Construction Materials Testing Project Manager at Kleinfelder in San Diego, California

Posted in Management 12 days ago.

Job Description:


Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 60 offices in the US, Canada and Australia.

Built on a foundation of excellence, Kleinfelder is committed to client-focused solutions. Through our depth of experience and thorough understanding of environmental, regulatory, economic, and civic conditions, we identify and address challenges with innovation and common-sense. Kleinfelder's integrated, award-winning experts collaborate with clients to meet their objectives - from project inception through design and execution. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver.

Kleinfelder's San Diego office is seeking an experienced Construction Materials Testing Manager to work within our existing Construction Services Group and focus on developing and leading our efforts in the market in San Diego. This position will help to drive sales, improve project execution, and supervise a motivated and growing team of inspection and testing professionals.

The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented individual with a background in construction materials testing, special inspection, construction management, or construction related engineering services, as well as possessing strong communication skills and the ability to lead staff to success.


  • Lead project procurement efforts and service delivery teams;

  • Supervise operational staff (field personnel).

  • Communicate with clients, staff, and supervisors to successfully and profitably deliver construction services projects on a consistent basis.

  • Coordinate work to assure projects/contracts are properly managed thereby assuring we achieve budgets and schedules are met and work product meets both client's needs and Kleinfelder's standards.

  • Target and achieve results based goals, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance for staff.

  • Sell Kleinfelder's services to new and existing clients aligned with Kleinfelder's business plan.

  • Represent Kleinfelder to local professional organizations.


  • 5 years of experience in materials testing, special inspection, construction management, and/or other construction-related engineering service.

  • At least 2 years of project management is required, including experience with direct client interaction, as well as the ability to plan, organize, execute, and direct various size projects.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, maintaining composure, and working effectively in a high-pressure environment with changing priorities.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or similar is preferred, but not required.

  • Preference will also be given to candidates with applicable construction inspection and testing certifications from the American Concrete Institute (ACI), International Code Council (ICC), National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET); and/or the American Welding Society (AWS)

Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)

Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.