Career Opportunities

Since 1998, J.D. Abrams L.P. has been a leader in initiating and participating in alternate project delivery methods.

Job Description

Area Manager

Job Location

Houston Area Office
13020 Donegal Way
Houston, TX 77047-3712

Position Title: Area Manager

Type: Full-Time

Pay rate: Commensurate with experience

Supervisor: VP-Operations

Location: Houston, Texas

Travel: As needed to regional work sites                       

FLSA Type: Exempt (Salaried)

Start Date: Immediately

Relocation Assistance:  Available


About J.D. Abrams, L.P.

J.D. Abrams, L.P. is a full service heavy civil contractor, specializing in public work infrastructure projects. Highway and bridge construction for the Texas Department of Transportation makes up much of our construction work, however, we have completed a variety of other types of projects as well.


At J.D. Abrams we believe that cooperation, communication, and safety are the most important factors that produce a successful construction project. That is why all our projects are staffed with experienced and seasoned project foremen and superintendents. All of whom are proud to carry on the legacy of our position as a leader in the industry in safety and continue to champion our philosophy, in that the owner and we function as one team.


Summary and Definition

The Area Manager is responsible for overseeing and directing all program and project construction operations in their assigned geographic area. Area Managers are accountable for the overall performance of all projects and for their safe completion within company policies and to all company standards.

This includes assistance in project selection and project execution plans, assistance in talent recruiting, indoctrinating and developing supervisory personnel, responsibility for project financial and safety performance, owner satisfaction and community relations, subcontractor and material supplier contract administration, management of equipment, and maintaining a positive work environment for all employees and project participants.


  • Serve as the primary contact between the Area office and the Corporate office
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives
  • Assist in developing and implementing operational procedures and policies
  • Manage the area office and project supervisory staff. Responsibilities include training and developing employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; providing feedback; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
  • Supervises and develops direct reports while prioritizing and delegating significant responsibilities to others
  • Support site personnel to assist their management of the site
  • Maximize profitability by establishing and monitoring performance measures and adjusting strategies and resources
  • Reviews project deliverables with project staff frequently and assigns responsibilities, execution, and follow-up plans
  • Visit projects frequently to spot check quality and policy enforcement; ensure quality standards are being met at various stages of progress
  • Ensure compliance with all appropriate laws, rules, and regulations
  • Ensure that assigned locations meet all safety standards in accordance with OSHA and state regulations
  • Other duties as required and directed.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience in managing multifunctional and multicultural teams.
  • Experience on heavy highway construction projects
  • Experience and training in craft skills, management and business, and safety
  • Strong information sharing and coordination abilities between projects and departments
  • Strong training and instructional skills such as questioning, discussing, explaining, and demonstrating
  • Highly professional work output
  • Strong negotiation, motivational, influencing, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong decision making ability
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Dependability
  • Must hold a valid driver's license, acceptable driving record, and submit to background check and pre-employment drug screening
  • Strong written communication and problem-solving skills
  • Manage tight deadlines
  • Working understanding of the following software:
    • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • HCSS HeavyBid and HeavyJob
    • Oracle P6 EPPM scheduling

Ability To:

  • Adapt to new innovations and processes
  • Quickly acquire and implement individually received training
  • Develop and administer training to others
  • Coordinate and interact with other company personnel daily
  • Multi-task
  • Function effectively as part of a team
  • Always maintain discretion and confidentiality
  • Work independently
  • Travel as required

Success Factors:

  • Builds and develops a construction team that can profitably deliver work
  • Build well founded relationships with vendors, subcontractors, owner and other stakeholders
  • Builds a culture that embraces safety and quality in the work
  • Becomes the primary contract for all operations in the area
  • Contributes a proportionate share of the company’s profits.

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction/Engineering or related discipline
  • Suitable experience in heavy highway construction or related discipline

Work environment: The work environment/physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.







We do not accept resumes from Third Party Recruiting Firms for these positions. If you are an Agency or Search firm representative, contact the Human Resources Department directly for consideration. Abrams or its subsidiaries will not be responsible for any fees arising from the use of resumes and online response forms through this source. In addition, Abrams or its subsidiaries will not be responsible for any fees on unsolicited resumes that are submitted to any member of the Staffing or Operations team. Abrams has established an approved vendor program for this service, and will only consider accepting submissions from those approved firms. For consideration in becoming an approved vendor, contact our Human Resources Department

J.D. Abrams, LP is an equal opportunity employer . All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

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