Project Manager

Working under PIA Director, the Project Manager is responsible for overseeing daily operations at Tribal worksites


Administration / IDC

Pay Grade:


Job Description:

Working under PIA Director, the Project Manager is responsible for overseeing daily operations at Tribal worksites to ensure completion of the project in a safe and efficient manner. The Project Manager provides monitoring/supervision and direction of the construction crew workers as well as provide coordination with sub-contractors. The Project Manager is responsible for day-to-day jobsite management of materials, tools and equipment.


Coordinates daily tasks according to priorities and plans, making changes when necessary due to weather, supply, delivery and personnel.

Delegates individuals responsibilities and projects schedules to crew members and contractors.

Provides adequate resources and staffing to meet project schedules, laws, regulations, best practices and safety needs.

Provides written reports regularly on projects status to supervisors and managers.

Monitors crew members and emphasizes the safe use of tools, machinery and equipment while also monitoring use of safety gear, helmets and procedures.

Assists with recruiting, hiring, training, managing and mentoring employees and contractors.

Assists with developing scope of works, budgets, schedules, and quality standards for all projects.

Demonstrates the ability to understand the function and purpose of the final construction product.

Conducts and/or attends pre-construction, progress and other project related staff meetings.

Has the ability to resolve conflicts or miscommunications quickly and amicably.

Knowledge of supervisory techniques regarding building & repairing to include painting, carpentry, furnace operation, reading or blueprints or sketches, of power or manual tools, safety regulations and of light and heavy-duty equipment.

Maintains Crew Supervisors daily logs and makes recommendations for improved performances.

Must have working knowledge of all phases of carpentry as related to residential housing.

Will provide manual labor such as painting touch up, carpentry, demolition and other carpentry duties.

Must show customer-service skills to communicate with inspectors and administration to develop positive working relationships.

Liaison to state, federal, tribal and all other entities for reporting.

Performs other duties as assigned by PIA Director.

*Note* This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions or to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
  • Associates Degree or Equivalent Preferred   

Experience/Basic Knowledge:

  • 8 years’ experience required.
  • Experience in building rehabilitation, re-construction, commercial construction, and construction.
  • Experience working in Native American/Tribal Government setting.
  • Must have knowledge of OSHA guidelines.
  • Knowledge of equipment and construction procedures and an understanding of construction industry standards.
  • Experience and knowledge of electrical and hydraulic systems.


  • Must possess NM Class D Driver’s License or willing to obtain within a certain time frame.
  • Must possess a CPR/First Aide Certification or willing to obtain within a certain time frame.
  • A GB-98 is a plus, but not required.
  • Any additional relevant certification will be considered an advantage.

Other Requirements:

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol test.
  • Must pass a thorough background check.

Supervisory Duties:

  • Carpenters, Laborers & Sub-Contractors

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Ability to plan, implement and manage construction tasks in accordance with priorities and goals.

Ability to produce employee and project schedules.

Manage and monitor member’s attendance and work.

Knowledge and able to read blueprints.

Must have good time-management skills.

Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Must be a critical thinker and a problem solver.

Must have good math skills.

Working Conditions:

Must be willing and prepared to work both indoors and outdoors including in inclement weather.

Required to walk, stoop, lift, carry and may be exposed to hazards such as heights, fumes, dust, heat, glass chips and power equipment.

Work Environment is conductive to normal physical demands.

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