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Deputy Project Leader/Manager
M.C. Dean, Inc. Leesburg, VA

Deputy Project Leader/Manager

M.C. Dean, Inc.
Leesburg, VA
Expired: February 22, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Info
Build Your Future at M.C. Dean

We're seeking people driven to excellence and inspired by the way engineering and innovation improves lives, enhances customer outcomes, and changes the world for the better. As an employee at M.C. Dean, you will join forces with more than 5,100 professionals who engineer and deploy automated, secure and resilient power and technology systems; and deliver the management platforms essential for long-term system sustainability.

Our Electrical and Construction business unit is currently seeking a Deputy Project Leader/Manager. The types of projects this role may be supporting includes amusement park roller coasters, rocket launching facilities, electric vehicle manufacturing facilities, semiconductor manufacturing facilities and light rail transit systems. The Assistant Project Leader/Manager be responsible for managing the entire spectrum of a project lifecycle and involved in project initiation through project close out. You will be a contributor during bidding phase and through implementation phase and proficient at identifying solutions to problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity to solve

The Deputy Project Leader/Manager will be responsible for:
  • Performing the administration, organization, and implementation of small electrical construction projects or parts of a larger more complex project.
  • Managing one or more phases, as required, of a project lifecycle, including propolsal, design, solutioning, installation, and close.
  • Assisting with the preparation of project documentation, including project requirements, manpower requirements, project layout, project schedules, detailed equipment plans and field office support.
  • Coordinating and assisting with or leading a project kick-off meeting.
  • Developing a Work Breakdown Structure for the project with properly named work packages and resources assigned to tasks (resource loaded) to establish a baseline resource plan.
  • Assisting with the scheduling of resources on the project to maintain the baseline project schedule.
  • Creating baseline vs actual reporting of resources, as required.
  • Providing and executing site surveys, site cost studies, projected costs, forecasts, cost codes and progress reports, as required.
  • Assisting with the collection of progress data of both self-perform and contractor perform work.
  • Observing and measuring project scope and performance against the project plan to ensure that the project is within acceptable variances of cost, budget, schedule and scope.
  • Being involved in the development and maintenance of project artifacts, including shop drawings that are required to ensure effective short-term and long-term staffing success for the project.
  • Assisting with the acquisition of major materials, and monitoring tool and equipment requirements with project leadership and the warehouse, as required.
  • Assisting with the acquisition of required permits and licenses for projects and ensuring inspections are handled correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Estimating, scheduling, or conferring with estimators, engineers, schedulers, and other resources that are assigned to the project to identify matters, such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
  • Reviewing the project schedule with the General Contractor and/or Customer, if requested by project leadership.
  • Managing the integration of data from multiple company systems and helping to analyze the data to draw insights on project progress.
  • Assuring timely completion of project punch-list items, the submittal of accurate as-built drawings, operation and maintenance manuals, and the completion of training materials.
  • Identifying opportunities for cost-saving measures, quality improvements and best practices.
  • Ensuring safety regulations are adhered to and issues identified.
  • Maintaining a positive, assertive relationship with project leadership to achieve project milestones and overall project success.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Math or Physics preferably from an ABET accredited program.
  • 5-7 years of experience in electrical construction experience with a Bachelor's degree or
  • 3-5 with a Master's Degree
  • Working knowledge of a project management / project scheduling system (MS Project or Primavera P6)
  • Ability to create project schedules and scheduling of resources (work items and tasks by hours)
  • Ability to estimate project work and prepare Customer proposals
  • Understanding of critical path analysis of project and resource data to identify potential project issues
  • Ability to discuss project and resource schedules, costs, and budgets with project leadership
  • Working knowledge of procurement processes, including evaluating suppliers and purchasing technical goods and services
  • Ability to create technical documentation, including design documents and reference libraries
  • Strong communications and presentation skills
  • Team building and team leadership skills
  • Experience with the following tools:
    • MS Project or Primavera P6
    • Power BI
    • MS Project Server
    • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • MS Outlook Mail
    • AutoCAD
    • Engineering Document Management System (EDMS)
    • Microsoft Visio
    • SharePoint
    • Accubid, ProPricer, or other estimating tools

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of finance systems as it relates to project budgets and cost codes.
  • Understanding of earned value analysis as it relates to project management.
  • Proficiency in the use of automated cost/schedule management systems.

Abilities:
  • Exposure to computer screens for an extended period of time.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Reach by extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Have finger dexterity in order to manipulate objects with fingers rather than whole hands or arms, for example, using a keyboard.
  • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Identify and understand the speech of another person.

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