Senior Project Manager - Infrastructure


Bellevue, WA, US, 98006

Graham is a growing, dynamic and innovative construction solutions provider with history of success dating back to 1926. As an employee-owned company, you’ll be able to capitalize on our collective success by becoming an owner yourself. You’ll also be able to take advantage of professional development, learning and growth opportunities, while working on exciting, leading-edge projects.

 We are seeking top tier talent to further strengthen our capabilities. We provide a collaborative and caring culture and the necessary tools and support for you to succeed, both personally and professionally. If you’re eager to work on innovative projects, be part of a great team and become an employee-owner, Graham is the place for you.

 As a member of our Infrastructure group, you will provide insight and innovative construction solutions to ensure the successful execution of various infrastructure projects, such as: roadways, highways and interchanges; bridges and overpasses; water and wastewater treatment facilities; transmission lines; general/public transportation including airports, seaports and light rail transit lines (LRTs); and conventional and alternative power generation like wind farms and district energy facilities. You will also further hone your skills operating under various delivery methods including Design-Build, P3 (Public-Private Partnership), Construction Management and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery).




Reporting to the Operations Director / Construction Director / Project Director, the Senior Project Manager is an experienced construction professional with business unit portfolio and client focus. Driven by commitment to the organization, the incumbent is a team-builder with broad spectrum talent that allows for the management of key relationships from client to the project team, external stakeholders, and field supervision. Fully proficient with the technical, leadership, and communication skills required to fully lead complex L2 projects and a single entry L3 project from estimate to close-out, the incumbent has the ability to manage all aspects of project financials, costing, safety, quality, subcontracting, labour, and equipment. Significant technical and executional ability makes the incumbent the most capable and knowledgeable project administrator in the operations structure. 


The incumbent leverages the various AoEs to ensure proper execution of work and compliance with policy and management systems, and displays a broader and longer-term view of not only the portfolio as a component of the business unit, but also of broader company dynamics and how the goals of the business unit play into overall corporate strategy. The incumbent provides a single point of leadership on subcontracted work and on smaller scale self-perform projects, and may work in tandem with a Construction Manager or at least a senior superintendent to focus on craft needs, provide leadership in technical areas, and assure safety, quality, and productivity meet expectations. 


Essential Functions 



  • Ensure preparation, implementation, and administration of Safety and Environmental program on the project in conjunction with Safety expertise group.   

  • Ensure maintenance and administration of the cost reporting system for all project components in Graham Toolbox System. 

  • Prepare and monitor the project master schedule in conjunction with the Project Management team. 

  • Ensure coordination and administration of drawings, drawing records, and revisions. 

  • Ensure coordination and administration of site instructions and change order process. 

  • Ensure written documentation for all verbal clarifications and instructions are obtained and distributed to project stakeholders as applicable. 

  • Chair project meetings and ensure quality of project meeting minutes. 

  • Negotiate and select subcontractors to ensure capability of subcontractor to perform, completeness of scope coverage, and best value. 

  • Prepare project execution plan in conjunction with Superintendent. 

  • Select personnel for the project in conjunction with the Operations / District / General Manager. 

  • Advise Manager on project execution issues, potential claims, and disputes in a timely fashion. 

  • Prepare the Monthly Project Report and review with Manager. 

  • Evaluate potential execution strategies to ensure implementation of the best combined utilization of materials, equipment, labour, and subcontractors for successful project outcomes. 

  • Identify required and optional changes in project scope; negotiate change orders with the owner. 

  • Review the project's production, cost, and schedule with the project staff as the project proceeds on a weekly basis.  

  • Benchmark efficiency and effectiveness of project activities and act to improve project outcomes. 

  • Assist in developing potential project managers and superintendents. 


Planning and Process 

  • Adhere to the Senior Project Manager role and responsibilities as it relates to governance and outlined in the Graham Management System (GMS). 

  • Select and utilize Graham-approved scheduling program suitable to project needs. 

  • Ensure updates, preparation, and distribution of bi-weekly schedules are completed, and notify the manager of deviations from schedule in a timely manner. 

  • Prepare the QA / QC project program in conjunction with Expertise group. 

  • Ensure the execution of the quality control program on the project, and that all aspects of the work conform to applicable specifications, codes, and standards. 

  • Review all project reporting to ensure proper coding and cost allocation. 

  • Ensure proper process and execution of material procurement and expediting. 

  • Ensure project closeout activities such as coordinating documentation for deficiencies, warranties, operation and maintenance information are completed in a timely and accurate fashion. 

  • Oversee Subcontractor Procurement Process. 


Financial Accountabilities 

  • Monitor and track equipment and resources inventory. 

  • Ensure that daily, weekly, and monthly labour, equipment, material, and sub trade costs are administered and reviewed on a regular basis. 

  • Contribute to estimating of projects, including determining project scope, subcontractor selection, pre-award planning, and costing. 

  • Complete margin forecast in Projects program and review with Manager on each month end. 

  • Ensure the issuance of documentation for pricing and change administration. 

  • Review and approve change order pricing when prepared by subordinates. 

  • Oversee progress invoicing and collection of receivables. 

