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Project Manager

Position Overview

A U.S. Energy Recovery Project Manager is a team player with an awareness of the technical needs of facility interior and exterior lighting strategies and lighting controls system integration and programming. This role requires the employee to be responsible for the accuracy of the scope of work, the schedule and budget of all assigned projects and tasks.
A successful Project Manager shall act as the lead in order to accomplish objectives on multiple projects within various phases, from estimating to project planning to project completion.
He or she shall accomplish this through diligent planning, evaluation of risks, taking on and/or delegating project tasks and activities, and ultimately closing the project with a happy customer, happy subcontractor, within schedule and under budget.

Role Expectations

  • Conducts audits of end user facilities to gather critical lighting system data necessary to generate proposals and provides input to sales and operations regarding the technical and business considerations for projects. This input could be associated with areas such as estimating, value engineering, timing, budgeting, special resource needs, or other aspects peculiar to projects at hand.
  • Ensures that necessary project forms and CRM software is fully utilized and updated both timely and accurately.
  • Ensures all equipment specified is compatible and will work properly to achieve desired functions and determines if customer expectations are similar to those of U.S. Energy Recovery and if these can be achieved based upon U.S. Energy Recovery’s estimate or contractual scope. Provides feedback on this as appropriate internally and externally.
  • Accurately forecasts schedule and costs for each project and tracks these over time to achieve budget and forecasted goals.
  • Identifies and resolves potential project issues and completes projects and tasks timely.
  • Coordinates material orders and timing with Purchasing, end users and subcontractors to maximize cash flow, material handling efficiency and minimizing damage/theft.
  • Identifies change order opportunities and coordinates with sales and management to document, pursue and book them with time sensitive intuition.
  • Communicate with internal employees as required to ensure installation labor is accurate and timely and expected productivity is achieved throughout the project.
  • Provides leadership and input to others as requested or required to assist in the accurate estimation, design, installation, start up, commissioning, and training for lighting and lighting control systems.
  • Communicates with external organizations as required, such as incentive providers, consulting engineers, building owners, and subcontractors and other contractors to ensure accurate and timely project planning and execution.
  • Other duties assigned.

Behavior Profile


• Minimum of high school diploma

• Minimum of (2) years industry experience

• Preferred four-year degree in Project Management, Mechanical, HVAC, or Electrical/Electronic studies. Other technical experience such as military, on the job training programs, level/length of experience, etc. may meet this requirement as determined by management


• Be able to lift and carry ladders, boxes, drawings, personal computers, briefcase, materials, etc.

• Be able to safely and comfortably work at heights via aerial lift equipment, scaffolding, etc.

• Be able to spend significant time standing and walking indoors and outdoors, within commercial, industrial, retail, office, parking and construction site settings.

• Be able to climb flights of stairs or ladders throughout a typical day in the field.

• Be physically able to kneel, stoop and/or crawl.

• Maintain a satisfactory driving record.

• Must be able to pass a drug test and criminal background check

• Typical travel ranges from 0 - 60% of the workweek but can and will fluctuate as new business is developed.
Majority of travel will be within the state and would not require overnight stays. However, travel can and will occasionally include overnight stays in surrounding states in addition to regional travel.
Travel will be based on the current workload of the project manager and of overall project management team.