Position Title: Project Manager
Location: Murrieta, CA
Pay Range: $101,000 – $124,000

Position Description:

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the administration and execution of assigned projects in a safe, profitable, and timely manner. Assigned projects of larger contract amounts and complexity, establishes and maintains a professional working relationship with owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers. Additionally, this position may be responsible to participate in business development, estimating, bidding, and contract negotiation phases of the projects assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

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

  • Manages the project team to include project procurement, administration, and daily team operations.
  • Ensures assigned projects are completed on time, under budget and at a profit on a timely and effective manner.
  • Determines resources needed and defines responsibilities assigned to specific team members.
  • Provides input and supervises all pre-construction services such as purchase orders, subcontracts, schedules, job cost set-up, and project pre-planning.
  • Serves as a liaison to initiate contact between clients, estimators, on-site superintendents, or others to facilitate construction activities and maintain a high degree of customer satisfaction.
  • Participates in project coordination meetings.
  • Establishes project objectives, policies, and procedures within contract guidelines.
  • Ensures all project documentation is completed in a timely manner and maintained in the appropriate master project files.
  • Dedicated to achieving a “Zero Accident Culture” by developing and implementing site safety protocols and adherence to OSHA safety standards.
  • Works with project Superintendent to obtain resources required to properly staff construction project.
  • Reviews change orders for accuracy.
  • Adheres to insurance, labor relations, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), risk management, and quality control programs and protocols.
  • Ensures project site and company assets are secure. Maintains a safe and respectful working environment at all times.
  • Directs and ensures timely completion of project close-out activities.
  • Supervises small projects and provides supervisory assistance with large projects.
  • 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.

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, related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ 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.
  • 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)


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

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 Senior Project Manager informed on a regular basis about progress and problems, avoids surprises.

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.

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.

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 handles 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.