Project Manager (Utility)

Project Manager (Utility)

18 May 2021
Illinois, Chicago, 60601 Chicago USA

Project Manager (Utility)

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Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Duration: Long term contract to hire

If you are interested, or if you would like more information, please contact Lauren Gornik at lgornik@apexsystems.com and apply to this posting directly

Requirements:

  • 10+ years relevant construction experience
  • Must have Underground distribution line experience
  • Must have experience estimating, managing contracts and subcontractors, planning and execution Managing projects for substations or Power lines
  • Managing projects from start to finish within Transmission in Distribution.
  • Background working for electrical or civil contractors managing similar work is preferred

Project:
  • Lead and manage a large distribution project in a highly urbanized area in a large city downtown with a layout that will accommodate space requirements for 230kV equipment including a gas-insulated bus, gas-insulated switchgear, transformer foundations and oil containment, as well as underground distribution and HPFF transmission circuits
  • Position will be based in Chicago with travel to Pittsburgh required as needed
  • You will lead the substation teams that consists of Client, internal engineering, major equipment and material procurement, construction & commissioning including responsibility for overall project schedule, budget and execution planning

General Job Duties:
  • Collaborate with the Project Management team to build client relationships while interfacing with the client for proposal and project related items.
  • Assist in the development of internal and external project risk reviews with the Project Management team and consult with the Legal Department as required.
  • Coordinate and assist in the development and implementation of the Project Execution Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Safety & Health Plan, Subcontracting Plan, Project Staffing Plan, Organization Chart, and Procurement Plan.
  • Contribute to the negotiation, approval and execution of multiple types of prime contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, and change orders.
  • Develop the project plan for site mobilization and demobilization and support the Construction Manager or Site Manager with implementation.
  • Secure applicable project permits required for the project.
  • Support development of and coordinate the potential bidders' registration and pre-qualification efforts on behalf of the Project team.
  • Prepare Request for Proposal (RFP), support detailed scope of work development, bid and selection process, creation of contract documents for the purpose of subcontractor and client contractor selection and award.
  • Support the implementation of multiple project specifications, drawing releases, and design changes.
  • Execute downstream contract administration, including Request for Information (RFI's), submittals, meeting minutes, change management, and claims mitigation.
  • Support project cost reporting, scheduling, work breakdown structures, project set-up and closeout, and field progress tracking processes.
  • Prepare information for and report project status, risks, schedule, costs, and cash flows at project and corporate level meetings to internal and external stakeholders. Develop and distribute meeting minutes as needed.
  • Support the Prime Contract, subcontract, client contractor, and supplier invoicing process.
  • Establish, review and implement the project documentation and filing systems and processes.
  • Verify the project, client contractor, and/or subcontractor's insurance, licensures, taxes/duties, and securities are in effect according to the project requirements.
  • Support and conduct project safety, quality, progress and financial audits and assessments as required.
  • Facilitate the materials receiving and management process including inventory control, receiving of goods, storage, and transportation.
  • Collaborate with Superintendents and Site Managers to verify compliance of subcontractor's client contractors contract documents, safety & health requirements, quality, and schedule.
  • Facilitate the project turnover documentation, recordkeeping/retention, warranty and project close out processes.
  • Assist with maintaining compliance on all project related activities by consistently applying company policies and procedures.

Additional Skills:
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle large volumes of work and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • A basic understand of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Multiple years of experience on construction project sites or executing program management in the industries of aviation, commercial, energy, government, manufacturing, oil & gas, process, transmission & distribution, transportation, or water is preferred.

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction, Construction Management, Engineering, or a related field. 15+ years relevant experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.


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