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Terracon Project Manager in South Plainfield, New Jersey


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Office Name:

New Jersey North

Job Description:

Manage all aspects of geotechnical construction materials testing (CMT) projects to ensure that they are safely completed on time and within scope and budget. Responsibilities include preparing budgets and proposals, project staffing and scheduling, quality oversight, report preparation, invoicing and change order preparation, collections and communication with the client as needed to deliver our services to satisfaction of client. Must be proactive and capable of resolving operational problems and construction site conflicts.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead safety efforts for project teams and ensure team follows safety rules and guidelines. Responsible for creating and modeling a safe work environment, demonstrating safety practices and leading pre-task planning for all projects.

  • Set priorities, assign tasks, and coordinate project staff to meet project targets and milestones.

  • Plan, schedule and assist with dispatching of field staff to project sites based on technician skill set, certifications, location, project and priority.

  • Partner with other departments or offices to secure specialized resources for the project.

  • Make periodic site visits on all projects to ensure field staff are following proper procedures, contract specifications and safety protocols.

  • Train and mentor field staff.

  • Conduct meetings and prepare reports to communicate the status of the project.

  • Coordinate with and engage senior project reviewers throughout the duration of a project to ensure appropriate oversight is in place and quality standards are being followed.

  • Coordinate with accounting and department manager to manage financials for all projects, including budgeting, change orders, invoicing and collections.

  • Develop understanding and be aware of project-related risk. Be familiar with what could go wrong on a project and how to protect the company. Be familiar with and follow company risk policies.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum 5 years of Construction Materials project management experience.

  • Experience with laptop computer use and Microsoft Word and Excel

  • ACI certification in one or more of the following areas:

  • Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I

  • Concrete Construction Special Inspector

  • Adhesive Anchor Installation Inspector

  • Concrete Strength Testing Technician

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline practices by the Firm including Engineering, Environmental Science or Geology and a minimum of 5 years’ related experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 9 years’ related experience

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Preferred Certifications/Licenses:

  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration.




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Posting Title:

Construction Materials Project Manager

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

South Plainfield, NJ

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 4,000 employees in over 140 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

Job Category:

Project Management