Project Manager ( Gas & Electric Utilities )

Woolpert   •  

Saint Louis, MO

Industry: Engineering Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 328 days ago

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The Project Manager will be involved in successful management of an existing client and their projects, business growth strategies, business development, and will help direct large/complex projects. This individual will be the dedicated point of contact for a large client and direct the activities of engineers and geospatial professionals including, but not limited to, surveyors, GIS analysts, technicians and field operations staff.  The Project Manager will collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders, contractors, client representatives, and government officials to ensure quality deliverables are completed on schedule and within budget. Our Project Managers support the growth of our Energy Practice and may be asked to assist with electric and gas utility projects in other states by providing design, engineering, and geospatial services to a variety of Energy clients.


  • Identify and communicate business growth opportunities and serve as the Electric Subject Matter Expert during the project, sales cycle and/or Request for Proposal (RFP) process
  • Facilitate scope meetings with clients to construct needs analysis and project definitions
  • Direct and collaborate with cross-functional teams across all project phases from conceptual/preliminary design, detailed design, to construction
  • Ensure deliverables and quality standards are met in accordance with the agreed scope, schedule and budget
  • Lead relationship building / business development with the client to earn the opportunity to pursue additional projects
  • Participate in shortlist presentations to prospective clients
  • Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident. Collaborate with senior management to resolve schedule and budget problems as they arise
  • Facilitate client-facing change management and provide on-going communication throughout the project
  • Accountable for the successful delivery of assigned projects
  • Interface with internal project teams on weekly expenditures, budget metrics, and successful client invoicing 
  • Report project and financial metrics via Woolpert’s accounting/management software
  • Ensure recurring client interactions, including frequent client office meetings and trips to project sites
  • Desire to stay aware of advancements in the industry and creatively find ways to offer new services to existing clients


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, GIS, Survey or related field
  • Minimum of 6-10+ years of related work experience managing Engineering and Geospatial projects within the Electric industry
  • Prefer experience in inspection, survey, and design for both electric distribution and transmission operations
  • Familiarity with the concepts and utilization of GIS, CAD, and PLS-CADD data for Electric utility operations
  • Professional registrations and licensing is preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Deltek and Microsoft Office Suite – including MS Project
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Electric Utility codes and regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, matrixed environment
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Strong technical proficiency required, including experience with Autodesk, MicroStation, ESRI, and PLS-CADD software suites
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment; offer constructive feedback and direction to support goals
  • Quickly adapt and respond to industry changes as well as internal initiatives
  • Some experience in the gas utility industry would be beneficial in addition to electric experience