Electric Utility Project Manager

Sacramento, CA
Project Managers /
On-Site /
TD Thornton is a premier consulting firm specializing in project management and project controls solutions. We have a strong on-boarding and training program which sets our people up for success. All are welcome to apply especially those with engineering, construction management, business analytics, scheduling and project management backgrounds as well as anyone who truly enjoys teamwork.
Job Overview
·         Sector:  Electric Utilities
·         Seniority:  Open to all levels
·         Location:  Sacramento, CA
As the project manager, you will be responsible for the scoping, design, construction and commissioning of large capital projects. Under general direction, you will exercise your judgment and be responsible for all aspects of assigned projects. Projects typically have a multi-year duration, and some may be high profile. As an owner’s representative you will be protecting the client’s interests, providing advice, and making decisions in their behalf. The position requires skills in managing cross-functional, multi-location project teams using cutting edge project management methodologies.
Your Day-to-Day Activities:
Plan and Organize
·         Create and maintain project plans — define activities, work breakdown structures, predecessors, successors, resources, and baselines
·         Prepare business cases, contingency releases, and manage project budgets within established project governance rules
·         Develop, monitor, and update cash flow projections
·         Ensure project scope control and documentation is maintained
·         Analyze and report on variances for project cost and schedule
·         Create and maintain Excel spreadsheets for reporting and analysis
·         Measure the progress of activities and milestones in project plans
·         Lead meetings for project scoping, constructability review, design review, competitive bid, construction inspection, commissioning, and as-built incorporation.
·         Negotiate and execute contracts, process change orders and report actual costs
·         Drive consensus, communicate responsibilities, and ensure ownership and accountability
·         Arbitrate and resolve conflicts within the project
·         Manage change control, involving project sponsor and stakeholders
·         Prepare and present timely and actionable status updates
·         Facilitate focused and cross-functional meetings and calls
·         Draft and communicate meeting minutes, risk registers, decision logs and status reports
·         Represent the client to government agencies and make presentations to senior management and stakeholders

Manage Risk
·         Lead the project team in identifying, tracking, and mitigating risks, issues, and opportunities
·         Escalate risks and issues in order to keep projects on schedule and on budget
·         Identify and communicate lessons learned and incorporate into projects as best practices
You’ll be prepared for this job if you have…
·         A Bachelor’s degree
·         Five plus years of work experience in project management or construction management
·         Good verbal and written communication skills
You’ll stand out if you have…
·         Professional Engineer (PE) license, Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification
·         Experience with electrical distribution, substation, or transmission projects
·         Experience with Oracle Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project
·         A natural tendency for taking ownership and a willingness to lead
·         A strong commitment to quality and attention to detail
·         A passion for training and building a team

Compensation & Benefits
·         A Competitive Base Salary
·         Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
·         Health Savings Accounts (HSA's)
·         401(k) with a Company Match
·         Annual Bonus
·         Tuition Reimbursement
·         Paid Parental Leave
·         Flexible Spending Account
About TD Thornton
Since 2005, TD Thornton has been helping our clients bridge organizational gaps by providing best-in-class consulting services and staff augmentation. Whether we are part of the contractor’s team or serving as an owner’s representative, we offer a wide spectrum of construction management support services to help our clients mitigate risks and deliver successful project outcomes. We believe our diversity is part of our strength and are proud to be a woman–owned and minority-owned company.
Learn more about us on our website and on LinkedIn.
$106,000 - $162,000 a year