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Sargent & Lundy Project Manager - Electric Grid Infrastructure Services in Chicago, Illinois


Due to continued growth, Sargent & Lundy's Electric Grid Infrastructure Services group currently has an opportunity for a Project Manager in its Chicago, Illinois office. This position will offer you the opportunity to manage and further grow a project team consisting of engineers and designers involved in the design, modification, and analysis of new and existing high voltage substations.

  • You will work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and implementing solutions to expand and modernize the electric grid.

  • Direct the Team Lead in the coordination of engineering and design from concept through detailed design execution, field support and closeout.

  • Support overall account management and client engagement with peer to peer reporting, coordination and conflict resolution.

  • Lead efforts to ensure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget.

  • Coordinate and execute facility studie for various RTO's.

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

  • Prepare reports and studies that present technical information in a clear and concise manner and meet client requirements and S&L formats.

  • Perform independent reviews of work performed by others including calculations and drawing preparation.

    This role offers a hybrid work arrangement. You'll spend three days a week in the office, giving you the flexibility to work remotely for two days.


Essential skills and experience:

  • BS from an ABET-accredited engineering program or an advanced management/business degree

  • Specific hands on experience with MISO facility studies and knowledge of DPP process.

  • Specific experience in Project Management of Utility Transmission & Distribution Substation Projects.

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

  • 15 or more years experience in the design of multi-disciplined solutions in a project team environment for utility high voltage substations. Experience must include an understanding of electrical, civil, structural scopes of work, conceptual development, industry best practices, design basis, the selection of equipment and materials, and the preparation of construction packages.

  • Five or more years experience in leading an engineering design team through all phases of a project design.

  • Technically knowledgeable of available equipment and proven pre-engineered systems to execute systems design.

  • Proven communication skillset both verbal and written in support of presentations, proposals and reports.

  • Experience with serving as firm/client liaison in a support or lead engineering role.

  • Experience and understanding of construction documents

  • Willing to travel to project sites and/or attend client meetings.

    Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • FE or PE License

  • 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

  • FSA & HSA

  • 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 InterestEngineering

TypeFull Time - Regular

Job ID2024-10594

Business GroupElectric Grid Infrastructure Services

DepartmentProject Directors and Managers