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Henning Companies LLC Agricultural Senior Project Manager in Johnston, Iowa

Location: Johnston, Iowa | Job Type: Full-Time

Henning Companies is a growing Design-Build, General Contractor, and Construction Manager based out of Johnston, IA working throughout the U.S. to serve the ag, manufacturing, commercial, and industrial construction markets. Safety comes first in everything we do. We provide customers quality services and expertise.

The Project Manager plans, coordinates, and oversees the overall safety, budget, schedule, and quality of construction projects from project inception through project completion. This position will focus on agricultural construction projects such as feed mills and grain processing. They are a team leader to ensure effective management of assigned internal and external resources toward the common goal of quality and timely delivery of services which meet customer’s expectations.

Building Relationships

  • Participate in business development through professional and respectful representation of Henning Companies within the community and industry and providing excellent customer service. Develop business by building lasting relationships with customers, design partners, consultants, architects, trade partners, vendors, industry contacts and professional organizations.

  • Lead Owner Coordination Meetings. Facilitate open communication and collaboration with owner, designers, and trade partners to build a team atmosphere, resolve conflicts early, and track progress. Ensure actions are identified, documented, expedited and completed as promised.

  • Monitor and document the progress of the engineering and construction activities on a regular basis and hold regular status meetings with all the subcontractor teams.

  • Work closely with our project partners to pre-plan and schedule using Last Planner System® in order to identify, eliminate constraints, and manage risks.

  • Provide management of all assigned team members including direction, supervision, performance review and development planning.

  • Provide basic support for all other departments as needed, along with other assigned duties.

  • Own your personal development and contribute to the development of the Henning team including your own supervisors and subordinates.

Focus on End Goals

  • Lead, manage and complete all engineering, procurement and construction projects to ensure the project is completed safely, on schedule, within budget, and with quality that conforms to project plans and specifications, customer and company expectations.

  • Develop and maintain a master Critical Path Method Schedule (CPM) and a Change Management Program.

  • Monitor and document the progress of the engineering, procurement and construction activities on a daily basis. Update the master schedule on a bi-weekly basis, at a minimum and hold regular meetings with all involved to keep open lines of communication.

  • Plan and execute Contract Buyout including pre-qualification, analysis, hiring, and overseeing the work done by the trade contractors, vendors, suppliers and technicians.

  • Optimize utilization of project resources, ensure procurement at the most cost-effective terms in line with contract documents and defined budgets. Submit cost tracking reports at a minimum of monthly basis. Prepare and submit owner billings in a timely fashion according to the agreed upon payment terms. Approve all vendor invoicing in accordance with contracts and established payment terms.

  • Ensure communication with all involved parties is handled in a timely and professional manner.

  • Develop cost estimates at varying stages of project design, lead teams through proposal process.

Drive Innovation

  • Requires continuous improvement mindset; lead & participate in continuous improvement of processes to eliminate waste and improve customer experience.

  • Utilize the appropriate technology to provide best in class project solutions. This includes estimating (Sage®) and project management software (Procore®) and web-based collaboration tools.


  • Develop, maintain, and implement Project Safety Plans and coordinate with our customer specific contract requirements, and instill our safety culture both in office and on the job site.

  • Monitor and improve safety by leading or participating in Job Safety Audits on each job site visit.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering, Construction Management or related Engineering degree equivalent preferred

  • Experience in feed mills and grain processing preferred

  • Exceptional communication and effective listening skills

  • Ability to read people and adapt your approach to achieve results

  • Minimum 6 years proven experience managing construction projects

  • Effective contributor and team player, which can plan and organize a team with the capacity to motivate and boost morale

  • Ability to travel to project locations, including overnight travel

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently in an office environment. This involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing.

Henning Companies offer a full benefits package that includes competitive compensation, vehicle allowance, and incentives; complete with health, dental, vision, disability, and 401(k) benefits.

Important Disclaimer Notice: The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors as well as the requirements and conditions listed in this job posting are representative only and not an exhaustive list of the tasks that the employee may be required to perform. Henning Companies reserves the right to revise the job description/duties at any time and may require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances and conditions of the business change.