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Purcell Construction recognizes that one of our most important assets is our people. Over the years, we have built a solid team of construction management professionals, field supervisors, and skilled trades people. We thank you for your interest in joining our team.

See the listing of current available positions. We are always accepting applications from experienced people to join our team. Interested candidates are encouraged to fill out the form below or send a resume. We thank you for your interest in Purcell Construction.

Skilled trades people are encouraged to fill out an application, in-person, at one of our offices: 566 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY or 7730 Whitepine Road, Richmond, VA.

We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • Commercial Carpenters

    Commercial Carpenters

    Richmond, VA

    The successful applicant will have a basic knowledge of commercial construction trades, practices, procedures and will be familiar with the tools, equipment and materials necessary to assist the Foreman and Site Superintendents in carrying out their duties and other projects as assigned.

    • Job requires ability to climb ladders, crawl for distances, work in confined areas, lift and manipulate heavy objects. Candidate must possess physical strength and agility needed to perform strenuous manual labor.
    • Be able to stand for up to 8-10 hours in a given day.
    • Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs. unassisted to your waist.
    • Have the ability to step up a 19-inch rise without assistance.
    • Must have the ability to understand verbal and written instructions and organize assigned tasks for completion alone or with help
    • Working conditions include restricted movement, dirty environment, extreme temperatures, working on buildings and/or scaffolding at heights over 15 feet above the ground and climbing ladders for heights up to 30 feet.
    • Erecting and dismantling concrete formwork and scaffolding.
    • General wall and roof framing and sheathing.
    • Exterior siding, trim and roofing products.
    • Installation of standing and running trim.
    • Installation of cabinetry, doors and hardware.
    • Operating woodworking machines and tools such as power saws, drills, planers.
    • General knowledge of Building Codes.
    • At least three (3) years experience as a Carpenter is preferred.
    • Education and experience: High school education or equivalent.
    • Valid drivers license required.

    All applicants are required to complete a Job Safety Training orientation program, and are required to abide by the company’s Safety Policy. Applicants must not be on any medication without notice to the employer that may affect their ability to conduct work as described above. In certain jobs, applicants must have the physical ability to operate construction machinery and equipment safely.

    Purcell Construction Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Richmond, VA
  • Assistant Project Manager

    Assistant Project Manager

    Watertown, NY

    Job Summary

    Purcell Construction is seeking an Assistant Project Manager under the direct supervision of Project Manager for projects in Northern New York.   Work will include contract administration, daily reports, correspondence, quality control inspections, coordination of subcontractors, some estimating, and job supervision.  This is an excellent starting management position with opportunity for an individual to further advance in the construction field.

    Responsibilities

    • • Work directly with the Project Manager and Site Superintendent to support in any administrative functions.
    • • Assist in soliciting subcontractors and suppliers for bids, review and negotiate proposals, and make recommendations for award to vendors and subcontractors.
    • • Assist in administering the Quality Control Plan on Construction Projects.
    • • Review and track submittals and other necessary documentation through the course of construction.
    • • Assist in coordination and scheduling subcontractor’s work as required.
    • • Interface with Project Manager, Project Owners, Designers, Superintendents, Subcontractors and Suppliers, and any others as part of the project team to meet the expectations of the Client and deliver a successful building project.

     

    Qualifications

    • • A degree in Construction Management or related field; or a combination of equivalent training and experience.
    • • Be experienced, organized and team-oriented.
    • • Be knowledgeable in the construction industry and have an understanding of reading technical plans and specifications.
    • • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills with all levels of employees, management and outside parties such as Owners, Architects, Engineers, subcontractors, suppliers and co-workers.
    • • Be experienced with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat – and have the capacity to learn/adapt to other construction industry programs (BIM, scheduling, project management, and estimating software).

     

    About Us

    Purcell Construction Corporation is a General Contract, Construction Management and Design-Build firm in Watertown, New York. We have a wide range of projects in our portfolio of experience. Our particular area of expertise is in multi-million-dollar housing projects including military housing, senior housing, such as independent living and assisted living, higher education/student housing and multi-family housing. In recent years we have acquired a significant amount of experience in the healthcare market and have several healthcare renovation projects now underway.

     

    Why Work for Us

    At Purcell, we recognize that one of our most important assets is our people. We offer our employees a platform to develop their skills and welcome opportunities to invest in them. We continually strive to maintain an atmosphere of collaboration, improvement and growth. Over the years, we have built a solid team of construction management professionals, field supervisors, and skilled trades’ people. We draw from the experience of over 100 field and management personnel, many of whom have been with Purcell for decades. We offer excellent pay and benefits package to qualified candidates which includes:

     

    Competitive Salary

    Health Insurance

    401K with a company match

    Paid Time Off

     

     

    Purcell Construction Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Watertown, NY
  • Assistant Project Manager

    Assistant Project Manager

    Richmond, VA

    Job Summary

    Purcell Construction is seeking an Assistant Project Manager under the direct supervision of Project Manager for projects in Richmond, VA.   Work will include contract administration, daily reports, correspondence, quality control inspections, coordination of subcontractors, some estimating, and job supervision.  This is an excellent starting management position with opportunity for an individual to further advance in the construction field.

    Responsibilities

    • • Work directly with the Project Manager and Site Superintendent to support in any administrative functions.
    • • Assist in soliciting subcontractors and suppliers for bids, review and negotiate proposals, and make recommendations for award to vendors and subcontractors.
    • • Assist in administering the Quality Control Plan on Construction Projects.
    • • Review and track submittals and other necessary documentation through the course of construction.
    • • Assist in coordination and scheduling subcontractor’s work as required.
    • • Interface with Project Manager, Project Owners, Designers, Superintendents, Subcontractors and Suppliers, and any others as part of the project team to meet the expectations of the Client and deliver a successful building project.

     

    Qualifications

    • • A degree in Construction Management or related field; or a combination of equivalent training and experience.
    • • Be experienced, organized and team-oriented.
    • • Be knowledgeable in the construction industry and have an understanding of reading technical plans and specifications.
    • • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills with all levels of employees, management and outside parties such as Owners, Architects, Engineers, subcontractors, suppliers and co-workers.
    • • Be experienced with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat – and have the capacity to learn/adapt to other construction industry programs (BIM, scheduling, project management, and estimating software).

     

    About Us

    Purcell Construction Corporation is a General Contract, Construction Management and Design-Build firm in Richmond, VA. We have a wide range of projects in our portfolio of experience. Our particular area of expertise is in multi-million-dollar housing projects including military housing, senior housing, such as independent living and assisted living, higher education/student housing and multi-family housing. In recent years we have acquired a significant amount of experience in the healthcare market and have several healthcare renovation projects now underway.

     

    Why Work for Us

    At Purcell, we recognize that one of our most important assets is our people. We offer our employees a platform to develop their skills and welcome opportunities to invest in them. We continually strive to maintain an atmosphere of collaboration, improvement and growth. Over the years, we have built a solid team of construction management professionals, field supervisors, and skilled trades’ people. We draw from the experience of over 100 field and management personnel, many of whom have been with Purcell for decades. We offer excellent pay and benefits package to qualified candidates which includes:

     

    Competitive Salary

    Health Insurance

    401K with a company match

    Paid Time Off

     

     

    Purcell Construction Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Richmond, VA

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The contractor’s quality control staff were very proactive in their duties and any noted deficiencies were corrected immediately. The quality of workmanship was excellent... This contractor is one of our best performers.