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Senior Project Manager Electric Utilities


Design Project Manager


Portland, Oregon, United States


Leidos Engineering is seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our Power Delivery Solutions division. In this role, you will work alongside engineering managers and account managers to provide Project Management Services supporting various electric utility clients. You will oversee a portfolio of electric utility projects, with a diverse blend of transmission line, distribution line, and substation engineering throughout the Mid-West and Northeastern United States. Reporting to senior leadership, you will be part of an established Project Management Office (PMO) within our division, responsible for portfolio management, people leadership, and driving special initiatives. Additionally, you will lead larger proposals, manage a team of project managers, and ensure the successful delivery of projects while adhering to Leidos' Mission, Vision, and Values.

This role is remote in nature, but candidates must be located in either Pacific or Mountain Time Zones to be considered. This allows Leidos to properly support our localized utility clients.

Successful candidates will enjoy a fast-paced, agile and diverse working environment. You can look forward to collaborative and flexible work hours/work arrangements, as well as managers who will encourage career development and growth opportunities, including:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Leadership training & Management opportunities
  • Formal Mentorship programs
  • Professional Development & Continuing Education Resources
  • Technical Upskilling programs

As a Senior Project Manager, you can expect to:

  • Lead a team of project managers to deliver comprehensive engineering design projects for electric utility clients
  • Take ownership of overall portfolio performance, including cost, schedule, and scope management
  • Drive strategic initiatives within the PMO organization, focusing on process improvements and operational efficiencies
  • Mentor and develop project management staff, fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous learning
  • Interface with clients and internal stakeholders to address issues, report progress, and mitigate risks across the project portfolio
  • Oversee the preparation of bid documents, cost estimates, and responses to Requests For Proposal
  • Manage monthly client invoicing, accruals, and accounts receivable processes
  • Identify and pursue business development opportunities to support organizational growth
  • Ensure compliance with contract requirements and quality control standards
  • Maintain regular communication with stakeholders, including clients, project teams, subcontractors, and support personnel
  • Identify project risks and mitigation strategies

What you'll bring to the table (Required Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business, Finance or related field required
  • 8+ years of progressive Project Management experience in the electric power industry, or associated field OR 6+ years with a Master's Degree
  • Demonstrated Experience working with US Electric Utilities, and a comprehensive understanding of electric power and infrastructure projects
  • Direct experience working with electric power infrastructure projects
  • Direct experience working with bid proposals and cost estimates
  • Proficiency in project management software (e.g., Workfront, MS Project, P6) and MS Office Suite
  • Strong leadership skills with a focus on portfolio management and team development
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to travel periodically as required

You Might Also Have:

  • PMP Certification or willingness to obtain within two years
  • Prior experience in a leadership position
  • Demonstrated success in leading cross-functional teams
  • Previous experience working in a consulting environment
  • Experience with PowerBI and/or visualization tools

The estimated Pay range for this position is approximately 130-150k.

At Leidos, we pride ourselves on being a trusted and technology-focused solutions provider. Our Power Delivery Services Team is the go-to for utilities and mobile operators who need reliable power and telecommunication expertise. We've worked with over 50 investor-owned utilities, over 160 municipals/cooperatives, and we're continuing to expand our reach. Plus, we've got an amazing group of industry-leading construction partners who help us deliver meaningful Energy Delivery Solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader has been confirmed time and time again. Engineering News-Record (ENR) has ranked Leidos among the Top 10 T&D Firms and Top 10 Power Firms.

At Leidos, the opportunities are boundless. We challenge our staff with interesting assignments that provide them with an opportunity to thrive, professionally and personally. Your greatest work is ahead!


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $87,100.00 - $157,450.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.