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Utility Project Manager

Villa Park, IL 60181

Posted: 03/09/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Project Management Job Number: 546086 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Pay: $80-90/hr


Project Management position will manage multiple construction projects from conceptual stage through completion and closeout on the distribution system and/or Transmission and Substation projects ($250K up to $10 mil in budgets is typical). The projects may include new, rebuild and reconductor both overhead and underground distribution lines and associated equipment. A few distribution projects may include scope within the substation projects primarily involve interconnection to the substation. The transmission system projects may include new, rebuild and reconductor both overhead and underground transmission lines and associated equipment. Substation projects primarily involve replacing or adding equipment in existing substations, including protection, control and communication equipment.
  • Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects as assigned and within the parameters of cost, quality, schedule and objectives.
  • Oversees all aspects of projects. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of project.
  • Prepares reports for upper management regarding the status of projects.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Provides leadership for project team members and the Project Management process.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Must follow and adhere to Project Management Process and Requirements.
  • PMP Certification is helpful.

Two most important attributes:
1) MUST have Project Management Experience in Electric Industry, Construction Management, and/or Heavy Construction industry
2) It is strongly preferred that the candidates have some Technical Utility (Transmission, Substation and/or Distribution) experience

  • Need PMs who have demonstrated experience with projects with true project management (scope, schedule, budget responsibility).
  • Needs to demonstrate leadership and having had significant responsibility. i.e large budgets, executive interface.
  • At a minimum 3 years, but preferred 5-7 years project management experience within the Electric Industry, Construction Management or Heavy Commercial Construction Industry.
  • A great deal of long-term responsibility will be assigned, so looking for someone who can commit to a 2 year assignment.

  • Prefer electrical (specifically distribution and/or T&S) project experience.
  • A PMP Certification is preferred for this position.
  • Electric Transmission and Substation management experience is preferred
  •  Looking for experience at well-known companies.
  • Prefer someone eager and upwardly mobile with something to gain/prove. Must have a leadership presence.

  • At a minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a well-known university.
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