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Southland Industries Traveling Senior Project Manager in De Soto, Kansas


At Southland we aspire to build a workforce that’s as diverse as the people who occupy the buildings we design, build and maintain. Building talent by design, is our intentional approach to creating a truly safe, collaborative and inclusive work environment that fosters growth, empowers professional achievement and where people are treated with respect at all levels.

If you’re someone with a true passion for our industry, a life-long learner, with high accountability and a drive for results we’re looking for you! At Southland, we hire problem solvers that are focused on providing customer value through continuous improvement and will take ownership to create the best experiences that will have an impact wider than their own job. We thrive on creating a strong company and culture where you’ll feel engaged, challenged and valued.

If you’re ready for the next big step in your career and want a career full of fun and excitement and to be a part of a fast-paced growing company, then JOIN our team and become a part of an organization that values PEOPLE , SAFETY, INNOVATION, COLLABORATION, INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY.

**Take a peek at what it's like to be in Project Management at Southland Industries: https://youtu.be/KsScOekkRw8

If you love managing large, complex construction projects, mentoring others, and are passionate about safety, Southland has an opportunity for you as a Senior Project manager. In this role, you will work on exciting, multi-million dollar commercial MEP projects as you develop your skills in estimating, financials, and project management within the design-build construction process.

This role can be for a traveling Senior PM who is able to be at the project site during the week and travel home on the weekend OR if you are ready to take on a new adventure, a relocation package is part of the deal for the right candidate. Not only does this project offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but also you get to enjoy a new city and make new friends!

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and implement strategies and plans to ensure your team meets or exceeds the project delivery contractually and financially.

  • Measure and report progress, and won't just look back, but will develop tactics to make sure we stay on track

  • Develop client relationships by providing project status updates to client and leadership

  • Partner with management to develop and implement project strategies

  • Manage budget reports, cost and revenue projections, change orders, etc. for the project

  • Participate in project meetings with internal departments to discuss project schedule and issues as needed.

  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure scope and direction of project is on schedule.

  • Delegate work and serves as mentor to project team. Provide coaching and performance feedback as necessary

  • Direct and motivate teams through all phases of multiple large-scale projects. Celebrate when things go well; problem solve when they don’t.

  • Mentor Project Managers and Project Engineers to prepare them for the next step in their profession in keeping with our core value “People.”

  • Utilize the latest construction industry trends and pioneer new trends as they emerge.

  • Develop and nurture customer relationships beyond a single project – at Southland, we value customers for life.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or Construction Management plus 15+ years of experience managing mid to large size MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) projects – after all, that’s what we do!

  • Experience working on large and complex projects with process piping

  • You have extensive experience managing multiple HVAC construction projects and have a deep understanding of project financials and schedules, tracking production and managing a large project from start to finish

  • You know how to build the job, plan the work and drive the pre-fabrication part of the project

  • You know how to plan 6-9 months down the road and know what it takes to achieve successful progress and outcomes along the way

  • Expert knowledge of applicable systems design, such as HVAC, plumbing, etc., as well as all design engineering aspect

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communication with all levels of employees, clients and general contractors

  • Proven ability to manage multiple larger complex projects

  • Strong public speaking ability

  • Ability to present proposals to clients

  • Authentic leadership – you’re able to lead by example, with integrity and a real interest in the development of each member of your team.

  • Be accountable and take initiative on your projects. Accountability is one of Southland’s highest values.

  • Be able to creatively solve problems. You’ve been in the trenches before. You know what it takes to get the job done and done right for your customer and your company.

YOU Matter


As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

  • 401(k) Plan with 50% Company Match (no cap) and immediate 100% vesting

  • Annual bonus program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance – 100% Paid for Employee

  • Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Disability Income Protection Insurance

  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)

  • Paid Parental Leave Benefits

  • Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave

  • Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses

For more information on Southland Industries, please visit our web site: Southland Careers (http://southlandindcareers.com) or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SouthlandInd) or LinkedIN (https://www.linkedin.com/company/22132?trk=tyah&trkInfo=tarId%3A1408634606883%2Ctas%3ASouthland%20industries%2Cidx%3A2-1-4)

To hear what our employees are saying about working at Southland Industries, check out our Career Video - Working at Southland (https://youtu.be/EC9ltck1v-Q)

Southland Industries and all its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing our employees with a safe work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Southland Industries are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Southland Industries will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

*All employment offers are contingent upon successful, drug test, background check and professional reference checks. *

*We are not able to offer sponsorship of employment at this time*

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