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Project Manager Heavy Civil Construction MD #5121

Absolute Opportunities
Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States
November 14, 2018


Project Manager – Heavy Civil Construction – MD #5121

Relocation No

Location Annapolis Junction, MD


Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated project to ensure that project goals are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


Reviews project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, project procedures, staffing requirements, and available resources to various phases of project.

Establishes work plan and staffing for each phase of project; arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.

Confers with project staff to outline work plan, assign duties/responsibilities and authority.

Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure work progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.

Reviews status reports from project personnel and modifies schedules/plans as needed.

Prepares project reports for management, client, or others.

Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.

Coordinates project activities with activities of governmental agencies and subcontractors.

Understands and is able to analyze and execute CPM-based project schedules.

Other tasks and duties as assigned.


Manages Project Engineers, Superintendents and Foremen who supervise construction employees; charged with overall direction, coordination and evaluation of team.

Supervises according to policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing/hiring; training; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding/disciplining; addressing complaints/resolving problems.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Project Management - Develops realistic project plans and goals; sets priorities and manages resources effectively; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and on budget; manages team’s activities and schedules to meet production, quality and safety requirements.

Safety & Security - Observes safety/security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment/materials properly.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Cost Consciousness - Works within budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to revenue and profit and profit; conserves resources.

Analysis & Problem Solving - Collects and researches data; analyzes information; uses intuition and experience to complement data; identifies, provides solutions, then resolves problems quickly/timely (individually or on team); designs work flows and procedures

Technical - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training/development opportunities to build knowledge/skills; shares expertise.


Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens without interrupting; controls emotions; is open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates presentation skills; participates in meetings; written information is tailored to meet needs; reads and interprets information effectively; edits work for errors.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities, putting team interests above own; objective and open to other views; gives/welcomes feedback; builds a positive team spirit, morale and commitment to objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; motivates others to perform and fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; leads by example; exhibits confidence in self and others; effectively influences others’ actions and opinions; accepts feedback; recognizes others appropriately.

Change Management/Adaptability - Develops workable implementation plans; adapts to changes/delays/unexpected events and manages competing demands; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.

Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making and process improvement; delegates work assignments and authority; matches responsibilities to the person; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; is available to staff; solicits internal/external customer feedback and provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; continually improves supervisory skills; sets expectations and monitors progress; recognizes results.

Motivation - is persistent in overcoming obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to meet goals.

Diversity - Knows EEO policy; shows respect for differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.

Ethics - treats people with respect; keeps commitments; is trusted by others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support - Follows policies/procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities.


Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; knows market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Professionalism - Approaches others tactfully; treats everyone with respect/consideration;

reacts well under pressure; accepts responsibility for actions. Responds promptly to customer needs/requests for service; meets commitments. Works quickly and meets productivity standards.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to direction; owns actions; keeps commitments (even when long hours are required); completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan; punctual and reliable attendance.

Initiative & Innovation- Volunteers; undertakes self-development activities; seeks more responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; seeks and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for/offers help when needed. Is creative and resourceful and develops innovative approaches and ideas as ways to improve work.


Education and/or Experience - Civil Engineering, Construction Management and more than 10 years related experience and/or training (or equivalent combination).

Computers - Knowledge of database, spreadsheet, word processing, internet and cost/project controls software (ViewPoint or similar). Understanding of Primavera and other scheduling software, as well as owner database and collaboration systems.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations (preferred): design-build and/or construction management certifications, professional licensing, other certificates related to construction, quality and safety.

Other Skills/Abilities - Manage team to ensure project’s goals/objectives are met. Follows and promotes Core Values.

Other Qualifications - Demonstrates/develops a thorough understanding of company’s processes/procedures (including Viewpoint Job Cost/Project Control); ensures compliance.

Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.

2. 10+ years of heavy civil construction related experience including recent project management.

3. Experience with cost/project controls software (ViewPoint or similar).

4. Experience with Primavera and other scheduling software, as well as owner database and collaboration systems.

5. Design-build or construction management certifications, professional licensing, or other certificates related to construction, quality and safety preferred.