Program.

  • Monitor and document the progress of the engineering, procurement and construction activities on a daily basis. Update the master schedule on a bi-weekly basis, at a minimum and hold regular meetings with all involved to keep open lines of communication.

  • Plan and execute Contract Buyout including pre-qualification, analysis, hiring, and overseeing the work done by the trade contractors, vendors, suppliers and technicians.

  • Optimize utilization of project resources, ensure procurement at the most cost-effective terms in line with contract documents and defined budgets. Submit cost tracking reports at a minimum of monthly basis. Prepare and submit owner billings in a timely fashion according to the agreed upon payment terms. Approve all vendor invoicing in accordance with contracts and established payment terms.

  • Ensure communication with all involved parties is handled in a timely and professional manner.

  • Develop cost estimates at varying stages of project design, lead teams through proposal process.

  • Participate in business development through professional and respectful representation of company within the community and industry and providing excellent customer service. Develop business by building lasting relationships with customers, design partners, consultants, architects, trade partners, vendors, industry contacts and professional organizations.

  • Lead Owner Coordination Meetings. Facilitate open communication and collaboration with owner, designers, and trade partners to build a team atmosphere, resolve conflicts early, and track progress. Ensure actions are identified, documented, expedited and completed as promised.

  • Monitor and document the progress of the engineering and construction activities on a regular basis and hold regular status meetings with all the subcontractor teams.

  • Work closely with our project partners to pre-plan and schedule using Last Planner System® in order to identify, eliminate constraints, and manage risks.

  • Provide management of all assigned team members including direction, supervision, performance review and development planning.

  • Provide basic support for all other departments as needed, along with other assigned duties.

  • Own your personal development and contribute to the development of the team including your own supervisors and subordinates.


Engineer, General, Contractor, Schedule, project, process, manage, estimate, sub, construct, Agriculture, Ag, feed mills, grain processing

Top Skills Details:





  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Engineering, Construction Management, or related Engineering equivalent

  • 6+ years of proven experience managing construction projects required, preferably for a general contractor

  • 3+ years of grain handling or industrial processing experience (feed mills/grain processing) required

  • Able to travel a few times a month to project sites, may include overnights

  • Able to lift 10+ pounds

Experience Level:

Intermediate or Expert Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.