Senior Project Manager

McFarlane's   Sauk City, WI   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on February 7, 2024

JOB SUMMARY:  The Senior Project Manager is responsible for identifying, pursuing and managing business development opportunities to generate profit for McFarlane Mfg. Co., Inc.

 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Pursue business growth opportunities, foster relationships, review all front-end documents, perform takeoff of all materials, gather pricing for all materials, prepare costing estimates, manage projects within a team setting and manage Structural Estimating & Project Management Team.


  • Solicit and negotiate price, schedule and Job Contract expectations with customers and subcontractors
  • Execute takeoffs, prepare estimates/proposals, bid, schedule and manage projects in team setting
    • Ensure cost estimate accuracy (material, labor) per the project scope and construction drawings
    • Maintain conformance with estimating standards (material, labor)
    • Execute and maintain schedules and expectations to shop, contractors and sub-contractors
    • Execute and negotiate timely NOC’s and change orders
    • Coordinate deliveries per customer expectations
    • Assist with, review, and reconcile Invoicing and Billing
  • Coordinate project operations in conjunction with Production Control Team
  • Manage team budget and staff, including Project Management and Estimating
  • Develop Structural Steel Business, including pursuing opportunities in new market sectors, fostering relationships with new customers, long-term customers, engineers, and architects
  • Oversight of all projects regarding schedule, customer needs (Quality, Price, Delivery, Service) and margin
  • Manage team training in usage of operational systems
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate/prioritize between multiple projects and internal/external contacts
  • Ability to read and understand various types of project drawings, specifications, contract documents/waivers, etc.
  • Ability to understand design and construction drawings to verify scope of work quoting
  • Proficient in math
  • Flexible, with ability to work additional hours as needed to meet deadlines
  • Detail oriented and organized with ability to maintain orderly files of all electronic correspondence, deliverables and specifications used
  • Proficient with MS Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Ability to do accurate take-offs and change orders
  • Ability to proactively solicit bid invitations


  • Proficient with Bluebeam, Tekla PowerFab, and MS Office
  • Experience with digital takeoff techniques
  • Tech savvy regarding tools and techniques to streamline individual efforts and cross-functional workflow
  • Experience working with or at a WI or neighboring state steel fabricator


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management preferred, minimum 2-year technical degree in related field
  2. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience estimating/project managing structural steel construction projects working with Regional (South/Central WI, Northern IL) General Contractors preferred


Must wear proper PPE while in the Shop.  Employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and hear; frequently required to sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; use computer equipment. Close vision and distance vision required. Employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Demonstrates accountability for all safety procedures, leading by example.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation is based upon experience.  Competitive benefits include health with HSA, dental, vision, life and disability insurance offerings, 401k with match, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, EAP, company events, generous McFarlanes’ Retail Service Center Employee Discount, and more. To be considered for this opportunity, apply in person at or submit resume to:  McFarlanes’, Attn:  HR, 1330 Dallas Street, Sauk City, WI  53583; apply online at; or email resume to


1330 Dallas Street
Sauk City , WI