Michels Corp Project Manager - Pipeline in Montgomery, Illinois

Project Manager - Pipeline

Location: Montgomery, IL

Division: Michels Pipeline Construction

Employment duration: Full time

Employee Referral Bonus: Tier 1


This position will be accountable for estimating, scheduling, and managing all aspects of pipeline projects of various size, scope and complexity. This position will require travel to project sites throughout the Midwest.

The essential duties and responsibilities of the position include, but not limited to:

  • Promote safety – assist with the implementation of all applicable HSE programs, policies and procedures.

  • Review bid requirements for projects ensuring all aspects of the project are documented and accounted for.

  • Produce project schedules in MS Project and/or Primavera P6.

  • Prepare takeoffs and estimates; solicit vendor and subcontractor pricing.

  • Prepare bid submittal packages (pricing, clarifications, work plans, and other deliverables)

  • Track and analyze project budget vs actual costs.

  • Under general supervision, review project proposal and plans to fully understand the scope of the work and contract to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.

  • Proactively build and sustain relationships with clients, both while on the job and through networking outside of work. Ensure we are proactively communicating with the client at all times.

  • Responsible for contract management: initial conversations through final project close-out. Additionally once awarded/executed, serve as the single point of contact for customers (internal and external) on contractual matters, ensuring timely review and reconciliation/approval of variations.

  • In coordination with field leadership, coordinates activities of the project to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.

  • Reviews and prepares status reports prepared by project personnel and modify/develop schedules and/or plans for management, client, or others as required.

  • Confers with project personnel to resolve problems and escalate as appropriate.

  • Responsible for assisting with the coordination of the RFQ/RFP process and development the bidding proposals.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include a minimum of five years of prior estimating/project management experience in pipeline construction or underground utility construction, with a proven track record of profitability. A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management related field is preferred. Applicants must be able to handle multiple projects at one time, possess the ability to successfully negotiate terms and conditions and manage tight deadlines. Candidates should demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication to collaborate with various levels of management and proficiency in computer software skills specifically with estimating, job cost tracking software, and scheduling.