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Traylor Bros., Inc. Project Manager (SSG) in Greer, South Carolina


Ballard Marine Construction is a specialty marine and underwater contractor based in Washougal, WA, with regional offices and projects throughout North America.

Why join Ballard? It’s simple. You get to work on amazing technical projects with likeminded team members. The Ballard culture is second to none, and because of that we are incredibly protective and particular on who we invite onto the team. We have a unique culture of true excellence; we hold each other accountable from our newest interns and engineers to our most senior leaders. You will always go to work knowing that everyone you are working with cares as much as you do and is working hard to reach common goals. You will get out of it what you put into it. Ballard is an amazing place to work and if what we’ve said resonates with you, you just might be right for us!

Position Summary:

The Project Manager supports the private client book of business with planning, technical solutions, safety and operational excellence. They are the lead estimator and project manager on key projects within the region and support the Area Manager or Operations Manager.

This position will travel up to 75% and when not traveling will be based out of our Greenville, South Carolina office; a beautiful place to work!

Ideal Candidate:

Core Attributes:

  • Grit and Resiliency - We dig deep to figure out how to make things happen no matter how impossible it seems. We never give up. We take on challenges that nobody else can; or will.

  • Comradery and Inspirational - We are a hard-working team of likeminded individuals working toward a common goal. We regularly celebrate wins and like to have fun whether at work or at play. We come together each day looking for ways to instill life and energy into the world around us.

  • Driven and Competitive - We love competition. We love to win and love to learn when we lose. Not getting the job done is not an option. We are obsessed to do our best and we do what it takes to win.

  • Trustworthy and Respectful - We are passionate about honesty, authenticity and transparency. No lies. No drama. No politics. We value constructive conflict and ensure that even in conflict we treat others with respect.

  • Ownership and Accountability - When something goes wrong, we first “look in the mirror” before we “look out the window”. We ask “what could I have done differently?” and then we share lessons learned. Regularly challenging ourselves and those around us to be better is a way of life. “Me first” belongs here.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Construction Management, Construction Engineering Management, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, or related field.

  • OSHA 30 certification preferred.


  • 7+ years’ experience in heavy civil, mechanical, marine, or underwater construction industries.

  • Experience in and advanced knowledge of construction contracts, including general and special terms and conditions.

  • Experienced with proven results in claims management and dispute resolution.

  • Experience with Design-Build, EPC, ECI, CMAR, and other alternate procurement.


  • Proficient in a variety of software including HCSS HeavyBid and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Capable of leading and contributing to opportunity pursuits.

  • Must be able to develop the right internal team to provide relevant technical solutions to our clients.

  • Formulation of technical proposals, including technical means and methods, schedules, and pricing.

  • Advanced construction software operating capabilities.

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal skills


  • Evaluates specifications to plan procedures, starting and completion times, submittal requirements, and staffing requirements for each phase of construction.

  • Confers with and directs supervisory personnel and subcontractors engaged in planning and executing work procedures, interpreting specifications, and coordinating various phases of construction to prevent delays.

  • Confers with supervisory personnel and labor representatives to resolve complaints and grievances within the workforce.

  • Collaborates with management, engineering personnel, inspectors, and suppliers to resolve construction problems and improve construction methods.

  • Investigates problems and/or reported incidents; identify and recommend solutions/alternatives as appropriate.

  • Identifies project risks and makes recommendations for mitigation measures; maintains a project risk register.

  • Inspects work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications and the adherence to construction schedules.

  • Performs tasks maintaining all health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and ensure all work is done in a manner which enhances the safety of the project.

  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs.

  • Maintains and measures project schedule by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities, resolving problems.

  • Controls project costs by approving expenditures; administering subcontractor contracts.

  • Controls project plan by reviewing design, specifications, and plan and schedule changes; recommending actions.

  • Negotiates terms of agreements, drafts contracts, and obtains permits and licenses.

  • Understands estimates and negotiates change orders.

  • Prepares, negotiates, approves invoicing per the contract.

  • Creates, maintains, and submits various reports such as the Management of Cost to Complete report, Management of Work in Progress Report, and daily reports.

  • Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; recommending actions.

  • Depending on the needs of the company, this candidate may manage multiple small projects concurrently from a regional office, or one single larger project as the on-site project manager.

  • Responsible for overseeing the work of field engineers, project engineers, general foreman and superintendents.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands/Working Environment:

  • Working outdoors in various temperatures and conditions.

  • Wears various PPE (respirators, fall protection, etc.).

  • Will travel on various land, water, and aircraft.

  • Lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing, squatting for various periods of time.

  • Prolonged periods of time sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the year.


Ballard offers a comprehensive benefits package and provides a culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion. Benefits include employer paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, PTO, 401K Plan with employer match, paid holidays, and so much more!!

EEO Statement:

Ballard Marine Construction, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status. A reasonable accommodation will be considered for qualified individuals with a disability if it does not create an undue hardship for the Company, consistent with the ADA as amended.

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