Construction Project Manager

Location: Des Moines, IA

Job Description

Nelson Construction & Development is a real estate and construction contractor firm seeking a qualified candidate that will be responsible for overall management and delivery of all assigned projects in accordance with project expectations. Nelson offers diverse projects including a variety of commercial, multi-family, and senior living.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for projects from pre-construction/design to project close-out.
  • Review and write contracts and/or purchase orders for subcontractors.
  • Develop and manage project schedule by using LEAN techniques.
  • Manage project budgets and analyze job costs.
  • Assist Project Engineer and Superintendent with RFIs, ASIs, and proposal requests.
  • Assists Project Engineer and Superintendent on monitoring and updating construction schedules.
  • Plan, develop and coordinate construction activities to support the on-site field team during the project.
  • Procure subcontractors and materials.
  • Promote job site safety, encouraging safe work practices, and rectifies job site hazards immediately.
  • Display leadership and assure project responsibilities are carried out promptly and accurately.
  • Communicate project expectations effectively to team members.
  • Responsible for overall construction project delivery.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with commercial construction projects valued at $15mm.
  • Possess strong leadership abilities, strong organization, judgment, and decision-making abilities.
  • Proficiency in Procore, MS Office, MS Project, and Bluebeam for documentation, reporting, and scheduling.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive client/consultant/internal relationships.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.

If interested, please send a resume to