  • Make Level 3 commitments (i.e. contractual, spending, or purchasing) on the company's behalf as described in the Corporate Authority Matrix: 

  • Contract Change Orders: up to $100k 

  • Waiver Subcontractor security requirements: up to $200k 

  • Subcontract Change Orders: up to $100k 

  • Short Form Subcontracts: up to $50k 

  • Purchase Orders: up to $100k 

  • Purchase/Sale of Capital Assets: up to $100k in value 


Client Focus 

  • Act to resolve disputes between the company and owner, or company and subcontractors when possible prior to Manager’s involvement. 

  • Build and maintain effective and efficient working relationships with internal and external clients. 

  • Ensure that project staff understand the company's operating policies and practices, and apply these appropriately. 

  • Provide direction, coach / mentor / develop, review performance, and recommend advancement and dismissal of personnel reporting to the Senior Project Manager. 



  • Demonstrate HSE and Quality behaviours that reflect corporate expectations of Actively Caring and Road to Zero. 

  • Lead, promote, and maintain a positive safety culture within the team, without compromise. 

  • Take responsibility for the development, implementation, and execution of the Project Specific Safety Plan. 

  • Take responsibility for own health and safety, and that of other workers, visitors to the site(s), the community, and the environment. 

  • Ensure HSE has equal status through all phases of the project prior to any construction approval, and during execution. 

  • Monitor and measure HSE goals and expectations using Key Performance Indicators. 

  • Understand and comply with client requirements, Occupational Health and Safety regulations, and all applicable government laws and regulations. 

  • Review, approve, and close out all incidents to support Continuous Improvement processes and feedback for the HSE MS. 

  • Demonstrate commitment to quality and safety by evaluating project-related processes.  

  • Ensure that Project Quality Risk Assessment is conducted for the project upon award of project contract. 

  • Ensure implementation of the PSQP on the project site by all project stakeholders. 

  • Review the Field Surveillance Reports and initiate NCRs based on analysis and severity of findings. 

  • Ensure that Quality KPI data for the project is documented. 


Key Success Factors and Capabilities 



  • Demonstrate superior leadership skills with ability and willingness to face challenges, solve problems, and motivate others. 

  • Demonstrate strategic focus and lead the team with a compelling vision towards project completion. 

  • Create a culture of accountability, with clear expectations and responsibilities tied to the project priorities. 

  • Build people and self by providing challenging assignments, achievable development plans, and ongoing feedback. 

  • Demonstrate a forward-looking view of future team development and growth with the greater good of the company and individual in mind. 

  • Recruit and promote the best people available (internal or external) to fill current roles to meet current and future requirements. 

  • Maintain an active role in managing the experience and needs of the client. 


Operational Excellence 

  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of what it takes to build strong technical proficiency in construction, and a deep understanding of the business of construction.  

  • Access and leverage the expertise of others to both solve problems and maximize project efficiencies. 



  • Demonstrate superior written and verbal communication skills and good presentation skills, as well as the ability to organize thoughts in a logical and persuasive fashion, and express those thoughts in conversation, writing, and formal presentations to internal and external stakeholders. 

  • Establish effective partnerships with field management and other stakeholders. 

  • Execute written correspondence to external parties (clients, partners, government agencies, etc.) on behalf of the company. 

  • Present information / reports to senior business unit leaders. 


Education, Experience and Knowledge 

  • Technical trade certificate with minimum 15 years experience in Project Management and field; Engineering Degree or Technical Diploma preferred. 

  • Minimum of 8 years of direct experience required. Depending upon the project size, scope, and complexity, the years of experience may vary.  

  • Business Leadership Training - 20 hours (Graham Foundations of Leadership or University Leadership course or Major approved certificate course). 

  • Certified proficiency with Graham Toolbox (Estimating, Field Administration, Project Administration). 

  • Gold Seal Certification in project management. 

  • Certified Safety Officer certification. 

  • Extensive knowledge in construction methods, project management processes, and Graham systems. 

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a high level 2 / low level 3 project or multiple level 2 projects. 

  • Ability to train project staff in all aspects of project requirements.  

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite. 


Working Conditions 

  • The majority of work is completed on job sites in an office trailer or in an existing on-site structure. Due to daily condition changes on construction projects, when employees are outside of the office trailer or structure, they must wear appropriate personal protective equipment as required by the company's safety policies and as required for weather conditions. 

  • The incumbent may need to relocate to other geographic office / site work locations or travel as necessary. 


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Opportunity for ownership and increased income through dividends and share equity increases
  • Sharing of annual profits paid out in bonuses
  • Excellent Health & Dental benefits plan, Life insurance, AD&D. LTD and Flex Plan
  • 401(k) savings plan with employer matching upon eligibility
  • 12 paid holidays a year
  • 3 to 5 weeks of vacation per year, with credit for prior industry experience
  • Professional and career development opportunities

What we can offer you:

  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Grounded and family-oriented workplace in a progressive environment that is at the forefront of a fast-evolving business sector
  • Commitment to the training and wealth of opportunities for career development across job categories, project types and locations around North America

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

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Graham Management Services LP
#120 - 13555 SE 36th Street

Bellevue, WA
98006 USA

The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

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