Assistant Project Manager

Job Location

12530 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, Maryland

Job Position Type


The Assistant Project Manager is responsible for assisting the Project Management Team with the daily
management, coordination, and execution of the construction process. This role will assist with safety
management, quality, cost management, contracting, scheduling, estimating, bidding and contract administration
function to ensure successful completion of the project, both timely and within budget.





• Enforce the DAVIS Safety program in accordance with DAVIS Policies and Processes, local, state, and
federal laws to include all subcontractors
• Participate in and reports on safety walks
• Assist in the development of project-specific safety plan and orientation process
• Obtain and maintain current certifications for First Aid, CPR and OSHA


Technical Knowledge

• Maintain a complete, current and accurate set of contract documents and “as-builts”; electronically post
and update drawings with RFIs and submittals
• Prepare change proposals, negotiate, execute, and issue change orders to subcontractors and others;
prepare revisions to the budget, as a result of change orders
• Utilize subcontract terms and know how they apply to various situations on a project
• Track and obtain properly executed documents to include contracts, insurance certificates, bonds and
other documents as required
• Assist and / or lead with project meetings, internal, owner or subcontract meetings, as required with
supervision of lead Project Manager
• Prepare subcontractor meeting agenda and supporting materials; begin to run weekly meetings with
assistance / participation
• Maintain meeting notes and issue meeting minutes that have been reviewed and approved by Project
• Assist and / or lead in the preparation of the Project Status Report (PSR) to include project safety
reports; updating cost management items, schedule, and tracking document; identifying risk; and
generating project photos
• Review, approve and code the subcontractor and vendor invoices, as directed
• Lead and / or partner with DAVIS Superintendent to run subcontractor preconstruction, progress, and
coordination meetings, including the issuance of meeting minutes, as directed
• Assist in the development of site logistics and sequencing diagrams; create the documents using proper
software systems
• Assist in monthly project owner invoicing as required including subcontractor invoicing reviews, material
invoicing review, budget management
• Assist and / or lead in the management of project closeout process with preparing and completing the
job close out check lists, punch list process, collecting and issuing project close out documentation
• Gather documentation necessary to assist / execute financial closeout with owner, subcontractor and /
or vendor disputes
• Take progress photos and save onto server; issue a photo report, as necessary
• Perform other duties as assigned


Quality of Work

• Participate in the implementation, and utilize the DAVIS Quality Management system in the execution of
the project
• Using DAVIS standards, review and prepare proper submittals to comply with contract documents
• Assist with the implementation of the budget/cost control process, change management process,
invoicing process, Project Status Report process, schedule control and maintenance process in
accordance with the DAVIS quality standards on a consistent basis
• Create and manage quality control and deficiency logs utilizing Latista, or similar software
• Assist in the development of thorough scopes of work for each trade to ensure buy-out completeness
• Assist in the process to solicit, review and analyze bids from subcontractors and material suppliers for
correct scope of work; assuring accuracy
• Learn and coordinate with other project team members to assure adherence to Best Practices



• Perform responsibilities with excellence in service, integrity and building relationships as exemplified in
DAVIS core values
• Take the necessary steps in following tasks through to completion
• Demonstrate involvement in DAVIS sponsored activities and industry-related events
• Participate with the retention and recruiting of current and future DAVIS employees
• Responsible for Project Engineer and Project Coordinator duties, as required to provide back up to
office staff when key personnel are absent


Cooperativeness & Teamwork

• Team with DAVIS Superintendent to assist and / or lead the construction process for the duration of
the project
• Actively participates and promotes a collaborative environment with owners, property managers, design
team members, co-workers, subcontractors, vendors and other contractors to enhance effective
• Work well with others at all levels; fosters the spirit of cooperation to create a collaborative team



• Effectively communicate with DAVIS team, owners, architects, and subcontractors from preconstruction
through project completion
• Develop strong relationships with project team through owners meeting, project meetings, internal, and
/ or subcontract meetings
• Participate in presentations for potential projects, internal corporate initiatives, etc.
• Provide and use subcontractor qualification reports to assess subcontractor performance to provide
project teams with strategic guidance


Problem Solving

• Identify and execute a proactive approach to solving project issues including supporting active research,
coordination with other DAVIS resources, connecting with Subcontractor community as necessary to
help foster creative solutions
• Write fully coordinated RFI’s that offer solutions and field information to the design team
• Implement solutions in a timely manner


Planning & Organization

• Manage task priorities and execute effectively
• Organize workflow, workspace, files and resources effectively
• Know the details of the project while maintaining a big picture outlook



• Demonstrate sense of urgency related to project billing and change order execution
• Fulfill attendance and commitment expectations
• Execute timeliness of project specific duties
• Prepare, maintain and complete the job start-up and closeout checklists


Management & Leadership

• Mentor and assist subordinate project team members



SAFETY – Consistently works within DAVIS safety standards; promotes safety as a priority with
coworkers, subcontractors and external clients
TEAM COLLABORATION – Works effectively within their own team and across the organization;
promotes team atmosphere and culture; has a positive, can do attitude
COMMITMENT TO QUALITY – Applies DAVIS standards to produce high quality work on a
consistent basis; produces work that is accurate and reliable, actively demonstrates excellence in service;
builds and maintains integrity as a core function of their job and in their relationships with others
CHAMPIONS DAVIS BUSINESS – Consistently markets DAVIS business within the scope of their
job; actively seeks and / or supports new business opportunities; actively builds relationships and
encourages others to do the same



• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or related field or equivalent
construction experience*
• Minimum of two (2) years previous construction experience*
• Knowledge of principles and practices of engineering and construction project management, including
safety standards*
• Demonstrated ability to:
       o understand and learn technical systems and processes*
       o show initiative, self-motivation, decision making and appropriate level of commitment to job*
• Exhibit the skills necessary to take on entry level management and leadership roles*
• Decision making, research and analytical problem solving skills*
• Time management with the ability to organize, assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and
demands, and to work independently*
• Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and interact effectively at all levels within the
• MS Office – Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook experience*
• Project management and scheduling software experience (i.e. Primavera, MS Project, or other)*
• Certifications for First Aid, CPR and OSHA 30-hour
• General Contracting experience



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reaching above and below, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and bending.
The employee must occasionally lift / carry / move up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity to operate office equipment,
file, and perform specialized skills. Needs a high degree of concentration in a busy office environment.



Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position may require some travel for conferences,
educational sessions, and other company events.
The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to higher noise levels and hazardous
working conditions when working at job sites. Safety precautions must be taken and resources will be provided.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being
performed by people assigned this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties and
responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, physical job demands and working conditions
associated with the job.

This position is located at 12530 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, Maryland. View the Google Map in full screen.