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The Jamar Company Assistant Project Manager - Pre-construction in Duluth, Minnesota

Assistant Project Manager

We know you have seen our trucks all over town – now see what else we have to offer! The Jamar Company, powered by APi Group, is a highly skilled, multi-trade premier specialty contractor and service provider with a mission to be the best. Our culture provides the perfect environment for accomplished self-starters who thrive in a fast paced and innovative team environment.

Here are some of our core values:

  • Safety – We put the health and well-being of our people and customers first.

  • Fun – We foster a culture that is challenging and fun, where I love my job is the standard, not the exception.

  • Relationships – We care deeply about each other, our customers, and our communities.

  • Development – We purposefully provide opportunities for our people to be their best.

  • Teamwork – We collaborate and win with a company first mindset.

  • Excellence – We are always improving, we will not settle, we disrupt the status quo.

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    You are an innovative, self-directed individual who thrives on multi-tasking while maintaining high attention to detail to fill our Assistant Project Manager role in our Commercial Pre-Construction department. You possess commercial construction industry knowledge, enjoy collaborating with a dynamic team and take a positive and proactive approach with both internal and external customers. This is an exciting position for someone who brings with them initiative, excellent problem-solving and organizational skills, and the desire to make an impact and grow in this role with Jamar.

    Job Summary

    Partners with the Commercial team to provide responsive solutions to enhance the overall function of the department. Provides support to a construction team managing all aspects of large construction projects, including review preconstruction project plans, specifications, schedules, and documents to understand project scope and analyze risk, complete material take-offs / project estimating, detailed review of project plans to identify overall project inventory and pricing.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work with preconstruction and project management teams to identify opportunities to create efficiencies, cost savings and customer value enhancements.

  • Perform material take-offs / project estimating, including detailed review of project plans to identify overall project inventory and pricing.

  • Follow established policies, procedures and checklists related to the proposal process to develop estimates in a timely manner.

  • Review estimates for accuracy and compliance with historic database(s).

  • Review project plans, specifications, schedules, and documents to understand project scope and analyze risk.

  • Assist with maintaining estimating database(s), software, and tools.

  • Maintain project document archives, quotes, and estimates, in an organized manner and according to department procedures.

  • Participate in project meetings, walk-throughs, and reviews to fully understand agreements and work scope.

  • Participate in the accurate generation, continuous updating and close-out of as built and other documents.

  • Participate in post project reviews to solicit feedback and determine inaccuracies in estimates and proposals.

  • Solicit vendor and subcontractor quotes and analyze for accuracy and selection.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Two-year degree in Mechanical or CAD Drafting or related field, or at least two years’ preconstruction experience. One year estimating experience preferred.

  • Basic understanding of or ability to learn commercial mechanical systems, equipment, drawings, specifications, and techniques.

  • Exhibit technical aptitude and computer skills including MS Office (excel, word, power point). Familiarity with/ability to learn AutoCAD, BIM design, Revit, PlanGrid, Bluebeam/Adobe Pro, estimating software, Procore/ Primavera or other software, file sharing systems.

  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills; a bility to schedule/coordinate projects to meet expressed deadlines.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to handle a fast paced, busy work environment while maintaining a positive demeanor.

  • Ability and desire to succeed in a highly competitive but collaborative ever-changing environment; able to work as a positive, contributing member of a team.

  • Focus on continuous improvement through continuing education and on-the-job learning opportunities; supports team goals and a safe working environment.

  • Customer service oriented. Highly motivated, willing to take the initiative. Focus on details.

  • Actively participate in programs and initiatives designed to enhance the overall good of the company, including sister company support as needed.

    Physical Demands / Work Environment

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Primarily a stationary position for a considerable portion of the day (sitting and/or standing). The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. Must be able to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.

  • Travel to project sites, or other APi Group company locations as needed.

  • The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a plant environment. PPE required when in the plant, yard or construction areas include:

  • Hard Hat

  • Safety Glasses / Goggles

  • Steel-toed Boots

  • High Visibility Vest

  • Hearing Protection (designated areas)

  • Gloves

  • Personal Fall Arrest Harness


    We offer compensation in line with experience and excellent benefits including:

  • Four medical plan options

  • Vision, Dental

  • 401K with company match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Profit Sharing

  • Short and Long-Term Disability (Company paid)

  • Paid Time Off/Paid Holidays

  • Robust training and development opportunities

  • Certified GREAT PLACE TO WORK 2023-2024

    The Jamar Company strives to create a culture and environment that is inviting, encouraging and supportive of people of all backgrounds so that diverse voices, thoughts, and perspectives may be heard and amplified. All are encouraged to apply!