Donley's Inc Concrete Project Manager in North Charleston, South Carolina

Donley’s is a fourth-generation, nationally recognized leader in construction management, concrete, and restoration services. The firm is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with regional offices in Charleston, South Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina and Richmond, Virginia. With annual revenues over $300 million, Donley’s engages genuine people to provide construction services that deliver and sustain its clients’ vision. The organization’s core values of people, safety, solutions and performance have remained the same since its founding in 1941.

Concrete - Project Manager

Due to our recent growth, Donley's Concrete Group is seeking an experienced Project Manager to assist with projects out of our Charleston, South Carolina office.

Typical Responsibilities Will Include:


  • Project safety implementation and management in accordance with Donley’s Safety Program.

  • Safety Audit Process - walk the jobsite and discuss with field personnel what we can be doing to make the jobsites safer.

  • Manage all incidents/accidents aggressively, including going to the occupational medical facility with the co-workers - if both the OM and the PM can go, then you both go.

  • Attend and/or Lead 2 safety training sessions per month (tool box talk, STA, Friday morning session, etc.). Interact with co-workers and get their feedback as to how we can improve safety on the project.

  • Develop Site Specific Safety Plans with Regional Safety Manager and review monthly with project teams and Safety Manager.

  • Manage and enforce Donley’s Safety Program and rules, this includes your workers, other crews, and any trade on site. Be willing to discipline noncompliance. Ensure that STA’s are being done correctly.

  • Attend 6:30 foremen’s meetings when on site and make sure safety is discussed.

Job Cost

  • Work with estimating department on project bids and pre-construction phase for assigned bids and/or projects.

  • Develop and revise, as necessary, project budgets.

  • Manage project reporting, including weekly meetings, meeting minutes, monthly reports to client, monthly job costing, and invoicing.

  • On a monthly basis, utilizing our Viewpoint Software system, as well as any other Excel based supporting documentation required, prepare, monitor and present Job Cost reports to Management and Company Controller. The monthly reporting is to include the status of Project(s) budgets, General Condition’s expenditure’s, budget revisions, change orders and gross profit projections (GPTR).

  • Analyze actual costs to estimates and document variances. Work to resolve cost overruns.

  • Develop schedule of values (SOV) for Donley’s general contract and sub- contractor payment applications as appropriate to cover cash out flows.

  • Manage labor costs, labor relations and work with appropriate internal personnel to resolve labor issues.


  • Prepare and review project schedules, either on own or with internal scheduling personnel, from pre-construction phase through close-out.

  • In conjunction with estimating personnel, initiate and award subcontracts to vendors and subcontractors during pre-construction phase based on appropriate standards; issue change orders as necessary.

  • Review Productivity Reports weekly with Concrete Superintendent and Concrete General Superintendent – during the weekly concrete meeting.

  • Act as liaison with Owner/Architect for projects assigned, including correspondence regarding status of construction, change management issues, and responding to questions.

  • Administer and monitor compliance of the contract with Owners, subcontractors and vendors.

  • Evaluate and develop team members on project.

  • Concrete construction document management, including but not limited to applying for building permits, surveys, testing and inspections.

  • Coordinate and expedite materials and services for the job site.

  • Determine equipment requirements and timing throughout the project.

  • Schedule and manage owner, subcontractor and supplier meetings throughout each phase of construction, as needed to ensure successful and timely completion.

  • Provide assistance, guidance and advice to project executives, marketing, executive team and others when appropriate and/or requested.

  • Manage time and responsibilities to be able to meet deadlines, and manage conflicting deadlines when necessary.

  • Interact with and lead project team members and delegate project tasks as appropriate, in conjunction with the VP and Concrete Operations Manager.

  • Review and coordinate structural, architectural and MEP drawings throughout project.

  • Monitor work to ensure that Donley’s is adhering to project plans and specifications.

  • Close out contracts with Owner, subcontractors and vendors and obtain all necessary releases.

  • Prepare and complete a Project Data Review (PDR) at the close of the project.

  • Provide timely written notices in accordance with project manual and contract requirements.

  • Involvement in trade organizations (ACI), associations and community groups to develop and maintain positive relations and potential leads with prospective clients.

  • Oversee the management of the submittal process.

  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management or engineering; 5+ years experience in progressively responsible roles in concrete construction management, including at least 2 years experience on commercial projects; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • OSHA 30

  • Preferred

  • Master’s in business or construction management

Certification, Licenses, Registrations

  • OSHA 30 certified

  • First Aid/CPR certification within the past 24 months

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Must have three to five years of experience as a Project Manager.

  • Ability to deal with situations involving sensitive and confidential company issues.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels, both internally and externally.

  • Extensive knowledge of cast-in-place concrete.

  • Knowledge of budgeting and expense control.

  • Well developed analytical and problem solving abilities.

  • Able to write reports, business correspondence.

  • Able to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.

  • Able to perform duties independently.

  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office applications, Expedition or similar programs, P3/P5

  • Knowledge of all different construction delivery systems.

  • Strong attention to detail.

Personal Attributes

  • Results oriented.

  • Persistence - has a history of completing tasks/projects on time with expected results.

  • Responds well to constructive criticism.

  • Demonstrates integrity and “does the right thing”.

  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that facilitates constructive relationships with customers, clients, co-workers and management


  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental and Vision Insurance

  • FSA or HSA

  • PTO

  • 401K with Company Match

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • Life Insurance

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