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Project Manager – Design and Construction


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Position Title: Project Manager – Design and Construction
Job Code: 429538
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark

The Project Manager, Design and Construction (PM) will report directly to Prudential’s Vice President of Design and Construction within Corporate Real Estate and will be responsible for managing local and national projects. This position affords the candidate an opportunity to work on a mix of projects that may include: office workspace renovations; building amenity redesigns; process improvement reviews and Corporate Real Estate systems redesign/testing.
Prudential is seeking an energetic, self-motivated experienced PM to manage a variety of projects in a timely and reliable manner. The candidate will be responsible for all aspects of a project from its inception through turnover/warranty period. The PM will be accountable for documenting the client’s project scope, developing estimates, preparing a project schedule and tracking progress, engaging architects, engineers and consultants. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the collection of initial business requirements and data, defining scope, preparing estimates, developing and tracking project schedules (using Microsoft Project), managing budgets, identifying and tracking issues through resolution, project communications, managing the bid process, preparing contracts, and managing construction administration through close out.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects from inception through turnover/warranty period
  • Focus on the specific needs of the project, client, vendors, contractors, other stakeholders and as required customize approach to meet the specific needs of the project
  • Lead stakeholders and design team to develop scope, schedule and budget
  • Identify and proactively address project risks and opportunities
  • Conduct and coordinate all weekly meetings, prepare agendas, meeting logistics and minutes that clearly define and assign action items and delivery dates
  • Develop and prepare effective presentations and updates for management
  • Communicate clearly (written and verbal) with project team and all stake holders
  • Coordinate the vendor/contractor bidding and leveling process
  • Coordinate all vendor/contractor/sub-contractor activities with property management and stakeholders
  • Prepare and update project status reports, prepare contracts and change orders, process invoices and update project tracking reports
  • Maintain accurate project files in accordance with Prudential standards

  •  Post-secondary education in Project Management, Architecture, Engineering or Interior Design preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years Project Management work experience
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage and drive activities in order to execute the project plan.
  • Ability to lead and enforce accountability within the project team consisting of  architects, engineers, contractors, internal support staff and administrative support staff.
  • Desirable to have an understanding of the construction process, including but not limited to design, budgeting, scheduling etc.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational and documentation skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Effectively collaborate with clients, design professionals, contractors and landlords
  • Ability to tailor communication style to meet the needs of the audience
  • Ability to successfully manage conflict and resolve differences
  • Self-motivated, ability to prioritize and manage multiple deliverables with limited oversight
  • Experience in service industry a plus
  • Working knowledge of CAD systems, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and MS Project
  • Visio and Access knowledge a plus
  • Demonstrates aptitude for learning in a fast paced environment

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Project Management
Schedule: Full-time
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