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At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence. We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals.


Title: Engineering Manager

Position Type: Direct Hire

Location: Fort Mill, SC (South Metro Charlotte, NC)

Reports to: Sr. Director of Transmission & Substation

Status: Exempt


Job Summary: 

PIC Group is seeking an Engineering Manager to provide leadership and management for engineering and technical support to substation professionals comprised of Substation Physical Supervisors, Engineers, and Designers that are located out of the Fort Mill, SC office. The Engineering Manager reports to the Senior Director of Transmission and Substation and is responsible for establishing and maintaining processes for project tracking, quality control, financial controls, personnel development, and client engagement. The Engineering Manager will play a vital role in developing dynamic teams through superior leadership, training, performance reviews, and recruiting while providing technical oversight and direction for the management of complex engineering projects.  This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a solid team of professionals in a fast paced and dynamic work environment. Our client is a leading utility services company that is experiencing extreme growth with the potential for career growth and advancement. The position offers excellent salary, benefits, and annual bonus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide leadership and management along with engineering/technical leadership to a skilled, qualified, and motivated engineering and design team by:
Displaying effective communication, development, motivation, accountability, and assisting individuals using innovative techniques
Ensuring that individuals have the training, tools, personal equipment, work environment, and technical support to optimize their performance and achieve desired results
Coaching, training, and mentoring an engineering and design team and/or engineering and design supervisors
Providing honest and constructive feedback, assistance in setting priorities, and opportunities for personal and professional development
Perform project management and cost controls activities on client projects along with the ability to be Responsible Charge for engineering
Ensure that cost and utilization goals are met by effective planning, organizing, scheduling, and monitoring of work activities
Provide technical leadership to ensure that all specific engineering designs are provided per applicable professional codes and standards by:
Providing technical direction to project teams on complex multi-disciplined projects.
Creating or maintaining systems for tracking projects, client satisfaction, staff development, and quality control
Developing and maintaining engineering standards, work practices, and systems.
Maintaining knowledge of the engineering and technical industry codes, standards, and best practices
Developing and maintaining knowledge of the current and future enablers, systems, and applications available in the industry to ensure continuous improvement
Manage and develop client relations through partnerships
Carry out administrative duties in accordance with company policy
Assist in recruiting efforts, business development and strategic planning
Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Job Requirements:

Technical proficiency in all aspects of electric utility substation design including general arrangement and layout of the substation equipment; understanding of the functions and application of all components (breakers, transformers, cap banks, reactors, etc.); understanding of foundation design, grounding, lightning and shielding protection, relays and controls; etc.
Travel as needed to client sites
Ability to ensure that a complete design package (drawings, bill of materials, conduit lists, construction specifications, etc.) are delivered to the client within budget and on time with a high level of quality
Ability to constantly improve processes and procedure to ensure best possible delivered designs
Proficiency with NESC (National Electrical Safety Code) and IEEE (institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and industry standards.

Working knowledge and ability to perform:

Grounding studies
Bus calculations
Lightning protection studies
Substation lighting and illumination studies.

Physical Requirements:

Sitting at workstation for extended periods of time viewing monitors
Working on keyboard and using computer mouse
When visiting client sites must follow site safety rules and work in all weather conditions.

Education / Experience:

12+ years’ experience as a practicing engineer
Experience in the utility industry is desired
Bachelor’s degree from an EAC/ABET (Education Advisory Committee / Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology) accredited Engineering Program OR an approved evaluation of non-ABET credentials by NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) OR graduation from a Masters or Doctoral Program in Engineering from an institution with EAC/ABET accredited Undergraduate Engineering Programs
Licensed Professional Engineer.

PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive wages and benefits. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted.


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