PROJECT MANAGER (Heavy Civil Construction)

Position Summary

Branch Civil is searching for an experienced, detail-oriented and organized Project Manager (PM) to join our well-established, growing company.  This position reports to the Director of Operations (DoO). The PM advises the DoO on all operational and management activities on projects they are responsible for. This position works closely with the project superintendent and staff to ensure overall direction, completion, and financial outcome of assigned projects. Oversees or participates in the allocation of resources to ensure a safe, timely, and quality project while meeting all project goals.  The PM is the primary contact with Owner’s representative(s), Subcontractors, Suppliers and other company departments/personnel and pursues exemplary business relationships with same.


  • Assists the DoO in managing, training, and mentoring the PE staff
  • Assists and advises the DoO on business functions including workforce management, contracting strategies, and financial management
  • Supports preconstruction activities including design-build procurement
  • Assists the DoO in develops new business opportunities relative to a client or group of clients and fosters positive owner relationships
  • Authority on contract between the Owner, GC, etc. and the Company to ensure effective project administration
  • Responsible for all aspects of the project’s contract management, planning, scheduling, budget, quality, safety, and employee development
  • Responsible for profit margins and fully manages all financial aspects of assigned construction project(s)
  • Collaboratively aids in the timely drafting and execution of subcontracts and purchase orders
  • Reviews and approves monthly subcontractor pay requisitions
  • Responsible for schedule development and updates in conjunction with the project staff

Duties/Responsibilities Cont.

  • Responsible for preparation of monthly project financial projections and reports
  • Prepares and reviews payment requisitions, communicates changes, and reports projects financial status monthly
  • Develops an effective plan and schedule in conjunction with the Superintendent for constructing the project and helps determine the means and methods necessary to meet project goals
  • Adheres to the terms of the contract, assures quality, minimizes costs, and promotes safety


Required Qualifications/Education: 

  • Associates degree in civil engineering, construction management, or related field
  • 5 or more years of industry Project Management experience (Project Engineer experience does not count) in heavy highway (DOT) and civil site work including individual projects over $20M+
  • Preferred DOT experience.
  • Experience using P6 scheduling software, MS Office, Financial software and/ or Project Management software
  • Must have PM experience running multiple projects at one time
  • Has managed multiple highway/site projects
  • Proven experience managing project teams to successful outcomes


Preferred Qualifications/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Construction or related field
  • Design-Build experience


Interpersonal Skills
Customer Service
Decision Making/Judgment
Project Management
Delivering High Quality Work


This position requires frequent field visits, 50% field and 50% office or as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibility

Directly supervises two to three employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position which will typically involve 40+ hours a week.

AAP/EEO Statement

It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the Company not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other terms and condition of employment.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Nearest Major Market: Danville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia