Project Manager

Location: Columbus, OH

Post Date: 08-13-2017

Lerch Bates Inc. is seeking a Full-Time Project Manager to join our Columbus, Ohio Team. 

Established in 1947, we are an employee-owned organization offering a great environment, top notch professionals and a terrific benefits line up. Submit your resume today to learn more about becoming a part of a great team!


The Project Manager will be one of the main contacts for ongoing projects.  As such, the Project Manager will work with the Lerch Bates Consultant and with the client directly to provide world-class service to our clients by being responsive to client requests and inquires, understanding the client challenges, assisting with resolving challenges relating to elevators and elevator contracts as an intrepid advocate for our clients. This role will track all client issues and resolutions accurately and timely.  The Project Manager will handle numerous tasks simultaneously working closely with the account lead and client to respond to client inquiries, review invoices, manage clients requests, and work with client vendors to solve solutions.

Key Qualifications

  • Must be a service-minded professional that takes personal accountability and initiative in getting the job done and delighting our clients.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service skills, with the ability to defuse situations and resolve problems.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Ability to travel to meet with clients and vendors.

Other Requirements

  • Proven successful employment history, with experience in the construction trade or existing building trade preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferred areas of study include but not limited to Project Management, Construction Management, Engineering.
  • Experience with project specifications, RFP, bid preparation, negotiation, awards, and change orders is advantageous.
  • Previous experience in the elevator industry is preferred but not necessary.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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