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Project Manager - Engineering

Job ID R965
Job Location
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

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The Engineering Project Manager is responsible and accountable for all Technical/Functional, Project, Personnel and Client management specific to Chickasaw Network Services, LLC (CNS), a Telecom and Utility Construction Company. This position demonstrates technical expertise and leadership and should have a thorough understanding of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures in electrical and/or civil engineering environments, preferably in the utility industry. The Engineering Project Manager is able to rely on their experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and is expected to be able to identify, initiate and implement changes to project documentation, as well as corrective actions. The focus is on overall project performance. Failure to achieve the objectives will have major impact on the project, the customer and the organization.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of actions taken.

Manages the entire life cycle of a function(s), project(s), program and/or customer, from set-up through execution, to close out.

Provides comprehensive oversite of all aspects of the project, including personnel, technical specifications, delivery systems and client management.

Reviews and approves project scope, schedule and budgets.

Develops and initiates implementation plans.

Sets priorities based on resources available, costs versus benefits, implementation schedule and/or other limitations.

Identifies resources required, initiates requests and manages their allocation.

Maintains project schedules.

Coordinates, communicates and documents stakeholder interaction.

Identifies, analyzes and responds to project risks.

Adapts plans and priorities to address resources and operational challenges.

Responsible for quality review and corrective actions, as appropriate.

Serves as the key customer contact, maintaining relationships and resolving customer issues; may deal with very sensitive relations.

Develops client proposals and change orders.

Provides market segment support.

Responsible for performance management and disciplinary actions.

Optimizes the use of personnel by leveraging of strengths, ensuring associates have the tools and training to do their jobs, providing coaching and delivering metrics.

May fulfill role of Project Supervisor and Program Administrator, as necessary.

All other duties as assigned.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability.


Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering / Engineering Technology and a minimum of five (5) years’ of demonstrated experience in the Electric or Telecom Utility Industry, or equivalent combination of education / experience. May consider other education and/or work experience for this position.


U.S. Citizens / Green Card Holders only

May be required to pass pre-employment screening that includes background, driving record and drug testing


Comprehensive field, drafting and/or design knowledge

Demonstrated leadership skills

Experienced with basic concepts, practices and procedures used in management

Strong technical knowledge and skills

Strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to develop plans and organize work to ensure efforts are focused, resources are aligned, progress is monitored and targets are met

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team, establishing and sustaining relationships with colleagues and employees at all levels in the company

Basic financial skills to assist in making sound business decisions

Ability to learn and operate customer based proprietary software and other computer systems

Able to work in all weather conditions

Available during the core work hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and occasional evening and weekend work may be required as duties demand

Willing and able to travel regularly, including overnight travel

Dependable transportation and valid driver’s license and insurance

Computer literate – especially Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook


Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,

technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business

correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and

respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to

interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and

deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Must be able to endure frequent/lengthy driving, standing, walking long distances (5 miles or more in a day), navigating rough terrain on foot and lifting/balancing objects that may weigh up to ~20 lbs. and require the use of upper extremities and back muscles. Able to work in proximity to moving vehicles in the right of way. Must be able to endure frequent, lengthy periods of sedentary work and sit for prolonged periods of time, including sitting at a desk and driving in a vehicle. Must be able to utilize a computer keyboard, computer monitor and telephone for prolonged periods of time. Must have the physical ability to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing notes and viewing a computer terminal; these activities require close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must have the physical ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word and convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, often in a group setting. Must have the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in a factory, machine shop or construction environment. The ability to verbally communicate alarms or warnings clearly, concisely, loudly and quickly, to clearly and quickly hear or otherwise sense alarms or warnings and take appropriate action. Frequently required to maintain equilibrium to prevent falling when moving, walking, standing, kneeling or crouching - particularly on narrow, uneven, irregular, slippery surfaces, going up or down ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles or other objects using hands, arms, feet or legs.  Frequently required to bend the body downward and forward, bending leg and spine - working in a bent over position.  Frequently required to sense physical attributes such as size, shape, temperature, texture or sharpness of an object by touching. Frequently required to grasp, grip or apply pressure to an object with the fingers and palm, holding an object in the hand.  Frequently required to lift, raise or lower objects in a vertical direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects.  Moving objects backward, forward, in or out in a horizontal direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects.  Pulling, exerting a steady backward, downward, upward or outward force against an object - jerking, plucking, wrenching, stretching, towing, drawing, dragging or tugging objects in a sustained motion.  Pushing, pressing against something with steady forward, downward, upward or outward force - shoving, pushing, compressing, squeezing, mashing, packing, pressing, jamming, compacting, or squashing objects in a sustained motion. The ability to see and distinguish colors, to visually distinguish shapes and patterns, to accurately sense distances (depth perception), to accurately see objects and detect motion at wide angles (peripheral vision).  Frequently uses the lower extremities and back muscles and moving on foot, particularly for long distances.  May be required to lift, push or pull 50 pounds or more.  May have exposure to indoor/outdoor adverse weather conditions. Frequent exposure to noise - workers must wear protective hearing equipment or frequently shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.  Exposure to pollutants or allergens which can adversely affect the skin and/or the respiratory system such as gases, smoke, odors, mists, fumes, dust, chemicals, oils or solvents. Exposure to hazardous working conditions including moving machinery, electricity and/or working in high places. May be exposed to hot objects, flames or sparks. The job requires the use of protective equipment such as hard hats, respirators, aprons, gloves, special clothing, safety shoes and safety glasses.


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