J Powers Recruiting, Inc.
September 24, 2019
Bellevue, WA
Job Type


Project Pursuit Opportunity for an Experienced Project Manager

“Bring your skills to a business you can believe in. Owners whose faces you will see, a team you can rely on. ”

Company Information:

  • This is an opportunity to be part of the foundation of the company and grow with the company
  • Well-established local contractor, family-owned with a solid reputation
  • They own a lot of equipment - 250 yellow iron pieces and 66 dump trucks; they run all their own trucks
  • The company handles underground utilities, excavation and site work—this position will focus on the public works side

Benefits and Features:

  • Position reports to Tom, who is calm, a good mentor, with no drama; he has over 30 years of experience in public works
  • 300 employees and signatory to unions with 50 professional staff, including administrative
  • The owners are wonderful with a personal touch, really hands-on; personable, and people-focused
  • Most of their jobs run less than 1 year, allowing for cradle to grave project control

Your Role with the Company:

  • A relationship builder who understands Public Works processes and can leverage relationships to create strategic alliances with subcontractors which may be required to receive preferential treatment, price or comply with bids and requirements
  • Develops strategies for pursuit and procurement of competitively bid public works projects
  • Develops estimates for public works projects and schedules to ensure timely submission of bids
  • Trains staff in public works project documents regarding strategic advantages due to our in-house capabilities
  • Strives to increase company profits through efficient and timely estimating efforts
  • Provides pre-construction services as required on public works projects
  • Develops and maintains a list of our competitions, subcontractors, from their listings on public works bid and industry knowledge from private sector work

Community Information:

Bellevue is a city in Washington with a population of 139,014. Bellevue is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Bellevue offers residents an urban-suburban mix feel, and most residents own their homes. In Bellevue, there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Bellevue and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bellevue are highly rated.

  • Rated #3 by Niche for Best Public Schools in America
  • Rated #5 by Niche for Best Outdoor Activities in America
  • Rated #6 by Niche for Healthiest Cities in America

Background Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management or related field and 10 years progressive public works project estimating and project management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Person who values relationships, they have a happy work environment they want a person with a calm demeanor
  • Widely trusted, direct and truthful in communications, presenting the truth in an appropriate and helpful manner
  • Admits mistakes and keeps confidences


If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity or other opportunities, please contact:


Naomi Loretz

J Powers Recruiting, Inc.

Office: (916) 304-6409

Email: naomi@jpowersinc.com

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