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Project Manager

Long Painting Company (LPC) conducts some of the most complex new construction and maintenance coating projects in the Northwest. Some projects are more industrial in nature: shipyards, bridges, tank farms, factory maintenance painting, dams, and infrastructures. Other projects are more commercial in nature: campus facilities, schools, hotels, high rises, hospitals, and office parks. New construction and repaint projects range from $5,000 to several million. LPC may employ up to 300 employees during peak months and typically conducts 25-40 projects at once.

The Long Painting Company Project Manager (PM) will provide project management for multiple coating projects throughout the Northwest. The PM is accountable for the successful completion of the project. The responsibilities of a PM include obtaining projects, planning, executing, closing projects, organizing, supervising and coordinating the project and on-site staff (daily communication with Superintendents on each project is expected) in order to complete the work on schedule, within budget and to the quality of workmanship specified. Along with site management, sales and estimates, the PM is also expected to develop a relationship with 1-5 core customers by bidding their projects, assisting them with budgets as requested, responding to changes on existing projects, establishing social interactions, and creating new opportunities.



Project Management

  • Read and understand plans, specifications and schematics to communicate with the customer’s project team and LPC’s production team in order to set goals, measure production, and maintain budget.
  • Prepare monthly work in process reports and semi-annual cash flow statements.
  • Participate in project handoff, and startup planning on successfully awarded projects with Superintendents and the production team.
  • Study specifications to plan procedures for construction, based upon starting and completion times, and staffing requirements for each phase of construction.
  • Regularly review project drawings, specifications, product data, and Safety Data Sheets that pertain to current or upcoming project tasks.



  • Perform quantity take-offs, and pricing for estimates using the Company’s estimating program, and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Communicate with customers during the bidding process.
  • Attend meetings related to project bidding, writing proposals, and provide follow up with the customer through sales closeout.


Critical Skills/Requirements

  • 2-5 years’ experience in estimating and managing industrial coating applications with bridges, port facilities, ships, manufacturing facilities, tank farms, pipelines, etc. and 2-5 years’ experience estimating and managing commercial and large scale residential projects to include: High rises, data centers, hotels, universities, tenant improvements, high end homes, etc.
  • Knowledge of floor, tank, marine and concrete coatings, surface preparation to include various abrasive blasting techniques, lead paint abatement, fireproofing, plural component application, etc.
  • Familiar with industry standards for maintaining quality certifications. Provide quality oversite for protective coating projects.
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills to effectively work with multi-generation employees, other contractors on a shared worksite, and a wide variety of customers.
  • Computer use and knowledge:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity with construction management and scheduling software.
  • Learn programs such as Hard Dollar (estimating program) and company CRM.
  • Work and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Competent in handling simultaneous tasks and planning multiple events.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills, write effectively and communicate with presence in order to enhance customer relations and safeguard LPC’s business interests.
  • Competent in conflict resolution and crisis management. Ability to use clear preventative techniques, quick action and effective mechanisms for resolving conflict.



  • Civil engineering or Construction Management degree is preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ as an Estimator or Project Engineer.
  • Previous construction management experience or applicable military experience.


Administrative Requirements

  • Pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Have reliable transportation; driving record that is insurable.
  • Show proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Pass a background check (typically 10 years back) to get into facilities such as plants, military bases, prisons, etc.


Typical Work Hours and Job Setting

  • Schedule is operations dependent, generally Monday – Friday from approximately 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Flexible scheduling is expected and allowed to accommodate the various needs of LPC.
  • Work sites vary from the office to construction sites located primarily in the greater Seattle and Portland areas.
  • Combination business casual attire and appropriate construction attire/personal protective equipment (PPE) from working in the office to the job site.


When applying, please attach a cover letter and resume. Salary is based on experience; includes a full benefits package. Contact the Workforce Development Manager for more information at (253) 234-8095.

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