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Project Manager

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Tampa - Tampa, FL
$60,000.00 - $75,000.00 Salary/year


 Title:  Project Manager


Job Summary: 


Do you have a desire…

to be part of an exciting employee-owned, professional services team;

to be part of an organization that truly works as a team and walks-the-walk;

to expand your current skills and grow into a technical consultant dealing with Elevators & Escalators?

And to have growth within your team and the company?

Then look no further than Lerch Bates!


Lerch Bates is seeking a full-time Project Manager for the state of Florida. This role is designed with future growth and development in mind.

The Project Manager will act more as a “technical consultant in training” while learning the ins and outs of the Vertical Transportation industry as well as getting hands on field experience. Through daily workflow and field experience, you will become an integral part of the problem-solving process for our clients and industry partners.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed in this position. They are not intended to prescribe or restrict the assignments that may be made by management.


  • Assisting a team of consulting professionals in completing projects
  • Communicating with staff and clients, making decisions, and monitoring the progress of the project to keep it on schedule.
  • Managing long- and short-term deadlines, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines
  • Providing deliverables to clients, as well as being a point of contact between our consultants, clients, contractors, vendors, and internal project analysts
  • Manage elevator consulting team projects in various tools:
  • Excel, Outlook, Cloud (SharePoint) and Deltek Database
  • Working with many team members from multiple departments
  • Serving as a point of contact for projects and or consultants
  • Participation in client progress calls
  • Bid meetings
  • Performing quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected
  • Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needs change
  • 10% to 25% client-facing travel in the state of Florida.
  • Learning to make the most effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with projects
  • Delegating tasks on the project internally as well as how to work within the client confines of the scope of work
  • Development of aptitude, drive, timeliness, and quality of work
  • Accumulating technical knowledge in the industries that we service and provide
  • Technical Writing


Required Education, Experience and Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred areas of study: Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management
  • Organization
  • Time management
  • Basic understanding of mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Self-driven/self-management skills
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to learn quickly and understand mechanical concepts
  • Knowledge/experience in the construction/existing building trade
  • Experience with Bluebeam Revu
  • Typing
  • Precious Employment history (Internships or co-ops included)
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a service-minded professional that takes personal accountability and initiative in getting the job done
  • Strong customer service skills, with the ability to defuse situations and resolve problems
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Intermediate to advance knowledge preferred in WORD and Excel.




Lerch Bates offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k) with matching contributions, tuition reimbursement and Health Savings Accounts. We offer generous time off benefits and opportunities to learn and grow through our own internal development program, Lerch Bates University.




Company Overview:


Lerch Bates is the global multidisciplinary technical consultancy saving time and money for those designing, modernizing, investigating, or managing buildings. From risk to ROI, schedule to sustainability, Lerch Bates’ suite of services helps you plan the future of your building at every phase of the building lifecycle. As your partner in finding the best technical outcomes for your project, we ensure functionality, safety and value work together.


We simplify the path to the best technical expertise for the built environment anywhere in the world. Lerch Bates offers integrated specialties that include vertical transportation, logistics, enclosures & structures, forensics, building maintenance equipment services (BMES); and multidisciplinary building lifecycle services that optimize performance from design, construction and management to forensic investigation, repair and modernization.


As an ESOP, Lerch Bates employee-owners bring a distinct “we own what we do” brand of technical consulting to every project and partnership. When you work with us, you gain a team member with an ownership mindset. Expect responsibility, service and performance in everything we do.


CORE Values: Ownership . Community . Integrity . Respect . Optimism



We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.