Sheet Metal Project Executive or Manager

Average Salary Range: $92,000 - $104,000*

Job Description:

Sheet metal project executives or managers oversee different initiatives for a business, making sure projects come in on time and under budget while meeting client expectations.

In the sheet metal industry, project managers are responsible for the on-time installation of sheet metal that meets code requirements and budget. They review production schedules, materials requirements, control systems, engineering specifications, process flows, and other information to maximize efficiency and meet quality standards. They enact quality control procedures to resolve production problems or minimize costs, and work with customers and management to develop standards for design and production.

Sheet metal project executives are also responsible for communicating with clients about product specifications; vendors about purchases; management personnel about manufacturing capabilities; and staff about the status of projects.

Key Skills

The sheet metal project manager or executive job is ideal for someone who is:

  • Organized
  • Analytical
  • Motivational
  • Collaborative
  • Knowledgeable about basic HVAC systems and terminology


  • Degree in building construction management, project management, business or related field
  • Relevant work experience

Typical Benefits (may vary)

  • Health insurance
  • Dental coverage
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Paid sick days
  • 401(k)

Average Annual Base Compensation*

  • $92,000 to $104,000

*2018 SMACNA Financial Survey. Ranges based on compensation data across geographic locations. Salary and benefit information should be used as a guide. Actual compensation is influenced by location, company, and experience and benefits can vary.

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