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Senior Engineering Manager (Transmission Line)

Company: GAI Consultants
Location: Lisle
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Description GAI Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Senior Engineering Manager to fill the role of Transmission Line Engineering Group Manager. This position will report to the Division Leader of Transmission and Distribution Lines in our Power Delivery Engineering Business Sector in GAI's Power Business Unit. The ideal candidate's duties will consist of electric transmission line design, overall project management, client interaction, proposal preparation, technical guidance/training of staff, design reviews, scheduling, staffing, invoicing, budget control, QA/QC enforcement, and business development related to all aspects of electrical transmission design services. This position will be performed remotely but connected to a GAI office and will be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Project Management Responsibilities:

  • Up to approximately 30% of job duties are dedicated to managing assigned projects, including responsibility for delivering scope, schedule, budget, quality, safety, and profitability.
  • Directly manages projects with no limit to the number or value of individual projects managed.
  • Coordinates and develops proposed scope, schedule, and fee for projects managed.
  • Demonstrates mastery of fundamental project management skills and use of PM advanced techniques and practices to increase productivity, efficiency, and accuracy.
  • Works closely with Project Controls/Accounting staff to monitor and control project cost and billings to meet budget profit, analyze project performance data on an ongoing basis, and develop recovery plans as needed.
    Technical Responsibilities:
    • Up to approximately 25% of job duties are dedicated to technical work, including but not limited to engineering design, drawing creation, development of bills of material, permit development, and QA/QC.
    • Implements effective engineering methods, provides technical guidance, and acts as a resource for engineers and designers.
    • Performs complex tasks and will have some latitude for determining appropriate processes to follow.
      Business Development Responsibilities:
      • Approximately 20% of job duties are dedicated to Business Development, including developing relationships obtaining new work with existing clients, and presenting capabilities to potential clients.
      • Serves as primary client contact for projects managed and actively wins new work from both new and existing clients by building and maintaining customer relationships, monitoring future work opportunities, communicating regularly, and attending client events.
        Supervisory Responsibilities:
        • Up to 25% of job duties may be dedicated to, directly and indirectly, supervising the transmission lines' technical staff.
        • Supervises, develops and manages the career path of direct reports, including performance and compensation reviews.
        • Administers policies and procedures and evaluates results and performance for direct reports.
        • Trains, coaches, leads, and directs the work of designers, engineers, task managers, PMs, supervisors, and managers.
        • Develops, implements, maintains, and manages group processes, including but not limited to, QMS and resource planning.
        • Manages the productivity of the group, meeting the needs of clients while also meeting GAI's performance and profitability goals.
          • A minimum of 8 years of related experience, or less experience, and an advanced degree, including at least 2 years of prior supervisory and/or project management experience, is required. Preferred 10+ years of related experience.
          • Communicates effectively with clients, management, peers, and subordinates. Strong verbal and written communication and organization skills are required.
          • Serves as a subject matter expert with an in-depth understanding of electric transmission line design and engineering concepts and principles.
          • Effective leadership skills are required.
          • Demonstrates Project Management expertise in developing project schedules, and cost budgets, and understanding and analysis of financial data.
          • Demonstrates mastery of intermediate to advanced project management financial concepts, including developing pricing, cost budget monitoring, and calculating profit.
          • Demonstrates in-depth understanding of software as needed to perform the duties described here, including PLS-CADD, Microsoft Office Suite applications and software, CAD programs, document management systems, database software, HR Systems, internet software, and reporting tools related to databases and client-specific software.
            • Bachelor or better in Engineering or a related field. Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical preferred.
              Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
              • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, taste, or smell.
              • The employee must wear Personal Protective Equipment, including a hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, FR Clothing Fall Protection, etc.
              • The work environment will include indoor and outdoor settings.
              • The employee may travel moderate distances through unimproved terrain, utility rights-of-way, remote areas, etc.
              • The physical demands and work characteristics described here represent those that an employee must meet to successfully perform this job's essential functions.
              • Travel to other offices/meet with clients/attend project-specific meetings.
                Why GAI: At GAI, exceptional people have an exceptional place to work, grow, lead, and achieve. Explore an array of opportunities in locations across the U.S. and join accomplished colleagues in tackling challenging projects for a range of markets. Enjoy comprehensive benefits and feel good about being part of a collaborative team that's committed to supporting the communities we serve. Join GAI and distinguish yourself in a company poised for unlimited growth. GAI Consultants, Inc. is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion by fostering a workforce that represents different communities, cultures, and viewpoints. We will continue to build mutual trust and respect where employees are empowered to share their diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas. Benefits of working at GAI include:
                • Competitive salary -GAI is committed to paying market-based salaries
                • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, dental, company paid Long-Term Disability, and Short-Term Disability (benefits start within 30 days of hire)
                • Paid Maternity/Paternity/Adoption program
                • Generous Paid Time Off and 7 paid holidays
                • 401k company match
                • Tuition Reimbursement
                  #LI-Remote #INDHP Qualifications
                  Education Bachelors of Engineering (required)
                  Licenses & Certifications Project Mgmt Prof (PMP) (preferred)
                  Driver's License (required)
                  Professional Engineer (required)
                • Critical Thinking (preferred)
                • Leadership (preferred)
                • Organization (preferred)
                • Project Management (preferred)
                • Teamwork (preferred)

                  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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: GAI Consultants, Chicago , Senior Engineering Manager (Transmission Line), Executive , Lisle, Illinois

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