Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction, Texas Sterling Construction Co., and J. Banicki Construction)

Project Manager, Heavy Civil (Roadway)

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/3/2021 10:04 AM)
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Project Management, Engineering, Estimating, Safety


The Roadway / Heavy Civil Project Manage will provide overall management direction for existing projects and develop new business opportunities relative to a particular Client, group of Clients, geographical area or type of project.  Projects will consist of roadway and bridge construction, concrete paving, road widening, water storm drainage lines, etc.  


Project Manager responsibilities and abilities include but are not limited to the list below. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plan, organize and staff key field positions through Human Capital Department, subordinate Project Superintendents, etc.
  • Plan, organize and manage materials, equipment and subcontractors.
  • Establish project objectives, schedules, policies, procedures and performance standards within boundaries of corporate policy.
  • Proactively recognize and manage potential claim/change orders/value engineering issues on projects
  • Initiate and maintain liaison with client and A/E contacts, to facilitate construction activities.
  • Monitor/control construction through administrative direction of on-site Superintendent to ensure project is built on schedule and within budget; investigate potentially serious situations and implement corrective measures.
  • Represent company in project meetings, assist in labor negotiations/strategy meetings, etc.
  • Manage financial aspects of contracts (fee payment, rental equipment, income/expenses, etc.) to protect company’s interest and simultaneously maintain good relationship with Client. Is responsible for the overall profit and loss of each job and proactively seeks profit opportunities on all projects.
  • Negotiate Change Orders
  • Prepare and update monthly a P3 scheduling for all jobs
  • Monthly tracking of profit and loss on all jobs
  • Weekly tracking of Labor performance on all jobs
  • Handle all correspondence with Owner and Subcontractor
  • Ensure acceptable “Contractor Performance Rating” scores for each job.
  • Create a positive image for company by managing quality control on projects
  • Uphold & maintain all Safety policies and standards on all Projects.
  • Review & finalize project costs & adjustments upon project completion
  • Review job performance with upper management after completion
  • Perform design reviews on design build projects.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as directed by corporate executives.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position supervises all workers on their projects through Project Superintendents as well as the work of Project Coordinators


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college, technical school or university in Engineering, Business Management or Construction Management plus a minimum of  five years of experience/knowledge of construction, design, finance and management required.; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 4 years of supervising heavy civil projects as a Project Manager
  • A minimum of 7+ years of roadway, highway and bridge construction experience.
  • A minimum of 7 years of work experience and understanding of all phases of heavy civil construction.
  • A minimum of 7 years of reading blueprint and specs for heavy civil projects
  • A minimum of 7 years responding to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Proven ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


  • Company truck / Allowance
  • Vacation & Holiday Pay
  • 401k Retirement plan + 5% company matching
  • Health, vision, dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Long term Disability


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