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Project Director – Infrastructure


This is a Full-time position in Bellevue, WA posted June 11, 2021.

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 VP Construction / VP Operations, the Project Director serves as the senior company representative with accountability and responsibility for leading large multidisciplinary teams on large Design Build infrastructure projects.

The incumbent’s focus regarding scope and complexity is predominantly in Level 4 Construction Projects with annual revenues between $200
– 400M.

Essential functions include customer focus, and leadership with respect to overall management activities, including project planning, start-up, project financials, , project execution and closeout, HSEQ, and a relentless focus on meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations.
Essential Functions
Engage Preconstruction in preparing cost estimates, working with design teams and developing the project budget.

Oversee the subcontracting process, which includes facilitating initial scope review meetings, finalizing agreed terms and conditions, developing subcontract scopes of work, and managing the subcontract distribution and final execution process.

Overseeing the process of determining the quantity of budget estimates / deliverables to the client.

Oversee the development of an organizational and responsibility matrix at the start of the project.

Direct and approve the project resources required (e.g.

people, tools, equipment, materials, internal and external services).

Oversee the review of contract documents with project participants and the commercial manager to ensure terms are clear on deliverables so that project work will be completed on time and within budget.

Communicate objectives for critical milestones, budget, schedule, and client satisfaction measurements to project team members.

Oversee the development of regular status reports for company executives and project steering committees detailing the status of the project.

Oversee the project administration and daily operations.

Ensure that project schedule, milestone dates, and closeout checklist are prepared and maintained during the project lifecycle.

Establish relationships and communication tools as needed with suppliers and other key project personnel to verify that materials, supplies, tools, equipment, and personnel are obtained and / or delivered when necessary.

Approve and communicate the performance standards and metrics by which the team will be measured against.

Planning and Process
Adhere to the Project Director role and responsibilities as it relates to governance and outlined in the Graham Management System (GMS).

Establish project schedule baseline, monitoring, and adherence.

Work as a key member of the project pursuit team or lead the pursuit (Bid Director).

Ensure that project site and company assets are secure and maintain a safe and respectful working environment at all times.

Oversee format and uploading of the project estimate.

Financial Accountabilities
Recognize and leverage Graham’s techniques and processes for tracking progress, and work to address and solve complex financial models for large scale projects.

Understand the requirements of contracts, including bonds, fees, notifications, schedules, reporting, and costs.

Oversee the project forecast reviews and reports on variances.

Make Level 4 commitments (i.e.

contractual, spending, or purchasing) on the company’s behalf as described in the Corporate Authority Matrix: Client Focus
Establish and maintain relationships with public and private sector clients, construction joint-venture partners, financing partners, key specialist subcontractors, as well as other stakeholders, such as design teams, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support Graham core values.

Act in a manner of integrity that shows support for the company, its values, and the employees, while maintaining constant focus on meeting or exceeding customer requirements and expectations.

Negotiate skillfully in tough situations with internal and external parties by winning concessions without damaging relationships and being direct and diplomatic.

Actively participate in industry, client, and community relations to enhance and promote Graham.

Proactively seek new business opportunities through relationships.

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

Take responsibility for the development, implementation, and execution of the Project Specific Safety Plan (PSSP).

Take personal responsibility both 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 (KPIs).

Know and comply with client requirements, Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, and all applicable government laws and regulations.

Review, approve, and closeout all incidents to support Continuous Improvement (CI) processes and feedback for the HSE MS.

Ensure that Project Quality Risk Assessment (PQRA) 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 (FSR) and initiate Non Conformance Reports (NCR) based on analysis and severity of findings.

Ensure that Quality KPI data for the project is documented.

Education, Experience And Knowledge
Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business, or 10-15 years of related field experience.

10-15 years of Design-Build Transportation experience.

Depending upon the project size, scope, and complexity of the years of experience may vary and may require an ability to assist with more than one project at a time.

Experience running projects valued at $150-250 million Strong presentation skills and verbal / written communication skills.

Commitment to quality and safety, and ability to evaluate project-related processes and make necessary changes to meet and exceed internal and external customer expectations.

Strong leadership skills with ability and willingness to face challenges, solve problems, and motivate others, while maintaining effective relationships with customers by meeting or exceeding requirements and expectations.

Proficiency using a computer and communication tools such as email, internet, and Microsoft products.

Proficiency using scheduling and project management software.

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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