Project Manager Microgrid

Job Function:

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

General Summary: The Project Manager has total responsibility for the management of Microgrid projects, including external vendor management, utility communication management, procurement, and installation schedule management.  Responsibility includes maintaining the project timeline, manage change orders from third party vendors, manage customer expectations and inquiries, and assisting work onsite as required.  This is done alongside the automation engineers, third party vendors, and the microgrid designer.

Essential Functions:

  • Identify competitive products via evaluating features, pricing, and vendors for the microgrid.
  • Vetting vendor and partner processing/manufacturing, installation, and testing practices.
  • Maintain questionnaire to be used to evaluate potential vendors.
  • Submit POs and RFQs to vendors via supply chain.
  • Manage the interconnection process alongside the microgrid designer and the automation engineers.
  • Monitor delivery and installation of microgrid components onsite.
  • Maintain a published schedule of activities for quoting, designing, installing, and commissioning a microgrid.
  • Travel as primary liaison to installation contractor, providing support for the installation of all microgrid components. Expected to maintain presence onsite during critical installation and commissioning activities.
  • Coordinate parties required for commissioning of the microgrid.
  • Gather and supply (not develop) documentation for the design and installation of a microgrid.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • 5-10 years in a sales, technical support, or project management to industrial or utility electro-mechanical products, with at least 3 years in project management.
  • BS in Engineering, EE preferred.  PMP highly desired.
  • Knowledge of Utility and Commercial/Industrial markets and customers strongly preferred.

Behavioral Profile:

  • Energetic, aggressive, and focused.
  • Highly motivated self-starter that delivers results on time and with high quality.
  • Good organization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, listening, questioning and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Entrepreneurial, and behaves as an owner of the company.
  • Able to conduct market analysis to determine business opportunities and market penetration.
  • Able to multi-task and collaborate cross-functionally with other team members.
  • Ability to travel overnight up to 30%.

 Customer Satisfaction/Safety/Quality/Environmental:

  • Our goal is to provide a world-class service to our customers by delivering defect-free products on time to both our internal and external customers.  Your comments and suggestions are an integral part of our success.
  • Responsible for ensuring that quality systems function effectively and products meet customer requirements.
  • Responsible for following safety and environmental rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for ownership of his/her own safety and that of their coworkers.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Making certain potential hazards are identified and corrected in a timely manner.
  • Responsible and empowered to make the decisions and take the necessary actions that are required to fulfill the quality policy.
  • Responsible for the quality of his/her work.
  • Conform to G&W’s Environmental Management System (EMS) and comply with applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Contribute to continual improvement of activities, products and services that will help prevent pollution, reduce waste and protect our environment.

Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. Together, we light the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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