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Nicholson Construction Co Project Manager - Construction / Civil Engineering in Battle Creek, Michigan

Since 1955, Nicholson Construction Company has been setting the industry standard for performance and technical innovation in geotechnical construction. We have built our reputation by performing the highest quality work and providing the most innovative solutions on the widest range of demanding and high profile projects. Nicholson is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise, specializing in deep foundations, earth retention, ground treatment and ground improvement.


Provides overall management for base business geotechnical projects and may assist in estimating and project acquisition as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure that all Nicholson and OSHA safety regulations are met and enforced; bottom line responsibility for safety

  • Assist in business development, risk assessment, bid preparation, selling and closing new work

  • Assist in contract negotiation and oversees subcontractor procurement

  • Oversee all aspects of a project in accordance with the Nicholson Project Management Manual

  • Responsible for designs, submittals, material ordering, pre-job planning and scheduling

  • Create and review job budgets, cost reports, forecasts and cash flows

  • Primary contact for clients and subcontractors

  • Manage A/R collections

  • Coordinate, review and submit project change orders, extra work orders, and back charge documentation

  • Analyze, develop and submit claims

  • Coordinate with other managers for support and overall strategy

  • Ensure that all Nicholson policies are followed (safety, quality, travel, drug testing, HR, etc.)

    Education & Training:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or Construction Management required

  • OSHA 10-hour safety training


  • Minimum 5 years of experience construction equipment, techniques, drawings, specifications, building materials, surveying, design, and/or consulting geotechnical work

    Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Proficient with estimating and job costing procedures

  • Ability to make recommendations for project related decisions such as bidding, estimating and risk assessment

  • Ability to meet with clients; create and deliver presentations; and negotiate contracts

  • Ability to manage in-house and subcontracted engineering services

  • Proven experience with managing client meetings; screening and evaluating of project opportunities; and creation of presentations concerning project work

  • Converse effectively using both verbal and written communication.

  • Make decisions and assume accountability

  • Concentrate on tasks

  • Demonstrate ability to manage stress and emotions as related to the workplace

  • Attention to detail

  • Identify and resolve conflict

  • Assess safety and risk

  • Must be based out of Chicago, IL or Kalamazoo, MI

    Physical Requirements:

  • Lift, carry, pull and push at least 40 pounds

  • Travel per the company travel policy, often overnight and away from home


  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Short Term Disability

  • Long Term Disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k) matching

  • Safe Harbor Retirement Plan

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid Vacation

  • Personal days

  • Sick days

    Nicholson Construction participates in E-Verify.

    Please be advised that all interested candidates are REQUIRED to attach a copy of your resume in order to be considered.

    In an effort to foster a diverse workforce Nicholson Construction encourages applications from minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability If you want to view the EEO is the Law poster, please choose your language: English (http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf) – Spanish (http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster_spanish.pdf) – Arabic (http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster_arabic.pdf) - Chinese (http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster_chinese.pdf)