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Power Substation Project Manager

Power Substation Project Manager


Location: Oklahoma City, OK, Norman, OK, Tulsa, OK or Allen, TX

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CEC is a privately-held engineering firm, serving both public entities and private developers. We offer extensive services, which allow us to be involved with projects from conception to design, to construction. Our focus is to eliminate aging infrastructure and drive community growth through innovative and collaborative engineering design. CEC is a Top Workplace that offers excellent benefits, professional development and growth opportunities for employees.


  • Designs protection and control (P&C) drawings per substation client standards and/or per industry standards.  Includes but not limited to onelines, AC three lines, relay/panel schematics, equipment schematics and wiring, and SCADA drawings.
  • Provides relay settings per client standards and/or per industry standards.
  • Manages the design and construction of substation projects to ensure adherence to budget, schedule and scope.
  • Typically manages projects from $50k to $5M with high complexity and risk. Higher complexity projects could include quality/reliability issues to large number of customers, moderate financial risk, some self-perform/oversight required, some environmental/regulatory permitting, and/or multiple configuration changes.  Projects typically involve one to three disciplines or asset types (e.g., distribution, transmission, substation, controls, communication, etc.). May work on projects with lower complexity and risk as needed.
  • Develops project management plans that include project scope verification, project schedules, timelines, milestones, budget estimates, cash flows, work breakdown structures and resource requirements.
  • Develops timetables and priorities for execution of all design and construction activities and coordinates with appropriate parties to complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Responsible for financial analysis and reporting status on each project.
  • Collaborates with project management, planning, survey, design, construction, and operations to ensure project safety, effective communications and coordination with customers, key stakeholders, and management.
  • Ensures resource requirements are organized and forecasted to facilitate efficient utilization and capacity planning.
  • Ensures complete and timely project closeout, including after-action reviews to achieve continuous improvement.
  • Provides P&C training and guidance for other team members.
  • Participates in field visits and client meetings as required by project.
  • Participates in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Complies with all safety policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Technical capacity
  • Communication proficiency
  • Project management


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or Construction Management combined with four years design experience or five years related experience (e.g., Project Management, Utility Engineering, Utility Construction or Utility Operations) or Associates Design in Engineering Technology, Construction Management or other related technical degree combined with six years related experience preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • English language skills:  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 public.
  • Mathematical skills:  ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 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.
  • Reasoning skills: 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.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc., as well as proficiency with specialized engineering design software. SKM software and Microsoft Office proficiency preferred.
  • Organizational skills:  ability to prioritize and organize tasks; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a technical or administrative nature.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Ability to sit up to eight hours per day.
  • Ability to manipulate computer mouse up to eight hours per day.
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, frequently over uneven surfaces.
  • Ability to occasionally bend, crouch or stoop.
  • Ability to see clearly 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more; ability to identify and distinguish colors; ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 10 pounds occasionally.


  • Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation.
  • Moderate noise.
  • Occasionally outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.), dust, dirt, cuts, bites, or stings.
  • Requires use of protective and/or safety equipment.


  • Fixed schedule of 40 hours per week between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flexible schedule may occasionally be required.
  • May be required to work extended hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • May be required to work non-standard hours and schedules that include on-call and call-outs.
  • Eligible to submit application for telecommuting after 90 days.

This position includes safety-sensitive job functions, and random screenings will be conducted in accordance with CEC’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.

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CEC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.