Commercial Construction Assistant Project Manager in New York, NY at HITT

Date Posted: 5/14/2020

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Job Description

Construction Assistant Project Manager

An Assistant Project Manager (APM) assists the project manager (PM). The APM is responsible for written and online communication, as well as the project review minutes, review and transmission of shop drawings, formatting Requests for Information. In the performance of this function, the APM is responsible to protect and promote the interest of both the business and client in all matters as well as demonstrate the personal characteristics of a beginner-level leader.


  • Provides minutes for meeting and is responsible for the output of project communications, primarily with Procore and Building Connected.
  • Obtains, evaluates, coordinates and distributes the information and authorizations necessary to construct the project on time, within budget and to the quality specified.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office suite (ex. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Have knowledge of how Microsoft Project works and be able to format simple schedules.
  • Learn Procore for managing the construction project documentation.
  • Learn and use JD Edwards software for all project financial input.
  • Communication – is clear, concise, and professional; tailors style to audience appropriately especially at it relates to client facing materials and conversations. Have excellent spelling and writing skills and understand most interior construction terms.
  • Analytical and critical thinking – be able to gather data, interpret it into meaningful information, and relay that information through clear, concise communication strategies; able to see how pieces and processes fit into and affect the bigger picture/business model
  • Reading drawings – proficient at reading, interpreting, and updating construction project-related drawings.
  • Understand the bid process fully, send bid requests to subcontractors, collect and analyze bids, work with PM to write work scopes for trades, use excel to provide bid summary. Work with company documents in order to gather a compiled bid together with marketing info.
  • Vet change orders with subs, obtain back up and check/analyze before presenting to the client.
  • Understand budget pricing and what is required cross trades, i.e, addition of a light fixture may require ceiling work or painting of exposed conduit.
  • Have an understanding of how business is conducted in New York City.

Qualifications and Attributes

  • High school diploma required, four-year degree from an accredited university within the construction, engineering, or business concentrations strongly preferred
  • 2-5 years’ experience in commercial construction, including experience with a commercial general contractor
  • Previous experience on commercial job sites strongly preferred
  • Positive attitude and able to adapt quickly and multi-task in order to meet deadlines
  • Passion for construction and our industry; ability to recognize and seek quality
  • Self-motivated and proactive – takes initiative and seeks responsibility
  • Integrity - behaves consistently with The HITT Way and HITT’s core values
  • Self-development – seeks continuous improvement of knowledge and abilities
  • Teamwork and Collaboration – is able to work collaboratively with people of various backgrounds and styles and integrates easily with project team.
  • Relationships – fosters positive relationships with colleagues, clients, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • Organization and time management – is able to organize and manage tasks and priorities
  • Respectful – is punctual, engaged/focused, and respectful of others


HITT Contracting Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


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