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JR Merit, Inc. Project Coordinator in Vancouver, Washington

About JR Merit

JR Merit, Inc. was founded in 1997 on the belief that “merit”—the quality of being good and worthy—was something worth working for. Today, we are recognized as one of the highest-value industrial and mechanical construction contractors in the marketplace for complex infrastructure and critical plant processes. We take pride in being a union shop with a passion for surpassing client expectations.

We're growing! JR Merit offers an exciting opportunity to develop and expand your career by supporting projects in highly unique and technical industries. If you want to have a voice, influence our continued growth, and work collaboratively as a team to find innovative solutions to our clients’ construction challenges, we want to get to know you.


The Construction Project Coordinator is responsible for working closely with our Project Engineers to prepare documentation for projects. You will perform various coordination tasks such as scheduling and documenting control, administrative duties, maintaining project documentation, and time entry. To succeed in this role, you should have excellent time management, communication skills, and an ability to collaborate with internal teams to deliver results on deadlines. This position reports directly to a Project Manager and is considered part of the Operations team.


  • Partner with Project Engineers and Project Managers to identify and define project requirements, scope, and objectives.

  • Break projects into actionable steps with set deadlines.

  • Assist with project preparation, proposal, and phasing set ups.

  • Support project procurement management.

  • Utilize tools to monitor submittal log management and purchase order entry.

  • Issue appropriate purchase orders and subcontracts.

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation and reports.

Required Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of experience working as a Project Coordinator or in a similar role.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting construction projects.

  • Ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules, and step-by-step action plans.

  • Proficient organizational skills, attention to detail, and time-management skills.

  • Ability to work with clients and a diverse team to achieve results.

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical ability.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Adaptability when faced with priority changes.

  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Working Conditions:

  • This role is based out of our corporate office in Vancouver, WA. Occasional travel may be required to support project loads.

  • Work is generally performed while standing or sitting, in an office environment, with a computer and telephone.

  • At times, work may be performed at a jobsite where additional training, certifications, or clearances may be needed to comply with jobsite requirements.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Compensation Range:


Benefits We Offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • Discretionary merit bonus

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance for employees + dependents

  • Tiered paid time off (PTO) plan and paid holidays

  • 401(k) & Match

  • Career Development Map/Growth Opportunities

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Long Term Disability Coverage

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer:

JR Merit, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. We are a background screening, drug-free workplace.

JR Merit, Inc provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to recruiting@jrmerit.com

Work Authorization:

JR Merit, Inc. is a federal contractor which participates in E-Verify. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship.