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After months of planning and coordination with DelDOT, Wagman Heavy Civil, Delmarva Power and Norfolk Southern Railroad, on Monday April 29th Eastern Highway Specialists successfully erected six 50,000 pound Contech precast arch sections at BR1-706.  This bridge is part of the I-95 and SR 896 interchange project, the existing structure that carries a Norfolk Southern rail line under I-95 is getting widened to accommodate the new ramp lanes for the interchange.


This already challenging project due to the railroad coordination, was even more complex as there were multiple overhead electric transmission lines (up to 240kV) had to be de-energized by Delmarva Power with an outage that was scheduled 6 months ago.

Another electric outage will take place the week of May 13th to set the ten arch pieces for the NB I-95 widening.

Please see details below: To apply send a cover letter and resume to EHS Vice President Chris Magdefrau:

Project Manager, Engineer - Estimator -

Bridge, Highway Construction

Job location Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job description

Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc. (EHS) is seeking an experienced Project Manager. We are a small, but vibrant, highway construction company based in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a key position in this company of 50+ employees. Our office environment is casual but professional where our employees work hard but enjoy their work. Please see our website at for more information about EHS.


Project Management Duties will include:


·        job scheduling

·        negotiate and buyout projects

·        schedule subs and materials to jobs

·        monitor job costs

·        Track and measure job quantities in conjunction with the Job Superintendent

·        Work with our customers to determine pay estimates

·        resolve job related issues

·        attend job meetings as required


Our Project Managers also take the lead on some job estimates. Estimating duties are about 1/3 of PM responsibilities. These include quantity take off, quote requests, crew development, apply productions etc., and be part of finalizing bids.



This is a job that requires someone who enjoys a little pressure, can multi-task, is flexible and can handle the daily challenges of helping to manage a construction company.


Required skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering

  • 3+ years of experience in the Construction Management field, this can include past internship experience.

  • Experience with AutoCAD and strong computer skills

  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent documentation and organizational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal

  • EIT or PE certification a plus but not required

  • Valid drivers license and good driving record


Salary and Benefits:

A competitive salary will be offered. We offer a full benefit package that includes health, dental, disability, and life insurance. Paid vacation and paid holidays and a generous 401k retirement savings plan are also offered. Full details of our benefit package will be made available to applicants.


Job Type: Full-time


Base Salary: $80,000.00 - $120,000.00 per year, depending on experience

An annual bonus is offered, amount depending on personal and company performance.




·        401(k)

·        Dental insurance

·        Health insurance

·        Paid time off

·       Vision insurance

·       Company Vehicle or Vehicle allowance

·       Schedule: Day shift Monday to Friday

EHS was proud to participate in two events on November 1st aimed at promoting new opportunity in North East Wilmington, and helping promote a more diverse supplier base in the Delaware construction industry. The first was the "Opportunity Symposium" hosted by Delaware State Senator Darius Brown. Senator Brown brought dozens of policy makers and business officuals to the Wilmington Riverfront to discuss stragies for new opportunity in his District, parts of which have struggled economically in the last half century with the decline of industry in Delaware.

Eastern Highway Specialists has always been firmly committed to this area, having recently moved down the street from Church St to our new facility off of Governor Printz Boulevard an effort that Senator Brown helped with through a Transportation Infastructure Investment grant to improve the public road near our new site. Company President Bob Field was happy to participate in the event and was featured on a video display:

In the afternoon, Field and Vice President Chris Magdefrau participated in the Delaware Department of Transportation sponsored DBE and Small Business Development Summit in Dover.

Vice President Chris Magdefrau was a paricipant on a panel, sharing insights on now sub-contractors can get more work with prime contractors.

Bob and Chris also took part in networking events aimed at building up greater connections for DBE firms to break into the construction market:

EHS is strongly committed to new and more equitable opportunity in Wilmington and helping to build a more diverse construction industry and looks forward to continuing to work with stakeholders to achieve these objectives.

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