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Underground Construction Superintendent 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).


Superintendents manage all field operations on assigned project(s) and are responsible for ensuring the timely and profitable completion of each project.


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

  • Monitors job safety and safety training; enforces safety programs and OSHA Standards as required and ensure subcontractor compliance with UCCO standards

  • Primary liaison with Project Managers and Engineers for the day-to-day construction activities of the project

  • Monitor quality standards of all jobs, including contractor performance, and ensure that all quality assurance and company standards are being met

  • Provide guidance in resolving construction problems encountered

  • Provide technical assistance regarding construction methods and equipment

  • Lead, supervise and develop all UCCO field staff, including providing input on or completing performance appraisals

  • Ensure strict adherence to ethics and compliance requirements at all times.

  • Assists with preparation of written reports and/or updates (internal and external) for management, client, and project team, to ensure a clear understanding of project status

  • Manages and make decisions related to the performance of work related to scheduling, delivery, logistics, quality control and trade employee staffing levels

  • Oversees work among all trades to promote a coordinated project operation.

  • Manage the work to ensure that it is completed in compliance with and conforms to the approved contract documents

Supervisory Responsibilities

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

  • Oversees all aspects of the job site: coordinate, schedule, direct, monitor and inspect all activities of the subcontractors, suppliers, labor and material, train. Mentor foreman and crew members


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

  • Experience working on PG&E projects is highly desired

  • Minimum 10 years of industry related experience in airport fueling, electrical utility and/or gas pipeline construction.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of how to read and interpret general and subcontract documents, drawings and specifications, as well as construction means, methods and materials.

  • Knowledge of construction cost control and basic accounting procedures.

  • Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.

  • Thorough understanding of OSHA requirements and safe working practices.

  • Ability to work with customers to develop and maintain long-term relationships

  • Computer skills and a familiarity with Microsoft Office suite programs

  • Knowledge of Primavera scheduling desirable

  • 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.

  • Able to lift, push, and/or pull up to 50 pounds

  • Able to stand and walk the project site throughout each shift

  • Able to pass respiratory fit test if working in an environment where required

  • Able to lead crews in stretch and flex activities daily

  • Able to access all areas of a project site to inspect work and communicate with employees

  • Able to climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction

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.