Mississippi (Central/South) – Construction Project Manager/Estimator


To provide management oversight and estimating for all phases of commercial construction projects, including coordinating employees, subcontractors, material and equipment; ensuring that specifications are being followed; work is proceeding with quality; schedule adherence and cost tracking. Must be proficient in estimating and scheduling with strong quantity take-off skills and conceptual estimating. The Project Manager / Estimator should have a strong understanding of construction methods and an eye for construction details. Field supervision experience is a plus.

Project Management Duties

  • Develops a cost-effective plan and schedule for completion of project(s) following a logical pattern for utilization of resources.
  • Minimizes exposure and risk.
  • Coordinates work of subcontractors working on various phases of multiple projects.
  • Oversees performance of all trade contractors and reviews architectural and engineering drawings to make sure that all specifications and regulations are being followed.
  • Is responsible for proper administration of construction contracts and for obtaining all necessary permits and licenses.
  • Supervises assistant managers and superintendents, reviews their reports, checks on any reported difficulties, identifies and corrects deficiencies in general any safety violations or other reported deficiencies.
  • Tracks and controls construction schedule and associated costs to achieve completion of projects within budget and on schedule.
  • Reports to owner, architects and portfolio managers on progress and any necessary modifications of plans and specs.
  • Manages day to day operational and tactical aspects of multiple construction projects in a supervisory role.
  • Manages day to day client interactions and expectations, directly or in a supervisory role.
  • Accurately tracks project costs and maintains strict adherence to the budget.
  • Generates and issues regular internal and external project reporting.
  • Proactively identifies changes in project scope and ensures appropriate measures are
  • Predicts changes in scope and revenue.
  • Administers Submittal Review process between Subcontractors/Suppliers and the design team.

Estimator Duties

Estimating and Scheduling:

  • Prepare conceptual estimates for project viability evaluation and budgeting with owner(s)
  • Prepare detailed quantity take-offs and final estimates for projects of varied size
  • Estimate labor and materials for self-performed items
  • Provide initial project schedule to management for review and refinement

Project Knowledge:

  • Review bid requirements thoroughly and asks follow-up questions
  • Has a thorough understanding of the scope for specific trades assigned
  • Develops RFI’s and clarification documents
  • Ensures adequate subcontractor coverage and pursues new subcontract and vendor relationships
  • Performs a comprehensive “bid day” analysis and scoping of specific assigned trades
  • Understands the size/scope of project(s) and corresponding subcontractor or supplier capability to perform
  • Creates bid lists that fit scope of job
  • Aggressively minimizes exclusions
  • Submits value-engineering ideas

Bid Administration:

  • Prepares and maintains status of plan reproduction
  • Solicits and maintains communication with subcontractors and suppliers/vendors
  • Prepares subcontractor bid packages
  • Transmits addenda and other bid information to subcontractors and suppliers
  • Ensures the proper coverage from subcontractors and suppliers on bid day
  • Contacts supply houses to obtain additional subcontractor bids
  • Shows creativity and resourcefulness on limiting buyout cost and exposure
  • Submits budgets and estimates needed by the bid deadline
  • Enters all relevant information into Timberline (or other software required)

Project turnover:

  • Properly turns over bid documents and sub buyout information to Project Management in an organized manner and within timeframes required by management and/or supervisor
  • Reviews drawings with Project Management team and highlights areas of concern
  • Reviews job cost with Project Management team and highlights any subs/material vendors that still need to be awarded
  • Completes project kick-off form to ensure compliance
  • Buyout (Subcontracts and Purchase Orders)
  • Thoroughly checks requirements to purchase the proper scope
  • Prepares and awards subcontracts (with all signatures) in a timely manner to ensure release of materials
  • Timely issues purchase orders and obtains ship / delivery date confirmations
  • Ensures that subs and suppliers are aware of (and commit to) the project schedule
  • Provides subs and suppliers with appropriate project contacts and job structure / procedure information


Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Excellent computer skills with an emphasis on Microsoft Office Products and Microsoft Project
  • Extensive knowledge of industry practices, procedures and market trends
  • Detail oriented and capable of managing priorities
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Financial and Job Cost Accounting Knowledge
  • Ability to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities and groups of people who need to cooperate to achieve maximum efficiency

Education and/or Experience:

Minimum of five (5) years of verifiable experience. Experience in all types of construction management and estimating, including but not limited to School, Medical, Retail, Office and general commercial construction. A Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or similar field is preferred. Experience and a high degree of competency may offset some degree requirements.

Working Conditions:

  • Work in an office and field environment
  • Must be able to lift 100 pounds
  • Must be able to sustain posture in a seated position for prolong periods of time
  • Extended hours may be required to meet project deadlines
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and other business machines

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

Project Management / Estimator: 5 years