Position Overview:

Wharton-Smith, Inc is currently seeking an experienced Project Manager with Commercial background for our Tampa office In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for the completion of specific tasks performance of Commercial construction projects in the Southwest Florida area.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build strong relationships with clients/owners, architects, engineers, and subcontractors.
  • Ensure they will want to renew the construction experience with Wharton-Smith (Doer/Seller Model).
  • Maintain a positive image of the company with clients, vendors, subcontractors, and team members.
  • Set up and maintain project cost accounting.
  • Develop and maintain job schedule for the project.
  • Partner with Preconstruction Services regarding value engineering/constructability, soliciting bidders, estimating assistance and generating proposals.
  • Develop a Schedule of Values and generate monthly payment applications.
  • Negotiate major subcontractor agreements and equipment/material purchase orders.
  • Facilitate subcontractor and owner coordination/progress meeting and document meeting minutes.
  • Review and approve subcontractor pay applications and vendor invoices.
  • Track and evaluate subcontractor change management.
  • Monitor the submittal, shop drawing, and purchase order process to insure accurate and timely delivery of equipment and materials.
  • Manage execution of contracts, bonds, insurance certificates, contract compliance, and warranties.
  • Monitor budgets, schedules, cost reports and job progress and review with Superintendent on a weekly basis.
  • Visit jobsites on a regular basis to review effectiveness of site supervision, job progress, production planning boards, quality of work and safety on the job.
  • Manage change orders, extra work orders, disputed claims, with owner and owner’s representatives to a successful conclusion.
  • Resolve major disputes with vendors and subcontractors.
  • Manage startup and commissioning of facility, where applicable.
  • Provide owner training to the end user and turn-over contract close-out deliverables.
  • Review and report project financial information, performance and any major conflicts to be resolved with Division Manager.


  • Experience preferred managing public projects.
  • 7 years’ experience of commercial construction experience
  • Engaging leader and team player with five plus years of experience in engineering, construction, or related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or other relevant degree.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Good organizational skills
  • Good management & communication skills
  • Computer Applications Experience: Microsoft Office Applications – Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Primavera Project Planning (P6) or Primavera SureTrak.
  • RedTeam.

Other details

  • Job Family Office Management
  • Pay Type Salary