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Construction Manager

RaganSmith is looking for a full-time Construction Manager based in our Nashville office. This position is responsible for oversight of Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI) projects with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and local municipalities and all field-based Inspector staff. The Construction Manager is also responsible for client communication and project management, scope, and budget.


  • Lead project management tasks, including client interaction and creating and adhering to budgets
  • Supervise CEI Inspectors to ensure all company and project standards are being met
  • Create and maintain project documentation, including inspection reports, change orders, and invoicing
  • Delegate and mitigate project questions and concerns
  • Lead interdepartmental communication for multi-phase projects
  • Review and approve daily reports from field Inspectors
  • Participate in proposal writing 
  • Monitor and forecast project progress
  • Visit project sites for oversite as needed
  • Additional related duties as needed


  • 7-10+ years of inspection experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field preferred
  • EI certification or PE license preferred
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Transportation (bridge, roadway, rail) construction inspection experience
  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Training, Radiation Safety/Nuclear Gauge/Hazmat Training, TDOT or ACI Concrete Field Testing, TDOT Aggregate, and TDOT Hot Mix Asphalt Roadway Certifications
  • Experience with Site Manager software and roadway plans preferred
  • Experience with construction of traffic signals, fiber optic cable, and ITS components preferred
  • Willingness to work overtime, limited nighttime construction, and overnight travel as needed


  • 100% covered health, dental and vision insurance, group term life insurance, identity theft protection, long-term and short-term disability coverage, telemedicine, and long term care insurance 
  • Generous PTO, paid holidays, and three additional paid days between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Compensatory time paid out as PTO or additional pay if over 40 hours worked in a week
  • Profit sharing bonus
  • 401(k) contribution
  • Focus on work-life balance
  • Project related mileage reimbursement


RaganSmith was founded in 1933 as a land surveying company. More than eight decades later, we have grown into an interdisciplinary consulting firm of experienced civil engineers, landscape architects, transportation experts, savvy surveyors, and brilliant land planners serving the private and public sectors. 

RaganSmith is an equal opportunity employer recognizing the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

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