Title: Senior Project Manager/Senior Estimator

Location: Murrieta, CA

Salary: $145K to 160K


Job Summary:

The Senior Project Manager/Senior Estimator is responsible for the overall management of professional construction services including the planning, coordination, execution, completion, and financial outcome of the project. Additionally, the Senior Project Manager/Senior Estimator will participate in all aspects of the bid/estimating process from review of plans and specifications, negotiating prices from subcontractors and suppliers through completion of bid/estimating effort including closeout.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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


  • Prepares and maintains status of plan reproduction, solicits and maintains communication with subcontractors and vendors, and prepares subcontractor bid packages.
  • Collaborates with the Project Management team to insure profitability, client satisfaction and the best subs for the job.
  • Analyzes and compiles estimate data that impact labor costs, materials, equipment requirements, location and other factors to ensure a timely estimate.
  • Reviews drawings, specifications and proposed project site conditions, records findings and solicits input from Senior Management and field operations in final project estimate
  • Develops and maintains a positive relationship with owners.
  • Reviews “take-off” quantities to ensure accuracy of data.
  • Utilizes existing cost history as a reference to complete estimate.
  • Completes take-off’s to confirm quantities and ensures accuracy of drawings.
  • Develops complete estimates for review by Senior Management and submittal to Owner.

Senior Project Manager

  • 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 maintains a safe and respectful working environment at all times.
  • 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.


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:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, related field or equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years of project engineer 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.
  • Advanced 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)


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Business Acumen: Directs resources towards profit and revenue growth opportunities. Demonstrates high regard for company profitability/financial strength. Actively seeks accountability and measures performance. Understands the industry and consistently is able to identify positioning for the Company that enables it to secure profitable opportunities. Meets or exceeds targets set. Identifies and secure business opportunities for revenue and margin contribution.

Effective Communication: Ensures that regular, consistent, and effective communication takes place. Ensures that important information is shared with others on a timely basis as appropriate in their organizational unit. Proactive in keeping their manager informed on a regular basis about progress and problems to avoid surprises.

Results Oriented: Focuses on the desired result of one’s own actions/performance, sets challenging goals and focuses appropriate effort on meeting or exceeding them. Persistent and effective at overcoming obstacles. Tracks performance against goals and identifies shortfalls on a timely basis. Identifies and employs ways to address and correct problems. Maintains commitment to achieving goals even in the face of obstacles and frustrations. Exerts unusual effort over time to achieve a goal. Demonstrates a sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done.

Collaboration: Develops, maintains and strengthens partnerships with others inside or outside of the Company who can provide information, assistance and support. Recognizes and appreciates the business concerns and perspectives of others. Provides valuable and needed assistance, information and support to others, to build a basis for future reciprocity, makes others want to build a partnership. Leadership: Marshals resources (people, funding, materials, and support) to get things done. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment. Sought out by others for advice and solutions, leads by example. Anticipates problems and adapts well to changing priorities. Willing to take action, even under pressure, criticism or tight deadlines. Treats direct reports equitably and fairly. Assembles talented teams externally and internally, creates work environment that fosters strong morale and spirit in his/her team. Takes ownership of problems and shares success.

Leadership: Marshals resources (people, funding, materials, and support) to get things done. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment. Sought out by others for advice and solutions, leads by example. Anticipates problems and adapts well to changing priorities. Willing to take action, even under pressure, criticism or tight deadlines. Treats direct reports equitably and fairly. Assembles talented teams externally and internally, creates work environment that fosters strong morale and spirit in his/her team. Takes ownership of problems and shares success.

Constituent Orientation: Displays a clear, service centered approach and respectful disposition towards one’s external and/or internal constituents. Quickly and effectively solves problems, communicates with constituents to find out what they want and how satisfied they are with what they are getting.

Conflict Management: Functions effectively when under pressure and/or while experiencing rapidly changing or uncertain conditions.

Maintains self‐control and composure in the face of stress, opposition or provocation. Effectively handle a variety of complex and difficult problems or tasks at once. Maintains a positive attitude under difficult circumstances. Quickly adapts and constructively reacts to unforeseen circumstances and setbacks, reducing their severity.

Managing Performance: Ensures that employees have clear and measurable goals and responsibilities and know what is expected of them. Works with employees to set and communicate performance standards so that employees clearly understand how their performance will be measured. Coaches employees and supports them in their efforts to achieve job goals (e.g., by providing resources, removing obstacles, acting as a buffer). Regularly tracks progress of employees’ programs and performance through both formal methods (e.g., status reports) and informal methods (e.g., management by walking around), anticipates and deals with issues in a proactive manner. Provides specific performance feedback, both positive and corrective, as soon as possible after an event, improves employee performance. Anticipates and deals firmly and promptly with performance problems.

Personal Integrity: Ensures integrity of the Company. Develops and practices the highest ethical standards. Honors commitments, communicates openly, honestly and directly. Instills mutual trust and confidence. Treats all people with respect, values diverse perspectives, supports the Company’s diversity initiatives.

Physical requirements

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, 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.

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.

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.