Electrical Project Manager

Ottawa, ON 2020/03/26

Engineering Consulting / Buildings & Structures / Electrical Building Systems

Job Title:

Electrical Project Manager


•    P.Eng


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

Job Summary:

Due to growth, our client is looking for an Electrical Project Manager of Building Systems to join their team in Ottawa, Ontario!

This individual will work with a multi-disciplinary group of engineers, technical, project managers, and planners on a wide variety of projects (federal, commercial, and institutional).

This individual must have excellent knowledge and experience in electrical systems for buildings including lighting, power, telephone, data, fire detection and alarm, lightning protection and communication systems. Focus of electrical work includes designs, specifications, cost estimates, studies, site reviews, investigations and reports, project management and contract administration.

Job Duties:

Technical Skills
•    Perform electrical site investigations and surveys
•    Develop electrical concept reports, options reports, condition reports, and construction budgets
•    Develop electrical designs for projects including drawings and specifications
•    Review codes and standards and obtain preliminary approvals where appropriate
•    Represent the electrical portion of a project during the contract administration stage including carrying out shop drawing reviews, preparing site instructions and CCNs, reviewing progress draws, etc.
•    Perform site inspections and prepare field observation reports
•    Assist in researching new systems, resources, analytical processes, procedures and working practices to identify and implement changes to increase efficiency, productivity and overall profitability

Project Management and Quality Assurance
•    Prepare fee proposals (Review of technical requirements in RFPs; Solicit sub-consultants for the team as required; Prepare proposal template and content; Prepare Level of Effort Breakdown and determine fee)
•    Act as prime point of contact for key clients
•    Responsible for communicating with clients to understand the project requirements, deadlines and expectations to ensure successful project completion as well as invoicing and follow-up on outstanding accounts
•    Responsible for communicating with sub-consultants to solicit fee proposals, development of milestone dates, communication of deliverable requirements, coordination/review of sub-consultant work and invoicing
•    Interface with all relevant external parties for proper coordination of contract documents or resolution of project deficiencies. External parties to include Architects, Engineers, Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), Local Distribution Company and Telecom-related service providers
•    Assign and supervise delegated tasks for content and completion in assigned hours
•    Provide marked up sketches to CAD operator; back-check drawings for quality control
•    Ensure proper coordination of documents with the other design disciplines
•    Coordinate electrical system installation requirements with other design disciplines
•    Perform quality control reviews to ensure that the design of electrical systems is in accordance with relevant codes and standards (OESC, OBC, NFPA, etc.) which includes the design and layout of power, lighting, fire alarm, telecommunications, emergency lighting, normal power and emergency power distribution systems
•    Display initiative and resourcefulness in the performance of tasks
•    Manage project tasks within assigned time and budget constraints

•    Attend client meetings
•    Attend co-ordination meetings with design team
•    Train and assist junior staff as required
•    Build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, other consultants, and key stakeholders to ensure projects run smoothly and to resolve concerns promptly and efficiently
•    Maintain existing business and inform Department Manager of new business opportunities, if they arise


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
•    P.Eng designation
•    5+ years of experience in the field of electrical engineering for buildings – design and construction
•    Ability to work in a complex environment, dealing with multiple projects and clients
•    Sense of initiative and ability to prioritize tasks
•    Sound English language communications skills (oral and written)
•    Demonstrated experience working with other consultants and contractors including coordination of significant projects
•    Knowledge of OBC, NBCC, OESC, and NFPA codes and standards
•    Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
•    Familiarity with MS Office, AutoCAD, and NMS specifications


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