Job Title: Construction Project Manager
City: Washington
State: DC

Company Description

The Building People is a recognized leader in real estate facilities services. Our global organization delivers total lifecycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today's complex challenges for building owners, occupiers and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.

Construction Project Manager

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Description/Job Summary

The Building People has a position open for a full-time Construction Project Manager (CPM). The CPM must  have the ability to multi-task and work independently, with minimal supervision, to support the CLB construction projects in Washington DC metro area and the SEC’s Regional offices: New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Fort Worth, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Must be proficient in using computer equipment and software (e.g., Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and AutoCAD 2010 or higher preferred). Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The contractor must be personable, reliable and have the ability to be prompt with excellent attendance. Applicants must possess interpersonal skills and experience in construction, Government facilities, customer service, interaction with architectural and engineering services, and Government contracting preferred.

Required Skills

  • Action Oriented. Is hard working, full of energy for challenging tasks, can act with minimal planning, and seizes opportunity.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity. Can effectively cope with change, uncertainty and risk, has the ability to shift gears comfortably and remains composed when things are up in the air.
  • Approachability. Is easy to approach and talk to, spends extra effort putting others at ease, listens, and builds rapport well.
  • Composure. Is mature and does not become defensive or irritated when handling stressful or unexpected situations or when they are resisted or blocked.
  • Creativity. Produces unique ideas, is seen as original and useful in brainstorming session, and makes connections among previously unrelated topics.
  • Customer Focus. Acts with internal and external customers in mind, establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers, and gains their trust and respect.
  • Timely Decision Making. Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information, while under pressure and deadlines.
  • Functional and Technical Skills. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Integrity and Trust. Is trusted, is seen as direct and truthful, and keeps confidences and admits mistakes.
  • Intellectual. Is bright, intellectual, and deals with complex concepts comfortably.
  • Perseverance. Pursues everything with energy and a need to finish by rarely giving up in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • Priority Setting. Spends time and time of others on what is important by zeroing in on the critical few elements and sensing what will help or hinder the goal while creating focus.
  • Problem Solving. Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems, probes multiple resources for solutions, can see hidden problems, and is good at analysis.
  • Process Management. Skilled at creating and simplifying processes necessary to accomplish the tasks at hand, understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow, and can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others cannot.
  • Strategic Ability. Can anticipate future trends and consequences accurately, is future oriented, and can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.

Required Education

The Construction Project Manager (CPM) must have a minimum of a BS/BA engineering college degree and a minimum of 5 years of commercial construction project management experience associated with class A tenant build out projects. 

Preferred Qualifications

Project Management Certified (PMP) is preferred but not required.


Competitive benefits include: 
  • Medical & Rx
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Long Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
 All positions require a background check after acceptance of our offer. The selected candidate will be eligible to begin employment before the background check has been finalized. However, continued employment will be contingent upon the results of your reference/background check from The Building People, LLC.  Your position may require special credentialing, clearance, and access as a condition of employment.  In the event the government or client does not sponsor or approve your clearance, it may result in termination of your employment. 
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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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