Electrical project managers are responsible for overseeing and contributing to electrical projects for their organization. They are in charge of managing all aspects of electrical tasks and delegating responsibilities to electrical professionals. In all tasks, these project managers must follow safety regulations and company policies regarding installation and maintenance. Electrical project managers collaborate with engineers, programmers, and technical personnel to gather correct information regarding project logistics and avoid future electrical issues. They also provide their expertise in electrical engineering and design for cable placement.
Other tasks performed by electrical project managers include creating documentation for future reference, reviewing electrical installation for correct functioning, and providing oversight for accuracy and consistency to electrical standards. They manage all project-related expenses, materials, and budget tasks. Electrical project managers also develop plans and schedules for deploying electrical resources, as well as act as a liaison with other technical staff to make sure projects are scalable as time goes on. Electrical project managers generally work full time in an office environment and report their progress to the electrical supervisor or leader in their department.
This job generally requires at least a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or a similar field. In addition, previous managerial experience is necessary for this position, and additional electrical certifications may be preferred. Electrical project managers must be efficient and detail oriented to ensure quality of service. They also must experience with electron-mechanical system and different software packages, as well as strong communication, multitasking, and prioritization skills.
Electrical Project Manager Tasks
Develop project budget and track project costs according to contractual obligations.
Review and study project documents including estimates, design drawings, specifications, customer proposals and contracts.
Monitor project progress and maintain project schedule.
Plan, oversee and direct electrical projects for construction.
Disseminate relevant information to various departments related to the project.