Gregory Smith, PE, CJP


  • Over 30 Years of Experience in Every Aspect of the Construction Industry
  • Job Order Contracting (JOC)

Significant Moments

  • Greg managed the first JOC programs for the US Navy, the civilian world, school districts, and cities, making him a pioneer in this construction delivery method.
  • Greg began his career as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer where he contributed to the Navy’s transition from traditional “low-bid” construction procurement techniques to the “best value” alternatives of design-build and job order contracting used today.
  • He has successfully integrated this JOC process into the Jamail & Smith Construction business plan and developed our company into one of the leading JOC contractors in Texas.
  • He is the past industry chairman for the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence (CJE).
  • He built and managed the company operational infrastructure to support a 700% increase in annual revenues.
  • He established regional offices in six locations improving access to client needs and increasing operational control.
  • Greg initiated a company-wide safety management program resulting in 97% staff OSHA certification and achieving a five year, no-incident safety record.
  • One of the projects Greg is most proud of is the Austin Community College Highland Building 4000. Jamail & Smith was asked to renovate an entire wing of Highland Mall. There were tremendous challenges that required teamwork between the architect, owner, contractors, and city to get the building ready in time for fall classes. The schedule was so tight that work had to be started prior to receiving a permit. In the end, the deadline was met, and a quality construction result was delivered.
  • Greg earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and received an MBA from the University of Houston.

Personal Highlights

What do “Quality Construction Results” mean to you?

I would describe quality construction results as a job well done. When we take on our projects, we not only want to meet the scope, we want to anticipate and recommend solutions our clients may not have known that they needed. Our hope is to deliver a result that is better than what the client asked for.

Before working at J&S, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? 

The most interesting job I ever had was when I was an officer in charge of the Civics Action Meeting in the South Pacific. I was on a Cat team, and I was able to handpick 13 construction guys in my battalion to travel and build buildings for communities in Micronesia. 

What career did you dream of having, when you were a child?

I wanted to be a Cowboy! I was attracted to the freedom of the cowboy lifestyle. As a kid, I loved watching Gunsmoke and a show named Lancer. In fact, I loved the show so much that I named my dog Lancer.

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