Purchasing and Estimating Project Manager


Two locations available - Charleston, SC and Nashville, TN

The position of Purchasing & Estimating Project Manager is an integral part of the P & E Department and will be involved in numerous facets of the company to keep production running seamlessly. This position is a key point of contact for builders in the field, our Trades, and our Accounting Department. This position will report directly to the Operations Manager. This position will assist the team with Change Orders, VPO’s, and Custom Options estimates.


  • Order and facilitate plot plans – redline plans with structural options to send to surveyors. 
  • Ensure that plans reflect community and municipal requirements.
  • Facilitate providing all necessary information to permitting for Res checks, manual J’s, elevation certs, redlines plans, ect.
  • Run house audit reports for all new job starts and work in conjunction with division p/e manager to correct missing/incorrect items before releasing stages
  • Create initial and stage release purchase orders and work orders for all construction starts
  • Obtain plot plans and red-lined construction drawings for creating of permit and start packages
  • In conjunction with division purchasing manager, Create Bank Budgets, Res checks, request manual J’s, elevation certs, ect.
  • Create job start packages for each job and release to construction team
  • Process VPO requests from the field for extra material and other variance request as approved by division p/e and/or construction manager(s)
  • Review change orders as they are processed and ensure system, paperwork, internal team and trade base are aware of anything applicable to them regarding the changes that are being made
  • In conjunction with division p/e manager, generate or obtain material takeoffs and bids from vendors, enter data, verify accuracy, and maintain information for custom option request
  • Assist in providing feedback and identifying opportunities to improve takeoffs and budgets based on VPOs
  • In conjunction with division p/e manager, assist with recruiting, bidding and on boarding of new trade contractors and vendors
  • In conjunction with division p/e manager, assist with Options management- samples are up to date and accurate, cut off stages for sales, sales clarification/specification, and database reflects what we are currently offering


  • Knowledgeable about the residential construction industry including construction cost, materials, products, methods and procedures.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the trades, vendors and equipment needed to complete the job, plus the ability to identify potential opportunities for improvement.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with blueprints, construction drawings and addendums is required.
  • Experience with doing and verifying takeoffs and unit cost-based purchasing
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize several tasks without compromising quality of work or project deadlines
  • Proven organization skills in a high paced work environment
  • Must be able to use word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, database software, creation of reports and database maintenance.



  • Local candidates with familiarity of Charleston area preferred
  •  2-4 year degree in Construction or Management is preferred
  • Prior experience in the homebuilding industry is preferred, either with a homebuilder or a Trade/Supplier
  • Ability to review, analyze and interpret information as well as trouble-shoot to solve problems.
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