Mortenson Construction

Project Manager - Engineering

2 months ago(11/16/2017 4:47 PM)
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Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

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.

It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" 38 times regionally over the past decade…

…What are you waiting for?!

Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Project Manager to manage substation and transmission design engineering projects up to 500kV. The Project Manager will 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. Aptitude to anticipate problems, critical issues and opportunities as they arise; along with the capability to creatively problem solve and bring together viable solutions. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are vital, with attention to detail equally important. The project manager will provide overall leadership direction to a project; including the management of project quality, timeliness, as well as mentoring the project team. Develop and enhance customer relationships by providing excellent service.


Organization, flexibility, outstanding customer focus and strong communication are critical in performing duties which include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare proposals, assist in pursuit presentations, and contract negotiations
  • Provide management of design engineering projects from concept to completion including permitting, planning, estimating, engineering, constructability reviews, and design closeout 

Manage the overall financial health of engineering projects. Maintain schedule and budget through design completion

  • Develop and maintain project financial projections (including budgeted and earned value)
  • Report regularly on progress, cost and schedule metrics, procurement issues, safety or environmental concerns, design questions, potential impacts, and any issues requiring office support.
  • Determine and allocate project estimate into financial system
  • Determine cost codes, approve invoices, and make necessary budget management decisions
  • Provide financials and billings to Accounting for timely payment

Manage subcontracts and suppliers for the project

  • Oversee budget for and make selections of trade partners and designers
  • Develop scope and manage subcontracts

Function as the main point of contact with clients and on-site representative

  • Client coordination and strategic planning
  • Assist with the review of the owner agreement, master scope management, budget management, subcontracting, staffing, environmental compliance and schedule management.
  • Provide frequent interactions and service to build positive relationships and future work opportunities

Manage design change orders

  • Determine when to submit to the client, owner or on-site representatives


  • Minimum seven years of high voltage substation and transmission experience with preferably 3 years of engineering project management experience
  • Professional Engineering (PE) registration preferred but not required
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred but not required
  • Proven ability to assist with all responsibilities for design engineering projects
  • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks
  • Possess basic understanding of design engineering contracts 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
  • Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies
  • Current driver’s license


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Civil, Electrical or Architectural Engineering or Construction Management, or equivalent experience

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



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