Project Manager – Earthmoving / Site Development / Site Prep

Carolina Search Group Published: December 5, 2017

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We are working with one of the leading earthmoving/site development/mining companies in the southeast. We are looking for an experienced construction Project Manager with strong earth-moving, site development, and/or mining experience to join its team longterm. This opportunity offers career advancement opportunity and will report directly to the President. This position will be based in Columbia, SC.

The Project Manager directs all personnel on a given project, takes responsibility for all safety, administrative and production goals for the project.

To guide and direct all earthmoving/site development/mining activities on several projects while adhering to all company policies, OSHA and MSHA regulations, while meeting all production goals.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Build a team atmosphere to allow all foreman and operators to thrive and succeed.
  • Manage several foreman / lead men on separate projects
  • Manage several projects in varying locations throughout the Southeast.
    • Schedule equipment delivery
    • Schedule meetings with engineers and owners
    • Maintain all erosion control inspections and ensure compliance
    • Communicate scope, details and schedule with the foremen
    • Random on site safety inspections
    • Management production requirements as set forth in the project schedules
    • Assist in training new hires and existing personnel
    • Assist in safety meetings
    • Communicate project billing information to the office for timely invoicing
    • Communicate project time sheets to the office for payroll
    • Maintain a project file of fuel sheets, load count sheets, hourly work, change order requests, and all applicable materials lists
    • Schedule and order necessary construction materials
  • Assist management in estimating projects.
  • Assist management in business develop with various mining clients, DOT clients, private developers and various other clients through business meetings and events.
  • Assist management in the hiring process for various positions, including screening, interviewing and observations.
  • Maintain MSHA compliance on projects
    • Check the on site OSHA, MSHA binder for compliance
    • Ensure foremen / lead men have all OSHA, MSHA paperwork, organized and up to date
    • Random inspections of vehicles, equipment and projects
    • Attend all required OSHA, MSHA training
  • Maintain all expense reports credit card receipts, coded correctly and turned in weekly
  • Maintain a professional appearance at all times
  • Maintain company vehicle



Proficient knowledge in the following areas or be willing to learn:

  • Equipment operation and maintenance
  • Equipment safety
  • MSHA regulations
  • OSHA regulations
  • Site specific hazards and conditions
  • General site preparation techniques and procedures
  • Site preparation surveying and layout
  • Knowledge of operation of front end loaders, dozers, graders, compactors, and other pieces of heavy equipment
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and storage
  • Knowledge of road construction and maintenance techniques
  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures
  • Knowledge of equipment cleaning standards and procedures


Demonstrate the following skills:

  • ability to operate all types of equipment according to the manufacturers recommendations
  • ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • client service and public interaction skills
  • team building
  • analytical and problem solving skills
  • decision making skills
  • effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • ability to communicate effectively
  • ability to read and write to record pickups and maintain daily records
  • stress management skills
  • time management skills
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Survey equipment (Topcon, Trimble)
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