Electrical Controls Junior Project Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
Jun 01, 2023
Jul 20, 2023
Full Time
Dewberry is currently seeking a Electrical Controls Junior Project Manager for Northern, VA or the DC Metro location.

The Jr Project Manager is part of our Design Build business at Dewberry. You will work with experienced project managers on complex, multi-million dollar electrical and controls construction projects primarily in the Northern Virginia area, some may be outside this area. Must be a U.S. citizen with an ability to obtain a security clearance. Will travel to customer site as required by the project, may travel up to 30% or more at times.

Under general direction, responsible for the profitable execution of assigned Projects. Ideally candidate will have trade experience working as a Controls Installer or Electrician, and some experience as a Controls Technician with startup experience. Ensures that assigned projects are done accurately, on-time, within budget and within scope of the contract. Ensures work performed is in compliance with state, local and Federal legal requirements and operates on the job with the highest of ethics. In cooperation with Safety, ensures staff and subcontractors work in a safe manner. Responsible for following consistent and repeatable project management procedures and processes, documenting these as needed.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Acts as the primary on-site leader for execution teams on assigned projects. Develops detailed project schedules and implements according to plan for assigned projects.
  • Manages risks and establishes project recovery plans when required. Resolves disputes with minimal need for critical issue.
  • Manages subcontracts.
  • Ensures project document controls are in compliance with contract requirements and DDB standards.
  • Oversees project construction for compliance with specifications, local codes and installation techniques.
  • Manages the ordering and delivery schedule of materials to be procured for the projects assigned.
  • Develops and maintains viable long-term relationships with customers, consultants, prime contractors and subcontractors. Attends job progress meetings as required. Ensures subcontractors understand expectations of the project.
  • Ensures any work performed by the field team is in accordance with established standards.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Experience is required, a Bachelor's degree in a related area is a bonus.
  • Minimum of five years of direct experience in the controls.
  • A manufacturer certification from Niagara, Distech, Siemens, Honeywell, Lynxspring, or major vendor is required. Preference is for Niagara.
  • Basic networking skills, including setup and troubleshooting.
  • Management experience with projects related to Mechanical Retrofits, HVAC controls, and BAS management is desired.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to communicate technical material to a non-technical audience.
  • Proficient in Project Management software.
  • Strong Personal Computer working capabilities in MS Office (Excel, Word, Project), Bluebeam Revu, AutoCAD, Visio and basic Windows environment.
  • Travel will vary on project assignment. Projects may exist outside of assigned geography.
  • Able to complete multiple contractor and multiple scopes of work simultaneously.
  • Experience in dealing with a large and diverse number of simultaneous challenges, requiring knowledge of many different subject areas.

Work location: Northern Virginia, DC Metro, 30% travel

Required: Background Check, Drug Screen

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO and all Federal Holidays, 401K

Don't meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employees. So if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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