Heavy Civil Project Manager

This management position is fully accountable for the financial performance and overall management direction for one or more multi-million-dollar construction projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and formulate construction projects according to project requirements and engineering standards
  • Create and maintain all project-related documentation and correspondence.
  • Collaborate with field management to ensure successful resolution of issues between the project plan and site execution on an ongoing basis
  • Maintain timely knowledge of what is occurring on project
  • Appropriately execute authority over issue resolution related to project plan and implementation
  • Demonstrate understanding of when to elevate issues and/or communicate to upper management
  • Collaborate with the General Superintendent to plan for and organize project staff according to project requirements, including assigning proper personnel to specific projects or components of projects
  • Ensure and communicate clear roles and responsibilities to entire project team
  • Conduct weekly meetings with project team (to include scheduling and costing review)
  • Develop and effectively manage against project budget and ensure project meets projected/required margins
  • Conduct and document ongoing financial projections of project performance throughout project life
  • Submit accurate and timely cost and income projections for project
  • Submit accurate and timely payment requisitions
  • Appropriately act on changes in project margins and budget variances to ensure project profitability
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of contract terms and specifications
  • Act as Fred Smith Company’s representative with owners and owner’s engineers at project meetings
  • Document all change conditions
  • Complete all written notification requirements
  • Ensure accurate recordkeeping is maintained at job site
  • Ensure timely and appropriate communications of time extensions and delays to owner in accordance with contract requirement
  • Document, prepare, and initiate claims, if necessary
  • Protect Fred Smith Company’s interests, minimize conflicts, and professionally resolve issues
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of project schedule, key project milestones, and reasons for delays.
  • Identify competent subcontractors and suppliers for projects by comparing and evaluating them based on price, scope, schedule, terms, qualifications and history with Fred Smith Company
  • Oversee the issuance of subcontracts and supplier purchase orders
  • Ensure the appropriate performance management of subcontractors
  • Ensure all site operations adhere to Company and site safety policies and protocols
  • Ensure Incident and Injury Free protocols are followed at all times and behaviors and culture are instilled at all levels on the project
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or Construction Management (4 years) – Preferred
  • Three to Five years job experience in an Engineer, Assistant Project Manager or Superintendent or higher field role with relevant, large scale heavy highway projects
  • Professional license, certifications and contractor’s licenses- preferred
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, HCSS Heavy Bid, HCSS Heavy Job
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks
  • Strong leadership & management skills
  • Ability to adapt and work effectively with diverse workforce

Must have completed the 30-hour OSHA Construction Safety Course within the last 5 years

Fred Smith Company is dedicated to the achievement of equality of opportunity for all its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected group status under federal, state or local law. Fred Smith Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify Participant.

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