SWC Project Manager - Atlanta in Suwanee, GA at South Western Communications

Date Posted: 1/9/2020

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Job Description

South Western Communications

South Western Communications, SWC, is one trusted source for communication, physical security and life safety solutions to meet the needs of Healthcare, Education, Detention and Commercial customers. We utilize a consultative approach to conduct an in-depth needs analysis, enabling our customers to fulfill their mission critical processes. We continuously research and select only the best-in class product collection. We utilize these products to create an integrated solution with your goals and needs in mind, ensuring satisfaction and flawless integration. At SWC, we strive to exceed your expectations and invest the time and resources into every job because we care about our customers.

Position Description

Title:  Project Manager
Reports to: Branch Manager, Atlanta
Class:  Full-Time, Salaried, Full Benefit Package

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Plans, organizes, directs, and controls project activities required for effective management of healthcare, education, & business installation projects. Supervises installation labor and sub-contractors.  Works with financial reports, contracts, management reports, and tools to define project problems to assure project profitability.  Responsible for organizing training, developing employees, and for the quality of installation.


1.  Plans and schedules engineering, installation, and subcontracting activities on large and/or complex systems or service installed jobs
2.  Maintains current job plans and specifications
3.  Works with engineering department on design and drafting phases of jobs
4.  Coordinates the procurement of materials, supplies, services, and controls timely delivery to job site
5.  Prepares, manages, and executes the project installation plan
6.  Determines from reviewing various sources of information the necessary changes in design, contract price, and installation plan.
7.  Implements agreed changes to project scope
8.   Maintains construction schedule and coordinates task scheduling with other trades.
9.   Selects and monitors the performance of subcontractors
10.  Keeps self, superiors, and subordinates informed of progress/status of projects
11.  Maintains all digital records relating to jobs including job status, material purchases, contacts, job changes, prints, submittals, quotes, needs assessments, packing list, email correspondence, and other control records
12.  Reviews estimate or assist in estimating projects that the company is bidding
13.  May be called upon to assist in site survey along with sales/engineering to secure accurate estimations

14.  Implements quality assurance program to continuously improve customer satisfaction
15.  Present a professional image of company when speaking to customers (all levels)
16.  Develops a relationship with the decision maker of our customer
17.  Routinely walks job site to ensure quality installation of company products and updates customer/decision maker of project status in documented format
18.  Responsible for customer satisfaction on projects

19.  Monitors job status and controls job costs
20.  Provides information to determine labor and material requirements on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis as required depending on the status of the project
21.  Assists management in monthly resource allocation forecasting
22.  Ensures proper job management and cost control by reviewing job financial reports
23.  Reviews the data required for monthly job billings with the office manager
24.  Monitors job reports and works with other management tools to define project problems
25.  Reviews timecards to analyze job performance.
26.  Devises a plan of action to remedy job problems and implements plan to ensure project profitability

Training and development:

1.  Studies literature and attends seminars to stay current with regards to products, processes, and materials
2.  Works with installers on job concepts, installation procedures, and product training for their advancement

3.  Job Closure
4.  Responsible for overseeing As-Builds
5.  Responsible for completing all paperwork, ensure POs are completed, warranty letter is sent, and jobs are turned over to service
6.  Job is 100% billed and revenue is taken
7.  Job close out report is completed
8.  Contact Training Specialist and provide contact information for scheduling purposes at the appropriate time according to scheduled completion


Supervises:  Installers, Apprentices and Subcontractors



High school education or equivalent, Associates degree (2 year) or Bachelor degree (4 year) in a technical capacity is desirable.  Project Management experience.  IT Project + or PMP certification desired.

Skills and abilities:

Five years of experience in the engineering and installation of low voltage systems, or related field.  Has a strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals, relay logic, and operations.  Good subcontracting skills.  Excellent written & oral communication skills required.  An understanding of job financial reports and the ability control costs in the handling of large projects. Experience with IT related equipment (servers, databases, networking, etc) is strongly preferred.


Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or other customers; manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of small objects, and operating office equipment.


1.  Team oriented work environment
2.  The office is clean, orderly, properly lighted and ventilated.  Noise levels are considered low to moderate
3.  Site work job conditions are similar to typical construction projects


Management has the right to revise this description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason as outlined in the employee manual or other written agreement. 

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Other details
  • Job Family: MGRPROJ
  • Pay Type: Salary
  • Employment Indicator: Regular
  • Required Education: High School


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