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Project Manager I Plumbing

Posted on June 19, 2024



Join Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. a leader in the construction industry with over a century of service supporting America’s most important infrastructure projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.  Riggs Distler has a reputation as an employer of choice in the industry and promotes a safe, exciting, and team-oriented work environment, empowering people to grow and evolve with our business.

As a Project Manager, you will be managing a Plumbing Project in New Brunswick, New Jersey, responsible for the installation of all plumbing and medical gas piping and equipment in a new high-rise building.


  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company sponsored Healthcare Plan including Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • HSA Account with Company Contribution
  • 401k Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Student Loan Payment & 529 College Saving Program
  • Company Paid:
    • Life & AD&D Insurance
    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Employee Assistance Program


  • Manage project cost, including but not limited to procurement, capital expenditures, equipment, timely billing and receivables, labor coordination and efficiency
  • Serve as the main point of contact for customer
  • Research specifications and information surrounding the project and solicits pricing from select material suppliers and subcontractors to determine best fit as it relates to skills needed and competitive pricing
  • Reviews, edits, or prepares estimates including material pricing, supplier and subcontractor selection, construction equipment and facilities, etc. to ensure customer specifications are met and company financial goals are achieved
  • Plans, manages, and oversees project planning meetings, execution plans and resource-loaded scheduling to ensure each project remains within established specifications, timelines, and budget
  • Manages site visits including audits, review of safety procedures, customer meetings and process updates to manage and meet customer project budget expectations
  • Provides continual client updates and reporting to ensure all customer expectations and business goals are achieved
  • Review, edits and creates processes within the area to ensure effective activities that are aligned to the customer and business goals
  • Tracks project goals, timelines, and budgets on a continual basis to ensure projects stay on track
  • Oversees and ensures project documents, contracts, change orders, samples, etc. are kept for a clear history of the project
  • Oversees all union manpower on projects. Strong ability to make real-time decisions when executing projects

Education, Skills, Experience Needed:

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in Project Management of High Rise Plumbing Projects
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business or similar field; will consider equivalent relevant experience in a union or non-union environment
  • Strong ability in planning, analysis, project management, and processes; first-rate organizational and time management skills; ability to prioritize, multi-task, with excellent attention to details and follow through to ensure successful projects every time. Strong knowledge of estimating, construction, design, finance, and budgeting. Strong ability to manage outcomes on projects for success
  • Excellent MS Office and construction management software skills; Primavera experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to present well and collaborate with clients in a professional way. Able to mentor, lead, and train others
  • Strong customer focus; excellent ability to handle multiple projects with thoroughness and accuracy; advanced leadership and mentoring abilities; excellent negotiation and influencing skills; highly accountable with a strong quality & safety focus; able to work through conflict; flexible and adaptable to change; supportive of a team

This job description is subject to change at any time.  It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested

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