Self-Perform Work Project Manager

Minnetonka, MN


The Opus Group seeks a Self-Perform Work Project Manager to join our Minnetonka project management team.


We build more than buildings. We are building greatness, in both our projects and our people. The combination of our people, culture, and unique project delivery approach truly differentiates us - it's why our associates come here, and why they stay - just ask them. Team Opus associates collaborate to advance our client goals, our communities, and their careers, every single day. At Opus you have an unmatched opportunity with a growing, industry leading organization to learn and develop professionally, while having fun along the way. You get to create solutions, forge relationships, and work with industry experts. Our award winning teams are united by one mission, and are driven to deliver impactful results for our clients and communities. If you want to build more, join us at Opus.

Working out of our headquarters in Minnetonka, MN, the Self-Perform Work Project Manager will be responsible for leading the business operations of all trade work performed by Opus and assisting with various field related self-performed work activities.  Duties include direct supervision of the Self-Performed Work Supervisor and Self-Performed Work Estimator, maintain records and forecasts of annual trade work revenue and profits, and forecast future trade work, maintain schedules and cost controls on all self-performed work from pre-construction through completion, monitor timely collection and accuracy of productivity and cost records prepared by the SPW supervisor and estimator and negotiate and execute annual material contracts.  Additional responsibilities include developing and maintaining productive relationships with office and field personnel; and contributing to overall profitability and other goals of the Company.



Business Development and Sales

  • Assist Project Managers with the promotion of self-performed work for large and or complicated projects.
  • Monitor market costs for work that Opus’ self performs and progressively compare against Opus’ performance. 
  • Prepare detailed cost estimates for third party self-performed work proposals.
  • Assist the Project Management team in conceptual estimates and verify the appropriate cost data is being utilized.
  • Develop relationships in the construction industry that would facilitate manpower sharing and potential outside bidding on self-performed work scopes.

Development & Planning of Self-Performed Work:

  • Lead the SPW team on developing an accurate self-performed work cost database.
  • Manage the process of preparing detailed self-performed work estimates for trade work and review with the appropriate project manager. 
  • Oversee the self-performed work pre-construction process and coordinate with SPW supervisor, field coordinator, and project managers prior to the start of work.
  • Establish and document detail standards with Opus AE Group to align with best practices for self-performed work.
  • Ensure that a work plan is documented for each project ensuring that site supervisors, foremen, and project managers understand the basis of schedule/budget/productivity/safety.
  • Oversee the manpower forecasting process for Opus’ projects. Identify manpower shortages or oversupply and convey those needs to the Project Management team.
  • Assist in vetting and hiring self-performed foreman and trades people.
  • Source, evaluate, and make recommendations related to alternate equipment, materials, and means and methods related to self-performed work. 
  • Work with project managers to solicit, evaluate, and award subcontracts related to self-performed work.

Project Construction and Close-out

  • Monitor self-performed work budgets on a project by project basis. Support SWP supervisor and project manager to identify variances early in the schedule and assist in adjustments to project planning. 
  • Review changes in the work with SPW estimator and produce change orders to record changes throughout construction. 
  • Review cost projections, schedule, and quality assurance for all projects with SPW work.
  • Ensure that proper close-out documentation is recorded for final costs, quantities, and productivity for all projects.

Staff Management

  • Meet regularly with staff to keep them informed and offer direction; continually refine job roles for SPW supervisor and estimator to align with Opus’ self-performed work plan.
  • Continually evaluate Opus’ self-performed work program, looking for opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the group while providing group members with appropriate professional and personal growth opportunities.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and establish individual development plans with direct report(s).
  • Ensure that staff is motivated, mentored appropriately, and functions effectively as a team.
  • Promote a culture that reflects the organization’s values, encourages good performance, and rewards productivity.
  • Administer and enforce company policies.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related area
  • Preferred eight years construction-project management experience, preferably with majority of time spent on commercial or industrial buildings
  • Preferred five years business experience requiring knowledge of accounting, budgeting, and cost allocation procedures
  • Highly proficient in data analysis and the use of Microsoft Excel.
  • Design-build and jobsite experience preferred 
  • Thorough knowledge of major aspects of designing and building projects
  • Solid problem-solving skills and the ability to work efficiently and independently 
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and customer relations skills 
  • Previous supervisory experience with the ability to effectively lead, motivate and constructively challenge internal Company and external subcontractor teams
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and must not require sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future (e.g. H1-B status).

The companies comprising The Opus Group are Equal Opportunity Employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.