Position Description

Senior Project Manager - Mechanical
Location WA - Seattle
Job Family Project Management
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At McKinstry, we’re proud to be a diverse and passionate group of innovators and problem-solvers, builders and engineers, mentors, and students. We believe the world needs curious, forward-thinking, solutions-oriented people who want to make our planet better. We are committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting, developing, and retaining professionals from all backgrounds, and we believe that promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity is an integral component of our continuing quest  To Build a Thriving Planet. If you are looking to leave a purposeful mark on the world, then McKinstry is the place for you. 


Here’s where you come in:

We are currently in search of a Senior Project Manager - Mechanical for our New Construction-Mechanical team in Seattle. We are looking for someone who enjoys working on complex multi-million dollar projects, managing and mentoring team members, building client relationships, developing and managing project plans, schedules, and scopes of work. You will be joining an established and diverse team where you will be able to make an immediate impact. If you thrive in a collaborative environment and are passionate about solving problems and achieving goals, this may be the right position for you!


You're great at:

Project Management

As a Senior Project Manager, you will be tasked with leading projects from initiation to closeout. This position will oversee the scheduling and coordination of internal and external resources for project completion. You will maintain the cost of issue logs, coordinate implantation handoffs between internal departments, and oversee job start and project closeout materials. Communication is key in this position as you will be the primary contact for our customers as well as the on-site team leader for our internal team. You will facilitate communication internally between the project team and other departments. You will also help identify, qualify and funnel potential new opportunities to our department leadership team. To be successful in this position, you must have a strong sense of ownership, be a strong team leader and mentor and be technically proficient.

Project Controls

As a Senior Project Manager, it is expected you will assume financial responsibility for projects including accurate, timely, and relevant cost and revenue reporting to stakeholders. You will be expected to identify and quantify project financial risks and opportunities and work with department leadership to manage these. This also includes facilitating invoice payments from clients and to subcontractors, reviewing and approving subcontractor billing, and responsibility for the preparation of monthly project accounting review. You will be tasked with drafting and/or overseeing subcontractor and purchase agreements. In addition, maintain positive working relationships with building owners, contractors, consultants, and vendors.  

Team Management

As a Senior Project Manager, you will be working closely with a dynamic team, with opportunities for coaching and mentoring project team members. You will be tasked with developing project staffing plans to include labor and subcontractors and will be responsible for the forecasting of project management labor requirements.


What we would like to see from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering or equivalent work experience required.
  • Eight (8) years of experience in project management, engineering, or construction
  • Proficient with scheduling software: Microsoft Project, Primavera, and/or Suretrak preferred  
  • Knowledge of the basics of labor relations including union contract requirements
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and required
  • Proficient with construction financial programs and software preferred


The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity. 

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.  

Applicants for this role will only be considered if they possess current US Work Authorization, and do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role. 


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