Project Manager (El Paso)

Job Details



End Date

Until Filled

Job Type

Full-Time, Exempt

Job Description

To understand and interpret the Ft. Bliss Army Base and Laughlin Air Force Base Utility Privatization Contracts, the Native System Construction Work Plan and the RUS790 contract. Provide guidance and assistance with the administration and management of the Contracts thereof.

Working Conditions

  • Office environment
  • Extensive field work may be required in conjunction with normal office duties
  • Work outside under various weather conditions and in varying types of terrain
  • Traveling may be required both inside and outside of RGEC’s service territory
  • Subject to irregular hours
  • To ensure all employees are provided with drug free and alcohol-free working conditions, pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable cause and random drug and alcohol tests are conducted on all employees

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise and assist the Chief Operations and Engineering Support Officer and Executive Management with contract and project management related matters at Ft. Bliss, Laughlin AFB, and the Native System
  • Primary focus is to identify project requirements and addressing the needs, concerns and expectations of governmental entities, local/privatized utilities, and industrial members on behalf of the Cooperative
  • Coordinate completion of projects on time, within budget and within scope
  • Represents the Cooperative as the point-of-contact for the Government with regard to requests for proposals, projects, contract modifications and contractual matters
  • Coordinates, maintains, and carries out communication amongst industrial members via their respective designated representative throughout the project lifecycle
  • Coordinates, maintains, and carries out communication amongst governmental entities such as our Contracting Officer (CO), Contracting Officer Representatives (COR’s), contractors, and local/privatized utilities
  • Attend project and construction coordination meetings with governmental entities, contractors and local/privatized utilities on behalf of the Cooperative
  • Performs overall project management function to balance project constraints, which includes scopes, rough order of magnitudes, cost proposals, project schedules, resource coordination, risks identification and progress reporting
  • Facilitates and monitors appropriate project inspections, cost and budget analyses, and project sign off activities to ensure project requirements are met
  • Facilitates project invoicing activities, ensures timely project close-outs and oversees systematic archiving of project related documents and data
  • Instrumental in gathering, organizing, communicating and representing project and technical information to management, governmental entities, external consultants, and consumers
  • Responsible for annual submittal of Ft. Bliss Army Base and Laughlin Air Force Base Capital Improvement Plan per contractual requirements
  • Aids in the development of the Native System Construction Work Plan
  • Responsible for identifying project and contractual requirements and deadlines and for the planning, organization, and coordination of support activities and resources thereof
  • Manage project contract preparation, execute non-disclosure agreements (NDA’s), terms and conditions, and modification requests; and settle disputes regarding contract interpretation, conditions or compliance with legal requirements, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • Manage contract redetermination by planning, organizing, and coordinating associated support activities and resources thereof
  • Assist with additional tasks as requested and/or needed

Physical Requirements

  • Required to pass a physical examination when employed
  • Must have sufficient health to perform the essential functions, duties and responsibilities of the job
  • Must become certified in CPR and First-Aid
  • Sitting/standing/walking/riding for extended periods of time

Job Related Qualifications

  • Requires 5 years of experience in a position of project management or construction oversight (preferably with electric utility construction – especially underground infrastructure)
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or civil engineering (accredited college or university) plus 2 years of previous experience with electric utility engineering, operations or project management
  • Familiarity with electric utility system terminology, design, operations and troubleshooting
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated and ability to organize work efficiently in order to comply with contractual periods-of-performance and meet project deadlines
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, GIS and AutoCAD (preferred).
  • Familiarity with MS Access, relational database concepts and DBMS report writing
  • Apply knowledge, skills, and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements
  • Supervisory experience is a plus (preferred but not required)
  • Possess a valid Texas driver's license
  • Insurable with the Cooperative's auto insurance carrier
  • Must pass Federal Government security clearance background check
  • Possess oral and written communications skills in the English language
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to maintain a harmonious working relationship with all Cooperative employees
  • Must be or become certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Must be able to maintain confidential information

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

We expect employees to be honest, trustworthy, and operate with integrity. Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We fully consider all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.