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Power Engineers Power Testing and Energization (PTE) Project Manager in Vancouver, Washington

Power Testing and Energization (PTE) Project Manager



Department:Power Delivery Project Mgmt V Dept


Power Testing and Energization (PTE) Project Manager

POWER Engineers, Inc. is seeking a Project Manager to manage projects in our Power Testing and Energization (PTE) group. This position is posted in multiple POWER office locations with the ability to work remotely from a mutually acceptable location (please note in the application questions where you prefer to be located).

We are looking for candidates with strong business acumen, business development experience (must be a Seller/Doer), and solid electricity/testing technical skills. This is a very fast-paced job working on several short-term projects at a time that may last from a day to several weeks in duration.

Roles and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing technical and financial aspects of PTE projects with responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Taking a significant role in business development and preparing proposals

  • Developing scope of work criteria, budgets, schedules, and related proposal documents

  • Managing testing services on electric utility systems from 15kV to 500 kV class

  • Providing internal mentoring and leadership to junior team members

  • Leading project teams in a matrixed reporting environment

  • Organizing internal and external project status meetings

  • Interfacing with other POWER divisions (studies, substations, industrial, government, distribution, or construction)

  • This position will require travel of approximately 50%, mostly regionally, with some national clients

Required Education/Experience

  • Fifteen (15) + years’ progressive experience managing substation testing or construction projects at distribution and transmission voltages

  • Must be familiar with utility processes and have experience managing testing and commissioning projects

  • Must have a successful track record of leading project teams

  • Must have a working knowledge of both NETA ATS and MTS testing requirements

  • Must have a successful track record of interfacing with clients both internally and externally

  • Familiarity with Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling and project estimating

  • Must have a good understanding of project management techniques and approaches

  • Valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record

Desired Education/Experience

  • BSEE or equivalent industry experience

  • PMP certification is a plus

  • Existing relationships with regional electrical utilities that can be leveraged to market testing services

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good Work. Have Fun. Make Money.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development and a full benefit package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • 401K

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!