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Underground Construction Payroll Specialist in Benicia, California

About Us

Underground Construction Co., Inc. has provided quality gas, power, airport fueling and telecom construction services for over 80 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).

About the Job

We are currently searching for a talented, full time Payroll Specialist to assist in processing payroll. In this role, you will perform a variety of day-to-day payroll tasks such as time entry, reviewing timesheets for accuracy, and answering questions in a friendly and timely manner. Patience and attention to detail are a must!


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

  • Process payroll for 300+ employees

  • Update and maintain employee records, process termination checks, review and validate timecard entries

  • Explain payroll procedures to employees and Project Engineers/Managers, and respond to inquiries by email/ telephone/in person

  • Complete Verifications of Employment (VOE) for current and previous employees

  • Complete quarterly EDD audits for previous and current employees

  • Maintain payroll records and follow established company policies to ensure compliance with internal control protocols

  • Perform clerical duties weekly of scanning timecards and saving them into eCMS

  • Payroll tax filing / reporting

  • Other duties and ad hoc projects as assigned



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

  • High school diploma or equivalent - required

  • Associates degree in Accounting - preferred

  • Experience with Certified Payroll

  • Minimum of three years related work experience in payroll experience

  • Prior union payroll experience desired

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to multitask

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Able to maintain confidentiality

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; use Excel to perform essential job functions including pivot tables and v-lookups


The requirements listed below are representative of the physical ability required.

  • Lift 15 pounds 1 to 3 times per shift

  • Carry 10 pounds 1 to 3 times per shift

  • Bending from waist up to 5 times per shift

  • Sit for 7 hours per shift

  • Stand for 1 hour per shift

This description portrays in general terms the type and levels of work performed and is not intended to be all-inclusive or represent specific duties of any one incumbent. The knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.

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