Senior Project Manager / Senior Claims Manager

at Rider Levett Bucknall
Location Phoenix, Arizona
Date Posted September 28, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent


Title: Senior Project Manager / Senior Claims Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reporting to: Office Director

Company Overview

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our team! With over 20 offices in North America and the Caribbean in addition to over a hundred global offices and approximately 4,000 staff worldwide, RLB has a truly global reach while still offering a local presence to its clients almost without exception. We are committed to our core services and pride ourselves on our dedication to customer care and leading-edge service provision.

RLB is an award-winning international firm, known for providing property and construction consultancy advice at all stages of the construction cycle. Utilizing its many years of experience and professionally trained employees, RLB continues to firmly establish itself as one of the major players in the construction industry throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. Our employees are involved in a variety of projects across a range of sectors, from sports arenas and healthcare to higher education and convention centers.

As a privately held company, we hire the best people, give them exceptional training, and provide extensive opportunities for professional growth while working on exciting projects while providing an excellent compensation and benefits package.

Overview of Role

This role will act as client's representative in managing a project through its design stages from concept through construction within the client's time and value constraints. The role is defined as a planned undertaking with defined goals, work plans, timeliness and implementation strategies to correspond to client needs. The Senior Project Manager - Senior Claims Manager should have the ability to identify opportunities within a project that will add value and help successfully accomplish the client's desired project outcome.

Job Requirements:

Essential Functions

  • Supervise project staff and provide direction to a large and diverse project team
  • Direct the development of project goals, work plans, timeliness, and implementation strategies
  • Manage and account for project budgets and contracts
  • Identify and coordinate with program committees and advisory groups
  • Administer project budgets, authorize expenditures, develop, and monitor contracts
  • Train and advise staff, project advocates and program participants
  • Plan, facilitate and conduct meetings
  • Measure, evaluate and communicate project performance
  • Identify decision-making issues and key stakeholders, develop, and implement strategies to encourage and obtain stakeholder and/or community awareness and support and identify project partners
  • Review and opine on construction claims
  • Analyze quantum impact
  • Perform schedule impact analysis
  • Perform construction defect inspections and analysis
  • Draft expert opinion reports
  • Discuss and present findings with client owners, contractors, or attorneys
  • Contributes to team performance by collaboration and effective communication.
  • Contributes to and understands the clients desired project outcomes, identifies opportunities to add value to accomplish the desired outcomes.
  • Adds to team effort by accomplishing other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

  • Minimum Education (or substitute experience) required: Bachelor's Degree in architecture, construction management or engineering science
  • Minimum Experience required: 5-10 years' relevant experience of management of staff including project professionals and/or technicians, managing major projects including development of project scope, goals, work plans, timeliness, and implantation strategies, developing measurement processes/methods for assessing progress toward goals and project outcomes. Prior experience with developing and monitoring contracts required
  • Skills Required: Expert in project management, including planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of large, complex projects. Good communication skills required. Have drafted expert opinion reports; Experience working on construction projects and knowledge of construction contracts; Ability to read and understand construction drawings and project documents; Knowledge of construction schedules; Understanding of construction claims; Understanding the methodology for preparing or reviewing claims; Ability to perform legal research on construction claim issues to support expert opinions; Ability to perform workmanship and building code research to support expert opinions

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Indoor office environment. May require work on site location as necessary
  • Equipment used includes computers and standard office machines
  • Essential physical tasks include: the ability to work on a computer and the ability to answer and speak on a telephone. May require the use of a ladder on occasion

RLB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices based on race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

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