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Underground Construction Construction Manager/Project Manager in Benicia, California


Underground Construction Co., Inc. has provided quality gas, power, airport fueling and telecom construction services for over 84 years. Since laying our first pipe in 1936, we have successfully completed thousands of government, commercial and private sector construction projects throughout the United States. Underground Construction Co., Inc. is one of the oldest and most respected contractors in the West. We continue to lead our industry in safety, quality, customer satisfaction and community service. Our complete and diverse range of construction services includes gas transmission and distribution, electrical transmission and distribution, airport fueling facilities, industrial and special projects, telecommunications and utilities.

Our projects are regulated by federal and state laws which require all employees to successfully pass criminal background checks, MVR, and drug tests (post-employment and random testing).


Project Managers report to the Division Manager and is responsible for managing assigned construction projects. Project Managers serve as the primary contact with owners/clients and must continually foster a positive relationship with all parties involved. Project Managers generate and monitor cost estimates, prime contracts, schedules, subcontracts, and owner as well as subcontractor change orders, RFI’s, and process submittals.


Incumbent must have the skills, ability, and judgment to perform the following essential job duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Works with Division Manager, Superintendents, and Foremen to plan, organize and direct activities concerned with road and site construction project plans

  • Coordinates total estimating effort relevant to a particular bid/project as assigned

  • Checks bid source files to ensure latest information is available prior to bid day

  • Reviews proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate

  • Generates RFI’s necessary to establish competitive baseline

  • Performs material take-offs and mathematical calculations accurately

  • Determines type of materials, equipment, labor, and subcontractors required

  • Monitors and control project through administrative direction of on-site foremen to ensure project is completed on schedule and within budget

  • Represents company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings

  • Works with contract administrator to manage financial aspects of contracts to protect company’s interest and simultaneously maintain good relationship with the customer

  • Monitors construction and financial activities through on-site team

  • Interprets and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients

  • Upholds all company safety practices and wears appropriate PPE when working in the field

  • Formulate reports concerning such areas as work progress, costs and scheduling

  • Other duties as assigned by the manager

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervising, scheduling, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating work of assigned staff are responsibilities for supervisory positions.

  • May supervise a small number of Project Engineers and Project Coordinators


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Experience working on PG&E projects is highly desired

  • 5+ Years of utility construction project management

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or other related major

  • Ability to estimate projects and develop cost proposals

  • Strong time management and prioritizing abilities

  • Strong written & verbal communications skills

  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications

  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Microsoft Project & Excel

  • Ability to demonstrate team building, leadership, and mentoring skills

  • Travel requirements to job sites

  • Must be able to maintain a valid driver licenses if travelling


  • Work is performed at project sites and in an office and/or trailer

  • Work is performed most frequently outdoors in weather conditions that vary from below freezing temperatures to heat above 90 degrees, in wet and dry conditions and in rural areas. Some exposure to odors, gases, dust and dirt may occur. The noise level in the work environment may range from moderate to loud.

  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

It is the continuing policy of Underground Construction to afford equal opportunities for all qualified persons, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other protected class at the local, state, or federal level. No person shall be excluded from employment consideration on the basis of these factors.