Electrical Project Manager - Solar

Job Locations US | US-MN-Minneapolis
Posted Date 10 months ago(4/11/2017 10:28 AM)
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Project Management


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Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.


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Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Project Manager with the ability to interact with a variety of staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment, remaining flexible, resourceful, proactive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. The Electrical Project Manager will provide electrical technical support throughout the entire construction project.


Provide technical electrical support to our crews and subcontractors.  Supervision of self perform crews is necessary.

  • Identify qualified electrical contractors and engineers and maintain list of areas of their expertise and geographical limits
  • Review design documents to ensure conformance with contract expectations, noting and resolving issues or conflicts that could impact installation or other trades involved with project
  • Review system studies performed by engineer of record, ensuring conformance with contract documents
  • Identify and ensure implementation of best practices and low cost alternatives, ensuring all clients are kept informed of issues affecting their project(s)
  • Develop standard bid package bid form for collection system, substations, and interconnect
  • Interface with other departments to ensure all required materials, equipment, and inspections support the project schedule
  • Work with Project Manager(s) to budget, forecast, and manage craft labor, equipment, materials, small tools, consumables, and general working environment
  • Review construction documents for completeness and constructability
  • Support the creation, review and update project schedule and 3 week look ahead scheduling
  • Coordinate plans and specifications with engineers, identifying and clarifying any discrepancies
  • Develop and implement site utilization plan and establish crew sizes
  • Select form-work systems and equipment
  • Conduct effective pre-construction planning sessions and project site meetings

Provide on-site support to electrical team

  • Manage electrical engineers
  • Provide electrical design and installation support to on-site staff
  • Coach, mentor and train field personnel, forepersons, and assistant superintendents
  • Establish and nurture teamwork environment
  • Ensure crews have resources and support
  • Provide work direction and performance evaluations
  • Identify hiring needs and participate in hiring, discipline, and dismissal decisions if needed
  • Develop leadership potential through appropriate task assignments and career growth opportunities
  • Implement Mortenson’s Zero Injury Safety Program at project site
  • Manage open shop and union issues

Other duties as assigned

  • Maintain relationships with all visitors to the site: customers, architects, union representatives, subcontractors, etc
  • Manage site work and logistics efficiently, providing suggestions for improvement


Lead team members by example in

  • Resourcefulness
  • Self-starting work habits
  • Problem solving based on information and sound judgment

Responsible for the mentoring, management, and timely performance evaluation of



  • Knowledge of NEC code and NE safety code
  • Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills
  • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks
  • Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
  • Microsoft Office, Project, and pertinent web application skills at an intermediate level
  • Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
  • Position is based on a project and with rotations
  • When project is done need to be willing to go to next project in United States for Solar Group


  •  Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred) or equivalent field and/or experience
  •  Minimum eight years electrical construction/project management
  •  Minimum of five years of electrical design experience
  •  Minimum one year experience with project completion from mobilization to turnover
  •  Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies


Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.



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