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Underground Construction Superintendent in Ontario, California

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.

About the Job

Oversees and manages all phases of construction projects including project safety coordinating workers, materials and equipment, supervising sub-contractors and staff, ensuring that specifications are being followed, and that work is proceeding on schedule, within budget, and to UCCO quality standards.


Candidate 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

  • Perform in-depth review of all contract documents to become familiar with all details, notes, and requirements

  • 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

  • Identify potential changed conditions and inform Project Engineer and Project Manager

  • Assist 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

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

  • Oversee work among all trades to promote a coordinated project operation. Resolving local area problems regarding procedures, precedence, design clarifications, adequate labor and equipment, schedule and all other appropriate matters

  • Act as liaison among owner’s representatives, inspection agencies, staff, and subcontractors

  • Manage the General Conditions and General Requirements for the project to maintain budget

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

  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Oversee 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.

Fiscal Responsibilities

  • Track and control schedules and associated costs to achieve completion of project on time and within budget


  • 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

  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license


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

  • Able to monitor 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

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.