Project Manager, Engineering

Outsource Consulting Services, Inc Oakland , CA 94604

Posted 2 months ago

We are seeking highly seasoned Project Managers to work within our client's Engineering organization in Oakland, CA. The role is essential in the improvement of our client's infrastructure, prioritizing safety, driving capital projects, and ensuring assets maintain high operational reliability.

We are looking for energetic professionals who are maintenance friendly team players whether working in project design, analytics, or process improvement areas.


Engineering Project Managers must be experienced drivers of complex projects with a track record of overcoming obstacles and on time quality delivery.

The ideal candidate has an Engineering background in one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Power Systems (including Medium or high Voltage Distribution & Facilities Electrical)

  • Control Systems (including Train)

  • Communications

  • Computer Systems

  • Civil

  • Structural

  • Construction

  • Mechanical (Facilities including Elevator/Escalator)

An Engineering degree is preferred , and ideal candidates will have greater than five (5) years of complex project delivery experience in roles with Project or Program Manager titles.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong skills related to technical communication, schedule development, including baselines, progress and recovery schedules, cost control and team leadership.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate skills and experience in three or more of the following areas:

  • Design and lead risk management projects, risk register analytics, root cause analysis, drive resolution of complex program including risk registers

  • Engineering projects in close cooperation with Maintenance, which may include engineering standards/drawings, reviews, and updates

  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, and apply innovative techniques to improve project performance

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget, and troubleshoot and resolve complex challenges in all aspects of project closeout

  • Track and evaluate future project technical needs, and coordinate capital funding challenges and improvements

  • Development of required contract documents to drive optimized purchasing, and ensure contract documents conform to all district, state, and federal requirements

  • Ensure resource availability and allocation, and track and optimize funding streams including multiple grant sources

  • Guide and direct resolution of project difficulties and complex control and technical problems around scope, schedules, and/or budget, using analytics for early detection of control issues in large portfolios

  • Safety, Data Science & Engineering, Systems Engineering, Structured Innovation, Reliability, Predictive Maintenance, Process Creation & Optimization, Lean Six Sigma, Maintainability, Asset Management, Continuous Improvement, Alternatives Analysis, Contract Optimization, Value Engineering, Earned Value Management, Operations, or Owner's representative


  • Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens; field environment; travel from site to site.

  • Physical Conditions: May require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of engineering disciplines in assigned project area.

  • Principles and practices of engineering design and construction in assigned project area.

  • Principles and practices of project management.

  • Principles and practices of contract administration.

  • Principles and practices used in the preparation of designs, plans, specifications, and cost estimates.

  • Methods and techniques of coordinating and scheduling project work.

  • Methods and techniques of contract negotiation.

  • Principles and practices of procurement.

  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration.

  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

  • Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers.

  • Related Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.

Skill in:

  • Managing, supervising and coordinating assigned projects.

  • Developing and implementing project goals, objectives and procedures.

  • Planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the work of professional staff and contract consultants.

  • Planning, organizing, scheduling, monitoring and reviewing project work.

  • Managing project design concepts and solutions.

  • Managing and reviewing project budget analysis, calculations and cost estimates.

  • Preparing designs, plans, specifications, and cost estimates.

  • Directing or conducting contract negotiations.

  • Conducting field inspections.

  • Developing and administering project budgets.

  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals.

  • Interpreting and explaining established policies and procedures for assigned District projects.

  • Preparing clear and concise reports.

  • Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.

  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


  • Education: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Experience: Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable project management and administration experience, which must have included at least (1) one year of supervisory experience.

  • License or Certificate: PMP, P.E. or Master's Degree is preferred

  • Experience with MS Project, Primavera P6, PeopleSoft, and Maximo is a plus

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.

  • Must possess sufficient physical mobility to inspect construction in progress or review other projects.


Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

Please Note: Applicants with transcripts from outside the United States or its territories must have the transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service.

Additional Information: is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, arrest and conviction records, or any other characteristic protected by law. is a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about, we welcome you to please visit our corporate website at . Thank you for your interest in our jobs. We look forward to seeing your resume!

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