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Project Manager – Civil Site Development
Columbia, SC

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Project Manager – Site Preparation, Excavation, Utilities, Mining                            Columbia, SC     

Looking for a project manager with a proven track record for project management in Heavy Civil Development including Site Preparation, Reclamation, Excavation, Utilities.  You will drive profitability, work with a variety of clients, and prepare scopes schedules, and budgets.  Fast paced environment with a dynamic, growing company.     



  • Heavy Civil Site Development Company – handling projects from infrastructure to mining
  • Site preparation, Reclamation, Mass Excavation, Utilities, Landfill, Mining
  • Markets include Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Mining


  • Competitive pay and excellent benefits package including:

              Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage

             401k with match

             Bonus Eligible

·         Company Vehicle or Vehicle allowance with gas card

·         Company laptop, phone, tablet, cell phone allowance

  • Nonstop challenges
  • Full pipeline of work stretching for more than 1 year with additional projects being considered
  • Structured, organized environment with actively involved ownership/management
  • Excellent training and growth opportunities
  • Company believes in work/life balance


The project manager directs all personnel on a given projects, takes responsibility for all safety, quality, budgeting, administrative and production goals for the project. Guide and direct all construction activities on several projects while adhering to all company policies and OSHA/ MSHA regulations, while meeting all production goals. Reports to COO.  Roughly 70% of the time is spent in the office  and 30% on job sites.  Works closely with superintendents.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Build a team atmosphere to allow all foremen, superintendents, and operators to thrive and succeed.
  • Manage several foreman / lead men on separate projects
  • Manage several projects in varying locations throughout the Southeast.
    • Schedule equipment delivery
    • Schedule meetings with engineers and owners
    • Maintain all erosion control inspections and ensure compliance
    • Communicate scope, details and schedule with the foreman
    • Practice and promote workplace safety including assisting in safety meetings
    • Random on-site safety inspections
    • Budgeting
    • Work in Process experience
    • Manage production requirements as set forth in the project schedules
    • Assist in training new hires and existing personnel
    • Communicate project billing information on pay applications to the office for timely invoicing
    • Review all time sheets for accuracy and communicate information to the office for payroll
    • Maintain a project file of fuel sheets, load count sheets, hourly work, change order requests, and all applicable materials lists
    • Schedule and order necessary construction materials
    • Assist management in estimating projects.
    • Assist management in business development with various clients through business meetings and events.
  • Assist management in estimating projects.
  • Assist management in business develop with various mining clients, DOT clients, private developers and various other clients through business meetings and events.
  • Assist management in the hiring process for various positions, including screening, interviewing and observations.
  • Maintain MSHA compliance on projects
    • Check the onsite MSHA binder for compliance
    • Ensure foremen / lead men have all MSHA paperwork, organized and up to date
    • Random inspections of vehicles, equipment, and projects
    • Attend all required MSHA training




Proficient knowledge in the following areas or be willing to learn:

  • Quality control / quality assurance programs as they pertain to specific projects
  • Best practices for constructing commercial, residential, retail, industrial, energy, mining, and heavy civil projects
  • Equipment safety
  • MSHA regulations
  • OSHA regulations
  • Site specific hazards and conditions
  • General site preparation techniques and procedures
  • Machine control and guidance systems
  • Site preparation surveying and layout
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and storage
  • Participate in routine maintenance when necessary
  • Knowledge of operation of front-end loaders, dozers, graders, compactors, and other heavy equipment
  • Knowledge of road construction and maintenance techniques
  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures
  • Knowledge of equipment cleaning standards and procedures


Demonstrate the following skills:

·         Ability to operate all types of equipment in a safe and responsible manner according to the manufacturer’s recommendations

  • Client service and public interaction skills
  • Team building
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills / ability to communicate effectively
  • Record pickups and maintain daily records
  • Time management skills
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, etc.)
  • Survey equipment (Topcon, Trimble) is a plus
  • AutoCAD, Trimble Business Center or similar

Personal Attributes

Must demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • be honest and trustworthy be respectful
  • able to communicate effectively
  • possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • be flexible
  • demonstrate sound work ethics
  • deal with the public in a positive, courteous and respectful manner


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