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Project Manager

Project Manager

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US-UT-North Salt Lake

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About the Company:

COP Construction LLC ("COP"), established in 1947, is a general contractor working predominantly in Montana, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. COP specializes in the following types of work: bridges, dams, concrete structures, water, sanitary sewer and storm drain utilities, trenchless construction, hydro excavation, water and sanitary sewer treatment plants, containment ponds, subdivisions, general site work, and recreational facilities. COP works successfully with clients in both the public and private sectors. We are driven by our commitment to safety, excellence and integrity. We employ approximately 200 full-time personnel with a diverse range of expertise. Many of our people have been with the company for decades. With access to this vast resource of experience and knowledge, we have the ability to create the perfect team for every project. Offices are located in Billings, MT, Salt Lake City, UT, and Sheridan, WY, with field offices at project sites.


COP offers Top Wages, bonuses and an excellent benefits package including company paid family health, dental and vision insurance. COP also offers an excellent 401k match, paid time off, holidays and much more!


About the position:

A Project Manager with collaboration from various departments is responsible for the complete oversite of the activities associated with heavy civil and/or underground utility projects. The Project Manager oversees but is not limited to planning/scheduling, budgets, resource planning and managing job costs to ensure safety and profitability. Must have proven direct experience and knowledge of heavy civil and/or underground utility installation. Must have a valid driver’s license and motor vehicle history record that meet company insurance requirements.



  • Knows, follows and enforces all company safety rules and company policies and procedures.
  • Manages all phases of construction projects, project team personnel and staffing requirements for each phase.
  • Reviews, understands, and implements construction project documents such as contracts, plans, specifications, drawings, job layout, as-builts and quantity books sufficient to perform the responsibilities of this position.
  • Initiates and maintains liaisons with owners, engineers, architects, subcontractors, vendors, government officials, neighboring property owners, neighboring property users and COP personnel to facilitate construction activities, positive relationships, and communication; to be responsive to their needs; and to promote teamwork.
  • Attends and participates in all pre-construction meetings with appropriate individuals (project team, subcontractors, architects, engineers, owners, government officials).
  • Working in conjunction with the Estimating Department sets up control budget and cost codes; prepares subcontracts and purchase agreements; and, prepares and executes purchase orders for major and special permanent materials. Assumes overall responsibility for determining materials needed; determining material availability; purchasing materials; scheduling materials; and handling and storage of materials storage.
  • Working in conjunction with the Contract Administrator insures contractual insurance and indemnification requirements are met.
  • Working in conjunction with the Safety Department develops staging plans and a jobsite safety plan; and, assumes overall responsibility for safety on the job site including but not limited to safety issues, safety equipment, safety precautions, safety programs, and compliance with OSHA and MSHA.
  • Working in conjunction with the Small Tools Manager, assumes overall responsibility for purchase of/requisition for small tools and consumables; and, scheduling, obtaining, receiving, and accounting for purchases. 
  • Working in conjunction with the Human Resource Department, plans, organizes, and staffs key field positions. Assumes overall responsibility for field personnel including but not limited to personnel selection, training, and development; compliance with labor agreements and employment requirements; compliance with EEO requirements; personnel scheduling; personnel assignment; personnel hiring; personnel discipline and personnel termination.
  • Working in conjunction with the Equipment Department, assumes overall responsibility for equipment selection, equipment scheduling, and job site equipment servicing and maintenance. 
  • Plans, implements, and directs all project engineering (obtaining required permits; transmittals; submittals; shop drawings; layout; surveying; cofferdams, work bridges, form work design, etc.; As-builts, quantity books; and job site pictures, cost records), material control, and document control activities.
  • Assumes overall responsibility for subcontractors on the job site including but not limited to making sure all pre-work requirements met (i.e. subcontractor insurance and bond compliance); determining subcontractor needs, availability and scheduling; insure; scheduling and coordinating subcontractors; and, generating subcontract pay estimates.
  • Maintain and keep current all construction documents (change orders, purchase orders, RFI’s, submittals, project pay estimates, time cards and time record keeping, etc.), making sure to timely document things in writing in order to ensure an accurate written record of the project’s progress and compliance with all contract and subcontract requirements.
  • Oversees project close out: performs project walk through with owner, architect, engineer and project superintendent.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering and/or 10 years of construction supervisory experience. Must have direct experience and knowledge of heavy civil and/or underground utility projects.
  • Proficiency in the use of PC with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, etc.), and ability to learn to new software applications.
  • P6 Scheduling experience a plus.
  • DOT projects and plus.
  • Must be able to read and understand blue prints, construction contracts, subcontracts and other construction documents, plans and specifications.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain business relationships – including working effectively with owners, engineers, co-workers, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Must be able to travel to areas of remote construction project location when required.
  • Must be a licensed driver with a driving record and driving ability sufficient to meet company insurance requirements and sufficient to visit job sites, attend meetings, and otherwise travel as necessary.

Successful candidate must meet all conditions of COP’s Drug and Alcohol testing requirements as a condition of employment.  Drug/alcohol screening is administered post-offer and pre-employment.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), both the analysis of work and the position description must focus on essential functions and what are actually required and not the ways they are currently or customarily performed. “The term essential function means the fundamental job duties of the employment position the individual with a disability holds or desires.”  (Reference 29 CFR §1630.2(n)(1).)  The physical demands for this position is as follows: stretching, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling; reaching, handling, talking, hearing; seeing; or other demands.


COP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. COP complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.


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