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Director PM+CM, Education

Harris & Associates is a 100% employee-owned company focused on solving today’s complex challenges in construction and design. Our offices and project sites cover California and Washington with a staff of more than 200 employee-owners. We focus on serving clients in education, transportation, water/wastewater and community service markets.

Harris & Associates is actively searching for a Director level Construction Management professional to help grow and manage our PM+CM Education/Vertical practice in Southern California. If you want to join a growing, dynamic, fast-paced organization that is open to new ideas, Harris is the place for you.

This Director will lead and manage large, complex projects; develop business; and strengthen our client relationships and marketing efforts. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing projects, winning work, and demonstrating a strong customer service orientation.

This role will lead project management efforts in their area and may oversee more than one project simultaneously. He or she must possess excellent people and communication skills in order to productively interact with contractors, designers, clients, relevant agencies and Harris & Associates staff. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Cultivating strong relationship with client, including frequent communication to position Harris to win new work
  • Attending public meetings as necessary and as determined by Harris scope of services.
  • Developing a high profile corporate and personal presence in client settings, through event participation and individual client contacts
  • Collaborating with marketing team in preparation of proposals.
  • Developing capture strategies and pursue top opportunities
  • Participating in creating Market Sector budgets, projections, opportunity targets, and other planning activities.
  • Representing owners at public meetings as necessary
  • Securing, negotiating and contracting for the services of Harris sub-consultants required for the project(s).
  • Managing the services and activities of Harris’ sub-consultants.
  • Supervising total effort to ensure projects are constructed in accordance with the approved design, budget and schedule.
  • Managing both internal (Harris) and external (Client) resources required to successfully complete the project including coordination and supervision of onsite functions.
  • Adherence to Harris’ accounting project management guidelines, including the review and approval of employee time sheets, project status reports, monthly billing statements, and management of aging reports, etc.
  • Timely coordination of staffing needs and staff availability.
  • Managing Harris staff.


  • Business Development experience
  • Minimum of 7 - 10 years of  project management experience with increasing responsibilities in each assignment.
  • College degree in engineering, architecture, construction management or business. An advanced degree (Masters) in any of these areas would be a bonus.
  • Professional engineering license, preferred
  • Additional certifications such as CCM, PMP, highly desired.
  • Computer skills appropriate for this position (Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint, etc)

Harris & Associates is an EEO employer committed to excellence through diversity.  We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

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