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Assistant Project Manager - WIND
Knoxville, TN(Full Service)
Job Number: 18-155 (335/367)

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Join the leader in engineered Heavy Lift and Transport!        

Why Barnhart?

MINDS OVER MATTER - Barnhart has built a nationwide reputation for solving problems. We specialize in the lifting, heavy-rigging, and heavy transport of major components used in American industry. Barnhart is committed to continuous improvement and to be the best heavy lift and heavy transport company. Our customers can expect Barnhart to aggressively pursue innovative ways to lower overall project costs and improve safety

SETTING IDEAS IN MOTION - At Barnhart we are in the business of assisting companies in moving and installing equipment of any size. Whether it's a lift of a few feet or a transport across the country, we set your vision in motion through an unparalleled network of resources and innovative engineering solutions that defy convention. If you can dream it, Barnhart can make it a reality.

Over 40 BRANCHES ACROSS THE U.S - The strongest network of rigging experts and equipment in the country. Barnhart's network includes a long list of "cool tools," including PSTe Goldhofer trailers, cranes from 18 to 1,800 tons, Strand-jacks, Cantilever beams, Hydraulic Gantries, Self tailing devices, Skidding Systems, and the Modular Lift

Employer of Choice – Barnhart has a strong culture of “One TEAM” and Minds over Matter.  We strive to do the impossible lifting and transporting as “One TEAM”.  We are looking for people that also are striving for excellence in their work and collaborating with our “One TEAM”.  If you are looking for a culture that provides Compensation with Trust, Progress & Recognition, we could be your Employer of Choice.


Job Description:

  • Works for the Director of Operations and reports to designated Project Manager for given project.
  • Schedules and coordinates work (labor, equipment and materials) with the Director of Operations.
  • Work in a fast pace site office environment.
  • 30% - 50% travel time
  • Work with Project Manager in project planning, scheduling, coordination and invoicing through execution and payment.
  • Direct and manage the site team consisting of Construction Manager, Site Safety Manager, Site Logistics Manager and Site Quality Assurance Manager.
  • Ensure efficiency and compliance to policy and procedures.
  • Develops crew list Project Manager, Director of Operations and Quality Assurance Director (for QA personnel assignments).
  • Coordinate transportation (permitting) and logistics tasks regarding and and all equipment and tooling needs with Division Logistics Manager assist pertains to mobilization/demobilization.
  • Manage, interact and cultivate a working relationship with the client/customer.
  • Work closely with Health and Safety team audits and weekly safety focuses.
  • Be the contract expert. Understand and address potential scope and schedule changes, assist Project Manager with development, submittals and negotiations related to change orders.
  • Establish lines of communication with local union representatives; negotiate and coordinate appropriate manpower needs.
  • Responsible to regularly and accurately communicate the project status, including schedule, profitability, quality control, safety concerns with executive project and Support service team.
  • Maintain a project file with SharePoint.



  • Ability to build trust and confidence with manager and supervision.
  • Strategic thinking and leadership skills.
  • Ability to communicate with employees at all levels.
  • Consultation skills.
  • Project Management Experience.
  • Wind Energy related experience is preferred.
  • Education in Engineering or Construction Technology preferred.
  • Ability to travel and work on assignments – four to six week tours.


EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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