OHL NA: Executive Office (New York)

Project Engineer- San Diego CA

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego | US-CA-Irvine
Job ID
Project Management




OHL North America (OHL NA) merges global expertise and a 100+ year legacy with the latest innovations and a strong regional footprint to deliver North America's most complex infrastructure and construction projects. The company has more than 2,000 engineering and construction professionals from coast to coast and specializes in the financing, construction and modernization of highways, bridges, rail and mass transit systems, tunnels, water resources, hospitals, schools, and other large-scale infrastructure projects, including alternative delivery. OHL NA is the North American division of international construction company Obrascón Huarte Lain, S.A. (OHL Group), headquartered in Madrid, Spain. The company's regional headquarters are located in College Point, NY and has operations coast to coast from California to New York, Texas, Florida, and Illinois. OHL NA ranks #11 on Engineering News Record's (ENR) 2018 Top 50 Domestic Heavy Contractors List. For more information please visit www.ohlna.com


The Project Manager manages the overall project direction, completion and financial outcome and is responsible for directing and mentoring on-site staff and off-site activities.  You must demonstrate strong leadership, knowledge of contracts, organizational management skills as well as have strong communication and client/customer service skills. You will direct the field responsibility for both self-performing and subcontracted trades. In taking the lead role on projects, you will liaise directly with the client/owners and be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the project on time and in budget.


  • Responsible for managing and directing a large complex water storage and water transmission construction projects by providing the communication, coordination and follow-up necessary to meet the project goals and objectives.
  • Maintains ongoing training and mentoring of project teams.
  • Directly responsible to senior executive team.
  • Provides ongoing project information and project reviews as required by management.
  • Coordinates training and compliance measures to ensure project procedures are followed.
  • Ensures scope of work, schedule and budget are clearly defined and understood by senior management and all project participants, including the client.
  • Determines controls and maintains overall project and discipline schedules and budgets.
  • Tracks schedule and budget progress with project milestones and takes all action necessary to keep project on track.
  • Provides senior experience and knowledge in underground concrete water storage tank and large diameter pipeline excavation and grading self-perform construction to the team and field operations.
  • Develops cost savings solutions for concrete construction, large pipeline, excavation and grading, and other trade issues and scopes of work.
  • Identifies and secures necessary approvals for all changes in project scope, budget and/or schedule.
  • Utilizes existing relationships with vendors and suppliers in the water storage and water transmission business to benefit the company and project.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with client at his/her level and works with project teams to make adjustments as necessary to comply with clients’ needs within contractual obligations, or to adjust project deliverables to meet the client and stakeholders needs.
  • Follows and ensures conformance with policies and procedures, including safety policies.
  • Enhances relationships with vendors and subcontractors in the water storage and water transmission business.
  • Acts on behalf of OHL North America in business development opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field/equivalent experience or Engineering Degree.
  • Heavy Civil Construction background with 10+ years
  • Project Manager experience required per contract: experience in construction ACI 350 cast-in-place concrete structures with slab on grade construction joints and cast-in-place concrete roof structure supported by columns.
  • Experience will all aspects of construction including: forming, water stop, placing concrete, finishing and curing concrete, stripping formwork and hydrotesting.
  • $20-$30 Million + Heavy/Civil Construction project as Project Manager required per contract
  • Must be safety oriented – 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA certificates are preferred, but not required.
  • Thorough and experienced understanding of underground concrete water storage tank and large diameter pipeline self-perform construction logistics and requirements for mechanical, civil, architectural and other applicable scopes of work.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong work ethic – willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Ability to function as a team builder/player.
  • The ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments.
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office Suite
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) training a plus, however QSP or QSD certifications are not required.
  • Customer service/client driven
  • Estimating and CAD knowledge a plus
  • P6 Primavera scheduling proficient a plus

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will require ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments. Employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud noise.


OHL NA and its affiliates are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected class.


OHL USA, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“OHL”) shall not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to OHL or an employee of OHL, by mail, electronically, or otherwise will be considered OHL property. OHL will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. OHL will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. OHL Human Resources is the only authorized representative of OHL to execute any agreements with search firms or staffing agencies. As a condition for payment, a Vendor shall have OHL USA Inc.’s Personnel Agreement and a Job Order signed by an authorized OHL HR representative. Verbal or written communications from any employee of OHL and its subsidiaries shall not be considered binding obligations. All resumes whether unsolicited or solicited shall be the property of OHL.




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