Construction Project Manager

The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South is a growing $50m Association with 11 locations serving areas in West Tennessee and North Mississippi.
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the direction of the Vice President of Properties, the Construction Project Manager is responsible for planning and supervising construction projects from initiation to completion. An excellent Construction Project Manager must be well-versed in all construction methodologies and procedures and able to coordinate a team of professionals of different disciplines to achieve the best results. The ideal candidate will have an analytical mind and great organizational skills. The goal will be to ensure all projects are delivered on time according to requirements and without exceeding budget.


  • In-depth understanding of construction procedures and material and project management principles

  • Familiarity with quality and health and safety standards

  • Familiarity with construction/project management software

  • Outstanding effective communication and negotiation skills

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills

  • A team player with leadership abilities

  • Ability to budget, schedule, negotiate and control costs.

  • Ability to determine potential risks while devising proactive ways to solve them.

Essential Functions
  • Collaborate with Vice President of Properties to determine the specifications of the project
  • Organize and oversee construction procedures and ensure they are completed in a timely and efficient manner. 
  • Negotiate contracts with external vendors to reach agreements
  • Obtain permits and licenses from appropriate authorities
  • Determine needed resources (manpower, equipment and materials) from start to finish with attention to budgetary limitations
  • Plan all construction operations and schedule intermediate phases to ensure deadlines will be met
  • Acquire equipment and material and monitor stocks to timely handle inadequacies
  • Hire contractors and other staff and allocate responsibilities
  • Evaluate progress and prepare detailed reports regarding costs and timelines
  • Ensure adherence to all health and safety standards and report issues
  • Managing both internal and external risks within the project’s lifetime that may directly or indirectly affect the project
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement Models and teaches the Y’s values.  Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives.  Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition.  Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives.  Builds relationships to create small communities.  Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict.  Effectively tailors' communications to the appropriate audience.  Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness:  Provides others with frameworks for making decisions.  Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities.  Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of the team.  Effectively creates and manages budgets.  Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth:  Shares new insights.  Facilitates change, models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change.  Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance.  Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Behavioral Characteristics:  Welcoming, Nurturing, Determined, Hopeful, and Genuine.

Required Certifications
  • 5 - 7 years of proven experience as construction project manager

  • PMP or equivalent certification will be an advantage.


The schedule for this full-time position is generally Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, though overtime, evenings, and weekend work may be required depending on the business need.  


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to: climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand for an extended period of time, climb ladders, walk, shovel snow, plow snow, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity.

  • The work is performed both indoors and out and may require travel to various locations.

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.