Project Manager (Estimator)

Phillips And Jodran Austin , TX 78719

Posted 1 week ago

Phillips & Jordan is a 65 year old, privately-held corporation, specializing in heavy civil construction. Our Core Values Integrity, Safety, Quality, and Production guide our business. We work in private and public sectors, employ over 1,000 individuals, and maintain a large heavy equipment fleet. We are licensed in 50 states and have performed complex work with aggressive schedules in over 40 states. Phillips & Jordan is a proven innovator, a proven leader, a proven solution.


Provide overall administrative, technical, financial, and resource management of the project from initial bid preparation through completion. Executes our Core Values and Priorities Integrity, Safety, Quality, and Production to guide our business practices that ensures P&J is committed to a Zero Incident Philosophy of no harm to person, property, the environment, or our reputation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and overall responsibility for the project site team.

  • Maintain a professional appearance with the ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines.

  • Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, assigning and directing work, performance evaluations to include coaching and discipline, addressing complaints to resolution for all project personnel while demonstrating positive leadership to motivate all personnel and communicate with both direct reports and superiors.

  • Define problems, collect information, and establish facts to provide an appropriate resolution.

  • Lead pre-construction efforts through pre-bid meeting attendance, performing quantity take-offs, obtaining material pricing, preparing scopes of work for subcontracts and obtaining subcontractor pricing, estimating projects to prepare detailed, efficient, and accurate bid proposals.

  • Reading and understanding the request for proposal and corresponding documents including the specifications and drawings to ensure proposals are submitted timely by the required proposal due date and time.

  • Build and maintain solid relationships with clients, suppliers, and subcontractors.

  • Setup, organize, update, and maintain electronic and printed files of working documents.

  • Coordinate and schedule subcontractors, vendors, and material suppliers.

  • Establish project objectives, procedures, and performance standards within the limits of the corporate policy.

  • Monitor/control construction through communication with superintendent to ensure the project is built on schedule and within budget.

  • Manage financial aspects of contracts to protect company's interest while maintaining a good relationships.

  • Review cost reports and evaluate methods to reduce cost while maintaining productivity. Manage budget projection for labor, material, equipment, and subcontractors procured on the project. Responsible for daily, weekly, and monthly projections and progress for all construction activities.

  • Responsible for project cost forecasting, monthly cost to complete development, and accuracy of reporting.

  • Responsible for the invoicing or payment application process as well as monitoring the quality of weekly labor and equipment hours, material, and subcontractor reporting.

  • Provide technical assistance to include interpretation of drawings and recommending construction methods.

  • Responsible for productivity, efficient use of materials/equipment, and contractual performance of the project.

  • Coordinates materials, subcontractors, equipment expediting efforts as required to maintain the schedule.

  • Review and analyze daily cost reports for comparison analysis, planning, and implementing changes as required.

  • Develop, submit, track, and maintain all project submittals and requests for information.

  • Develop, negotiate, submit, track, and maintain client and/or subcontractor change orders.

  • Develop scope of work and project schedules in Microsoft Excel, Project, or Primavera.

  • Lead project meetings and generate daily, weekly, or monthly meeting documents.

  • Work with landowners and develop lease, borrow, and any other agreements necessary for the project.

  • Assist the safety department in the coordination and executing annual safety training, preparing emergency action plans, completing good catch, near miss, and incident investigations and/or reports, and leading or attending daily and weekly safety meetings to ensure projects are being constructed in a safe manner.

  • Assume additional responsibilities as directed by corporate executives.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

May directly supervise up to 20 supervisors with a project team of up to 200 team members.


  • Knowledge of design, estimating, construction, finance, and management.

  • Ability to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize employee performance.

  • Thorough understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards and activities.

  • Accounting (math and record-keeping) to include the ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and operations as needed to examine construction operations including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Microsoft Project, Outlook, Visio, Primavera).

  • Effective communication (oral, written, presentation, listening).

  • Effective motivational and supervisory skills.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks.

  • Expected to relocate to the Austin, Texas regional office.

  • Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable motor vehicle driving record (MVR).

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical specifications, drawings, financial reports, and legal documents.

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, subcontractors, suppliers, regulatory agencies, landowners, or members of the community.

Education and Experience:

Four-year construction science, construction management, construction engineering, engineering, or similar related degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience. Minimum of five years construction management, estimating, and/or craft supervision experience in similar construction. Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction (technology, equipment, methods), craft agreements, jurisdiction, negotiations, engineering, estimating, schedules, and safety required.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at


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