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Construction Project Manager/ Jobsite Lead

NEST is a family-owned design/build firm based in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. Our small team is focused on an iterative design process that allows authentic, forward thinking, environmentally conscious residential construction. The goal is high concept, high performance buildings, imbued with insightful design solutions. We build between 5-8 projects a year.

We are looking for a talented and self-motivated construction project manager and jobsite lead. An ideal candidate is passionate about translating design into the built environment through a responsible, thoughtful, and efficient process centered on value driven efficiencies for clients and healthy profitability for the firm. As a team, we work together closely to serve our clients and our highest vision for the future. We promote a culture that balances responsibility with mentorship and teamwork with expression. We provide an environment geared towards growth, searching in every project for the opportunities to better ourselves, our clients, and in turn the world at large.

An ideal candidate will enjoy and thrive wearing several hats – as is necessary in any small firm: project management, site lead, maintaining quality control, owning and driving a schedule, budget and other constraints, participating in company wide system development projects, team meetings, client meetings, etc.

Skills and experience we are looking for:

  • 5+ years experience in residential construction

  • 2+ years experience in construction project management

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to flourish in highly collaborative culture, wearing many hats, and being agile

  • A natural propensity towards and satisfaction in problem-solving, comfortable under pressure

  • Sense of humor and growth mindset to aid and assist in moving all projects forward gracefully

Requirements: Ideal candidates have a combination of some or all of the following:

  • Deep and overarching familiarity with residential construction and experience and/or a deep interest in the design/build approach to residential construction. Through training, practice and research – the functional skills, ability and knowledge to be the get-your-hands-dirty jobsite leader when necessary.

  • Experience in complex project tracking while being open to understanding and implementing on how that translates into our design/build paradigm.

  • Solid computer skills; the ability to create and manage spreadsheets and make them function well. Comfortable working in Google Docs. Working knowledge of Sketchup, CAD, ArchiCAD a plus.

  • Certifications/pursuit of/interest in – LEED, PHIUS, Built Green, BPI certification, NABCEP, etc., are desirable and aligned with our focus.

  • The ability to assess and strategize on how each layer of construction results in a beautiful high-quality, lasting, professional and profitable build.


  • Drives and owns the construction schedule while collaborating closely on budgets estimates. Daily site superintendent/site lead supervision and management – manages and interacts with project partners and enables a positive job site environment – safe, secure, healthy and happy space. Acts as the onsite “glue” and is responsible for the day to day management of construction projects.

  • Work closely with principals and team throughout the life of the project to create, maintain and execute budget estimates, schedules and other project management tools from design spec, including identifying a mobilization approach based on early elevated project goals, and draw practical connections to project specifics in order to insure an excellent end product as well as an enjoyable and profitable build.

  • Step into the design pipeline at key milestones to provide accurate and reliable costing, scheduling, buildability and mobilization feedback. Digest a project’s goals and constraints and reflect key design phase specific elements that need attention and develop phase specific rough order of magnitude estimates that will inform subsequent design phases.

40 hours/week. Our office is located in Columbia City, very close to public transportation and fantastic amenities. Our shop is located in SODO and has easy access from a shared loading dock.

Our projects are very often located inside Seattle proper.

Please send a cover letter, resume and 10MB max portfolio to

Salary dependent on experience, productivity, and talent 🙂

Thank you for your interest in our firm! We look forward to hearing from you.

Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer

NEST design build is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All employment decisions at NEST design build are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to gender (including pregnancy), age, race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. NEST design build will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Statement on Equity and Social Justice

NEST design build is committed to exploring the ways in which sexism, racism, classism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and other forms of discrimination operate consciously and unconsciously to shape and limit the social and economic worlds we inhabit. We believe that implicit bias plays an even more profound role than explicit bias when it comes to discriminatory behavior – we believe that structural bias underwrites inequality. In light of this, we believe that it is not enough to passively condemn racism, sexism, classism and other forms of bias – we believe that it is incumbent upon all of us to take an active stance against discrimination in its many forms. We will be anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-classist, anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic, anti-ableist, anti-ageist and anti-discriminatory in the broadest possible sense.

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