Project Manager - Utilities
Walnut Creek, California - Full Time

SummaryRadius Design is a design engineering and consulting firm for joint trench and dry utility design. We are qualified applicant designers who provide in-house electric and gas designs for development projects that range from residential to large tech campuses. The Project Manager is the key to coordination between the field team, design team, and our clientele. The Project Manager serves as the primary contact between public utility companies and the development team to coordinate the utility designs that meet both utility requirements and project needs. The Project Manager will oversee 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
  • Schedule and attend meetings or site visits with both internal and external project teams
  • Coordinate in multiple facets while acting as the point of contact to help resolve any problems
  • Communicate solutions and design progress to the client and project team
  • Manage team members, including assistant project manager(s), to ensure workflow is maintained
  • Work closely with all team members to see that all project deadlines are met
  • Demonstrate a high-level of understanding of public utility standards, governmental public and private development codes, and ordinances for multiple jurisdictions
  • Tracking and reporting of project activities and manage project documentation including change orders, submittals, tracking logs, and related project documents
  • On the lookout for ways to improve or innovate current processes and bring entrepreneurial thinking to the company and projects
  • Providing professional, technical training and support of others as needed
  • Set priorities, prepare project schedules and work on multiple projects in a team-based environment with a focus on delivery and quality
  • Conduct field visits independently 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 Director and Managing Partners
  • Project tasks are managed efficiently and tracked accurately
  • Establish positive relationships with the client and representatives from various disciplines involved in the project team
  • Professionalism in communication to various parties with exceptional written and oral skills


  • Interact directly 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 independently with conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to plan, set priorities, and multi-task across multiple projects
  • Possesses the professional communication skills to act in a client facing role
  • Skilled in the use of AutoCAD 2014 and up
  • Skilled use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Problem solving and critical-thinking skills in designing engineering plans

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management from an ABET accredited institution or equivalent required
  • A minimum 5 years of experience as a project manager for an engineering firm, utility company, or equivalent
  • Field experience in the construction of utilities a plus
  • EIT certification is required

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.