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Project Manager

San Mateo, CA

Employment Type: Direct Hire Position: Project Management



The Project Manager’s (PM) role is to plan and manage construction activities from conception to completion of the project in a timely and cost-effective manner. The PM responsibilities include, but are not limited to; project planning, budget management, schedule implementation, compliance with quality standards, contract administration and safety program management.


·       Project Manager

·       Exempt position

·       Worksite location at construction jobsite trailer, or main offices, depending on company needs

·       Reports to executive team members (VP of Construction, VP of Operations, CEO, etc.)

·       Works closely with Project Superintendent, jobsite staff, main office staff, vendors, subcontractors, design professionals and clients.


·       Ensure that construction activities move according to predetermined schedule, mitigating and reporting all potential delays by monitoring the progress of the construction activities on a regular basis and holding weekly status meetings with all the team members, subcontractors and clients and their consultants.

·       Coordinate the efforts of all parties involved in the project, which include clients, architects, consultants, subcontractors and laborers.

·       Maintain strict adherence to the budgetary guidelines, quality and safety standards.

·       Daily inspection of construction site to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other applicable regulations.

·       Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.

·       Identify the elements of project design and construction likely to produce constructability issues and plan coordination problems prior to beginning construction of the project.

·       Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, subcontractors, and clients

·       Select, contract, and oversee workers who complete specific scopes of the project, such as painting or plumbing

·       Prepare subcontracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements

·       Manage the budget, track project expenses and minimize exposure and risk in the project

·       Collect, review and approve progress payments submitted by all subcontractors and vendors

·       Ensure project documentation and reports are complete

·       Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others

·       Serve as a key link with the clients and review the deliverable prepared by the team before passing onto client.


  • Typical work hours: 7am to 4pm Monday through Friday, occasional overtime may be needed
  • Work environment:   general jobsite trailer environment, working at a desk with keyboarding skills
  • Travel requirements:  occasional trips to main office or outside agencies


  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good understanding of mechanical, electrical and plumbing building systems.
  • Advance knowledge of construction management processes, means and methods
  • Thorough knowledge of legal issues and safety standards is essential.
  • Ability to plan and organize a team effort.
  • Good client management and goodwill building ability
  • Capacity to motivate, lead and boost morale of the teams
  • Competent in conflict and crisis management
  • Effective time management and logical decision-making ability
  • Capacity to handle pressure
  • Willingness to travel extensively across the construction sites
  • Physical and mental fitness is a given
  • Strong focus on quality
  • Recent working knowledge and competence of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and MS Project
  • Knowledge and experience in Prolog or similar Project Management Software is a plus
  • Maintain company confidentiality
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus


  • Graduate from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in construction science, engineering, architecture, or other related field and/or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in multi-family, wood framing, structural concrete, construction projects
  • 3rd party general contractor experience is a plus


  • Must have the physical ability to walk/stand for extended periods of time on an active jobsite throughout all phases of construction
  • Must have the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships, distinguish color and lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must have a valid driver license and adequate insurance to travel for the company


This job description is not all inclusive, additional responsibilities and tasks may be assigned or there may be changes to existing assignments as management deems necessary. 

Mary Lindner
Senior Executive Recruiter

With 20+ years experience in successful Business Development and TalentAcquisition, Mary finds a great sense of fulfillment in matching talented candidates with their Dream Jobs! Mary’s career has focused on growing companies, so she understands that growth for her clients will start by connecting the right individual to the right opportunity. Providing outstanding customer service and exceeding clients’ and candidates’ expectations is the foundation of Mary’s work mantra: work hard, be nice, and have fun!! Mary’s favorite part of working for Wollborg Michelson is being a part of an incredible team that always strives for excellence. Outside of her professional accomplishments, Mary takes the most pride in her role as a mom, never forgetting to savor the little moments with her three daughters and husband.

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