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Project Manager (Experienced, Highway, Civil, Road)

Company: Brooks Construction Company, Inc.
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are:
For over 114 years and across four generations of family ownership, Brooks Construction Company, Inc. has stood for Quality, Team, and Integrity in the civil construction industry. Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with over 250 employees, Brooks Construction provides asphalt, concrete, earthwork, and pipe operations across northern Indiana and northwestern Ohio using best practices and innovative techniques to give our customers a quality product.
Job Summary:
The Project Manager at Brooks Construction is responsible for managing, coordinating, supervising construction activities on assigned jobs, and carrying out day-to-day administrative and field work. Serving as the linchpin for a project's profitable completion, he/she is responsible for coordinating and facilitating needed resources to ensure a high-quality job is completed in a cost efficient manner. Individual will manage and interact with customers (e.g., general contractor, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), City of Fort Wayne, owner, etc.), sub-contractor(s), vendors, and/or internal resources. Individual works closely with field superintendents to schedule assigned projects and with estimator/sales to ensure financial success of projects. Some responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, reviewing work plans, scheduling, quality control, subcontractor management, analyzing drawings, soliciting subcontractor/vendor quotes, and preparing time, cost and labor estimates.
Essential Job Functions (*=Non-essential tasks):

  • Preparation of documents for pre-construction meeting which include:

    • Erosion Control
    • Schedule
    • Work site Traffic Control
    • Field office
    • Bulletin board
    • Subcontractor list
    • Borrow/Disposal Site Submittals
    • Supplier list
    • Quality Control plan

    • Supervising work and scheduling crews and equipment for assigned projects
    • Calculating material quantities
    • Entering data and maintain construction records on automated spreadsheets
    • Preparing purchase orders and subcontract agreements
    • Applying knowledge of state (INDOT), county and city DOT specifications to assigned project work
    • Assist in bidding jobs, including gathering of pre-bid information (measurements, quantity take-off requirements, etc.)
    • Maintaining detailed records for all INDOT work which include:

      • Erosion Control plan
      • Sign reports
      • Traffic Control reports
      • Purchase orders
      • Subcontract agreements
      • Progress estimates
      • Releases of retainage
      • Material Submittals
      • Pay Quantities
      • Change Orders
      • Final payments

        * Assist others in department as needed
        * Other duties as assigned

        • Minimum of 5 years' experience in INDOT heavy highway work
        • Previous hands-on construction experience in horizontal construction is preferred, with knowledge of INDOT heavy highway work


          • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Project Management, Business, Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a related degree; or eight (8) years equivalent experience in Heavy Highway Construction
            Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job may be considered. Skills and Abilities:

            • Develop and maintain peer and customer partnerships
            • Fair, honest and straightforward in dealing with others
            • Use appropriate discretion and is sensitive to confidentiality
            • Demonstrate high ethical standards and a dedicated commitment to safety
            • Thorough understanding of basic spreadsheet preparation
            • Analytical skills
            • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills including demonstrated success with oral and written communication
            • Proven dependability, organization, problem solving and adaptability skills
            • High degree of accuracy, thoroughness and attention to details
            • Ability to work for long periods at an energetic pace with frequent interruptions
            • Must have knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
            • Must be a team player
            • Knowledge of road construction techniques with the ability to understand state and county specifications
            • Demonstrated ability to read and understand blueprints
            • Demonstrated strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
            • Valid driver's license and willingness to travel to job sites
            • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
            • Flexibility in managing multiple priorities within tight time constraints

              Working Environment:

              • Individual will be working in an office and field environment (50/50)
              • Ability to work in adverse conditions, including rain, snow, extreme heat or cold, water, mud, dust, etc.
              • Individual will be working with internal customers (Foremen, Field Superintendents, Safety, Accounting, etc.)
                Supervisory Responsibilities:

                • Monitor multiple crews at any given time (Brooks or Subcontractors)

                  (These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this job. Additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required.)

Keywords: Brooks Construction Company, Inc., Fort Wayne , Project Manager (Experienced, Highway, Civil, Road), Executive , Fort Wayne, Indiana

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