POSITION TITLE:           Senior Project Manager, Utility Design

REPORTING TO:             Managing Partner, Darlene Hayes 

LOCATION:                       Dublin, CA 94568
OUR CLIENT:                   RGA Design

Website: http://www.rgadesign.com/

RGA Design is a leading engineering, utility design, and consulting firm, in business since 1986. We help our clients to streamline their infrastructure design and implementation, to save them time, money and headaches. We coordinate with “dry” utilities (not sewer), including gas, electric, cable, telecom, for our clients. We're qualified to perform in-house gas and electric design, thereby eliminating, or substantially reducing, lengthy engineering lead times. We have deep knowledge of utility standards and tariffs, which allows us to develop the most cost-effective solutions.

We have a diverse staff that is experienced, enthusiastic, engaged and involved. We're true team players, and good communicators, both within the office, and with our clients and partners. We put our clients, not the utility companies, in control of the projects. Our project managers have a sense of ownership towards their projects; we are very hands-on with our clients. We are a small, fast paced, and growing company.

We work directly with Fortune 500 clients, such as private developers, cities and counties, utility districts, contractors, and civil engineering firms. RGA provides design and engineering services for: commercial projects, industrial projects, single family homes, subdivisions, mixed-use projects, aerial to underground conversions, lighting projects and more.

Some of our noteworthy projects and clients are: Oakland MacArthur BART, the new Graton Casino in Rohnert Park, Kimley-Horn civil engineering firm, the new Linkedin campus, the new Netflix campus and the Samsung campus.

Due to our explosive continued growth, RGA Design seeks a seasoned, highly motivated and energetic Project Manager (PM) to design and manage our clients’ joint trench construction needs. The PM will have the skills, fortitude and professionalism to work directly with clients and projects that are highly visible, high-demand and intense.

The Project Manager (PM) will oversee multiple, simultaneous joint trench, utility design projects for clients throughout the bay area. S/he will determine locations for transformers, vaults, meter rooms, meters, tie-in locations, etc. The PM will assist the clients in meeting all of the utility required clearances necessary for the related equipment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Manage and control the entire project life (initiate, plan, design, execute, manage status, close). Assemble project team members as appropriate, work closely with designers and drafters, identifying and securing appropriate resources needed, developing schedules to ensure timely completion of assigned projects.

Create project scope, detailed project plans, design, budget, schedule and enter into electronic job files.
Work with estimator to prepare bids.
Work with landscape architects and civil engineers.
Improve overall procedures and documentation.
Prepare proposals for new jobs to the construction phase and everything in between.
Collect information needed from the client for utility service applications.
Track project milestone status, updating job folders as milestones are achieved.
Set up and maintain a project diary and database, documenting the job milestones overseeing the project status, while maintaining the client's scheduling goals to keep projects moving forward.
Follow-up with utility companies in a timely manner to obtain needed materials for projects.
Perform quality control of the project drawings from RGA drafters.
Create bid packages, assemble associated drawing sets and spreadsheets.
Schedule and conduct pre-construction meetings.
Work with “Teamwork PM” project management software.

Minimum of ten years of professional experience managing multiple, simultaneous joint trench related utility design projects, from beginning to end, in the range of $500k joint trench projects. Experience in project scheduling, cost controls, tracking and reporting methodologies. Knowledge of financial principles to quantify costs and benefits of projects, to track, maintain project budgets, budget analysis, feasibility studies, etc. Strong design skills with joint trench related construction projects. Direct client management experience. Computer savvy: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Experience with using Project Management Software Ability to multi-task and keep track of many projects and details; manage your time effectively Must have valid California Driver’s license, clean driving record, and reliable transportation to visit client sites. Ability to improve procedures and documentation to create a continuous “best practices” environment for the position and the office. Ability and willingness to mentor junior employees. Familiarity with AutoCAD. Experience with online conference calls, use of “Go to Meeting” or similar program.

Great negotiator Self-motivated Highly organized Detail oriented Assertive, not aggressive Adaptable Resourceful Experienced successful team player Genial personality: extroverted for group/team work Excellent time manager

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related subject. Ideal majors are mechanical, civil, industrial  construction, and electrical engineering. Knowledge of Landscape Architecture is a plus.

Exciting opportunity to growing in a position with an expanding company with new owners, a new vision and possible equity and future partnership. Competitive compensation package, including base salary, medical benefits (including annual vision exam), paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, 401k plan with 3% company matching, and profit sharing. Office is closed from Christmas through New Year’s day (using vacation time).

To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume, cover letter and salary history to the email below. Please put “PM Dublin” in the subject line of your email. Word format documents preferred; no PDF.
Local candidates only. No phone calls, please.
All resumes in Word format with a valid email address will receive a notification of receipt.

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