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Senior Construction Project Manager (Mid-Senior Level) at ERM-West, Inc.

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Walnut Creek, California

Job Description:

ERM is seeking a Senior Construction Project Manager to join our Project Management Office (PMO) team in the Walnut Creek, CA area. This is a multi-year opportunity to provide project management oversight for a portfolio of utility construction projects with an emphasis on power transmission and distribution projects. This position is responsible for project success through all phases of the project lifecycle, including initiating, planning, executing, controlling and ultimately closing the project profitably. Success in this role will include resolving issues, managing resources and subcontractors, project coordination, communicating project progress with clients, oversight of project accounting, training, mentoring and coaching.


Manage a portfolio of civil engineering and construction management projects within the project scope, budget, and schedule. Technical/regulatory issues may involve civil engineering, permitting, drilling, and soil excavation/grading/disposal.
Provide on-going support, analysis, progress measurement and troubleshooting on the schedule over the life of the project, including schedule optimization to meet critical delivery dates.
Review scope of work and contract documents to define work streams and activities.
Provide leadership and clear direction to project teams.
Identify the critical path and long lead activities to meet completion deadlines.
Work with project teams to create project budgets, establishing Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), cost control, and budget templates.
Monitoring scope of work for changes, ensuring changes are fully reviewed, and incorporating approved changes into the cost and schedule forecast.
Develop job estimates, and documentation in support of job estimates, including working papers, project descriptions and project economics summaries in support of rate case filings or testimony to the California Public Utilities Commission.
Manage preliminary, engineering, feasibility studies, environmental reviews, engineering, estimating and other functions in support of project objectives.
Support Partners and Client Project Managers in implementing project reporting and dashboards, ensuring these tools are fully implemented, well analyzed and effectively reported in accordance with client project management procedures.
Build strong collaborative relationships with the client teams, ERM employees, and subcontractors. Coordinate with multiple disciplines, such as estimating, construction, environmental, operations, maintenance, land and right of way, and public relations.


Bachelor’s degree in engineering (civil preferred), project management, or construction management.
7 to 12 years of relevant experience in project management and various aspects of utility electric and gas construction operations.
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred.
Experience with successful delivery of large-scale and/or complex projects and strong team leadership skills.
Electrical transmission and distribution line experience preferred.
Understanding of planning and scheduling techniques including earned-value management.
Familiarity with Primavera P6 and demonstrated proficiency with critical-path-methodology schedule planning.
Ability to perform field investigations and work near energized electrical equipment.
Ability to visit job sites is required, including the traversing of uneven terrain.
Good client interaction and presentation skills.
Microsoft Office experience, including strong proficiency in Excel.
Excellent influencing and coaching skills.
Excellent time management skills and ability to work under pressure.
Availability to work 40 hours/week on-site at client facility in SF East Bay.

Qualified candidates will be contacted by email, and requested to complete a pre-interview or video questionnaire. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. Thank you for your interest in ERM!

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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