Project Director

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Saint Louis, MO

Project Director


McCarthy Building Companies, a consistently top ranked ENR contractor, is seeking a Project Director to join our Central Division Team. The Project Director serves as the main client point of contact on large, complex construction projects and will be involved from sales/business development through project closeout. From preconstruction through closeout, the Project Director has P&L responsibility on a portfolio of projects and has overall responsibility for team performance and employee development. This position will be based out of our St. Louis, MO office and is an exciting, challenging role. In addition to the opportunity to lead some of the most challenging construction projects in the nation, we also offer an outstanding competitive starting salary plus annual performance bonus, 401k, company vehicle and stock ownership.


* Oversee 2-5 projects or 1-2 Mega Projects simultaneously.

* Maintain a thorough understanding of the McCarthy/Owner contract and oversee the entire field operation to achieve contract compliance.

* Develop new business through proactive sales efforts and leveraging of existing client relationships

* Responsible for P&L on each project. Become thoroughly knowledgeable of projected costs, contingent liabilities and contingent savings/increased profits.

* Maintain Client Focus by establishing a strong relationship with Owner, design team and subcontractors.

* Serve as a liaison between the office and field, while coordinating staffing and movement of field personnel.

* Review and approve project team on-site setup, including facilities layout, selection of forming systems and equipment.

* Monitor receipt of subcontractor bonds; and periodically review status of subcontractor management, change order processing and shop drawings.

* Assist the project staff in the development of the construction schedule.

* Monitor schedule performance.

* Oversee Quality Management Program to achieve contract compliance and a quality project.

* Independently review schedule, looking for ways to expedite construction and predict problems.

* Champion job site safety effort, motivating the on-site team in the implementation of McCarthy safety guidelines.

* Recommend self-improvement programs that may assist employees in their professional and personal development.


* Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or related field.

* 10-15+ years of progressive experience in construction management for a large scale general contractor.

* Proven performance in sales/business development within relevant markets

* Must have experience managing related large construction projects (healthcare, federal, pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical research facilities, educational, etc)

* Self-perform experience is strongly desired. In-depth knowledge of intricate commercial construction principles/practices required.

* Design-Build experience is a plus.

* Experience leading multiple, successful project teams, including development of direct reports and maintaining relationships with external entities.

McCarthy is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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