Assistant Project Manager - Mission Critical

Project Management Reno, Nevada


Headquartered in Salt Lake City and supported by 12 offices nationally, at Layton we're builders and we're family! Through delivering predictable outcomes, we've been inspiring confidence in our customers since 1953. We know that behind every project are the highly-skilled people making it happen every day, which makes investing in hiring, developing and retaining the brightest minds a top priority. We want the opportunity to help you achieve your career goals.

Joining Layton isn't just a new job, it's a career move that will provide lasting success for you and your family.



The Assistant Project Manager assists in the planning, management, and execution of work for assigned construction projects. May be assigned one or more projects at a time. Manages projects to meet quality standards, owner expectations, and profitability. Assesses and responds to customer needs and cultivates customer relationships. Promotes Layton business philosophies and assists in training project personnel.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in the preparation of estimates for the project.
  • Prepares project budgets and unit cost reports.
  • Assists the project team in preparing the project management plan.
  • Participates in value engineering services as appropriate.
  • Organizes and conducts pre-construction planning meetings.
  • Participates in the successful negotiation of project subcontracts.
  • Participates in obtaining permits and resolving other regulatory requirements as necessary.
  • Prepares a project schedule and develops milestones necessary to successfully complete the project in concert with the Project Superintendent.
  • Develops the monthly client pay requests and follows up on the collection of billings to insure funds are collected as per the contract terms & time.
  • Maintains owner relations.
  • Obtains and reviews plans and specifications and determines their completeness and consistency.
  • Plans the successful execution of the construction contract.
  • Manages project materials and equipment procurement within the project budget constraints and consistent with the project delivery schedule.
  • Develops and monitors project quality, safety, and risk management plans.
  • Regularly visits the project site and monitors costs, safety, quality, and schedule performance with the project superintendent.
  • Evaluates and modifies as necessary, schedules and self-performed work procedures to meet schedule milestones and financial goals.
  • Negotiates owner and subcontractor change orders and manages the resulting cost and profit impact.
  • Controls the payment of job costs based on document review and approval and coordinates with the job cost accountant for payments and lien releases. Participates in monthly job cost reviews to declare project status.
  • Attends and documents owner and other coordination meetings.
  • Coordinates all final close out procedures for the project including as-built drawing, punch lists, final billing, occupancy permit, owner acceptance, project manuals, warranty letters, subcontractor close out, letter of substantial completion, and letter of recommendation.
  • Participates in the post completion project review and provides Estimating with information for their database.
  • Increases project profitability and promotes Layton objectives and goals.
  • Directs the organization and preparation of all project documents for storage.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or construction related field or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in Commercial Construction. 
  • Has a valid driver's license and a clean driving record.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills by expressing ideas clearly and effectively. Uses proper grammar and syntax.
  • Knows commercial construction processes thoroughly.
  • Understands construction laws and practices.
  • Has strong negotiation skills.
  • Understands and applies building codes and other design requirements correctly.
  • Reads blueprints.
  • Maintains the Layton standard of ethics, conduct, and organizational policies.
  • Excels in problem solving. Finds relationships between data from different sources to formulate alternative solutions.
  • Works well with other people; takes time to help co-workers, customers, and others to achieve their goals and assignments.
  • Uses tact. Expresses empathy.
  • Establishes priorities and a course of action for handling multiple tasks.
  • Knows how to plan an effective course of action for self and others. Knows how to allocate resources and assign personnel. Uses time efficiently and is well-organized.
  • Knows how to present a professional demeanor. Makes a good impression on others.
  • Knows how to manage events to achieve goals. Is a self-starter and works well without close supervision. Has a record of achieving aggressive goals.
  • Can operate office equipment, such as computer, printer, phone, copier, fax, etc.
  • Professional affiliations (e.g. AGC member) and credentials (e.g. PE) preferred.
  • Community service participation preferred.

Benefits: The Company offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account, Healthcare Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, Life & AD&D Insurance, Long-term Disability Insurance, Short-term Disability Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance, Family Support, Pre-tax Paid Parking/Public Transportation, Paid time off, Time Away Benefits, Paid Holidays, Group Legal, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Identity Theft Protection, Group Legal, Pet Insurance, Employee Assistance Program.

EEO Statement: Layton Construction an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

 This position is anticipated to be a traveling position. If you are not able to travel/relocate, please apply to a position that will best suit your needs.