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Senior Engineering Project Manager

at Schneider Electric

Posted: 7/24/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00672O

Job Description

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Technical Project Manager


TPM provides project leadership to drive high quality project delivery on time and on budget.  TPM uses PM techniques, influence and authority to inspire an effective project team.  They enjoy the organized adrenaline of new challenges and the responsibility of driving business results.





Join us to innovate, modernize, and re-shape the power system industry.  Schneider Electric Services is one of our fastest growing segments, and is supported by a expert staff of professional engineers who are experts in power system consulting & design.  The Engineering Services team provides in-depth power systems analysis, design, and project management in order to ensure that our customers' power systems operate safety, reliably, sustainably, and economically.

Job Description and Duties:


The Technical Project Manager is responsible for coordinating all aspects of engineering project execution, ensuring a smooth transition from the sales and development effort to the design phase, continuing to the installation and on-going service phases of the completed project within the established project management framework. This includes, but is not limited to, advising and assisting the Business Development Manager(s) and Project Engineers(s) in estimating and managing the project, conferring with engineering personnel on technical information, procuring and managing outside contractors, scheduling project phases and managing project deliverables. The Technical Project Manager manages all aspects of project budgets including project change orders, revenue projections, customer billings, and quarterly updates. This individual acts as the primary point of contact for all internal stakeholders, external stakeholders, subcontractors, and the end client to coordinate all aspects of project delivery.


Additionally, the Technical Project Manager is responsible for development of project objectives and the project management plan to achieve those objectives.  The Project Manager has a working knowledge of the technical and organizational factors that influence project success. The Project Manager must be an excellent communicator, train less experienced staff, proactive, a strong leader, able to drive customer value in the midst of continuous change, and  able to adapt to a dynamic and geographically dispersed engineering staff.


Typical Responsibilities

  • Project Staffing

  • Train Regional Engineers to manage projects

  • Conduct project audits to ensure Customer Project Process (CPP) compliance

  • Develop and improve established tools to improve efficiency

  • Staff Project Performance Reviews

  • Project Management Plans/Work Breakdown Structure

  • Work Task Assignments

  • Project Communications Plan

  • Project Schedule / Invoicing Schedule

  • Quality Reviews

  • Project Margin

  • Coordinate with Internal and External Stakeholders

  • Change Order Identification and seamless implementation

  • Project Risk Assessment/Gap Analysis

  • Manages Client Expectations, Direct Project Meetings





Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10 years of experience as a Project Manager in an engineering or construction organization and/or 10 years of experience in a project related technical field

  • Direct PM experience leading projects; accountable for cost, schedule, quality

  • Proficient in MS Office applications, MS Project, MS Visio, MS Excel



Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in an engineering discipline

  • Professional certification from an accredited certification program: Professional Engineer (PE) license, Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Project Management Professional (PMP), etc.

  • Construction Estimating experience

  • Training and supervision experience

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects from development to project closure

  • Demonstrated ability to manage project budgets and project schedules, properly document projects, and work well with customers to achieve customer satisfaction on every job



  • Focus on ethical behavior and leadership in safety

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to work well with all levels and types of people

  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to analyze and interpret engineering documents, codes and standards, technical procedures

  • Ability to compose and write reports, business correspondence, and contextualize engineering deliverables

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of manager, clients, customers, and/or the general public

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

  • Ability to assist employees in understanding project objectives and specifications and see various points of view

  • Maturity and professionalism to effectively handle frequent exposure to key decision-makers at the executive level

  • Financial acumen and understanding

  • Excellent customer service
    Leadership skills: team building, empower and delegate authority, ability to build rapport and consensus

  • Thorough understanding of contract procedures and negotiating tactics

  • Knowledge of contracting requirements, codes, standards, and construction industry

  • Self-motivated, quick and assertive

  • Cool-Calm-Collected under pressure and in dynamic environments

  • Able to simultaneously address project details without losing the big-picture

  • Anticipates and communicates project risks and implements mitigation strategies

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects from development to project closure

  • Demonstrated ability to manage project budgets and project schedules, properly document projects, and work well with customers to achieve signature experience

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At Schneider Electric, because we value our employees, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision, matching 401(k), training and development opportunities and much more. Join Schneider Electric and together, let's make the most of your energy.


Schneider Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer.