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Sr. Mechanical Project Manager

locationNorfolk, VA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

ITAC serves Process & Industrial clients with integrated engineering and construction services for complex capital projects. We also offer specialty services including power systems services and products, custom machine fabrication, and fall protection services and equipment. Founded in 1988 on a dream and a $5K loan, ITAC is a true success story. From humble beginnings to an ENR-Ranked Top Design Firm with a nationwide footprint and over 450 employees operating from 6 offices in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, we provide Fortune 500 companies with innovative design-build solutions. We specialize in power generation & utilities, chemicals, food & beverage, forest products, advanced manufacturing, and minerals & metals.

ITAC’s purpose is to make life better. For our employees, this means providing them with the resources and flexibility they need to have both a rewarding career and a fulfilling family life. ITAC is 100% employee-owned. Through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and Direct Stock Ownership, every team member has the unique opportunity to be an owner who shares in the company’s growth and earnings. We offer our team a comprehensive benefits package and numerous employee incentives. Rooted in love, we serve and care for our employees like family.

We hire passionate and motivated people with an innovative mindset and the desire to grow. If the thought of challenging, fast-paced projects excites you, then you’ve come to the right place. At ITAC, you’ll be part of a collaborative team that works hard to make life better. For more information, visit


The Sr. Mechanical Project Manager coordinates and directs a project team's mechanical engineering, design, procurement, and construction efforts to meet a customer's project objectives in accordance with the terms defined in the contract applicable to the work. The Sr. Mechanical Project Manager provides, endorses, and enforces the applicable project principles, practices, and guidelines to ensure efficient and safe use and allocation of the team's and the firm's resources. The Sr. Mechanical Project Manager exercises judgment and experience when applying these principles to ensure that enough alternatives are considered by the team and that the optimal solution(s) are achieved within schedule and budget constraints. It is the Sr. Mechanical Project Manager's responsibility to work with team members and management to identify team and project execution weaknesses and strengthen those areas with process and personnel improvements. The Sr. Mechanical Project Manager must have a consistent bias for action for project performance and resolute decision making. The Sr. Mechanical Project Manager may have multiple simultaneous projects and client assignments.

The Sr. Mechanical Project Manager is also responsible for cultivating new work with clients with whom the Sr. Mechanical Project Manager has a working relationship. The Sr. Mechanical Project Manager will continuously pursue additional opportunities to provide customers with mechanical engineering, design, and construction services.


The Construction Project Manager (CPM) is a leadership role within ITAC’s construction divisions. The CPM role requires experience in their specific trade and in supervising construction work and work crews and administering numerous aspects of construction projects and communicating with ITAC’s customers. CPMs must be fully aware of safety practices and requirements on every jobsite on which they work. CPMs must adhere to ITAC policies and procedures for contracting and managing construction projects utilizing internal and external resources.

In summary, ITAC’s CPMs develop work scopes, cost estimates, and proposals; develops execution plans; and coordinates and directs field supervision to safely execute the work consistent with the scope and terms of an assigned construction contract. CPMs are responsible for meeting commitments and performance targets relating to: safety goals, financial goals, schedule objectives, quality expectations, and client satisfaction.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate RFQs (requests for quotation, requests for bid) to determine fit for ITAC; visit jobsites in preparation for bidding; note risks, clarifications, exceptions, etc.; prepare material take-offs; develop cost estimates; evaluate risks
  • Draft proposal letters, work scopes, schedules, other key information needed to offer a bid
  • Identify all work that can be fabricated in-house
  • Develop execution plans and schedules applying ITAC APM (Assured Project Management) methods
  • Work with engineering, other trades, and other construction management resources to coordinate EPC/CM and design-build projects.
  • Host kick-off meetings with customer and ITAC team; establish project safety plans and expectations; establish roles, responsibilities and communication plans
  • Provide to field supervisors, subcontractors, safety personnel, site administration and quality control personnel:
    • All applicable project technical information (typically drawings, diagrams, and specifications)
    • Update schedules and maintain cost control of the project
    • Daily/weekly direction to ITAC supervisors for the efficient use and allocation of labor, materials, equipment, and tools
  • Create “Raving Fans” and repeat business opportunities


  • 10+ years of mechanical construction project management experience,
  • 5+ years of multidiscipline project management experience
  • Expected annual PM responsibilities up $2.5M+
  • OSHA 10 certification
  • Check-out, commissioning, startup experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiar with scheduling tools/techniques (MS Project and/or Primavera)
  • Procore experience, preferred


From internships to seasoned professionals, our growing company provides career opportunities for all levels of experience. We offer our team a comprehensive benefits package and numerous employee incentives. For life’s challenges, we also provide our employees and their immediate families with certified chaplains for around-the-clock encouragement and support. Rooted in love, we serve and care for our employees like family. ITAC provides benefits such as

  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • 401k & ESOP
  • Life Insurance
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Sick Time Off
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development
  • Wellness Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Safety Incentive Program
  • 24/7 Chaplain Care
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