Electrical Engineering Design Project Manager


Electrical Engineering Design Project Manager


icon Philadelphia, PA, US, 19107

iconContractor, Full Time

icon26 March 2024

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Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson is a dynamic, 100% employee-owned consulting firm of more than 2,000 professionals that provides a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, architecture, information technology, and related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. JMT, is currently ranked #59 on Engineering News-Record’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms.

JMT is involved with an increasing number of large capital programs in the Philadelphia region. This opportunity is to support a major capital program with locations throughout the City. The selected candidate will be required to operate in a fast-paced, highly-dynamic environment as a direct extension of our client’s staff and leverage their prior experiences planning and delivering multi-project design programs. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication and organizational skills, be experienced with leading multi-disciplinary teams, a strong understanding of design, permitting and construction. 

We are seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer for Design Project Manager position. This assignment offers the unique opportunity for extensive collaboration and the ability to positively impact many dozens of projects and the Philadelphia community.

The qualified candidate will have a strong blend of technical, project management and business development/operations skills and experience along with strong leadership traits and an entrepreneurial spirit. The individual should also be experienced with all phases of architectural work including programming, design, documentation, and project/construction administration. The ideal candidate will have strong Philadelphia-area client relationships in the markets described above and experience managing staff and multi-disciplinary teams and K-12 experience.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Comprehensive Design Management, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Oversee work of program, and project design.
  • Assign and oversee work of subconsultants, and third party design consultants.
  • Assure continuous coordination and communication with client leadership.
  • Coordinate with client, team, project and stakeholders to deliver program projects in adherence with schedule and budget.
  • Proactively identify and resolve potential program, design and construction issues and challenges.
  • Carefully plan, monitor and report on scope, schedule, budget, quality and risk at the individual project and overall program levels.
  • Project management responsibilities on multiple assignments, including close monitoring of assignment scope, schedule and financial performance.
  • Leadership of multi-disciplinary project teams in development of the technical design and the preparation of facilities design and construction documents including drawings, specifications and other products, including quality and constructability reviews; must excel at working with staff, clients, contractors, and project teams to complete the design and production of architectural projects, and ensure that construction documents are in compliance with design intent, regulatory requirements and codes, and client design standards.
  • Preparation and negotiation of technical and fee proposals.
  • Coordinate the successful implementation of efficient and effective design platforms (Revit, BIM 360, etc.) and graphic software applications to support operations of the group and successful business development.
  • Strict adherence to JMT’s core values of safety, quality, integrity and relationships.

 Nonessential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Familiarity with Autodesk REVIT, AutoCAD and related tools and process.
  • Experienced in preparation of architectural & engineering contract documents including drawings and specifications.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Project a plus.
  • Familiarity with Construction Administration / Project Management Information Systems software (Primavera Unifier, e-Buildier).
  • Experience with sustainable design (LEED).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task between projects, and work independently.
  • Exceptional communication, organization and time management skills.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; excellent analytical, problem-solving and time-management skills.
  • Knowledge of building materials, specifications, construction techniques with the ability to research and resolve technical issues.
  • Knowledge of local building codes and regulatory agencies and approval processes (Art Commission, Historical Commission, Zoning, City of Philadelphia codes, etc.).
  • An attitude and commitment towards personal growth and team success.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Some travel to job and construction sites required.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of facilities design experience preferably in education, and community markets. Program Management experience is a plus.
  • Professional Engineer License in Pennsylvania preferred.
  • LEED accreditation preferred.

Working Conditions

Successful candidate will report to client site. Occasional travel to project sites, client and other JMT office locations is expected and might include rare weekend or evening activities.  Work is generally sedentary in nature but may require occasional standing and walking. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. within the office environment. Field work is required on rare occasion where work may be conducted outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Some lifting (up to 25 lbs) may be required as needed.

JMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, and we are proud to be building an inclusive and diverse workforce.