Project Manager, Custom Homes

  • Full Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • Posted 1 month ago

Charter Construction and Charter Custom Homes

 “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” ― Frank Lloyd Wright

Have truer words ever been spoken? For 37 years, Charter Custom Homes (CCH), a division of Charter Construction, built (and continues to build) breathtaking homes in and around Seattle. Though we can attest to words such as dedication and hard work – unremitting is the vehicle in which those words ride.

If you’re a professional working in the built environment, appreciate fine craftsmanship, enjoy a team atmosphere with a good work-life balance, and love to see great art come to life in the form of architectural excellence – then we want to speak to you.

Our team is comprised of terrific people, passionate about building beautiful homes and ‘Doing What’s Right.’ Many of our team started as an apprentice and have stayed with CCH for 20+ years; we feel this is a testament to our character and longevity.

Building is what we love, and creativity continually drives us: we listen, empathize, research, and display honesty and integrity in all we do. We bid truthfully no matter the outcome, manifesting high expectations and consistency. Bottom-line, we bring to life the visions that start on a napkin to reality.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Act as the company representative with the client, architects, consultants, suppliers, and subcontractors throughout the project
  • Responsible for scope development, scope management, and quality control
  • Negotiate changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors
  • Establish the project requirements for all functions, and monitor the draft and final deliverables for adherence to specified criteria
  • Mobilize company resources and assign responsibility for executing project plans
  • Work with key project personnel to devise and execute action plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work
  • Report to the executive management team and the client regarding the progress of the project, significant milestones, and any conditions that would affect the project cost or schedule
  • Network with professional contacts and owners to help obtain job prospects


  • Recognize the link between design, estimating, and project costs
  • Review bid documents, draft a work breakdown structure and define the scope of work
  • Project quantity and unit pricing based on the actual structure or plans
  • Utilize Winest software to add items, group activities into logical codes, update unit pricing, input quantities, add alternates, factor in markups, and generate a final proposal


  • Follow bid protocol
    Review bid documents and assist with bidder solicitation activities
  • Serve as a resource for subcontractors in terms of obtaining timelines and project plans relevant to the bid
  • Carryout scheduling, task lists, and communication objectives delegated by your Team Leader
  • Prepare contractual agreements consistent with company protocol and develop a tracking system for all documentation associated with the scope letters and bidding proposal
  • Prepare and review the bid package in regard to the estimate, general conditions, assumptions and clarifications, subcontractor information, scheduling, cost projections, bonds, signatures, and marketing content
  • Review subcontractor bid proposals to identify potential discrepancies or errors
  • Professionally represent Charter when conducting follow-up phone calls, participating in interviews with potential clients, and communicating with subcontractors

Preplanning/ Pre-construction / Mobilization:

  • Develop a preconstruction action plan, assign responsibilities, and prepare required documentation
  • Review contract information and resolve any outstanding cost issues with the owner and develop the contract price
  • Anticipate problems and work with the client to identify and implement corrective actions proactively
  • Obtain any bond or insurance required
  • Develop contract documentation consistent with company protocol and information requirements generated by Prolog
  • Organize and conduct the kickoff and pre-construction meetings

Construction Phase:

  • Control the project labor and budget through consistent communication with the Superintendent
  • Monitor and execute subcontractor and owner change orders
  • Monitor and expedite submittals
  • Review payments to subcontractors and suppliers to verify accuracy
  • Reinforce safety policies and protocol

Project Management:

  • Maintain accurate documentation of job progress through daily logs and other reports
  • Schedule and facilitate meetings regarding preconstruction, scheduling updates, job costs, and closeout
  • Review and approve invoices in a timely manner
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, and subcontractors
  • Obtain required permits and licenses
  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes and other regulations
  • Review job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods
  • Effectively manage job site challenges such as weather conditions or emergencies
  • Professionally address and resolve issues regarding work procedures, complaints, and construction problems
  • Follow-up to ensure any damage, accidents, or delays have been addressed
  • Collect payments in a timely manner and regularly communicate with the client regarding the budget
  • Verify project close-out tasks have been complete:  O/M manuals, final audit contract, punch list, clean-up, resolution of outstanding issues, and collection of retention from the owner
  • Compile and organize project documentation

Sales and Marketing:

  • Anticipate client needs
  • Maintain strong relationships with clients and architects
  • Professionally represent Charter during interviews and networking events

Education / Experience:

  • 4 – year degree in construction management, architecture, and/or related field
  • Related field experience in a leadership role
  • Familiarity with company and project procedures and practices


  • Familiar with typical software applications utilized in the industry for job costing, scheduling, estimating, and online collaboration
  • Proven ability to perform in a lead capacity
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with industry practices and regulations


Note this job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.