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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Project Manager in Little Rock, Arkansas

Salary Range

$62,500 - $141,600 a year


Project Manager

Little Rock, AR, USA

Engineering Support

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future.As a leader in the energy industry, we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.

The Project Manager manages assigned projects, initiated within the Engineering department, delivered on schedule, within budget, and to the required quality standards to meet stakeholders’ expectations. In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECC and our mission forward.


  • Manages, owns, and is responsible for projects through the phases of initiation, planning, execution, monitoring & control, and close out.

  • Coordinates with other electric utilities, consultant design engineering firms, suppliers, AECC, and Distribution Cooperative Leadership as required.

  • Leads cross functional coordination with AECC Planning, Land & Rights of Way, Environmental, Engineering Design, Construction, Power Delivery, and IT departments to ensure project are delivered as required.

  • Develops and manages detailed project schedules and budgets and facilitates effective project status meetings.

  • Communicates to all stakeholders with a professional, customer service mindset.

  • Delivers consistent, succinct, high quality business presentations, reports, and emails for project status updates.

  • Leads Engineering Support project team consisting of an Analyst and a Drafter and oversees procurement activities for project equipment and materials.

  • Participates in leading continuous improvement of the AECC project management program.

  • Ensures project management activities are performed with process rigor and a high standard of quality. Proactively intervenes, monitors recovery plans and implements corrective/preventative actions as may be required.

  • Supports team building by developing mutual trust and encouraging respect and cooperation among team members.

  • Handles stress effectively and works well with others.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in such fields as Engineering, Project Management, Construction Management, orother technical field.

  • Consideration given for a technical field with a Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or ability to obtain within 1 year.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or ability to obtain within 1 year.

Minimum Experience Required

  • Project Manager - Entry Level: No experience required

  • Project Manager I: PMP & 3+ years of experience

  • Project Manager II: PMP & 5+ years of experience

  • Project Manager III: PMP & 7+ years of experience

  • Project Manager: PMP & 9+ years of experience


  • 2 Retirement Plan Options

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 9 Paid holidays

  • Educational assistance

  • Paid time off accrual

  • Short-term disability

  • Long-term disability

  • Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program


Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.

Job ID 2022-2700