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Reminder!

The Ohio Make it Happen Event is Tuesday, May 28th

Time: 11am

Location: The Shop – Strasburg

What is it?

The “Make it Happen” Event is our semi-annual employee appreciation event! The Ohio team event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28th at 11am at the Strasburg shop. We’ll provide a hearty lunch, company-wide updates, cash giveaways and a gift for every employee. Attendance is highly encouraged.

 

Help Write Our New Safety Slogan

We need your help creating buzz for our safety programs nationwide.  We’re looking for slogans that will help everyone remember why safety is our #1 Hallmark. We’ll use our new slogan on shirts, promo items, social media and more. The winning slogan will receive a $50 Visa gift card.

Submit your ideas here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YWY6CDW

 

Project Manager – Division 3110 – Grand Rapids

Are you looking for a change in your career? We’re currently looking for a Project Manager for our Restoration Services Division in Grand Rapids. Applications from all Kent Companies locations will be considered.

Duties include:

  • Estimate/bid work from required drawings and specifications, create RFIs, prepare accurate takeoffs, follow-up with customers
  • Put together takeoffs in Excel and proposals in Word
  • Evaluate subcontractor or vendor pricing
  • Explain plans, specifications and contract terms to field personnel
  • Identify scope items which require submittals, prepare submittals, review/correct submittals as needed, and make sure crews understand shop/submittal information
  • Identify opportunities for change orders on jobs, prepare COs, and process/track COs as needed
  • Prepare closeout documentation for projects (warranties, O&M manuals, as-built drawings)
  • Establish project objectives and relay to superintendent and foreman’s
  • Evaluate manpower, schedule, and hold field leadership accountable to meet deadlines
  • Identify and problem solve project problems and situations
  • Work with vendors to ensure special or long-lead materials are ordered and on-site before they are needed
  • Monitor productivity and material cost
  • Review financial reports on a weekly basis and make adjustments as needed to complete jobs under budget
  • Create project billing each month or as jobs are completed and make sure invoices are timely and accurate
  • Assist with collections activity on overdue accounts
  • Daily and weekly project scheduling

What kind of experience/skills are we looking for? 

  • 3-5 years’ experience in commercial construction
  • Able to read and understand architectural and structural drawings
  • Good understanding/knowledge of masonry construction
  • Able to understand financial reports
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and field personnel

All applicants will be considered, and training will be provided.  If you’re interested, please contact Mindy or Sarah in Human Resources. 

Happy Memorial Day & Go RED!