Design Line




1-Project Manager, 2-Site Superintendent, 3-Assistant Project Manager/Project Engineer




LOCATION:  Office in San Francisco; projects in bay area


OUR CLIENT: Design Line Construction 


Design Line Construction (DLC) is a preeminent builder, known for the smooth execution of beautifully detailed projects, and the proactive, wholehearted, engaged spirit of an experienced team. The company culture is collaborative, engaging and fun! The owner involves employees in outside activities, as well as mentoring, training and mingling, taking seriously the goal of being a wonderful place to work.

DLC’s construction process is setting a new standard, using cloud-based technology, to create a truly open and productive atmosphere—enabling everyone to focus on providing clients with the highest level of personal service and craft. DLC’s projects are contemporary in nature, with comprehensive remodels, rebuilds, and new construction. DLC partners with excellent architects and designers, allowing for opportunities to work on bespoke buildings with great teams.

Founded in 1998 by Andrew McHale, DLC goes above and beyond to support the contentment of clients and design colleagues, with projects around the San Francisco Bay Area, North Bay, Wine Country and Peninsula.

Sample of projects:

DLC seeks to fill multiple positions. The company has exciting and complex multi-year projects, and seeks to add multiple people in all three positions.
1-Project Manager
2-Site Superintendent
3-Assistant Project Manager/Project Engineer

These are salaried, full time positions with benefits.

The complete position descriptions and requirements are posted here:



Attractive/competitive salary, bonus potential, health/dental/vision insurance options, PTO.
Great place to work!


Please thoroughly read the position descriptions, and company website before sending resume.
Please email your resume and cover letter with “Design Line” in the subject line.
Local candidates only, unless someone is already moving to the bay area.
Qualified resumes with cover letter will receive notification of receipt.

Lisa K. Locke
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Job Title: Project Manager

The Project Manager is responsible for overall project planning and scheduling, resource allocation, project accounting, and control, while providing technical direction and ensuring compliance with quality standards. She/He is a leader who conceptualizes the construction project, and is responsible for its smooth organization, implementation and completion, to the satisfaction of the client. She/He is responsible for overseeing: Project Planning, Cost Management, Time Management, Quality Management, Contract Administration, and Safety Management.


  • Charting out the project objectives and plans, setting performance requirements, and selecting project participants
  • Bringing about optimum utilization of resources - labor, materials and equipment, and ensuring their procurement at most cost-effective terms or as specified
  • Implementation of various operations through proper coordination
  • Development of effective communications and mechanisms for resolving conflicts among the various participants



  • Oversee the construction project from start to finish
  • Perform a key role in project planning, budgeting, and identification of resources needed
  • Create the teams, develop the objectives/goals of each and assign individual responsibilities
  • Project accounting functions in Spectrum software including managing the budget, tracking of team expenses and minimizing exposure and risk in the project
  • Ensure that construction activities move according to predetermined schedule
  • Devise the project work plans and make revisions as and when need arises
  • Develop the project schedule and continue to revise throughout construction
  • Communicate effectively with the contractors responsible for completing various phases of the project
  • Co-ordinate the efforts of all parties involved in the project, which include the architects, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and laborers
  • Monitor the progress of the construction activities on a regular basis and hold regular status meetings with all the sub-teams
  • Maintain strict adherence to the budgetary guidelines, quality and safety standards
  • Periodic inspection of construction sites
  • Ensure project documents are complete
  • Identify the elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims
  • Serve as a key link with the clients and review the deliverable prepared by the team before passing onto client



  • A Bachelor's degree in construction management or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in managing complex construction projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A complete and thorough technical knowledge of the construction process, and a good understanding of overall construction methods and means
  • Thorough knowledge of legal issues and safety standards is essential
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and drawings
  • Proficient in MS Project, Excel, Word
  • Experience in software programs Spectrum and Procore a big plus



  • Ability to plan and organize a team effort
  • Good client management and goodwill building ability
  • Capacity to motivate, lead and boost morale of the teams
  • Effective time management and logical decision-making ability
  • Capacity to perform under pressure in difficult situations
  • Willingness to travel extensively across the construction sites
  • Physical and mental fitness is a given
  • Strong focus on quality


Job Title: Site Superintendent

The Site Superintendent manages the day to day work on site and monitors the performance of subcontractors and laborers, and coordinates with the Project Manager to attain scheduling goals. The Superintendent is in charge of providing and keeping the production schedule to bring the project in on time and on budget while monitoring activities and notifies the Project Manager of impending areas of concern or cost impact well in advance of becoming an issue.



