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Power Engineers Transmission Line Project Lead in Portland, Oregon

Transmission Line Project Lead



Department:Power Delivery Portland Overhead Line Dept


Experienced Transmission Line Project Lead

Transmission Line Group

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

POWER Engineers is currently seeking an experienced Transmission Line Project Lead in our Power Delivery Overhead Transmission Line Department in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, supporting, and coordinating the following:

  • POWER Culture

  • Department alignment with POWER’s Culture Codes

  • Contribute to the growth of Portland’s Culture through strong leadership characteristics

  • Encourage growth, engagement, and accountability

  • Maintain a healthy relationship with colleagues and foster areas of improvement where needed

  • Project Support

  • Lead and/or support the initial project execution layout to ensure an efficient and effective project plan has been established

  • Manage engineers, drafters, and designers on small to medium-sized engineering projects and interface directly with the client

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a project schedule and budget

  • Conduct weekly or bi-weekly project meetings to clearly outline upcoming deliverables and tasks with responsible personnel identified

  • Coordinate with clients on project status and support project meetings as necessary

  • Maintain project workflow and thorough communication across multi-discipline projects, both internal and external to POWER

  • Forecast upcoming project requirements to assist in resource planning

  • Facilitate and adhere to POWER’s QA/QC procedure to ensure the correct personnel is performing the required QA/QC review

  • Participate in industry conferences, both internal and external, to improve professional growth while fostering knowledge transfer to colleagues

  • Develop Transmission Line design knowledge of PLS-CADD, structure staking, foundations, assembly drawings, steel pole performance loading, material procurement, construction specification, and construction support

  • Project Manager Support

  • Maintain project status reports

  • Provide weekly or bi-weekly project updates and project forecasting

  • Lead and/or support PM by meeting with clients, both in-person and remotely

  • Develop client relationships allowing POWER the opportunity to position ourselves to win future work

  • Department Manager Support

  • Support resource forecast planning for upcoming and current project loads

  • Participate in new hire screening and review processes

  • Provide business improvement methodologies and procedures

  • Discuss project and/or department personnel conflicts, performance issues, and collaborate on a suitable approach to constructively provide a successful resolution

  • Contribute to Business Planning and Budgeting

    Required Education/Experience

  • Professional Engineering license or FE/EIT certification

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or Construction/Construction Engineering Management

  • The candidate must have a strong command of the English language with good written and oral communication skills to work effectively with internal team members and external client personnel.

  • Experience using the Microsoft Office software suite

  • At least 5-years of experience using PLS-CADD

  • At least 5-years of transmission line design

    Preferred Education/Experience

  • Electric utility industry experience

  • Experience managing projects and leading multi-disciplined teams

  • Design experience up to 230kV

  • Distribution design experience

  • At least 3-years of experience using POLE, TOWER, and FAD Tools software packages

  • Transmission line routing

  • Transmission foundation design

  • Transmission structure load and design

  • Cost estimating and scheduling

  • Experience using L-Pile and Microsoft Projects

    At POWER Engineers, Inc., you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches, and most importantly, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits – and deep technical skill – account for our success.

    Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefits package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.