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Project Manager – Electrical Utility

St. Louis, MO

The Project Manager plans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated projects to ensure that goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding parameters for the entire life cycle of the project. The Project Manager has a thorough working knowledge of utility, transmission, and power distribution applications and theory.  They have a solid grasp of design modifications for schematic, wiring and interconnect diagrams.  They will report to the Division Manager.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review client requested proposals or plans to determine procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements and allotment of available resources for all phases of each project (estimating, scheduling, material purchasing, design, construction support, and close-out).
  • Establish work plan and staffing for each phase of the project, including durations, hourly rates, budget, and schedule.
  • Possess the ability to interpret wiring and schematic drawings, one and three-line diagrams, as well as control and logic diagrams.
  • Serve as the primary contact for exchange of project information and communications between the firm and the client.
  • Review status reports and monitor intermediate and internal design reviews, such that documents adhere to the firm’s standards for completeness, quality and accuracy.
  • Provide direction to staff to outline workplan and assign duties, responsibilities of the project team.
  • Ensure that all forms and scoping documents are complete and available for project team consumption.
  • Provide mentorship and direction to other Project Managers and Staff Engineers, to ensure coordination, completeness and accuracy of critical technical and non-technical requirements.
  • Perform specific work assignment in accordance with established and modified progress schedules and within prescribed budgets.
  • Employee should have experience in utilizing Microsoft Office Tools (SharePoint, OneDrive, Outlook, etc.) and Document Control Management Software.
  • Provide QA/QC support for Staff Engineers and Project Managers as it relates to the project design requirements and integration of those standards with client specific requirements.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Communicate and document all critical project activities to project team.
  • Be detail oriented, adaptable and enthusiastic.
  • Exhibit flexibility to work on multiple projects and react to changing client expectations.
  • Ability to effectively present information to the management, the client or potential clients.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of engineering principles and practices as applied to transmission and distribution systems in the electric utility industry.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of electrical theory and the concepts, including parallel and series circuits, voltage and current laws, as well as load flow and short-circuit analysis, sizing, rating and derating of conductors and protective equipment.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with variables based on client preferences and in areas where documentation is lacking, or only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Possess great organizational skills and time management abilities.
  • Track and document individual labor costs and monitor budgetary costs associated with their work.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
A typical employee would possess an industry relevant Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent education from a four-year college in the field of Engineering and a minimum of fifteen years’ experience in design, management, or construction of Engineering Projects.

A Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) license, and evidence of pursuing a Professional Engineering (PE) License or a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is required.

COMPANY BENEFITS
Benefits package includes health, dental, life, long-term disability and long-term care insurances, 401k, Holidays, PTO and every other Friday OFF.