Black & McDonald’s St Louis operations is young but seeing aggressive growth! If you are a collaborative and detail-orientated professional searching for an opportunity to build a solid foundation with a great company in a market ripe for career growth, this position in the St Louis market is for you. The Utility / Construction Project Manager will report directly to the Department Manager and will be part of our team that oversees all of our Utility work in the St Louis market. This position will work out of our St Louis office.


• Execute Utility Operations in accordance with Corporate Policy.

• Build, maintain, and enhance relationships with customers, suppliers, and vendors to enhance competitiveness in the Utility industry.

• Develop, review, and submit estimates to customers for potential work.

• Plan, prepare, and monitor schedules and milestones against customer schedules.

• Prepare, submit, and monitor material orders from customers, suppliers, and vendors.

• Manage subcontractor activities to ensure compliance with subcontracts and budgets.

• Develop, review, and monitor costs and production against established budgets for each project.

• Schedule and coordinate work with our General Foreman in the field.

• Oversee contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with clients, suppliers and subcontractors.

• Develop and implement quality control programs.

• Prepare progress reports for both internal management and customers.

• Strong emphasis placed on safety.

• Perform visits to potential customers to generate new business and visits to existing customers to strengthen business.

• Review work/contracts/WIP for areas of risk and correct deficiencies.


• Promote prevention of accidents and provide a safe working environment – No Lost Time Incidents

• Adherence to Black & McDonald Code of Business and to Corporate Policies

• Professional presentation of employees, sites, offices & equipment

• Participate in the achievement of the Corporate, Regional, and Divisional Objectives

• Ensure accurate WIP’s, Labor Productivity Reports & Compliance to Operational Guidelines

• Participate in B&M Way, Quality, Community, Environmental Responsibility, & Customer Satisfaction

• Execution of work, on time, and on budget

• Human Resources Effectiveness

• Monthly Review Criteria and Reporting Procedures


• Weekly review of key result areas, with particular attention to contracts in progress and status of major projects (cost, schedule, margin enhancement/deterioration)

• Weekly review of estimate summary report (jobs bid & secured)

• Weekly review of manpower levels and anticipated changes

• Bid review with level of detailed dictated by project value


• Degree / Diploma in Construction Management or Engineering required.

• Strong leadership, communication, organization, and analytical skills

• Computer Literacy; Microsoft Office programs (Excel & Word being the most critical). Well versed in Excel would be a major plus.

• Communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with all levels in the organization and with outside clients.

• Experience in electrical/utilities would be a major plus.

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.