Position Title: Construction Senior Project Manager
Location: Union City, CA
Pay Range: $124,500 – $160,000

Position Description:

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for managing multiple projects in construction and/or preconstruction phase, possesses capacity to manage large complex projects and multiple teams autonomously. This position delivers professional construction services that meet and exceed client needs and expectations, enhancing business relationships, and promoting the Company’s reputation and success. Additionally, this position serves as a company representative, responsible for the overall management of professional construction services including the planning, coordination, execution, completion, and financial outcome of the project.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Essential duties and other responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervises Project Manager activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, and procurement.
  • Authorizes and approves all project transactions, purchase requisitions and change requests.
  • Plans, coordinates, and supervises all activities of personnel assigned to projects.
  • Responsible for profitability, schedule compliance, field and office quality assurance, client satisfaction, and cultivating prospective future business opportunities.
  • Manages and coordinates administration of subcontracts/trades including procurement and submittal process to meet scheduled requirements, cost controls, change order negotiation and closeout.
  • Resolves trade/subcontractor items or conflicts in accordance with project goals.
  • Initiates RFI’s to address issues with interpretation of plans and specifications, missing information, incorrect or incomplete information, and other issues that require the direction of the Architect and Engineers.
  • Ensures all project documentation is completed in a timely manner and maintained in the appropriate master project files inclusive of daily reports, accident reports, change orders and submittals.
  • Lead contact in the management of the owner/client relationship and negotiation of change orders and resolution of issues in accordance with project goals.
  • Coordinates and conducts Owner’s (OAC) meetings to include preparation of project meeting minutes.
  • Ensures the project site and company assets are secure and always maintains a safe and respectful working environment.
  • Obtains all necessary permits and licenses, directing or monitoring compliance with building and safety codes and other regulations.
  • Dedicated to achieving a “Zero Accident Culture” by developing and implementing to site safety protocols and adhering to OSHA safety standards.
  • Ensures adherence to insurance, labor relations, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), risk management, and quality control programs and protocols.
  • Collaborates with site Superintendent in obtaining government approvals and project completion including Certificates of Occupancy, project closeout process and final record documentation.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Trains employees, plans, assigns, and directs work, appraises performance, encourages, and disciplines employees, addresses complaints and resolves problems.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Position Requirements:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Required Education and Experience 

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 7-10 years of project management experience in the field of water and wastewater treatment, water conveyance, sewers and sewer rehabilitation.
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and understanding standard practices in the design and construction industry, including knowledge of the design build process and associated documents and contracts.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction cost, scheduling, estimating, and engineering principals and techniques, as well as accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of various construction methods and materials, their characteristics, installation procedures and tolerance.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarization with software programs for job costing, scheduling, and estimating.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

  • A valid California Driver’s License
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (preferred)

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, taste, and smell. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Office: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Site: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters  If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email careers@wmlylesco.com.  If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail careers@wmlylesco.com or call 559-441-1900. This email and phone number is created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.