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Sargent & Lundy Project Manager -- Transmission & Distribution in Des Moines, Iowa


This position will offer you the opportunity to manage the execution of multiple transmission, substation, and distribution projects. The position will involve coordinating with multiple internal and external departments to manage the life cycle of project execution.

  • Responsible for project execution, contract administration, planning and resource management

  • Take ownership for all aspects of project performance including safety, schedule, budget, reporting and client experience through entire project lifecycle

  • Manage and direct the project team to ensure accountability. Mentor and coach team members

  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with client functional leads and stakeholders

  • Lead efforts to ensure projects are completed safely, satisfactorily, on time, and within budget

  • Support the reporting of key performance indicators for schedule, budget, and other dashboard items

  • Identify and control construction risk

  • Recognize, identify, track and control change

  • Communicate and consult with appropriate stakeholders and supervisors

  • Prepare reports that project information in a clear and concise manner and meet client requirements

  • Analyze issues and provide solutions to improve results


We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.

Essential skills and experience:

  • BS degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program or a management/business degree

  • 10+ years of specific experience in Project Management of Utility, Construction, Engineering, or other technical projects

  • Proven experience managing multi-disciplinary teams

  • Experience with serving as a firm/client liaison in a support or lead role

  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple competing priorities is critical to success

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work in a collaborative team setting

    Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • Engineering design experience is a plus

  • PMP Certification is a plus

  • Construction and start-up experience a plus

    Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

Award Winning Compensation & Benefits

At Sargent & Lundy, we care about the health and well-being of our employees. Our commitment extends beyond the workplace, offering comprehensive healthcare plans and generous paid time off to support our team members in every aspect of their lives. We understand the importance of work-life balance, which is why we are proud to provide competitive, award-winning benefits. Our dedication to employee satisfaction has earned us the prestigious Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Award for compensation and benefits in 2022, 2023, and 2024.

Health & Wellness Financial Benefits Work-Life Balance

  • Health Plans: Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Life & Accident Insurance

  • Disability Coverage

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Back-Up Daycare

  • FSA & HSA

  • 401(k)

  • Pre-Tax Commuter Account

  • Merit Scholarship Program

  • Employee Discount Program

  • Corporate Charitable Giving Program

  • Tuition Assistance

  • First Professional Licensure Bonus

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • Paid Annual Personal/Sick Time (PST)

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Bereavement Leave

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

Awards & Recognition

CityDes Moines


CountryUnited States

Area of InterestProject Management

TypeFull Time - Regular

Job ID2024-11293

Business GroupChief Operations Officer Group

DepartmentPMO Project Managers