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MJ Electric Project Manager - Drilling in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania

Project Manager - Drilling


Title:Project Manager - Drilling


Department:Drilling Department

Location:Shoemakersville, PA


Position Purpose: To provide leadership and support to all aspects of the company’s drilling operation to include safety, operations, P&L, planning, scheduling, cost monitoring, cost reporting, customer reporting, performance tracking, budgeting, estimating, change orders, billing, marketing, staff development, business development and bid development.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day oversight, support and technical expertise to a portfolio of drilling projects

  • Assure crews and contractors are coordinated to work efficiently and meet customer requirements, budgets, forecasts and schedules

  • Manage staff, prepare budgets, and prepare work schedules and assigning specific duties

  • Demonstrate safety leadership by supporting the implementation and management of the MJE Safety Management System and ensuring best practices are being followed. Promote proactive and preventive safety activities by observing, analyzing, encouraging safe work behaviors and correcting unsafe conditions. Integrate safety into project plans, establish safety goals, reinforce safety policies and procedures, support safety training, and monitor safety metrics. Support and coach supervisors and employees, provide feedback to encourage learning and create awareness, set priorities and focus on continuous improvement

  • Support the development of technical scopes of work and independently develop cost estimates and resource requirements for drilling related construction projects

  • Provide support to request for proposal (RFP) preparation and evaluations, project specifications, and pricing schedules for the drilling construction projects

  • Work with Assistant Project Managers with project scope development and project authorization through completion

  • Ensure that MJE Senior Management is kept current on the progress of drilling construction projects, business opportunities and industry trends

  • Systematically and regularly appraise and evaluate project progress against established goals, timelines and objectives. Provide assistance to Assistant Project Managers to correct deficiencies in these areas

  • Consult with Utilities, Clients and Owners regarding design requirements, job specifications, bid requirements and offer technical expertise regarding construction solutions

  • Assist with the development of common systems and processes to provide for proper accounting, reporting of project costs, customer billing, scheduling, material procurement, subcontractors, record keeping, documentation and budgeting

  • Assist with the development and tracking of key performance and financial metrics that will optimize performance, productivity and reduce costs

  • Assist in the preparation of proposals and estimates, including drawing take-offs

  • Work with Assistant Project Managers to set up job structure from beginning i.e. safety, scheduling, document control plan, cost codes, job cost spread, material/tooling plan, equipment, billing, etc.

  • Assist in job hand off from estimating to field project supervision

  • Work with purchasing on material orders and required submittals

  • Travel to project(s) on a regular basis

  • Provide weekly updates on project progress to the Operations Manager

  • Assist with the quotation of change orders from drawing changes, RFI’s, etc.

  • Oversee Assistant Project Managers to assure the monthly financial bridge, job forecasts and monthly reporting requirements are met and are accurate

  • Work with customer and field management on schedule development and assist in maintaining during course of project

  • Ensure the project has adequate resources to maintain schedule, budget and exceed safety expectations

  • Interact with customer on project with positive long-term relationship in mind

Knowledge | Skills | Abilities

  • Knowledge of new business startup concepts including the development and execution of a business plan

  • Knowledge of industry related construction activities with a focus on drilled pier foundation installation, spread footing installation, production diggers and support equipment

  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices

  • Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness, talent development and operations management

  • Knowledge of business, financial and management principles and practices

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

  • Ability to anticipate and meet internal customer needs

  • Proven communication, organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Functional computer skills including familiarity with Primavera, Access, Excel

  • Ensure billing is timely submitted along with payment follow through

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of Project Management, Engineering, IT, Construction Management or related experience with drilled pier foundation or spread footing installations preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management or Business Administration preferred

Work Environment

  • Must be able to remain standing approximately 50% of the time

  • Occasional bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, climbing

  • The person in this position frequently communicates with employees and vendors and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations

  • Occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions

  • Occasionally lifting 40 pounds