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Assistant Project Manager - Data Center Construction at Cupertino Electric

Assistant Project Manager - Data Center Construction

Cupertino Electric Santa Fe Springs, CA Full Time
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ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER - Data Center Division
New Projects in Southern California
Job Location TBD / Greater Los Angeles Area

 As one of America’s largest contractors, specifically focused on electrical construction projects, what we do is important, but how we do it is what makes us different. At Cupertino Electric Inc., we focus on relationships, transparency, and results. Our values of People, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, and Safety are reflected in how we treat one another, how we interact with customers, how we think about our business, and how we approach problems. We believe that building great communities is just as important as building great projects—and reflect that with our generous giving and volunteering programs.   

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Project Manager, (might be hired at the Project Manager level for the right individual), to help grow our Data Center business in the Southern California region while managing world-class projects for high-profile clients.  These complex builds require creative solutions and a best-in-class team. Currently, our portfolio of Data Center projects ranges from $5 million to over $200 million in budget, just on the electrical scope.

This opportunity has unlimited growth potential for the right individual with the capacity to eventually run work in excess of $50 M in scope.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES a combination of experience to include both the managing of projects in the Electrical space and the ability/interest and knack to follow up on leads. Great opportunity for an individual who thrives on opening doors, (selling) Electrical Construction Services, by leveraging current relationships with the CMs and GCs in the So Cal Market.

Essential Job Functions

  • Follow up on leads and identify New Business prospects in the mission-critical/data center construction industry, specific to Southern California, then help present proposals and win projects.
  • Help manage projects and project teams successfully from qualification, through the estimate, pre-construction, mobilization, execution, and closeout. Ensure all project and contractual agreements are met and performed safely and professionally within established budgets and timeframes.
  • Working with a Project Executive or Senior PM, help form a project execution plan. When required provide scheduling and coordination for projects. Collaborate with Superintendent and field team to ensure projects are completed on schedule.
  • Identify project risks and potential issues. Help execute recovery action plans.
  • When appropriate manage project financials, review invoices, track budget variance, job cost, and productivity, and report on financial performance.
  • Successfully negotiate change orders.
  • Act as a key point of contact with customers and end-user owners. Manage and develop customer and subcontractor relationships. Source and qualify for new opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the PX & SPM to grow and manage a high-performance team.

Skills and Experience

  • History of successful outcomes is essential. Managing a process and a workforce, with a keen eye for growth and opportunity for the company is the core competency we seek.
  • Recent experience in the Southern California Commercial construction market is key
  • Strong ability to influence and drive positive outcomes.
  • At least 7 years of experience, in electrical construction or related activities including 3 years in a manager role. Knowledge of the estimating, scheduling, procurement, productivity tracking, and reporting principles necessary to profitably complete electrical construction projects.
  • Experience with union workforces, labor rate calculations, and collective bargaining agreements preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Project. Experience with Accubid Classic or Enterprise preferred.

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