Assistant Construction Project Manager
Mill Valley, California - Full Time


Van Acker Construction is looking for an Assistant Project Manager (APM) to work out of our Mill Valley office. The APM will be part of a larger project team, supporting one-to-two large projects throughout all phases of construction.


The Assistant Project Manager (APM) is involved in pricing and budgeting, job costing, contract administration, site communication, document management, change order pricing, submittals, and subcontractor relations. A successful APM is committed to communication, collaboration, cooperation, a great attitude, and patience. The APM can expect to execute challenging tasks and juggle always-changing priorities. Over the years we’ve identified that a respect for architecture, design and very high-quality construction helps to motivate through challenging moments. The APM works under the direction of the Project Manager (PM).



Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Preconstruction project set-up, project organization and other miscellaneous administrative tasks as required by the project

  • Bidding, scope (of work) assembly, distribution, follow-up, and diligent tracking

  • Budgeting and budget set up (data entry) in VAC’s accounting software (Timberline). Include monthly cost status and preparation of budget forecast documents

  • Physical site set-up, including ordering job trailer, toilets/wash stations, safety, and other requirements

  • Subcontract Administration, including issuing, tracking, and finalizing purchase orders 

  • Project Document Management

  • Project Change Order Administration 

  • Monthly Client Billing 

  • Manage project RFIs and Submittals and drive information to conclusion

  • Manage, log and track insurance certificates

  • Communicate with site office, field personnel including site superintendent. Support site superintendent in administrative tasks as required throughout project

  • Collect and finalize operation and maintenance data (close-out) from subcontractors and organize into binders or electronically



  • Bachelor’s Degree in construction related field including construction management, architecture, or engineering

  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience in the construction field in a similar capacity

  • Strong computer skills including intermediate or advanced Excel, Google Docs, Adobe, and cloud-based storage systems (i.e., Box and Dropbox) and billing systems (i.e., Timberline / Sage 300)

  • Professionalism in dealing with Architects, Designer, Subcontractors, Consultants, Crafts People, and co-workers

  • Independent and self-starting with a penchant for details and meeting deadlines

  • Thorough and confident understanding of math, job cost tracking, and budgeting

  • Motivation to continually learn and take on added responsibilities while maintaining a positive attitude

  • Looks ahead and organizes activities to stay on top of the project’s needs

  • Ownership: Is committed to the success of the project, their teammates, and the company



Group Medical / Vision / Dental, Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays, 401k with Company Contribution


Base salary is $100k - $135k (DOE), plus annual discretionary bonus.


This is a full time exempt (salaried) position working out of our Mill Valley office Monday through Friday. Overtime may be required during various phases of the project. The APM will also be required to drive to the jobsite from time-to-time and must meet the Company’s driving requirements.



Established in 1983, Van Acker Construction is Northern California’s leading high-quality residential construction firms. We are builders and construction managers with a track record of executing large and complicated projects on-time and on-budget. Our projects typically span from the Peninsula to Napa Valley with our main office located in Mill Valley, CA.\

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