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Construction Assistant Project Manager, Washington, DC, US ID#16888

Cherokee Nation Environmental Solutions (CNES) is a construction, environmental, and professional services company that provides clients with custom tailored services that fit their specific needs. Federal government customers benefit from the personal approach that gives them the attention they deserve and the quality they expect. With decades of experience in the service industry, CNES extends its services to all facilities seeking reliable, quality services from a single source provider. CNES is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.


The Assistant Project Manager (APM) will assist the Project Manager with designated project(s) to ensure completion within requirements, budget, schedule, etc. These responsibilities may range from administrative duties to overseeing project with minimal supervision depending on the scope and requirements of assigned project.  


Includes the following:

  • Assist or oversee line level tasks at any given time throughout the course of a project.

  • Serve as a communication liaison between the company, the client on-site representatives and subcontractors.

  • Track tasks against strict timelines and schedules to facilitate meeting daily and weekly goals.

  • Maintain the project schedule and provide schedule reporting.

  • Compile and maintain daily and weekly administrative reports.

  • Maintain site documentation in an organized manner and input into computer systems.

  • Review subcontractor proposals for scope coverage and requirements (e.g., including insurance and bonding requirements, etc.).

  • Create, log, track and review drawings, submittals, punch lists and Requests for Information.

  • Prepare, review and edit client and subcontractor invoices. 

  • May perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Position may manage multiple projects without having direct supervisory responsibilities.


Bachelor’s Degree in construction or a related field and 10 years of experience in project management or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have previously completed or will complete OSHA Safety training (30 hours). Construction related job experience is preferred. 

Candidates with Department of State OBO OCONUS experience are preferred.

Current Secret Security Clearance preferred.

Candidates will be required to undergo a federal government background investigation and favorably pass a drug screen.

Candidates must have a valid US Passport whose expiration date is at least One Year from the positions start date.


  • Exhibit a thorough understanding of corporate, industry and government construction best practices

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must be able to track concurrent activities within one project.

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, specifications, engineering reports, etc.

  • Proficiency in utilized software programs including Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Must have strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Must be able to secure and maintain appropriate security clearance necessary per contract or sector requirements.

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.


Work is normally performed in a typical professional office environment with some OCONUS travel. 

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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