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DATE ADDED: Tue 16/10/2018

Project Manager (Construction)

Brooklyn, USA


Job Description

High Rise Fire and Security is a leading fire alarm and life safety solutions provider. We provide a broad range of fire alarm products and services including, but not limited to, the design, installation, service and maintenance of fire alarm systems, card access systems, and camera surveillance systems. At High Rise, we pride ourselves on our ability to maintain thorough and up-to-date industry knowledge as well as provide expertise in local code requirements. Our employees are equipped with comprehensive knowledge and extensive experience in providing and servicing life safety systems throughout New York City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 

High Rise Fire and Security is an EST Strategic Partner and a multi-year winner of “Strategic Partner of the Year Award” for the Northeast Region. Additionally, we are very proud to have been named “2014 Best Companies to Work for in New York State” by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM).

We are looking for a Project Manager to lead and manage various projects for the Project Operations Department. The ideal candidate is highly organized with strong communication skills, an articulate negotiator, and has the ability to work well under pressure with shifting priorities in a fast paced environment. The ideal incumbent will have strong interpersonal skills and experience maintaining exceptional relationships with clients, management, and colleagues.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strategize the most optimal way to complete job, i.e. creating and implementing a project plan.

  • Develop project plans with deliverables and milestones, costs, assigned resources, and schedules and lead project management and execution to meet or exceed project objectives.

  • Conduct regular On-site Status Project Review appropriately to provide quality assurance and scope support to client and HRFS Technician.

  • Inquire about and document drawing numbers with revision dates of any changes or job additions/deletions to facilitate the amendments for the final documents of record.

  • Identify code issues and non-conformance issues, and make recommendations on alternative solutions to client/office.

  • Maintain accurate records of all work performed, materials used, and address any problem encountered or identified with the project.

  • Work on small to medium design build projects

  • Work on prime projects to include project budgeting, leveling, sub-contractor field supervision and other related functions

  • Work on security installation projects.

  • Collaborate with Salesperson on site walkthrough and/or takeoffs to help price jobs optimally.

  • Manage and maintain smooth working relationships with contractors, clients, architects, 3rd party vendors, and engineers.


Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Two-year Associate’s degree and 2 years of project management experience in similar industry; or four years equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Knowledge of electronic circuits and application, and all basic electrical theories.

  • Knowledge of fire alarm systems operation and functions, and fire alarm products (EST products preferred)

  • Ability to read and review blueprints 

  • Aptitude to value-engineer the commission phase of a project with the aim of client satisfaction and project profitability

  • Ability to work on multiple projects in different phases simultaneously

  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Must be able to work well under pressure while preparing multiple projects

  • Ability to work flexible hours to ensure client expectations are met

  • Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, with clients, peers and management

  • Good problem-solving/decision-making, negotiation, and persuasion skills

  • Good time management skills

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk, hear, and smell. Frequently required to sit, climb, and balance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Must be comfortable with working at unfinished high rise buildings.

  • Effective leadership skills, and ability to collaborate with various stakeholders

  • Advanced project management and implementation skills

  • Exceptional writing skills in procedure reporting

  • Knowledge of local and national (NFPA) fire alarm codes & regulations

  • Understand basic general  construction management processes

  • Understand basic construction law and contract principles 

High Rise offers a highly competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, prescription plans for employees and their families, company paid life insurance, 401k match and Profit Sharing contributions.

High Rise offers variety of exciting career development opportunities within the organization. We have a robust learning and development platform that provides training and mentoring to employees at all levels of the organization. Employees are offered the opportunity to take part in a range of internal training initiatives to hone their existing skills and continue to grow professionally in accordance with the changing external environment. In addition, our peer-to-peer coaching program and emphasis on dynamic information exchange between teams ensures that our people are challenged intellectually and given the opportunity to succeed in their role.

Our organization is dynamic, and we pride ourselves on providing a collaborative work environment where employees are consistently engaged and work together to provide top quality service.

Come explore the possibilities at High Rise.



Company Description
High Rise specializes in the installation, service and maintenance of fire alarm systems within the New York City area. We are an EST Strategic Partner and a multi-year winner of their Strategic Partner of the Year Award for the Northeast Region. Whether your facility is a small commercial building, or a large residential building, High Rise can furnish and install a code compliant life safety system that is tailored to fit your needs.

Role: Project Manager (Construction)
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Location: Brooklyn,

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