Project Delivery Group Manager
Utilities | Remote [Work from Home] | Chicago, Illinois | Lisle, Illinois

Who We Are

Primera Engineers is a full-service engineering design and consulting firm that spans across Buildings, Transportation, Utilities and Consulting. We pride ourselves on superior service. That service comes from one place: our employees. Our goal is to attract, retain and engage the best talent in the industry which fuels our culture.

Working For Primera

Our Utilities division is a talented team of experts working together to provide solutions that are vital to energizing our future. We provide full-service electrical, civil, and structural engineering services to support electric and gas utilities nationwide. We’re also fortunate to support wind farms and renewables; transmissions systems; and university and industrial facilities.

Who You Are

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional organizational abilities in a dynamic environment, a disciplined approach to accomplishing objectives and achieving results, effective communication and team-building skills, and a knowledge of project management principles
  • Previous experience with Deltek Vision and/or Newforma is a plus

Leadership Abilities:

  • Must have a positive attitude and enjoy developing relationships with staff, partners, and clients.
  • Leads by example and accepts responsibility when things go poorly.
  • Demonstrates the ability to stay patient and show empathy towards others in stressful situations.
  • Ability to have crucial conversations with staff regarding performance expectations and areas for improvement.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering Management, Project Management, or Electrical/Systems/Mechanical/Civil Engineering with eight years of relevant experience
  • PMP or PE required

What You'll Do

General Summary: The Group Manager will be responsible for overall project planning, monitoring, and control for the delivery of engineering service projects to multiple utility providers.  They will have a team reporting directly to them.  The Group Manager will report to the Department Manager of Project Delivery.  They will work with Project Managers, Project Leads, Project Manager Assistants and the Permit Team. They will work to establish, review, report, update, and assure conformance to project plans to meet our customer’s requirements.  The Group Manager will utilize our enterprise financial and project management information systems to develop and/or monitor proposal and project milestone schedules, task and action item plans, resource plans and forecasts, project budgets and forecasts, financial performance reports, and accounts receivables.  The Group Manager will also perform as a Project Manager on designated projects, as well as assist the Department Manager with assigned management tasks.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering Management, Project Management, or Electrical/Systems/Mechanical/Civil Engineering with eight years of relevant experience.  Essential requirements for the position include exceptional organizational abilities in a dynamic environment, a disciplined approach to accomplishing objectives and achieving results, effective communication and team building skills, and a knowledge of project management principles.  Previous experience with Deltek Vision and/or Newforma is a plus.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Project Managers and Department Managers to establish, review, report, update, and assure conformance to project plans to meet our customer’s requirements.
  • Utilize our enterprise financial and project management information systems to develop and/or monitor proposal and project milestone schedules, task and action item plans, resource plans and forecasts, project budgets and forecasts, financial performance reports, and accounts receivables.

Some of What You'll Enjoy

  • An excellent benefits package including 401K match, gym and transit subsidies, continuing education reimbursement and much more
  • A hybrid-work environment. From fully-remote to in the office each day, we empower our people to develop a schedule that fits each individual lifestyle
  • A fun, inclusive, and collaborative environment
  • Colleagues that appreciate differences in people, perspectives, cultures, and ideas
  • The fruits of our employee-led committees focused on offering engaging social, wellness and community service activities all year long

Equal Employment Opportunity
Primera is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Primera’s practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion and compensation, shall not be based on any person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, physical handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status or other protected group as defined by law.

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