Design Build Project Manager (Heavy Civil Construction)

Position Summary

Branch Civil is searching for an experienced Design-Build Project Manager (DBPM) to join our Operation Teams in pursuing and managing Design-Build Transportation projects in the Southeast region, including Virginia and North Carolina.  The DBPM will interact with the Design-Build group in providing pursuit and post-award coordination with designers and will take the lead role in managing the project with the Operations Team.  The DBPM will work directly with the client/owner and will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the project on time and within budget. 


  • Demonstrates Project Manager level knowledge of construction operations
  • Facilitates effective communication between design and construction
  • Participates in pre-construction activities and manages the construction operations, ensuring the project is delivered on time and within budget
  • Mediates conflicts between designers, clients, and contractors
  • Work with the project team to forecast, manage cost, and secure profitably for the project
  • Plans construction operations and analyzes project scheduling
  • Manages and interprets data and results for multiple projects
  • Identify contingency activities and evaluate potential risks
  • Develop and maintain successful client and JV Partner relationships
  • Establish and implement project objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards
  • Uphold Branch’s safety policies

Duties/Responsibilities Cont.

  • Assist in reviewing and negotiating contracts while working with the Preconstruction Services team and legal counsel as appropriate in conjunction with the leadership team
  • Review subcontracts to protect the company’s interests and fulfill the company’s obligation to the client
  • Evaluate changes in project scope and negotiate change orders with the owner
  • Monitor construction progress and the project schedule to ensure project milestones and budgets are met
  • Continuously review field operations, ensuring that the project is constructed safely and in accordance with all design, budgetary and scheduling obligations
  • Support corporate policies
  • Perform additional assignments per management’s direction


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and 10+ years related industry experience in Heavy Civil Construction
  • 5+ years of related Design-Build Management experience
  • Previous experience performing a similar role on $50M+ projects
  • Experience on large heavy civil projects involving complex roadway and structure transportation improvement projects
  • Must have previous design-build and/or alternative delivery experience with large projects that have had a track record of being profitable.
  • Proven success in delivering design-build projects for VDOT
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold safety commitments and be a good steward of the environment
  • Ability to represent the company in administrating the contract with the client
  • Ability to interface with joint venture partners, owners, and stakeholders while developing productive relationships


Budgets/Cost Control
Project Management
Communicating Effectively
Work Environment/Safety
Establishing Relationships


This position requires travel to projects within Virginia and North Carolina.  Travel is estimated approximately 60%.

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: Richmond