Design Build Project Manager - Branch Civil

Manassas, VA posted on August 6

Design-Build Project Manager
Position: Full time                                            
Location: Northern Virginia


Position Summary:

Branch Civil is searching for an experienced Design-Build Project Manager (DBPM) to join our Operation Teams in pursuing and managing Design-Build Transportation projects in the Southeast region, including Virginia and North Carolina.  The DBPM will interact with the Design-Build group in providing pursuit and post-award coordination with designers and will take the lead role in managing the project with the Operations Team.  The DBPM will work directly with the client/owner and will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the project on time and within budget. 


Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates Project Manager level knowledge of construction operations
  • Facilitates effective communication between design and construction
  • Participates in pre-construction activities and manages the construction operations, ensuring the project is delivered on time and within budget
  • Mediates conflicts between designers, clients, and contractors
  • Work with the project team to forecast, manage cost, and secure profitably for the project
  • Plans construction operations and analyzes project scheduling
  • Manages and interprets data and results for multiple projects
  • Identify contingency activities and evaluate potential risks
  • Develop and maintain successful client and JV Partner relationships
  • Establish and implement project objectives, policies, procedures, and performance standards
  • Uphold Branch’s safety policies
  • Assist in reviewing and negotiating contracts while working with the Preconstruction Services team and legal counsel as appropriate in conjunction with the leadership team
  • Review subcontracts to protect the company’s interests and fulfill the company’s obligation to the client
  • Evaluate changes in project scope and negotiate change orders with the owner
  • Monitor construction progress and the project schedule to ensure project milestones and budgets are met
  • Continuously review field operations, ensuring that the project is constructed safely and in accordance with all design, budgetary and scheduling obligations
  • Support corporate policies
  • Perform additional assignments per management’s direction



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and 10+ years related industry experience in Heavy Civil Construction
  • 5+ years of related Design-Build Management experience
  • Previous experience performing a similar role on $50M+ projects
  • Experience on large heavy civil projects involving complex roadway and structure transportation improvement projects
  • Must have previous design-build and/or alternative delivery experience with large projects that have had a track record of being profitable.
  • Proven success in delivering design-build projects for VDOT
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold safety commitments and be a good steward of the environment
  • Ability to represent the company in administrating the contract with the client
  • Ability to interface with joint venture partners, owners, and stakeholders while developing productive relationships


This position requires travel to projects within Virginia and North Carolina.  Travel is estimated approximately 60%.


Supervisory Responsibility
Directly supervises two to three employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.


Company Benefits: 

  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 100% contributed by company
  • 401 (K) with Match
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance


Building Legacies for a Thriving Future
We encourage Minorities and Females to Apply.  EOE M/F/D/V.  VA Cont. Lic., Class A, #2701-029434A.