Project Manager Trainee (San Antonio, TX)

CRH Americas Materials
September 11, 2019
San Antonio, TX
Job Type


Job ID:  155759

Texas Materials is a locally-based construction company and building materials supplier, which is A CRH Company, the largest asphalt, ready mix and aggregates producer in North America. Texas Materials is part of CRH's growing Texas-based network of 47 locations and over 1,200 employees statewide. 

Position Overview

The Project Manager Trainee will learn to direct, coordinate and learn to be responsible for the planning, organization control, integration and completion of a construction project within a local company. The trainee will also learn how to design changes and specs of the project.  Individual may be responsible for more than one project at a time. Typical responsibilities will be for the day to day operations, typically of multiple crews or multiple projects for the operation. Project staffing and selection of required equipment to perform tasks in line with budgeted cost and production schedules is necessary. Safe, efficient production will be a primary concern of this position. Project planning will be necessary to achieve the goals of production and safety, as well as timely completion of projects.  This position will rotate in and out of different areas of operations to gain developmental exposure.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote a safe working culture for all employees; work with safety and field personnel to minimize risk and increase safety for employees at all times
  • Ensure safety policies are enforced and safe work practices are applied to all tasks.
  • Ensure Pre-job inspections are completed.
  • Act in an ethical manner, portray a positive company image and promote customer relations.
  • Assure progress reports are turned in on schedule.
  • Review job quality to ensure customer specifications are being met and eliminate rework.
  • Provide input to project manager for schedule updates, material variances, and changes to scope of work.
  • Maximize success of productivity measures on all jobs.
  • Initiate daily performance dialogues with crews and ensure that those are dialogues are being passed down.  Examples include daily flash reports, productivity reports and target information.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Communicate with the crews/foreman


  • 4 + years related experience construction and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated success in managing employees and/or leading a crew.
  • Some experience creating, working within and/or administering an assigned budget, preferred or ability to learn same.


  • Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams as both a leader and a participant.
  • A working knowledge of customer specifications will be necessary to ensure a quality project avoiding re-work or punch list work.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; building rapport, listening, presenting, giving and receiving feedback.
  • High standard of ethics, integrity and trust.
  • Must be able to pass pre -employment criminal background check.
  • Must possess a valid drivers license. 
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures outlined in Employee Handbook. 
  • Moderate travel required; must be willing to work in or travel to other locations as needed.
  • Must be available as needed during non-traditional work hours.
  • Must be able to work independently and with groups.
  • Must be able to work under time constraints as needed.
  • Must display a professional and courteous attitude toward co-workers, supervisors and general public at all times.  

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 stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects or controls, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Able to safely drive a vehicle for long periods of time.
  • Able to work extended hours if needed.  
  • Able to work in all weather conditions.

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What CRH Americas 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 Americas

CRH Americas 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 Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

CRH Americas 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 Americas family!

Texas Materials  is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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