Job Details

Project Coordinator/Manager - Industrial Construction, Fabrication & Installation Services

Location:   Toccoa GA

Salary:   $70,000 - $100,000




  • Do you want to advance your skill set while working for a family-owned business that values their employees?
  • Are you a recent graduate, or do you have experience in the industry?  Are you looking to apply your new education or experience with a growing company?
  • Would you appreciate being mentored by an experienced Project Manager?


Preferred locations include Toccoa, GA and locations within ~90 minutes of Toccoa:  Atlanta, Gainesville, Athens, Clemson, Greenville, etc.  Other locations open to discussion depending on candidate.



Our client, Universal Maintenance, headquartered in Toccoa, GA, is a wholly owned and independently managed subsidiary of The Dupps Company.  Dupps is a growing and well-respected, 87-year-old, fifth generation, family-owned business.  Universal Maintenance was recently acquired by Dupps and likewise, was a well-respected, family-owned business serving the rendering industry. Universal Maintenance provides a wide variety of construction, installation, and maintenance related services, as well as equipment fabrication primarily for the rendering industry. Universal Maintenance is highly regarded by customers as an extension of their maintenance departments, often remaining on specific sites for months at a time to complete multiple projects or providing shorter term, quick turnaround maintenance and installation support. 



Under broad direction from the General Manager and Project Manager, the Project Coordinator/ Manager will:

  • Support end-to-end project management & execution – scope, schedule and budget for projects ranging from $25,000 - $1.5MM
  • Travel frequently to assess customer needs, then develop the necessary information to estimate the project and staffing plan and prepare fixed price bids and T&M estimates. These initial site visits will be followed by frequent travel during project execution to ensure scope compliance and schedule control.
  • Develop strong, trusted relationships with employee crews & subcontractors as well as with the Universal Maintenance’s Plant, Maintenance and Operations Managers and their staff.
  • Comply with customer safety and operations requirements to ensure a safe work environment for all employees in working in harsh climates and uncontrolled temperature/humidity environments.  This role will work in rendering facilities and must be able to tolerate strong and unpleasant odors.



  • Mechanical Aptitude / Skilled Trades Experience – Development of CAD drawings, use Project Management tools, illustrate an in-depth understanding of general construction management processes.  General understanding of best practices for millwright, welding, pipefitting, etc.  Ability to read construction drawings and blueprints, demonstration of good computer skills.
  • Combination of education (Associates or bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Industrial Architecture, etc.) and/or work experience with 5+ years demonstrated success in a similar capacity in the rendering industry is preferred.  Other relevant heavy industry experience in the paper, oilfield, chemical & industrial construction industries will also be considered. 



  • Baseline Success Factors – Customer focus, initiative, communication, judgment, business acumen and results orientation
  • Additional Success Factors – Attention to detail, time management, interpersonal astuteness, managing internal and external relationships, adaptability



This is an outstanding opportunity to work for a newly acquired and successful organization that is now part of a larger and extremely reputable company in the industry. This role will allow the right person to learn under an experienced Project Manager while developing strong relationships with both the crews and the customers.



Gilman Partners is committed to strengthening leadership teams and elevating the talent in our communities – and that means all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ability, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or national origin. You don’t have to meet every qualification in this job description to apply. If you’re drawn to the position and believe your experience makes you a good fit, we encourage you to reach out.


Cory Renzenbrink, Recruiter