Assistant Project Manager- Public Sector


Washington, DC


United States

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Washington, DC based public sector schools team as an Assistant Project Manager. This individual will be an integral part of the project team and will have 2-4 years of prior construction management experience. This position is a hybrid position requiring at least 1-2 days in office and based on client need.

MGAC is a global boutique consultancy dedicated to managing and representing our clients’ best interests. Our success is rooted in hiring exceptional people who are driven to do challenging work with the unique blend of experience, integrity, creativity, and commitment that separates us from our competitors.

We have three simple goals: to do the most interesting and challenging work, to have fun working together, and to build a successful business in the process. 

Unlock Your Potential: Qualifications for Success

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field
  • At least 2-4 years of building construction experience required
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, presentation, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of construction cost, scheduling, estimating, and engineering principles and techniques, accounting principles. Familiar with various construction methods, systems and materials, their characteristics, installation procedures and tolerances.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Project; ability to work independently to create tools and schedules to use in project management and analysis
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software; CAD, and Adobe InDesign a plus
  • Thorough follow through on all task responsibilities
  • Meticulous record keeping and representation of reliable data
  • A “Can Do” and positive attitude and have excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Support others and apply skills to make team contributions

What you’ll be doing (and why you’ll love it)

  • Responsible for assisting the Sr. Project Manager and Project Manager on MGAC’s construction projects. This position assists the Sr. Project Manager and Project Manager in all coordination, supervision and internal/external communications and will be groomed to run projects independently in the future.
  • As a critical element to the team, this position calls for continual evaluation of team effectiveness to the Client, time management and output; the completion of projects and tasks in a timely and cost-effective manner while serving both the business goals of MGAC and the Client’s requirements.
  • Contribute to the overall team goals and success. Foster team development and maximize potential, working with others to identify and remove barriers to success
  • Maintain owner, architect, subcontractor and vendor relations
  • Assist in the creation of project schedules. Monitor and communicate progress to the Sr Project Manager and Project Manager
  • Alert the Sr. Project Manager and Project Manager to conditions that could lead to significant delays in the completion of work or when the construction schedule falls behind
  • Provide documentation and written record as to the progress, issues, solutions, inspections, change orders, construction changes, meetings, drawings, products and other items that reflect the progress or lack thereof
  • Advocate on the part of the Owner and works with the Sr. Project Manager and Project Manager during disputes, disagreements, modifications or change orders
  • Attend meetings as the Owner’s Representative with the project team as needed
  • Track and submit invoices, purchase orders, and other financial commitments, exposures and obligations
  • Perform other duties and take on other responsibilities as required for the successful completion of the project
  • Keep Sr. Project Manager and Project Manager informed on progress and stages of the projects, providing briefing sessions at major completion stages

Why work with us?

  • With a healthy 28+ year history in North America (and even longer in UK), we are at an exciting stage of growth as a business. There is palpable energy and momentum across the company that is easy to tap into and be inspired by. The people around you are welcoming and go out of their way to make their support known. 
  • We are consistent Top Work-Places awardees with a strong employee first culture.  Let's chat and we can give you incredible examples of this culture at work. 
  • MGAC is founded on an entrepreneurial culture, and you will be encouraged to embrace new ways of doing things, to deliver outcomes and positive experiences that regularly exceed client expectations. 
  • We are a global company, yet we are committed to remaining nimble enough to provide our clients with a level of care that our bigger competitors struggle to achieve. 
  • Your voice will be heard here, your ideas considered, and your efforts rewarded. Our relatively flat hierarchy means our directors’ doors are always open. We want you to work with us to build on a positive culture, to ensure your ideas and valued contributions (which have helped our clients) are recognized when it comes to reviews and appraisals. You will be truly valued and looked after.
  • We support your wellness and promote a healthy blend of work/life balance.  We encourage you to take that PTO and offer cutting edge benefits. Top-notch free mental health support services are just the latest to be added to an incredible lineup.
  • And last but not least... we're fun. At least we think so. :-D. There isn't a day that goes by where there isn't deep belly laughter heard in the hallways. 

Beyond the paycheck: Explore Our Comprehensive Benefits!

  • Over the past decade, MGAC has been recognized as a Top Workplace by The Washington Post, affirming MGAC’s commitment to fostering a unique and collaborative environment where staff can grow personally and professionally. 

  • MGAC’s competitive benefits contribute to our award-winning culture. On your first day of work, employees begin accruing vacation at a rate of 10 hours per month, equivalent to 3 weeks each year. Employees also receive 1 day off for their birthday! Sick leave accrues at 64 hours per calendar year or 8 days annually. Additionally, full-time employees are provided 9 paid holidays per calendar year.

  • For more information on MGAC’s generous benefits, please visit our careers section on

Better Benefits, Better Life

We believe employers should empower the whole person, not just the “employee.” Our benefit structure is designed to support all five pillars of overall wellness: Financial, Physical, Emotional, Social, and Professional.

Our comprehensive benefits package


Health, Rx, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans


401(k) Retirement Plan


Basic Life Insurance


AD&D Insurance


Voluntary Life / AD&D Insurance


Short-Term + Long-Term Disability


Paid Parental Leave


Flexible Spending Plans


Tuition Reimbursement


Cell Phone Reimbursement


Commuter Reimbursement


Professional Development Support


Mental Health + Wellness Programs


Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Sick Time


Competitive Compensation + Bonuses

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