Project Manager - Electrical Underground

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/3/2023 5:24 PM)
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NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

NV5 Power Delivery Group is ranked 12th in the 2022 ENR Power sector and we continue to grow. We have an opportunity for an Electric Distribution Project Manager to join our growing client base located in Portland, Oregon.

Our Project Managers oversee the design and construction of energy infrastructure, transmission, and distribution projects. You will manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a presence as the primary point of contact for the client project manager. You will work with a team to secure, manage, and deliver projects from new and existing clients. Experience in public utility design and construction, as well as experience with business management are required. The role includes leading teams to ensure project needs are met, specifically, deliverables, schedules, and budgets, while providing exceptional customer service. Another key responsibility is business development.


  • Develop and manage scope, schedule, and budget of individual projects.
  • Work with a matrixed team to provide tasks and deliverables on time.
  • Provide clear direction of actionable tasks to all project stakeholders.
  • Monitor KPI’s, critical path, risk management, etc.
  • Provide project analysis and metrics for individual projects.
  • Be the primary point of contact for internal peers and clients’ internal work teams.
  • Manage invoice preparation and project documentation.
  • Continuously build and maintain a network of third-party consultants and vendors.
  • Lead project acquisition efforts including identifying opportunities and working collaboratively with the Marketing team in preparing bids and interviews for jobs.
  • Provide technical support and observation services during construction.
  • Develop and monitor project organizational and administrative systems.


  • BA or BS Degree Electrical Engineering, Business, Construction Management, Urban Studies, Planning or other relevant field, or equivalent training and experience.
  • 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager or Project Management relative to public utility design and construction (electric distribution and transmission overhead & underground infrastructure). (Required)
  • 3+ years of experience in public utility design and construction, natural gas pipelines, water/sewer infrastructure, or electric distribution overhead and underground infrastructure. (Required)
  • Experience in public utility design and construction, specifically electric distribution overhead and underground infrastructure in the Portland, Oregon area. (Preferred)
  • Experience with scheduling software such as Microsoft Project, Smartsheet, Primavera P6 or other relative scheduling software.
  • PMP Certification. (Required)

The pay range for this California position is $110,00.00- $125,000.00 plus per year; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.




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