  • Efficiently communicate and direct subcontractors and support staff.
    Also effectively communicate with building and / or area personnel.
  • Provide input to the project team regarding subs, vendors, and suppliers for the project and make recommendations.
  • Become familiar with blueprints and construction documents, do takeoffs and layouts as required.
  • Creates a production schedule and keeps it updated on a regular basis. Coordinate and schedule all necessary trades and vendors in accordance with the project schedule.
  • Understand, communicate and implement company policies and procedures; ensure consistency and quality control.
  • Manage the inspection service process with local and county municipalities.
  • Keep a daily log of all activity on the job site and keep the office informed.
  • Communicate unforeseen conditions and changes to the Project Manager that may affect the schedule, quality and cost of the project.
  • Understand and adhere to OSHA requirements and DLC’s safety policies, including assuring all employees and subcontractors are adhering to OSHA safety requirements on all projects.
  • Coordinate resources between project teams as needed.



  • High School diploma; Preferred Bachelors degree or certification in construction is a plus.
  • 10 – 15 years experience in the construction industry with at least 5 years as a Supervisor
  • Knowledge of building codes and permit regulations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to read complex plans and schedules
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks concurrently
  • Proficiency with MS Office with emphasis on MS Project and Excel, Procore
  • Comfortable using online tools and apps to facilitate construction and administration



  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and concurrent deadlines
  • Attention to detail and quality control
  • Effective time management and logical decision-making ability
  • Capacity to handle pressure and work with high net worth owners and owners reps
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use discretion and tact; ability to maintain confidentiality
  • A team player who understands his and others value to the production team



  • Compensation depending on experience and qualifications.


Job Title: Project Engineer

The Project Engineer provides support to the Project Manager with tracking project accounting, and control, implementing direction per the PM and assisting to ensure compliance with quality standards. The PE is responsible for smooth organization, implementation and completion of the assigned project, to the satisfaction of the project manager. He is responsible for: document control, updating logs and project information throughout the project duration and archiving documentation at the project’s completion



  • Facilitate flow of project information
  • Draft and distribute meeting notes
  • Log, distribute and track plans and contract documentation
  • Distribute and track RFPs
  • Draft and distribute (commitments) subcontracts, purchase orders, and CCOs.
  • Review, code and forward subcontractor/supplier invoices to accounting
  • Monitor progress and final lien waivers from subcontractors and suppliers as needed
  • Review submittals for compliance to contract documents
  • Collect, draft, track and distribute Submittals and RFI’s
  • Maintain drawings, specification, RFI and other logs as required
  • Assist communication flow
  • Travel to jobsites, participate in OAC meetings when necessary
  • Update information in Spectrum, Procore, and Dropbox
  • Project closeout with subcontractors to obtain final documents
  • Archive documents and compile Owner’s Manual at close of project
  • Other duties as directed by Project Manager, CEO, or Finance/Admin team



  • AA degree in construction management or equivalent experience and/or certification.
  • Three plus years of construction administration support experience.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to read plans
  • Proficiency with MS Office with a proficiency in using spreadsheets, word processing and database application
  • Proficiency with Spectrum, Procore, Bluebeam a plus, these are our main platforms we use for management



  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and concurrent deadlines
  • Ability to follow instructions with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Effective time management and logical decision-making ability
  • Capacity to handle pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use discretion and tact; ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Willingness to travel to construction sites as required
  • Strong focus on quality



  • Compensation depending on experience and qualifications.



Locke and KEY Recruiting, Hiring and Consulting Services

Mail: P.O. Box 2873, Alameda, CA  94501

Phone/Fax: 510-533-2055