Assistant Project Manager

Norton, MA

The Ryan Company, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, is a General Contractor specializing in underground electrical distribution and substation construction throughout the continental US.


At The Ryan Company, you can be part of a dynamic team that includes some of the most talented, creative, and experienced people in the industry.  This team of the “best of the best” is the core of a culture that encourages you to improve and grow to the highest level of your abilities.  In order to maintain such high standards, we believe in hiring only the best candidates who meet our qualifications.

Job Description:

Assists Project Manager and Construction Manager with overall administrative direction of one or more projects. Responsible for assisting with overall project performance including costs, schedule, quality, and project status. Maintains an excellent relationship with subtrades and clients.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities -

Safety & Environment:

  • Assisting CM/PM in establishing project safety & environment programs

Risk & Opportunity Strategy:

  • Ensuring project profitability  - understanding and enforcing contractual responsibilities, contract documents and resolving disputes

  • Maintaining excellent relations with owner, architect, consultants, subcontractors, public

Project Planning &Execution:

  • Supporting the project manager and Construction Manager in development and distribution of the Project Execution Plan (PEP, which is to include, but not necessarily be limited to: site-specific safety and quality plans, organizational structure, contacts list, roles & responsibilities, communication protocol, document control, site logistics, schedule, buyout strategy, procurement, subcontracts, staffing and equipment plans, filing system, cost and quantity management, commissioning, and closeout procedures)

  • Setting up of project reporting procedures (cost reports – labor & material, site office procedures, document drawing control)

  • Assisting CM/PM in establishing the construction plan and engineering methods


  • Assisting superintendent in developing and monitoring the project schedule and budget


  • Developing and ensuring compliance with quality control plan / establishing site QUEST action teams as necessary

  • Involved in all facets of project close-out, including archiving of documents, maintenance and warranty manuals, deficiencies and warranty work

Project Cost Controls:

  • Handling all change orders, including negotiating, processing and assessing cost and schedule impact

  • Performing detailed cost review of equipment to be used

  • Subcontract Management

  • Negotiating and issuing subcontracts and major purchase orders and monitoring their progress, schedule and conducting subcontract buyout

Project Administration:

  • Preparing / verifying of progress payments to owner and subcontractors, and monitoring progress


  • Providing performance status reports regarding cost forecast, schedule and safety

  • Meeting manager; acting as chair on project meetings

  • Labor relations

  • Liaising with building authorities and regulatory agencies

Professional Development:

  • Supervising, mentoring, coaching and training project personnel

Qualifications, Certifications, and Education Requirements -

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, construction management, or 3+ years of related experience and/or training

  • Excel, Primavera P6, and Microsoft Project Experience

Company Benefits:

The Ryan Company offers a competitive salary with an outstanding benefits package including health insurance, accrued vacation time and employer-matched 401k. The Ryan Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a drug test and a background check.

Send resume to or fax to 508-742-2545

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