Project Manager (Engineering Services)
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories - Pullman, WA

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The Opportunity: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) seeks a professional, innovative and detailed individual for our Project Manager (Engineering Services). If you are looking for an opportunity to utilize your skills as a project manager on national and international projects and working on power system solutions with our power customers , then this position is for you!

SEL is seeking several Project Managers to lead engineering teams and meeting project timelines. If you are a technical expert in power systems protection or automation, enjoy leading and mentoring team members in their technical development, we encourage you to join as a Project Manager.

SEL’s corporate office is located in Eastern Washington where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities.

Project Manager(Engineering Services) Responsibilities:
Manage large, multi-discipline, international and national projects.

Be the primary customer contact for a project throughout all phases of the project.

Resolve customer concerns and foster customer satisfaction. Manage customer expectations.

Manage the schedule and budget of projects with several engineers, subcontractors, and end-user customers.

Develop and maintain a working knowledge of power system automation, controls, protection, and modeling practices, protocols, equipment and software.

Develop and maintain a fundamental knowledge about SEL equipment and software.

Work daily with project technical lead engineers to bring a project to successful conclusion.

Negotiate and administer fair and appropriate contracts with customers, subcontractors and equipment suppliers.

Run daily meetings, delegate tasks, evaluate performance, and provide regular project summaries for internal and external customers.

Mentor and train project coordinators.

Create, follow and improve processes.

Bachelors of Science degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Physics or Chemistry

PMP ( Project Management Professional) certified.

Over five years relevant experience as a project manager of electric power system projects

Excellent presentation and writing skills

Skilled at conflict resolution

Willing to travel nationally and internationally up to 30%

Ability to work independently, accepting complete ownership of assigned responsibilities

Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities

Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment

Background check results satisfactory to SEL

Negative drug test result(s)
An Award Winning Company Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets to include international customers and OEM markets.

SEL earned a spot on the 2012 FORTUNE Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For list. This prestigious ranking celebrates the SEL 100% employee-owned culture as one of the best in the country. SEL has received numerous awards, including the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Washington State (1999 through 2003, 2010, and 2011), Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies (1990, 1991, 2008, 2010, and 2011), the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) Manufacturing, Workplace, and Community Service Award (1998 through 2010), and the Washington State Quality Achievement Award (WSQA).

In an independent survey conducted by Newton-Evens Research Company, SEL ranks first in seven performance categories including: technology, features, security against hackers, web/internet information ability, technical service and support, price, and relay setting PC software. Since 2006, SEL has also held the elite VPP STAR status certification for outstanding safety and health programs.

Apply Your Talent. Make a Difference. Enjoy the Rewards. Are you ready to be part of a highly motivated and well-equipped team? Are you a quick learner who likes new challenges? If so, then you are ready to join us at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III delivered the first commercial digital protective relay in 1984. Under his technical, managerial, and fiscal leadership, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has expanded to 3000 employees. Ed understands and supports the need for investing in employees. In return, he expects that we hire only the best, most highly motivated team members, and that we deliver simple, reliable, and cost-effective products and solutions.

Our products and solutions must be simple and reliable because they protect the largest, most complicated machine on earth: the electric power grid. Blackouts in the U.S. and Canada remind us that reliable electric power is crucial to our society. SEL provides systems, services, and products for the protection, monitoring, control, automation, and metering of utility and industrial electric systems worldwide.

Our company and our products exist to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical. That purpose has made SEL very successful, and the company is managed with sound fiscal judgment and that purpose in mind. Profits are reinvested to fuel the company’s growth.

In addition to offering a variety of challenges in a supportive, stable environment, SEL shares its success with employees by giving them stock in the company. All employees earn stock at the same rate. And because only employees can own SEL stock, the stock price is not subject to market volatility. Even when the stock market value has plunged, SEL stock consistently increased in value.

Employee Testimonial Video: SEL employees describe the opportunity and rewards of a career working at a 100% employee owned company!

Benefits: SEL has an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision for all regular full-time employees and their entire family; long-term disability and life insurance; education assistance programs; a very generous employee stock ownership plan; 401K; flexible benefit account; and an outstanding work environment.

To Apply For This Position: We ask all candidates to submit their resume through our website at If your qualifications and experience match any of our current openings, please submit your resume for that position so that you may be considered immediately.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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