Senior Project Manager

Posted In: South Charleston, West Virginia


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The Senior Project Manager role involves managing, directing and overseeing all aspects of the maintenance, construction and removal of high voltage transmission lines. This role is responsible for managing project resources, ensuring safety programs are implemented and maintained, ensuring scheduled timelines and budgets are met, ensuring the work is undertaken in a quality manner and consistent with the contract documents and establishing professional relationships internally and externally with subcontractor and client representatives.

• Be accountable and responsible for all aspects of a project or projects from project award through to completion and closeout;
• Develop, manage and report on project budgets including controlling project revenue and costs and maintaining and tracking payables and receivables;
• Develop, manage and report on project schedules;
• Develop and actively manage work production metrics comparing “as bid” to “actuals” in a weekly report that includes forecasted production metrics for work completion;
• Develop, manage and report on project resource plans for labour and equipment;
• Provide management support and oversight to project Safety, Environment and Quality functions;
• Provide management support and oversight to subcontractor management;
• Provide management support to procurement of all necessary items under the project scope, including subcontractors, consultants where necessary and (permanent and temporary) material;
• Provide management support to the project fleet function, including overall management of owned and leased assets, as well as tools and equipment;
• Recommend cost saving strategies when appropriate;
• Initiate and participate in discussions and meetings with internal and external stakeholders including Rokstad Senior and Executive Management, vendor and client representatives;
• Develop and maintain relationships with clients, general contractors, vendors and suppliers;
• Serve as the primary point of contact with client regarding project coordination, execution, strategic planning, scope management, design issues, budget finances, subcontracting and other related items;
• Develop and implement project policies and procedures, establish project control systems and implement project execution plans;
• Collaborate with the Project Construction Manager for the execution of construction activities;
• Involved in the identification, evaluation and hiring of Key Project Personnel;
• Work with the project team to confirm deliverables and services are being provided to client’s satisfaction;
• Cultivate and promote positive working relationships with internal project team including site supervisors and subcontractor representatives;
• Oversight and management of the project(s) risk profile, including weekly monitoring and mitigation strategy, with monthly reporting to senior management;
• Resolve operational issues and implement interventions to minimize delays and escalate to management as needed;
• Oversight and management of the project(s) opportunity and margin improvement profile, including monthly reporting to senior management;
• Coordinate with other Project and Construction Managers across Rokstad Power to ensure operational excellence;
• Manage compliance with the approved contract documents;
• Manage and report on Change Order management;
• Other duties may be assigned consistent with job description.

• Highly organized, fast learner and able to follow instructions;
• Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to take-on additional short and mid-term responsibilities;
• Highly knowledgeable of transmission line maintenance and construction means and methods;
• Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills;
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
• Valid Driver’s License is required, as this position requires driving and site visits;
• Ability to travel to and work at project locations situated throughout North America.

• Relevant University Degree or Technologist Diploma (Mechanical, Civil or Electrical Engineering or Construction Management) coupled with 10 plus years of industry related experience; or
• Journeyman Lineman Trade Qualification coupled with 15 plus years of industry related experience;
• Project Management Professional (PMP) designation or professional experience equivalency;
• High Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office suite, and computer based scheduling and tracking software such as Primavera P6, MS Project an asset;
• Previous experience in the Transmission and Distribution Utility Industry required;
• Previous experience on 69kV to 500kV transmission lines an asset;
• Previous experience in a unionized environment an asset;
• Direct experience leading and managing a team of 25 plus employees;
• Direct experience leading and managing construction projects with value greater than $25 million.

• Site location will be dependent on project location and will change from project to project;
• Office will be located at a construction site office and significant time on the actual construction site (field work) required;
• Fast-paced, tight deadlines and high work volume;
• Extended work hours per day and work shifts as project requirements dictate.

We are an innovative and progressive family-orientated business that excels in providing safe, reliable Transmission and Distribution services for its valued clients across North America.

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