McGuire and Hester is a construction company that provides complete site work services: pipelines, grading paving, concrete, landscape and mechanical.  In addition to traditional project delivery methods, we are involved with design build projects and alternative delivery methods.  McGuire and Hester has played an integral role in the construction of many of Northern California’s most recognizable landmarks and infrastructure projects. Our storied past crosses more than nine decades.  Our mission statement is, “Together We Build Things Right” which encompasses our business philosophy as well as our values and culture.  We have a team environment that focuses on the greater good, resulting in a fantastic place to work that positively impacts our business partners and community.

Job Summary

A Project Manager is responsible to plan, execute, and finalize construction project(s) according to strict deadlines and within budget.  This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members, subcontractors, truckers, and vendors in order to deliver projects according to plan.  The Project Manager will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control through completion delivering superior value to our client(s).

Typical Duties

  • Conduct formal comprehensive pre-job planning meetings to review estimates, plans and specs with Estimators, Superintendents and Area Manager.
  • Review all design revisions for change in cost and schedule. Ensure field crews are aware of changes and are constructing to most current revisions.
  • Serve as the main liaison between owner’s, subcontractors and company personnel fostering and maintaining good client and business partner relationships.
  • Support the project budget, schedule and contract documents by effectively buying out material and subcontractor in a timely manner, taking in to consideration the estimator’s agreement with vendors/subs at bid close.
  • Work closely with the estimator to create the Job Cost Budget and Cost Code breakdown and maintain proper coding of costs throughout project construction.
  • Understand and monitor contractual requirements as they relate to labor, subcontractors and other utilization requirements.
  • Follow up all critical verbal communications with clients, subcontractors and vendors in written form (i.e. email) that confirms verbal understanding to prevent disputes later in the project.
  • Monitor submittal approvals and shop drawing process in accordance with the project schedule.
  • Review project management procedures with all involved parties, i.e. submittals, invoices, RFI’s, change orders, close-out documents, etc.
  • Discuss and implement best practices that drive site safety. Motivate and recognize positive safety habits and practices to ensure that the project is OSHA compliant.
  • Lead as necessary and document effective jobsite safety meetings, promote and implement practices that drive safety; promote Safety Cents program.
  • Monitor overall site safety and enforce compliance with all predetermined, communicated safety guidelines.
  • Proactively identify and correct potential safety hazards.
  • Report accidents and jobsite incidents to the Safety and Training Manager or Safety Administrator. Ensure the accurate completion of all safety-related paperwork.
  • Serve as the main liaison between owner’s, subcontractors and company personnel fostering and maintaining good client and business partner relationships.
  • Maintain accurate project documentation and ensure all is properly saved.
  • Maintain accurate daily diary and ensure input of accurate and timely Daily Timesheets, including documented quantities completed.


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, skills and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and Experience: undergraduate degree in construction management, landscape architecture or civil engineering and 5 or more year progressively responsible heavy civil construction management experience.   In absence of a four year degree, the equivalent in progressively responsible heavy civil construction management experience

Language Skills: must be able to read and write in English; bilingual in Spanish helpful but not required

Mathematical Skills:  basic business math and the ability to create and understand budgets; geometry, algebra and physics necessary for calculating volume, area and tonnage.

Planning and Organizing: this position requires self-motivation, strong planning, organizing and time management skills, the ability to create and follow a schedule and multiple activities

Reasoning Ability: must have strong problem solving, analytical skills and reading comprehension and be able to deal with both standardized and non-standard situations with many variables.

Interpersonal Skills: the ability to interface and collaborate with a wide variety of people including clients, employees, managers, agencies and the public; strong leadership skills

Computer Skills: must be fluent with Microsoft Office Suite.  Individuals in this position will also need to be able to learn to use new technologies as they evolve or are implemented.

Certificates, Licenses, Registration: valid California Driver’s License and clean driving record


Besides a competitive salary and the best retirement package in the industry we offer:

  • Company Vehicle or Vehicle Allowance
  • Family medical, dental and vision
  • Company Stock (ESOP)
  • 401k Employer Match
  • Bonus Program
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sabbatical Program
  • Personal Financial Planning

We are confident that our retirement plan is the best in the industry.

McGuire and Hester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience and qualifications without regard to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, union affiliation and any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance or regulation.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at
Phone: 510-632-7676

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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