The Project Manager is essentially responsible for the overall success of a given project. As the principle leader of a project, the Project Manager oversees and dictates the administration, organization and implementation of small, medium and large dry utility underground project including but not limited to, electrical, communication and solar construction. Serving as the main point of contact between clients, vendors, subcontractors and Premier Underground, the Project Manager must possess unequivocal aptitude in attention to detail, organization, effective communication and industry knowledge. This job has been classified by PUC as containing Safety Sensitive and Security Sensitive Functions.
Job Performance Standards
Prepares any given project in its entirety; from initial documentation, schedules and budgets established from Pre-Construction, to viable timetables and projected finish dates.
Prepares documentation required for project start including but not limited to Bill of Materials, vendor quotes, insurance, utilities locate, subcontractor/contractor, …etc.
Attends hand-off meetings and ensures the accuracy of the Pre-Construction bids for quality control, project forecast, and reasonability.
Establishes a professional working relationship with clients and vendors as needed and confirms project start dates.
Confirms that all necessary information such as PO details, phase codes, and contract items into company system accurately and timely.
Confirms that all Blue Stake’s are updated/renewed as required in an accurate and detailed manner by having a constant flow of communication with the field superintendent/foreman.
Provides all necessary documentation for utility markings to the field for confirmation
Allocates responsibility to field and office teammates as needed.
Prepares all members of their crew in advance to starting any project with correct documentation, site-specific requirements and expectations.
Coordination of Resources
Selects appropriate and able crew to best optimize job labor time and abilities
Hires, promotes and disciplines field and supporting staff for proper project execution
Confirms the cost-effective practices of material coordination, rented equipment, and aggregate deliveries and pick-ups.
Exercises good business practice by proposing new vendors or subcontractors when they see fit, as well as, follows procedures in securing said firms.
Obtains and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
Project Cost Management
Practices detailed analysis of timecard submittals and approves within an appropriate time frame.
Forecast each job to efficiently use and schedule their crew ahead of time and submit any paperwork that may be deemed necessary for scheduling changes.
Approves/Rejects invoices daily from materials orders, aggregates, equipment rentals, …etc. in a timely manner while ensuring accuracy. Forecast monthly billings for all active projects by pulling correct reports and analyzing data.
Ability to identify and request change order needs to clients.
Ability to bill clients accurately and by following procedure.
Ability to estimate, establish and update budgets and breakdowns to ensure project goals are met or exceeded.
Progress & Status
Understands basic revenue models, P/L, cost-to-completion projections and makes decisions accordingly.
Responsible for safe keep of project documentation and interfacing between departments.
Allocates correct phasing to purchases to ensure accurate project expenditures.
Confirms all equipment and materials are to standard and health is maintained through daily equipment logs and other resources.
Confirms the site, especially the excavation and adjacent areas are continuously monitored and up to standard through daily Trench Logs and other resources.
Tracks and reports hours and expenses daily, verifying information through proper documentation.
Confirms the accuracy of the daily As-builts and progress prints by visitation and/or daily meetings with Superintendent. Informs the Construction Manager daily of the projects progress through project trackers, As-builts and other resources carried out in the operations meetings.
Leads proposal efforts effectively; including completion of project within projected scope, budget and schedule. Identifies business development opportunities as they relate to a specific project and/or current clients
Attends the start of each project on site with the assistance of the Superintendent. (Ref. 5.2.2 ss)
Walks the sites with Superintendent and Foreman daily for project updates and further coordination to achieve goals.
Attends all required orientations and/or safety meeting prior to any site visit.
Upholds safe practices on and off the job site in accordance to company policy and OSHA regulations.
Upholds leadership role and facilitates team and client meetings effectively. Holds regular status meetings with project team from the field to the office.
Inspects each job site to ensure safe practices, efficient use of time and resources and overall client satisfaction. Completes and submits a Construction Site Inspection upon every visit.
Attends require monthly safety trainings provided by Premier Risk Management.
Frequently renews Blue Stakes tickets in accordance to Arizona 811 standards in an accurate and detailed manner to avoid line strikes and near misses.
Follows all policies and procedures in the case of any incidences deemed emergency or other.
Analyzes and submits reports such as Job Costing, JHA and others not listed.
Completes and goes over 9x9 forms with Superintendent after field visits.
Oversees any and all Incident Reports involving crew and/or site.
Updates Crew Matrix periodically.
Updates the Job Cost Report weekly.
Ongoing Project Report is updated and presented monthly to Director of Operations.
Provide project audits, recovery plans and communicates plan with foreman, superintendent, construction manager and director of operations
- 5+ years in underground utility construction.
- OSHA 30 required.
- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, production methods, and the coordination of manpower and resources.
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing in English and Spanish.
- Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish your work.
- Communicating professionally with people outside the company, representing the company to customers, the public, the government, general contractor and electrical contractors’ representatives.
- Must be able to read blueprints and electrical schematics.
- Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in underground dry utilities and the electrical industry.
- Must have experience working with contract documents such as contract drawings, subcontracts, contract addendums, specifications, and change orders.
- Advanced knowledge of Windows Office Systems including MS Word / PowerPoint / Outlook and Publisher.
- Advanced skill level with MS Excel.
- Secondary degree preferred but not required.
Premier Underground Construction is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.
ALL EMPLOYMENT IS AT-WILL, MEANING THAT EITHER THE EMPLOYEE OR EMPLOYER MAY TERMINATE THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP AT ANYTIME WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE OR PRIOR NOTICE.