Conroe, Texas


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Job Description

Build Your Career. Build America's Future.

Vulcan Materials Company is the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. When you join Vulcan, it's more than starting an exciting career - you get to make a difference for millions of people every day across the country.

When you join Vulcan, you join a dynamic culture in which career development is encouraged, excellence is rewarded and diversity is valued. No matter the role or the location across the country, every member of the Vulcan team lives through the Vulcan Way: doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time.

Senior Project Manager - Heavy Highway is responsible for managing mid to large construction projects up to 50M. For assigned projects, this individual is the primary contact point with the owner/agency; Works with the construction superintendent to coordinate crews and equipment needs. Manages subcontractor scheduling, communication, and payments. Prepares and updates project schedule and shares with owner/agency, management, and subcontractors. Establishes the construction budget and manages costs to ensure the project remains at or under budget and works with the contract administrator to prepare job cost and complete job billings. In addition, assists in preparing prime and subcontract bids to owners and agencies, including takeoff, estimating, and subcontractor solicitation in coordination with management. Oversees job close-out documentation.

What You'll Do:
  • Become familiar with the requirements of the contract and with the general provisions of the owner/ agency. Performs plan quantity take-off and visits the site. Identifies each trade that must be subcontracted. Determines the scope of work involved by each trade. Prepares preliminary project bid schedule. Assist the estimating team in preparing the bid in a timely manner.
  • Develop bid schedule into project schedule which is updated monthly and shared with owner/ agency, superintendent, project staff, and subcontractors.
  • Prepare subcontracts and purchase order agreements in coordination with the contract administrator. Schedules and attends the preconstruction conference. Prepares and facilitates all the required submittals.
  • Prepare a cost budget for the construction superintendent and monitors job progress. Prepares, monitors and updates job cost information. Participates in monthly project status reviews and quarterly project forecasts.
  • Negotiates change order requests.
  • Assists in preparing progress billings and approves quantities for payment to subcontractors, suppliers, and all contract A/P.
  • Prepare final contract closeout including monitoring final payment quantities and retention billing.
  • Negotiate all claims and disputes along with the Operations Manager.
  • Keep abreast of professional and technical developments to maintain and improve the knowledge and skills needed for superior job performance and to improve operational efficiencies.

Skills You'll Need:

Experience. Minimum seven to ten years' experience estimating and managing projects with the general contractor or heavy highway construction, public works contracts related to the paving, highway, or heavy construction environment.

Leadership and Management Skills. Must be able to provide strong leadership and guidance to employees, both direct and indirect reports, to motivate and maintain interpersonal relationships.

Knowledge. Ability to read construction drawings and perform two and three-dimensional quantity take off. Ability to perform a cost analysis. Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices, including job costing procedures required. Knowledge of contract administration in the construction industry. Knowledge of local, state (TDOT) and federal municipal public works specifications guidelines and procedures.

Interpersonal Skills. Must be an excellent motivator and team builder. Must be able to form strong social relationships and effectively communicate with both internal and external audiences.

Systems Knowledge. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google, Oracle Business. Knowledge of Estimating and Project Scheduling software strongly preferred; e.g. Bid2Win, Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, etc.

What You'll Like About Us:

Great Company Culture. Our people share a competitive drive for excellence in an environment of trust, teamwork, open-mindedness, and communication.

Safe. Industry leader in health and safety standards. We are committed to creating a safe work environment and protecting all employees and customers.

Meaningful Work. What sets up apart is the work we do impacts daily lives - and every employee contributes.Our aggregates produced are used to build roads, schools, hospitals, airports, and housing throughout the United States.

Health Benefits. Medical, Dental, Vision programs, plus much more.

Rest and Relaxation. Paid vacation, personal floating days, and paid holidays.

Prepare for the Future. 401(k) with company match and contribution.

Training and Development. We see our development programs and helping our employees meet their goals as a key part of our business.

Vulcan Materials Company is committed to employing a diverse workforce. You will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. You also have the right to be free from discrimination for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

Posting Date


Conroe, Texas

Vulcan Materials Company is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates—primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel—and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials, including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. Our coast-to-coast footprint and strategic distribution network align with and serve the nation’s growth centers. 

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