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Construction Project Manager 3


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Construction Mgmt
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1381



About American Ordnance

At American Ordnance, we know the stakes and We do what we say! ® We’re the team working behind the scenes to make sure our nation’s front lines have safe, high-quality ammunition. As a trusted premier manufacturer of ammunition to the U.S. Military, some of our capabilities range from production of direct and indirect fire, warheads, to special projects and beyond. With more than 70 years of experience and Day & Zimmermann behind us, it’s no surprise that our teams consistently exceed expectations. Come join in on our purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world!

Construction Project Manager


We’re looking for a full-time, staff Construction Project Manager 3, Facilities Construction to join our American Ordnance team located in Middletown, IA.

Work with contractors, Government partners and internal AO employees to coordinate and manage all construction and implementation activities associated with projects. May be assigned a single large project or multiple projects. Project examples: replacement and upgrades of various major systems, construction of new facilities, construction of production buildings.

As the Position Title, here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with project staff to include subcontract engineering firms as well as internal and external customers to conceptualize, design, bid, and execute projects. Collaborate with other project managers to share problems and solutions.
  • Strong understanding of subcontract management to determine organizational approach and coordination to accomplish projects contractual requirements. Develop and facilitate the program management plan and customer communication.
  • Extensive knowledge of project financial costing and budget controls. Ability to strategically execute the contract. Independently manage, create, and provide accurate estimates and project scope.
  • Develop detailed scopes of work for proposing and bidding projects. Manage cost, quality, schedule, and communication plans. Develop and implement contingency plans to address specific executional needs. Ensures compliance with codes, guidelines, best practices, and policies.
  • Build strong Customer relationship network and acts as a subject-matter expert for all aspects of contract services and contractual obligations.
  • Prepare periodic progress and cost reports, presentations and required documentation for contract deliverables.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Ability to communicate proficiently in writing and verbally to individuals or groups of people.
  • Able to design and estimate commercial construction projects and define a scope of work using proven methods.
  • Multitask and effectively problem solve. Work with teams to reach solutions to issues that may hinder project progress.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Microsoft Project, and other software programs.
  • Advanced commercial HVAC & electrical knowledge; Computer aided drafting; ArcGIS; and Familiarity with GPS surveying techniques.

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering or related field or 10+ years equivalent experience.
  • 6+ years construction engineering experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred.
  • Valid driver's license is required
  • US Citizenship required; Secret Clearance may be required.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) Preferred.
  • Great attitude and team player.
  • Successful completion of background screening process.

In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $86,800 - $130,200. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements).

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY NOW! Talent Acquisition Partner: Paul Bogart

We care about our employees and it shows!

Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; Employee Assistance Program (EAP); flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!


To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation:

  • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery.
  • Balancing (e.g. maintaining equilibrium when walking, climbing, crouching, etc.)
  • Stooping (e.g. bending the spine at the waist)
  • Reaching (e.g. reaching the arms or legs in any direction)
  • Lifting motion or lifting objects more than 15 pounds
  • Walking
  • Repetitive motion of any part of the body
  • Kneeling, crouching or crawling
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)
  • Grasping (e.g. use of hand to apply pressure)
  • Feeling (e.g. perceiving an object’s size, shape, texture, etc.)
  • Climbing (e.g. ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, pole, etc. using feet and legs and hands/arms to climb)
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus for long periods of time.
  • Ability to read complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to write complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally.
  • Expertise in:
  • Ability to wear a mask, respirator, bullet proof vest, or other equipment.
  • Ability to regularly perform all job functions at Company’s office or worksite.
  • Ability to withstand environmental conditions (e.g. extreme heat or cold, grass, wind, sand, fumes, odors, gases, extreme noise, etc.)

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


American Ordnance, a Day & Zimmermann Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. Diversity, and Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity: American Ordnance is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over 110 years of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. American Ordnance is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email

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