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Geospatial Project Manager (Gas & Electric)
Fairview Heights, IL, USA
Woolpert, Inc. is a cutting-edge national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by blending engineering excellence with innovative technology and geospatial applications. Woolpert was recently certified as an Employer of Choice by Great Place To Work®. We believe great companies are built from exceptional people and amazing clients. Because of our growth, we are seeking an experienced Geospatial Project Manager – Gas & Electric Utilities to work out of our Fairview Heights, IL Office.
The Geospatial 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, engineers, technicians and field operations staff. The Geospatial 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 Geospatial 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 and Gas Utility 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
Leading Innovation and Integrity...
As members of a leading design, geospatial and infrastructure management firm, Woolpert employees inspire each other to be the best through their ingenuity, diversity, and vision. With projects that contribute to the sustainability, security and efficiency of federal, state, local and private-sector clients across the U.S. and abroad, our employees appreciate rewarding careers that contribute to advances in the Architectural/Engineering and Asset Management industries while also knowing they’re serving the needs of some of the best communities and organizations around the world.
Presenting Opportunities and Challenges at Every Turn...
As a firm that recognizes the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through our excellent benefits package and competitive salaries.
Our vision: http://woolpert.com/about-us/
Learn more about our “Great Place To Work” certification: http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/woolpert-inc
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
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