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Project Manager/Estimator - Omaha, NE

Omaha, NE, US, 68138

Midwest - Omni



Job ID:  477333


OMNI Engineering, a CRH company, started its business in 1985 in Omaha, Nebraska.  OMNI is involved in heavy highway construction as well as private and commercial site construction.  Its primary business involves the manufacture and placement of asphalt for roads, city streets and parking lots.  Currently, OMNI Engineering employs around 200 employees and remains a competitive force in the Omaha market.


Position Overview

The Project Manager will plan, direct and coordinate all activities on designated projects from the point of sale to completion to ensure that the projects are accomplished on time and in conformance with all the terms and conditions of the contracts. In addition, he/she will act as the main contact person for the customer and all vendors on a particular project. He/she is directly responsible for monitoring the project costs and compliance with contract documents, attending job meetings and protecting OMNI Engineering's interest throughout the entire process.  


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Monitor construction to ensure project is built on schedule and within budget
  • Manage project scheduling, resource allocation, cost projections, and billing
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with owner, contractors, and engineers
  • Track and adjust quantities through all phases of each project
  • Monitor daily cost reports for accuracy and cost overruns
  • Review project plans, specifications and requirements with superintendent and operations manager prior to project
  • Potentially manage paving/milling/maintenance crews
  • Manage subcontracts and sub-contractor coordination
  • Maintain and update accurate project schedules
  • Coordinate project specific training, safety and EEOC compliance
  • Preparation and approval of accurate monthly pay estimates from owner and sub-contractors
  • Approve all subcontractor/supplier invoices
  • Assure accuracy of sub-contractor submittals and coordination of work
  • Coordination with owners on timing of work and proper completion
  • Negotiate all contract change orders in writing prior to the work being accomplished
  • Respond timely to all owner and sub-contractor correspondence
  • Maintain daily project diaries and documentation
  • Assure compliance with project specifications, quality and customer satisfaction
  • Generate various reports required by immediate supervisor



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.



  • A strong desire to grow within the construction management industry (we can train the right person for the role)
  • A two-year degree/certificate in construction management, construction engineering, or civil engineering preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and industry experience is accepted
  • Two or more years of project management experience in the asphalt and road construction industry preferred, however, candidates with lesser experience are acceptable


Key Competencies

  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional employee situations; Responds promptly to employee needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments
  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed
  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Able to identify, define, and resolve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions independently
  • Able to interpret an extensive variety of instructions in mathematical, written or oral form
  • Ability to read, write and do basic mathematical calculations in order to keep time and material records
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively with a focus on timeliness and responsiveness
  • Capable of utilizing the internet effectively for research, evaluation, and repair completion
  • Knowledge of materials, methods and tools involved in construction
  • Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations and construction sites


Work Requirements

  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required
  • Must maintain current driver’s license that meets state requirements
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary
  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA. Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to, for this position is: Face Shield, Safety (hard toe) Shoes, and Coveralls
  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations
  • Adhere to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as set forth by the US DOT


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Able to walk and stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


What CRH Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH 

CRH has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!


OMNI Engineering is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link


Date:  Mar 11, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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