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Petra Construction Corporation

Project Manager - Millwork Shop

Woodworking Shop · North Haven, Connecticut
Department Woodworking Shop
Employment Type Full-Time, Exempt


Petra Construction Corporation is a mid-sized award-winning general contracting/ construction management firm based in North Haven, CT.  Established in 1953, Petra has substantial experience and has successfully completed projects in the healthcare, commercial, education, telecommunications, religious, museum and custom residential markets.  Visit our website at for examples of our work.


The Project Manager – Millwork Shop will perform all aspects of project management for Petra’s onsite Millwork Shop, using acquired knowledge and industry experience to complete all project requirements on time, within budget, and to a level of quality that exceeds the expectations of the client and Company management.  The Project Manager will oversee a shop foreman and a team of six carpenters/cabinetmakers.


Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Reading and interpreting architectural drawings
  • Identifying and taking off millwork from architectural drawings
  • Coordinating shop drawings
  • Estimating millwork change orders
  • Maintaining project budget and fabrication & installation schedule
  • Material take-off and purchasing
  • Visiting job sites to take field measurements and note conditions
  • Meeting with owners and architects, and the Petra project team members, to discuss project details



  •  Comprehensive understanding of architectural millwork
  •  Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a millwork shop Project Manager
  •  At least ten (10) years’ experience working as a carpenter in a millwork shop
  •  High school diploma or equivalent
  •  Intermediate to advanced software capabilities including:
    • MS Word, Excel and Outlook
    • MS Project
    • Project management software (e.g. Prolog or Procore)
    • CAD (preferred)
    • CNC machine programming (preferred)
  •  Knowledge of:
    • Contract documents, plans and specifications
    • Construction means, methods, materials and regulations
    • Construction tools and equipment and their proper use
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work flexibly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  •  Ability to manage multiple work activities simultaneously


 A post-offer physical exam and drug screen are required.


Employee benefits offered include medical, dental and vision insurance, health savings account, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, paid holidays and educational assistance.


Petra Construction Corp. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.


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  • Location
    North Haven, Connecticut
  • Department
    Woodworking Shop
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time, Exempt