Join Our Team

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:

  • Carpenter Helper – Laborer

    Carpenter Helper – Laborer

    Watertown, NY

    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, Site Superintendents and/or Carpenters 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

    High school education or equivalent

    Valid drivers license required.

    Candidates can submit their resumes online or fill out job applications at our Watertown Office.

    Purcell is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Watertown, NY
  • NY Commercial Carpenter

    NY Commercial Carpenter

    Watertown, NY

    The successful applicant will have 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.

    To apply, you may complete an application at our office 566 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY

    Purcell Construction Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Watertown, NY
  • 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
  • Commercial Site Superintendent

    Commercial Site Superintendent

    Watertown, NY

    Job Summary

    The Construction Site Superintendent will manage and coordinate all on-site activities during the construction phase of a project. This involves working closely with the Construction Project Manager, Subcontractors, Quality Control Manager and Safety Director.

    Responsibilities

    • • Serve as the overall on-site supervisor for all aspects of construction including, but not limited to, mobilizing, layout and scheduling of work, coordinating field labor resources, monitoring subcontractors and their work, and coordinating material suppliers ensuring timely deliveries.
    • • Work in conjunction with the Contractor’s Quality Control Manager to ensure compliance with technical specifications, contract and quality requirements.
    • • Responsible for on-site production and scheduling of work to ensure project meets schedule.
    • • Serve as the sole point of contact for the Project Manager on all matters related to on-site construction activities.
    • • Corridination of all job meetings and responsibility for monitoring and enforcing safety compliance on the project. Ensure cleanliness and safety of project site at all times.
    • • Deliver projects that exemplify high standards of quality and exceptional value while conforming to project design criteria and product specifications.
    • • Schedule and/or coordinate all trade work and deliveries to the site.
    • • Ensure construction is performed in accordance with quality standards, contract requirements and schedule.
    • • Review and submit weekly time sheets for employees on site.
    • • Schedule and monitor subcontractor completion of all punch list work.
    • • Ensure all inspections and occupancy permits are completed.

    Requirements/Qualifications

    • • Construction knowledge must include a minimum of ten (10) years of on-site supervisory construction experience on commercial construction projects ranging in size from $5 million to $50 million dollars. (Please no residential or high-end home superintendents.)
    • • Must be able to work within a team structure and be prepared to take a leadership role
    • • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat or Bluebeam
    • • Must be able to read and interpret a construction project schedule and assist the Project Manager in updating the schedule regularly.
    • • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • • Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and manage multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines on a routine basis.
    • • Must be detailed, assertive, team-oriented, and results-driven.
    • • Must maintain professionalism in all day to day interactions, particularly when interfacing with key project stakeholders, Owners, and designers.
    • • Must have OSHA 30-Hour Construction Training Certification.
    • • Must have First Aid and CPR Certification.
    • • Valid driver’s license required.

     

    About Us

    Purcell Construction Corporation is a General Contract, Construction Management and Design-Build firm in Richmond, Virginia. Our specific areas of expertise include multi-million-dollar housing projects. Our housing projects portfolio includes military housing, senior housing, including independent living and assisted living, higher education/student housing and multi-family housing.

     

    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

    Vehicle Allowance

    In addition to a resume, please submit the following:

    A list of projects that you have worked on, including size and project value.

    A minimum of three references.

     

     

    Purcell Construction is and Equal Opportunities 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
  • Welder/Fabricator

    Welder/Fabricator

    Watertown, NY

    Purcell Construction is an innovative general contractor in Watertown, NY seeking to grow its team of skilled workers.  We are offering the right individual an opportunity to work in a team environment where there is room to grow.   People are our most important asset, and the right candidate will reflect the values held by the Purcell Construction Team.

    The successful applicant will have a basic knowledge of welding practices, procedures, and layout. The successful applicant must be familiar with the tools, equipment and materials necessary for welding duties and fabrication assigned. This role requires the following:

    • Ability to measure, cut, weld and fabricate various steel components;
    • Experience in MIG and stick welding and the use of basic hand tools;
    • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects;
    • Physical strength and agility needed to perform manual labor;
    • Be able to stand for up to 8-10 hours in a given day;
    • Ability to understand verbal and written instructions and organize assigned tasks for completion alone or with help;
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints & shop drawings;

    Education and experience:

    • High school education or equivalent;
    • Welding certification and/or two (2) years of experience
    • Valid driver’s 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 circumstances, applicants must have the physical ability to operate construction machinery and equipment safely.

    Purcell Construction offers competitive pay and benefits including paid time off, sick time, health insurance, and 401k plan. Pay is commensurate with experience.

    To apply, you may submit qualifications on our website or complete an application at our office: 566 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY

    Purcell Construction Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Watertown, NY

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Purcell Construction has been great to work with. All of the employees are very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly, with a helpful “can do” attitude. They are eager to please the client, which is very important to me. The Purcell Team does what they say they will do. Most of all, I trust Purcell to get the job done right.