Project Manager -- Protection and Controls

at Sargent & Lundy in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description


This position offers a hybrid schedule with the expectation of 3 days per week in the office, and the remainder remote / virtual. This position will offer you the opportunity to manage project team(s) consisting of engineers, designers, estimators, controls and scheduling professionals involved in the design, modification, and analysis of new and existing high voltage substations.

+ You will work on challenging assignments from individual projects, large projects, major programs, to large scale engineering only, Engineer Procure and EPC projects.

+ Direct the team lead in the coordination of detailed design phases for all aspects of electrical engineering work.

+ Coordinate and manage work performed by other stakeholder on the project such as civil, structural, and transmission lines.

+ Lead efforts to ensure projects are completed with high quality, on time performance, and within budget.

+ Identify and track potential out of scope work, develop and provide scope changes, and coordinate with the client for approval.

+ Coordinate systems design activities to ensure installation and operations will comply with specifications, codes, and client requirements.

+ Collaborate with staff both locally and nationwide.

+ Prepare reports and studies that present technical information in a clear and concise manner, and meet client requirements and Sargent & Lundy formats.

+ Perform reviews of work performed by others including but not limited to calculations, drawings, reports, material and construction specifications, procurement specifications.

+ Communicating directly with clients, providing both project support and overall account support.

+ Support the company in business development opportunities with existing and potential clients.

+ Perform and provide independent reviews of work performed by others, including scopes of work, proposals, procurement specifications, and contract documents.

+ Develop and mentor team members.

Dependent upon your location, this opportunity offers a generous relocation package.


We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position. Essential skills and experience:

+ This position requires a BS preferably from an ABET-accredited program.

+ PE license.

+ Specific experience in Project Management of Utility Transmission, Substation or Energy Projects.

+ Knowledge of engineering standards including NEC, NESC, NEMA, IEC, IEEE and ANSI.

+ Seven or more years experience in the design engineering and/or management of high voltage utility type projects. Experience should include preparation, oversite or management of scopes of work, development of conceptual layouts, determination of design basis, the selection of equipment and materials, and the preparation and assembling of calculations and specifications.

+ Experience in execution of projects in multiple contract arrangements including EPC, Owners Engineer, Traditional or Joint Ventures a plus.

+ Experience with serving as firm/client liaison in a support, engineer or management role.

+ Excellent written and verbal communications a must. Experience in writing proposals.

+ Experience in cost allocation and control, estimating, proposal preparation, risk assessment programs and techniques.

Valued but not required skills and experience:

+ An advanced management/business degree or certification is preferred.

+ PMP Certification.

+ Construction and start-up experience a plus.

+ Commissioning experience a plus.

Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

Award Winning Compensation & Benefits

At Sargent & Lundy, we care about the health and well-being of our employees. Our commitment extends beyond the workplace, offering comprehensive healthcare plans and generous paid time off to support our team members in every aspect of their lives. We understand the importance of work-life balance, which is why we are proud to provide competitive, award-winning benefits. Our dedication to employee satisfaction has earned us the prestigious Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Award for compensation and benefits in 2022, 2023, and 2024. Health & Wellness Financial Benefits Work-Life Balance

+ Health Plans: Medical, Dental, Vision

+ Life & Accident Insurance

+ Disability Coverage

+ Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

+ Back-Up Daycare


+ 401(k)

+ Pre-Tax Commuter Account

+ Merit Scholarship Program

+ Employee Discount Program

+ Corporate Charitable Giving Program

+ Tuition Assistance

+ First Professional Licensure Bonus

+ Employee Referral Bonus

+ Paid Annual Personal/Sick Time (PST)

+ Paid Vacation

+ Paid Holidays

+ Paid Parental Leave

+ Paid Bereavement Leave

+ Flexible Work Arrangements

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CountryUnited States

Area of InterestElectrical Engineering

TypeFull Time – Regular

Job ID2024-9422

Business GroupElectric Grid Infrastructure Services

DepartmentSubstation Engineering

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Job Posting: JC253675335

Posted On: Jan 12, 2024

Updated On: May 17, 2024

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