Assistant Project Manager
Walnut Creek, California - Full Time


The Assistant Project Manager is an important role in the project management team. This position desires a candidate who is eager to learn all facets of the utility industry. This role is essential in the coordination between both internal and external project teams. The Assistant Project Manager will work closely with the Project Manager in the development of construction drawings, specifications and construction contract documents for single-family, multi-family, mixed-use and commercial development projects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Possess a deep understanding of scope of work on a project and key project documents
  • Gather required documents from various disciplines on the project team
  • Schedule and attend meetings or site visits with both internal and external project teams
  • Take notes and create meeting minutes to share with the project team
  • Assist the project manager in communicating solutions and design progress to the client and project team
  • Work closely with the project manager to see that all project deadlines are met
  • Keep project manager informed of project progress and task completion
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of public utility standards, governmental public and private development codes, and ordinances for multiple jurisdictions with the ability to learn quickly
  • Attend trainings as required
  • Help manage priorities, prepare project schedules and work on multiple projects in a team-based environment with a focus on delivery and quality
  • Attend field visits as requested to perform reviews and obtain project information
  • Review and distribution of documentation control with forms of written record to external stakeholders
  • Attention to design detail and precision in calculations when producing and reviewing work products
  • Preparation and presentation of project documentation and product for various stakeholders

Measurements of Success

  • Cooperation, collaboration, and teamwork are routinely practiced
  • Work closely with the Project Manager and team members
  • Project tasks are managed efficiently and tracked accurately
  • Professionalism in communication to various parties with exceptional written and oral skills
  • Increased understanding of public utility standards


  • Interact directly or indirectly with utility companies in a variety of settings
  • Solve complex design issues with assistance from team members
  • Must be a self-starter, proactive, flexible, and work with conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to plan, set priorities, and multi-task across multiple projects
  • Possesses professional communication skills at all times
  • Problem solving and critical-thinking skills

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or Architecture required
  • A minimum 0-2 years of experience as an assistant project manager or project coordinator for an engineering firm, utility company, or equivalent
  • Field experience in the construction of utilities a plus
  • EIT certification preferred
  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2014 and up
  • Skilled use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

We are the seasoned experts you need to navigate the changing landscape of utility design. We've spent 25 years in the trenches to provide you with the expertise you need to have your project succeed.  We are accredited by local utility providers to design facilities in house.