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Construction Project Manager - Iowa

Job Location

Des Moines, IA

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Published Date

May 15, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

About the job

SHYFT is a Plan, Design, Build company with offices in Columbus, Ohio, and Des Moines, Iowa. We are built around our drive to discover our clients’ “Why” to help them achieve their goal. We provide our clients A Better Way to A Better Space. We are a creative problem-solving culture where each team member goes beyond their traditional practice to influence projects from beginning to end.

Our team of architects, interior designers, construction managers, project managers, and owner’s representatives provide an unbiased and well-rounded perspective that allows our team to create custom solutions for our clients.

SHYFT is searching for a qualified Construction Project Manager in Des Moines, Iowa, to assist our clients on projects of all sizes varying in their level of complexity. In addition to traditional experience, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate at all levels of our services to best showcase our preferred project delivery methods. These opportunities include working directly with the leadership team and firm members in all disciplines, supplemented by client and consultant interaction through focused project work, both in and out of the office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Daily onsite project management, assisting the superintendent (PS) and construction manager (CM)

  • Preconstruction, and construction management on commercial and multifamily project initiatives

  • Oversee activities of vendors, subcontractors, and design professionals as required

  • Review drawings and specifications and assist in constructability reviews

  • Maintain accurate and consistent electronic files and project documentation (meeting agendas, meeting minutes, Change Logs, RFI Logs, Submittal Logs, ASI Logs, and weekly project reports)

  • Develop and perform internal controls for team assigned to a project

  • Assist with the preparation, development, and solicitation of bid packages

  • Assist the CM in completing project buyout in a timely manner

  • Assist the CM and PS with creation and updating of project schedules

  • Assist the PS with daily construction observation, inclusive of quality assurance and control

  • Prepare agendas for and record, compile, and distribute OAC meeting minutes

  • Prepare formal project close-out documentation, inclusive of pre-punch and formal punch list walks

  • Track and compile warranty documents and distribute warranty manual information to developer (or owner)

  • Demonstrate a proactive focus in meeting and exceeding client expectations in a timely and cost-effective manner

Individuals should be open to flexible work hours, work environments, and potential local or regional travel as needed on a project by project basis.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to:


To qualify at the Construction Project Manager level: 3-7 years of demonstrated experience successfully working on construction, real estate, or capital projects.

  • Estimating experience is a plus.

  • Experience in residential multi-family construction is preferred

  • PE, PMP, or other industry professional designation (LEED, etc.) encouraged

  • Strong familiarity with site plans, architectural and engineering drawings, contract administration/management, RFP process, project planning, and project tracking/reporting concepts.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all stakeholders (Clients, customers, vendors, contractors, partners, team members, etc.) creating a win-win in project delivery.

  • Fundamental comprehension of construction, design, procurement practices, delivery methods, and contract negotiation.

  • On-site trade contractor management experience preferred.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in a team / agile environment, as well as independently when required.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.

  • Degree from an accredited institution, with a preference towards Construction Management, Engineering or Real Estate.


For this position, we offer a flexible work culture, annual salary, multiple bonus opportunities, and a competitive benefits package, including:

  • Paid holidays (Total of Nine days - New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving/Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Christmas, plus one floating holiday)

  • Paid personal time - Three weeks/year with the ability to gain additional PTO

  • Annual membership dues for professional registrations, as applicable

  • Flexible technology, including hardware and software programs required to do your best work

  • Company-provided parking

  • Ultimate Flexible work schedule with work/life blend

  • Competitive healthcare or a stipend option

About us

At SHYFT, our mission is to provide a better way to a better space through our integrated Plan | Design | Build model.


Des Moines, IA, USA

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