Senior Project Manager- Power Delivery Substation

Lombard, IL
Projects – Project Management /
Full Time /
Valdes is a 200-person, multidisciplinary, engineering, architecture, and project management company with an expert focus on technical excellence. Every client project is assigned a dedicated team of professionals who provide personalized services and solutions. The Valdes success model consists of streamlined work processes, attention to detail, technical expertise, and an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction, safety and quality.
Valdes is guided by our purpose statement: We are talented people who thrive and achieve extraordinary results for our customers. 

Our core values reflect who we are, how we perform and what we aspire to:
Integrity            Critical Thinking              Excellence               Teamwork              Passion 

Valdes proudly executes all work in the United States to maintain the utmost quality for our clients. We are a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and hold the following certifications:
National Minority Supplier Development Council - MBE Certification
Illinois Department of Central Management Services - BEP Certification 
City of Chicago - MBE Certification
California Public Utilities Commission, The Supplier Clearinghouse - MBE Certification


    • Primary point of contact and accountability for ensuring projects meet client’s expectations throughout the life cycle of the project.  Interfaces with client engineering representatives and other department engineers within the Valdes organization.  Responsible for leading the Valdes team and ensuring project completion within budget, schedule and conformance with specifications.  Maintains good business relationships with client counterparts throughout the course of the project.  Responsible for acting as a partner to clients to identify upcoming projects and work for Valdes Engineering Company. 

    • Responsibilities include the following:
    • Manage project with the capability and initiative to successfully execute projects while directing/mentoring a project team and maintaining strong client relationships
    • Promote safety in all aspects of the project and participate in all required safety activities
    • Plan, estimate budget, coordinate and direct engineering activities for multi-department projects of any size
    • Manage, coordinate, and administer a project from the conceptual stages through planning, engineering, procurement, construction, start-up and closeout
    • Manage a portfolio of client projects with one or more Project Engineers or Project Managers assigned to support the execution of the portfolio
    • Availability to address project emergencies outside of core business hours
    • Travel to client and vendor sites for meetings, inspections and information gatherings
    • Review and approve invoices to the client, as well as manage estimates, schedules, and reports being sent to the client 
    • Develop new client accounts and maintain existing business relationships with client counterparts and management team
    • Assist Business Development in business related activities; become highly integrated in client activities so you can have reliable information for upcoming projects and intel for project award
    • Provide mentorship for Project Engineers, Senior Project Engineers and Project Managers
    • Accountable to implement the Valdes Quality Procedures throughout project execution
    • Commit to and meet project deadlines, and driven to provide outstanding service to both external and internal customers
    • All other duties as assigned 


    • Bachelor's Degree in one of the Engineering disciplines or equivalent experience
    • Experience in substations is required
    • 10-15 years of related experience in project engineering or project management, or equivalent experience in one of the engineering disciplines with cross training in project execution
    • 15+ years of related experience in project engineering or project management with 5-10 years supervisory experience
    • Experience managing a project from inception to completion
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and work with tight deadlines
    • Ability to travel to client sites out of tow
    • Willing to accept on-site client assignments out of town
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in one of the engineering disciplines
    • Good oral and written communication skills required
    • MS Project and Primavera experience preferred
    • Eligibility to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future
Valdes Architecture & Engineering Company is looking for bright and talented people that want to take their career to the next level. We offer many rewarding career paths to challenge and engage our employees at all phases of their careers. Our office provides a team environment, and excellent working conditions, which allow individuals to maximize their potential. Valdes Engineering offers an outstanding benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K plan, Company paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance, Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Pet Insurance, a discounted gym membership and tuition reimbursement.