Work in Iowa Energy Jobs

Job Information

Knutson Construction Project Manager (Construction) - Iowa City in Iowa City, Iowa

Celebrated as one of Minnesota's Top Workplaces! Knutson Construction is accepting applications for a Project Manager to join our team at our Iowa City, IA office.

“Together We Make Dreams Real” – that is our purpose as a company and we exist to work in concert with each other, owners, design professionals and subcontractors to make the journey as stress-free as possible. Together, we've created a dynamic, fun, inspiring environment where we can be ourselves and grow each day. Knutson is deeply committed to cultivating and upholding diversity throughout our workforce, relationships, and communities. We recognize the utmost importance of continually advancing our comprehension of diversity, equity, and inclusion as transformative forces within our work, industry, and company values.

At Knutson, opportunities to shine happen daily. We value what makes you different and empower you to act on your ideas. Our culture is one that encourages, supports, and feels like a family.

As a Project Manager, you are a self-driven individual and take ownership over multiple project(s) and scopes. You manage the project budget and drive the schedule through strong relationships and management skills. You value continuous development, compliance, safety, and quality assurance.

The key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the overall construction and closeout phases of project.

  • Develop and implement the overall construction schedule with entire project team.

  • Review cost reports against budget with project team and suggest appropriate solutions to resolve variances, which are communicated to management.

  • Accountable to management for monthly project team meeting (PTM) reporting.

  • Schedule and conduct project meetings and project closeout process.

  • Facilitate schedule creation, maintenance, and compliance.

  • Work together with on-site construction team and ensure thorough plan/ specification review.

  • Responsible for completing the procurement and project buyout process.

  • Maintains assigned key customer relationships and provides insight to the RFP process while working closely with BD and other key staff.

  • Participates actively in community and industry events and activities to build professional networks and promote Knutson Construction.

  • Delivers the Knutson Experience on each project.

  • Identifies and controls project risk, in coordination with the project team

  • Managing project to achieve the established margin goal

  • Reviews and understands the implications of all contracts and contract documents and reports exposure(s) to management.

  • Enforces and supports project safety policies and practices.

  • Develops and consistently implements, with support from project team, quality assurance/quality control policies and practices.

  • Responsible for the operations side of the preconstruction process under the leadership of the preconstruction department.

  • Communicates job responsibilities and performance expectations to assure mutual understanding of desired results; resolves internal and/or external barriers that prohibit successful goal achievement.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of project management and accounting applications.

  • Experience with owner contract negotiations and contract related risk.

  • Proven record of accomplishment of holding subcontractors and project teams accountable for their responsibilities.

  • Ability to identify and resolve quality and construction issues.

  • Knowledge of permitting processes; ability to procure timely permits based on project schedules.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to manage project financials.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, or related field with a minimum of 5-7 years of commercial construction experience

  • Construction-related certifications and training are highly desirable.

Additional Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive Pay

  • Performance Based Career Advancement

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Health Savings Account with employer contribution

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Paid Time Off

  • Life and Long-Term Disability Benefit with no premium cost to employee

  • Mentorship Program

  • Internship Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

  • Scholarship Program

  • Flex Fridays

  • 401k w/Company Match

  • Annual Discretionary Bonus Program

  • Successful Annual Discretionary Profit-Sharing Program

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Iowa City, IA 52240: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)