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POSITION TITLE:           Project Manager/Construction for custom and luxury homes, estates, boutique restaurants and wineries
REPORTING TO:             Partner
LOCATION:                       Napa, CA (the office is in Napa, and all construction projects are in Napa and Sonoma counties)
OUR CLIENT:                   Grassi & Associates, Inc.


At Grassi & Associates, we have been privileged to work with world-class architects and the most discerning of clients. Each of our projects has been a story unto itself, because there is no formula for what we do. We approach every project with open minds, and this approach to building custom homes, estates, and select commercial projects keeps us engaged and innovative. We provide exceptional personal service to our clients.

We are craftsmen and builders, who are also artists, shunning the formulaic in favor of the innovative. We have an eye and a passion for fine work, and we have the skills to bring it to bear. We are interpreters and eternal optimists, taking an architect’s vision and a client’s dream and giving it a physical reality. We are relentless in our desire to take on new challenges, and we are hungry to learn more about the art we have chosen: building.

Our team at Grassi & Associates has been building custom homes, estates, and select commercial projects in the Napa and Sonoma valleys for over two decades. We believe that the building process should be as custom as the home we are entrusted to build. We have an enviable list of clients, from financial moguls, politicians, world famous vintners, entertainers and brand name company CEO’s.
Grassi & Associates seeks an experienced Project Manager to join our team and continue the legacy of building well crafted, luxury residences throughout the beautiful wine country in the North Bay area. We are seeking a Project Manager who is interested in, and committed to becoming a long-term member of the team, and over time, helping to drive the future of the company.

This is a full time, permanent position and the person will work from our Napa office.

The position is listed here:

Additional company information:

The Project Manager (PM) will manage multiple, unique, large residential construction projects simultaneously, from initial client contact to project completion. Some projects will be one-of-a-kind non-residential structures, such as boutique wineries and restaurants. You will execute each project phase including pre-construction, construction, closeout and post-construction services.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Collaborate with, and reinforce the project Site Superintendent to coordinate execution of the project work.
Estimating: management of bid process including review of construction documents and understand material to bid and perform material take offs from a variety of drawings and documents in a timely manner. Review and correct potential inaccuracies in bids and material lists.
Build and maintain excellent relationship with clients and design professionals, throughout the construction process.
Be a part of growing the company. Be aware of and foster referral opportunities from owners, architects and others.
Create/manage project budget. Gain client approval and provide regular status reports to client and home office. Continued responsibility for day-to-day financial management of projects.
Create/submit Scope of Work. Create/gain approval/process change orders.
Source subcontractors and suppliers; negotiate and approve contracts.
Create/maintain/adhere to project schedule using Microsoft Project software.
Work closely with administrative staff to invoice, track and audit the project schedule of values.
Manage supply chain and delivery of building materials.
Manage communications and disseminate information to appropriate team members.
Oversee close-out, including preparation of punch list, securing sign-offs and Certificate of Occupancy, filing all required Permits, and obtaining final waivers and releases for all sub-contractors.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED: Seven to ten years of professional construction experience, with at least three years of project management experience. High end residential, commercial, or high-end industrial are all acceptable. Must have experience working directly with owners, architects, engineers, sub-contractors and vendors.
Must have experience working with projects of $5 million or more of construction costs.
Minimum of three years of accurate estimating skills with complex projects.
Extensive knowledge in reading blueprints/plans and specs to estimate potential projects.
Must have proven successful experience in the trades; we are not just looking for an academic PM.
Use of Microsoft Project software, or related project management software.
Business acumen: ability to understand construction math, budgets, costs, mark-up, margins, etc.
Ability to read, understand and interpret construction related and AIA contracts.
Computer savvy: ability to create accurate spreadsheets with formulas. Microsoft Office skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Accurate understanding and interpretation of all construction drawings.
Successful performance of project administration, including managing construction documents, field reports, work orders, insurance information.

High standard of accountability.
Highly organized. Unique and costly projects demand meticulous attention to details; many aspects of each project are one-of-a-kind.
Collaborative, team player. This is not just a buzzword; we really do work together closely because our projects are unique and you can’t rely on a cookie-cutter approach to the projects. We consider our employees to be the reason for our success.
Superior customer service attitude. Ability to graciously attend to needs of high-net worth owners. We have great clients and we want to maintain our positive reputation as a high quality builder and service provider.
Positive attitude; appreciative. We are able to work hard and enjoy what we do in a beautiful environment.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Proactive communicator.
Strong presentation skills. Professional appearance and demeanor. Ability to lead and conduct meetings with architects, engineers, owners, etc.
Self-motivated. Ability to work independently and multi-task with minimal supervision.
Flexible, nimble. Because of the custom nature of the projects we build, we need to adapt to our clients’ needs and desires.
Ability to pass background check; willingness to provide thorough list of references.

Construction management or related degree or education is a plus, but not required.

Competitive salary, discretionary bonus potential, medical/dental/vision benefits. Vacation (two weeks per year), holidays, 401k, vehicle and expenses.
Opportunity to work where you live; all of our projects are in the Napa and Sonoma county areas.
Opportunity to work at a thriving, profitable company with a unique roster of construction projects. Work with world-class architects and designers.
Relocation: we will consider someone who wishes to relocate, and we will offer some relocation assistance.
We are seeking a Project Manager who wants to be a permanent member of the team, ultimately enjoying the long-term benefits of the profitability of the company.

Please email your resume and cover letter with Grassi in the subject line.
Qualified resumes with cover letter will receive notification of receipt.
Although we prefer local candidates, if you are already planning to move to the Napa/Sonoma area, we would like to hear from you.
Please not send your resume to the client directly.

Lisa K. Locke
Locke and KEY Recruiting, Hiring and Consulting Services
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