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Senior Project Manager – CBD


PFES has multiple openings for Senior Project Managers in support of one of our major Programs in the Midwest.  This position will be responsible for the full life cycle execution and administration of multiple substation and distribution projects, utilizing skills to demonstrate creativity, foresight and mature engineering and project execution judgment. Successful applicant will work with multiple internal departments and external engineering and construction contractors managing all stages of engineering, procurement and construction.  Specific experience with underground projects in a downtown business district is needed.  Must understand high impact areas and have managed projects that involved underground distribution in a congested downtown area (i.e. Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Cincinnati).

Project Managers will take ownership of the entire project performance including safety, quality, schedule, budget, and client satisfaction. This person will be responsible for contract administration, project planning, and labor and equipment resource management. Project Managers will oversee the construction project from start to finish, and often be responsible for multiple projects at once.

Specific duties:

  • Present, support and lead-by-example with a safety and quality orientated attitude.
  • Manage and lead the project team, ensuring that all responsibilities are being met. Coach and develop project team members.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the Client as the primary point of contact ensuring that the company fulfilling its obligations under the contract and providing the best value to the Client.
  • Determine the scheduling of different phases of a project based on established deadlines. Ensure that all procurement, submittals, and work plans are in place in order to facilitate work as scheduled.
  • Plan and coordinate all aspects of the construction process, including hiring subcontractors and working with engineers and vendors. Negotiate contracts with engineers, vendors and subcontractors.
  • Recognize, identify, and manage Change.
  • Confer with supervisors or other managers to monitor construction progress, including worker productivity and compliance with safety regulations
  • Must resolve problems that arise due to inclement weather, emergencies or other issues that may cause delays.
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.


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