Project Manager

Crain Construction is a trusted, well-established Nashville-based commercial construction general contractor. They’ve been in business for over 88 years and have built thousands of structures throughout Middle Tennessee and the southeast. They can build almost anything, but specialize in commercial construction projects, including ground-up, renovations, multi-story hospitality, retail, industrial, healthcare, education, and multi-use structures

Due to a growing pipeline of new business, Crain Construction needs Project Managers with high-rise/multi-story commercial construction experience who can manage all aspects of $90M+ projects from inception to completion. The ideal candidate will have built a 10-story (or higher) residential or senior living structure using post-tensioned concrete and steel throughout.

This position reports to the Vice President of Operations and is an excellent opportunity for an autonomous self-starter to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

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Crain Overview

Industry :
Commercial Construction
Location :
Nashville, TN
Company size :
25-50 Employees
Website :

Crain Construction is a Nashville-based company that has transitioned from a residential builder to providing design/build, construction management, and general contracting services throughout the Southeast. With over 89 years in business, the values, reputation, and quality of work have remained steadfast throughout its history.

Position Details

  • Build and maintain great working relationships with owners, architects, sub-contractors, vendors, suppliers, and other key business partners
  • Planning, mobilization, and demobilization of projects
  • Implementation and enforcement of safe work practices
  • Negotiating and managing agreements with sub-contractors
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with owners, architects, sub-contractors, and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Preparing and submitting monthly draw requests consistent with contract documents
  • Creating and enforcing a construction schedule that is tracked and updated daily with a constant monthly look ahead to ensure timely completion of the project
  • Expediting material delivery and negotiating favorable subcontractor and vendor deliverables
  • Understand and administer project contract terms and conditions, contract documents, subcontractor agreements, purchase order agreements, insurance, etc.
  • Reviewing and verifying constructability of construction plans and specifications
  • Initial project estimates and bidding, and qualifying sub-contractors
  • Preparing scopes of work and recommending sub-contractors to be selected for the work needed. Sending out invitations to bid and managing the bidding process
  • Negotiating scopes of work and final contract amounts, preparing, estimating, and verifying change order requests
  • Responding to RFIs or submittals and responding to subcontractor or consultant’s project-related questions
  • Directing and managing each of the superintendents and project engineers to maintain the performance of subcontractors and consultants on-site
  • Verify compliance with the plans and specifications, host weekly and monthly job site meetings as well as managing and conduct other duties necessary for the successful completion of the projects
  • Review and approve monthly subcontractor invoices


  • 15+ years of commercial construction experience
  • 5+ years of project management experience as the lead overseer of a variety of commercial construction projects, including ground-up, renovations, tilt wall, multi-story hospitality, retail, industrial, healthcare, education, and multi-use structures
  • Proven track record of successfully leading ground-up commercial construction projects valued at $90M+
    • 10-story (or higher) residential, or senior living structure using post-tensioned concrete and steel throughout.
  • Confident yet humble team player with a collaborative leadership style
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective time management, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills that enable building projects to be completed on time and within the budget
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, building science, or a related field
  • Skilled professional looking for a long-term career, not just a job




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