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Underground Construction Project Manager in Ontario, California

Underground Construction is currently seeking a Project Manager for the Ontario, CA office. The Project Manager reports to the Division Manager and is responsible for managing assigned construction projects. They 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.

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).


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

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

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

  • Check bid source files to ensure latest information available prior to bid day

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

  • Generate RFI’s necessary to establish competitive baseline

  • Perform material take-offs and mathematical calculations accurately

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

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

  • Represent company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings

  • Work 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 Project Managers and Engineers

  • Interpret 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 responsibilities as assigned

    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


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

  • 5+ Years of utility construction project management or experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or higher

  • Ability to estimate projects and develop cost proposals

  • Must be able to pass company background check/drug testing

  • Strong time management and prioritizing abilities

  • 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

  • Must be proficient with all project management administration activities

  • Ability and willingness to travel to job-sites for daily visits or extended assignments based on project needs

  • Must maintain valid driver's license

    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.