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Pike Corporation Project Manager in Phoenix, Arizona

Position Summary: The Project Manager I is primarily responsible for driving various customer-specific and internal projects to completion. This position will help the Power Contracting Operations Group to create value through analyzing project results and help develop the business decisions that result from the projects. The position is responsible for working with the Operations group members on monthly reporting of operational and financial metrics, interfacing with customers and Power Contracting business personnel as required, and other projects as needed. The role will help identify and solve business issues by using finance and modeling skills to reach conclusions. Therefore, a strong knowledge of finance/accounting, business acumen and excellent communication skills are required.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct project supervision and project work flow.

  • Maintain proper levels of quality control, meet all project schedules, and ensure an efficient utilization of resources.

  • Communicate project status to management and to the client.

  • Develop project specifications and implement practices which will achieve defined objectives to the satisfaction of the client and of management.

  • Maintain working knowledge of utility company policy and procedures in order to communicate effectively with various professional staffs from client companies.

  • Be well versed in the basic tenants of line construction and maintenance. Must have a working knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code and the ability to recognize distribution equipment and associated hazards.

  • Be held accountable for maintaining all confidences regarding highly sensitive and proprietary information.

  • Manage/develop models for reporting operational KPIs and information flow into monthly performance reports.

  • Interact with other members of the Finance and Operations group to lead analysis of information in preparation of monthly leadership reports.

  • Support members of the Finance and Operations group to aide understanding and articulation of business drivers and performance.

  • Develop, track, and submit projected revenue, earned value, and other operational metrics.

  • Proactively participate in meetings with construction supervisors and obtain the necessary technical, financial, and operational inputs for appropriate reporting.

  • Additional responsibilities and/or duties as assigned.

  • Assist Estimating department in putting together new estimates based on the historical reporting from past projects.

Other Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of utility-related project management experience.

  • Detailed knowledge of project management fundamentals.

  • Financial studies and knowledge of the electricity and electrical construction market preferred.

  • 4-year college degree preferably in operations, project management, or business management.

  • Experience in project structuring.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to interface with all levels of an organization, and build trusting relationships in short periods of time.

  • Strong knowledge of financial analysis, including financial statement interpretation.

  • Working knowledge of standard accounting principles, project accounting practices, and financial systems.

  • Working knowledge of personal computers and software applications with MS office application proficiency.

  • Proven success in developing and maintaining internal and external relationships

  • High commitment to achieving goals and plans.

  • Demonstrated skills in written communications; ability to compose basic as well as complex technical documents, formal letters, invoices.

  • Demonstrated skills in oral communications; ability to make presentations to both small and large, diverse groups.

  • High energy level with the ability to work in a fast paced, ambiguous environment with a bias for action.

  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills General understanding of Fixed Price, Time & Materials, Cost Plus and Unit contract pricing mechanisms.

  • Working knowledge of the techniques needed to lead and influence others in a matrix organization.

  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Physical Demands:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work). The employee may be subject to one or more of the following atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.


  • Critical Thinking

  • Safe Attitude

  • Self-Motivated

  • Work independently

  • Leadership Skills

  • Team-Oriented

  • Customer Oriented

  • Bi-Lingual (preferred)

  • Able to manage multiple tasks and provide leadership to other team members

  • Must have valid driver license

  • Job will involve approximately 30% travel, generally within Arizona/New Mexico

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization


About Us

Founded in 1945, Pike is a leading provider of construction, repair and engineering services for electric and gas utilities, as well as telecommunications companies with a growing portfolio of turnkey renewable projects. We work with hundreds of utility clients across the country, and we continuously expand our offerings to supply our customers with the ideas, technology, experience, manpower and equipment to perform any job.

“Essential” is the one word that sums up who we are, the work we do and what our people mean to us. Each of our employees plays a critical role in ensuring that infrastructure systems are up and running when people and businesses need them.

Pike is a family-oriented workplace with a strong culture of safety, collaboration, innovation and exceptional customer service.

Requisition ID: 23004887