Kraus-Anderson Project Manager - K-12 Education in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kraus-Anderson offers an opportunity to make an immediate impact with an industry leader!

Core Purpose: Building enduring relationships and strong communities

Core Values:

  • Integrity – Do the right thing…always be respectful, honest and fair

  • Commitment – Take ownership, work hard, and keep promises

  • Teamwork – Collaborate to foster trust and success for all

  • Value People – Support each other in a safe, positive environment where people are recognized and appreciated for their contributions

Our Company

For more than a century, Kraus-Anderson has been transforming the American landscape.

Founded in 1897 and privately owned and managed by the Engelsma family for more than 70 years, KAis consistently ranked by Engineering News Record among the top 50 general contractors in the United States. Our base of operations in Minnesota is supplemented with regional offices, extending our capabilities coast to coast.

We take a highly collaborative approach to our work. We work closely with owners, architects and the entire planning team well before ground is broken; providing cost analyses, scheduling information, and value engineering services to ensure that our client can make informed decisions leading to a timely finish of the highest quality and the best value.


Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated Pre-K-12 Education projects to ensure that goals or objectives of project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing the following duties personally or through Superintendents and Project Coordinators. Evaluates project scope and completes proposals, costs and budgets with accuracy. Develops projects to assure profitability and customer satisfaction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Reviews project proposal, plans and specifications to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.

Establishes work plan, scheduling and staffing for each phase of project, and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel as needed.

Reads and understands drawings and specifications.

Confers with team leader and project staff to outline workplan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.

Works with the actual billings on projects and works with Vice President of Accounting to ensure a smooth process on all projects.

Is able to negotiate with the Owner and subcontractors on projects in order to maintain an efficient and well-run project.

Works with the Project Superintendent, Project Coordinator, clients and subcontractors

Directs and coordinates project activities to ensure project progresses on schedule, on-time completion and within prescribed budget.

Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required.

Prepares project reports for management, client, or others.

Confers with project personnel and Owners to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.

Coordinates project activities with activities of government regulatory or other governmental agencies as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises the Project Coordinator assigned to their project. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work to the Project Coordinator(s); appraising performance; working with HR to resolve any problems or disciplinary issues.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; (7)+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience with K-12 school projects is preferred.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must hold a current drivers license.