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Pike Corporation Construction Assistant Project Manager-Entry Level in Richmond, Virginia

Position Summary: The Assistant Project Manager is responsible for the estimating, scheduling, procurement, and management of specific projects under master service agreements and site specific projects for distribution and transmission construction across a mix of customers for which Pike Electric, LLC serves. This position will be responsible for establishing baseline schedules and continuous monitoring and updating of progress and cost for multiple projects and reporting results weekly. This position also requires maintaining a positive relationship with our customers while ensuring Pike’s field operations team is supplied with the pertinent information necessary to perform all work in a cost effective and timely manner. Assistant Project Managers are expected to develop advanced skills and to have the ability to work independently.

Essential Functions:

Under minimal supervision, the Assistant Project Manager will provide:

  • Manage projects in accordance with Pike Policies and Procedures

  • Manage client, ensuring effective business relationships are in place and trusted by all parties

  • Manage subcontractors and material procurement

  • Effective change control and risk management processes

  • Thorough estimates of projects prior to construction

  • Provide meaningful performance related feedback/input to appropriate operations and field management members

  • Contract reporting and status for field operations, management, and client

  • Effective financial controls to ensure profitability on all projects

  • Manage and support of emergency and storm restoration events

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree preferably in engineering or construction management

  • Minimum of 2 years of project management experience in the construction industry (preferably the utility construction industry)

  • Detailed knowledge of project management fundamentals

  • Working knowledge of computers and software applications with MS office application proficiency (proficiency in MS Project and/or Primavera scheduling software is not required but is a plus)

  • 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 small and diverse groups

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

  • Proven success in developing and maintaining internal and external relationships while effectively navigating organizational barriers

  • High commitment to achieving goals and plans

  • Organizational, planning and time management skills

  • Working knowledge of project accounting practices and financial systems

  • General understanding of Fixed Price, Time & Materials, Cost Plus and Unit contract pricing mechanisms

  • 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.


  • Self-Motivated

  • Team-Oriented

  • Customer-Oriented

  • Must be able to follow Company rules and all other Company policies.

Pike is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Pike Electric, LLC is a Non-union Company

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.

Same Posting Description for Internal and External Candidates

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: 23005572