Project Manager - Commercial Construction Company

San Luis Obispo County, CA

Company Profile:

Founded in 1977, J.W. Design & Construction has been serving the Central Coast with commercial construction projects, including hotels, wineries, mixed-use buildings, retail establishments, agricultural coolers, shopping centers, auto dealership facilities and many other commercial projects.  Today, we have built and completed more large-scale projects than any other builder on the Central Coast.

Job Summary:

Working in conjunction with the Construction Superintendent, the office, design team, sub-contractors and at the job site, the Project Manager will oversee the daily management of the project, to ensure everything is moving forward, per the contractual obligations of each project.  In addition, the Project Manager will direct and monitor the efforts of the Project Engineer, to ensure that the project requirements are met and completed on time and within budget.  The ideal candidate will have project management experience including some of the following: hotels, commercial kitchens, PEMB’s, winery construction, clean rooms, tilt-ups, wood frame construction, underground and/or site improvements.

Duties / Responsibilities:

Plan Review

Review plans and specifications to determine entire scope of the project, its scheduling requirements for subcontractors, materials and labor, in order to acquire a thorough working knowledge of the project documents;

Confer with the project team, design professionals, the owner, and subcontractors in planning, interpreting specifications, and coordinating the various scopes and phases of the project to minimize and/or prevent delays;

Review updated “construction set” of drawings that includes all RFIs, plan revisions, ASIs weekly to ensure that all updates have been included.  


Develop and maintain the overall project schedule; 

Work with Superintendent to update the project schedule monthly for Owner and Project Executive review;

Review 3-week look-ahead schedule with Superintendent on a weekly basis, to address any potential delays impacting the critical path, as early as possible;

Track all possible schedule impacts, including items such as weather, change orders, RFI and submittal response delays.


All scopes of work to be logged with photographs before work is covered up, including underground, in-wall MEPs, insulation, etc. and logged into Procore into the appropriate files;

Produce a detailed daily report of onsite activities, emails, phone calls made through the Procore App with short description of phone call; 

Ensure that other on-site staff are producing daily reports, as required;

Ensure as-built drawings are maintained throughout the project and during construction and that as-builts are to be presented to AHJs and Owner at the end of the project; Manage RFIs and submittals in Procore; 

Investigate damage, or accidents and ensure proper reporting procedures are being followed. 


Review lead times for materials, based on approved submittals, as well as submittals in process, throughout the entire project with the Superintendent and if lead time conflict arise, work with   subcontractors and suppliers to propose alternative materials / products;

Work with subcontractors to ensure deposits required for materials are billed for and tracked in advance of the required order date;

Ensure shop drawings are received and submitted in a timely fashion and early enough to meet the requirements of the schedule;

Assist in resolving scope issues with subcontractors. 


Consult with clients, design professionals, subcontractors, and vendors regarding issues, clarifications, and RFIs.  Communications must be documented either through phone calls that are documented on a daily report, or email correspondence.  All emails, documents, mark-ups to be proof read and free of any grammatical or spelling errors;

Provide progress reports as required by Owner;

Manage and take notes for weekly OAC Meeting; ensure updated notes and agendas are produced in a timely manner;

Attend weekly subcontractors meeting to ensure that appropriate notes are taken and distributed as necessary. 

Changes to the Work: 

Ensure all changes to contract documents are approved by the Architect and Owner, as well as AHJ, when appropriate; 

Request pricing and durations for changes from impacted subcontractors; compile a change order request from Owner; track all changes that impact the critical path. 

Daily Activities: 

Inspect work and overall site conditions several times daily with a notebook and Phone capable of taking pictures within Procore and document any safety, constructability issues, or deviations from the plans and send to appropriate subcontractors for their review in Procore.  


Work with office staff to ensure billings are produced in a timely manner; review payment request for requirements of the Fund Control Manager and schedule site walk for payment approval.


High school diploma or GED certification;

7-10 years of commercial construction-related experience;

Possess OSHA 30-hour Certificate, or ability to obtain certification;

Astute mathematical skills in being able to calculate discounts, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, volume and ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry;

Proficiency in MS Office (particularly Word and Excel), MS Project, Procore and Bluebeam;

Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;

Astute time management, multi-tasking, attention to detail and follow-through skills;

Ability to lift 50 pounds in weight; work outside in all types of weather; climb ladders, stairs, scaffolding; walk and work on uneven ground and surfaces; work around loud noises and potentially hazardous materials; wear safety / protective equipment;

Ability to demonstrate leadership attributes that would include instilling confidence in yourself and others; effectively motivate and influence the actions and opinions of others; capable of accepting feedback and suggestions, including team members in decision-making, facilitating and process improvement;

Valid CA driver’s license and clean, insurable driving record.


$90,000 - $130,000 DOE annual base salary, for this full-time exempt position.


Medical premiums paid 100% by employer for the Bronze Blue Shield Plan with buy-up options for the Silver and Gold Plans;

Dental, vision and life premiums paid 100% by employer;

Cafeteria Plan to include AFLAC coverage premiums paid by employee pre-tax;

Profit Sharing after 1 year of employment;

401(K) Retirement Plan after 1 year of employment, not company matched;

10 days of annual paid sick days allotted in an annual lump sum;

5 days of accrued paid annual vacation time during 1st year, with an additional day added each year thereafter, capping a 20 days;

9 paid public holidays annually.


San Luis Obispo County, CA