Project Manager - Environmental/Permitting

$90,000-$120,000 / YEAR

Project Manager - Environmental/Permitting


San Diego, California. Candidate must currently live in the greater San Diego County region or be willing to relocate within the first 60 days of hire. COVID-19 practices remain in effect.


Successful candidate will have 7+ years of demonstrated hands-on experience with managing multiple fast paced transmission corrective maintenance programs (CMP). These are critical infrastructure projects with regulatory oversight from identification, design, engineering, permitting, and execution. A strong business aptitude and ability to work both independently and collaboratively with multiple business units and contractors. Experience must be centered on recent, documented, and successful track record or managing overhead transmission construction and maintenance programs. Ideal candidate will demonstrate subject matter expertise with General Order 95 (GO 95), especially rule 18 as well as expert level scheduling experience with P6/Primavera, MS Project, or equivalent tool(s).


Successful project manager candidate will be a dynamic team leader driving all phases of network and infrastructure deployments, technology projects, critical infrastructure security and execution of diverse O&M initiatives. Serves as a liaison to service providers, multiple contractors, and internal teams. Facilitates cross-functional cooperation between dependent tasks and projects, identifies risks/issues, develops mitigation solutions. Demonstrates strong analytical, cost management, cost control expertise including financial modeling and utilization of costing tools. Regulated utility exposure preferred. This position involves office and field deliverable activities, including onsite meetings at high voltage electrical substations, test facilities and corporate campuses. Focus and commitment to safety is paramount.


  • Reports to Program Manager and/or Portfolio Manager. Work is highly independent and collaborative in nature


  • Manage several large projects complex in size, scope, budget and impact
  • Lead project teams in siting, environmental, permitting, planning, estimating, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, project controls, bid phase services, procurement, constructibility reviews, material management, construction management, and closeout
  • Establishes project scoping, timelines/schedule, cost estimates/budgets, licensing/permitting, environmental analysis and permitting, community outreach, engineering and design, and construction management
  • Review blueprints and plans and provide relevant markups or approval
  • Prepares, negotiate contract terms and/or modifications, and recommend approvals.
  • Communicate with program stakeholders on status, risks, issues, funding, and budgets 
  • Maintain compliance with contract law and prepares supporting documentation for regulatory boards and other government agencies
  • Manages related workforce planning
  • Coordinates with and directs production support manager 
  • Manages the environmental and permitting requirements for CMP projects

Job Requirements


A combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • 7+ years regulated utility exposure minimum is required
  • Principles and practices of electrical design and planning specific projects
  • Knowledge of NERC and FERC standards, regional requirements, policies, and procedures
  • Safe working practices, codes, and regulations as applicable to the assigned projects
  • Research methods including data collection, analysis and critical thinking
  • Production costing, contract negotiation tactics and strategies
  • Expert in project planning, scheduling, cost management, budget forecasting and risk qualification, quantification, and mitigation
  • Expert knowledge of MS Office suite such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and OneNote
  • Expert knowledge of MS-Project, Primavera (P6) or equivalent project planning tools
  • Expert in BlueBeam or equivalent 
  • Established track record with proven ability to work within a fast-paced corporate environment
  • Experience with federal, state, and local environmental and permitting requirements
  • Valid driver’s license


  • B.S. in Project Management, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Business Management, or equivalent field; equivalent experience with customer approval
  • In lieu of Bachelor’s degree at least 7-10 years of significant program management experience focused on IT technical and/or civil programs
  • Active Professional Engineer (PE) license preferred
  • Active PMP certification required


  • Excellent verbal and written communication, demonstrated testing expected prior to engagement
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in day-to-day and under-pressure
  • Ability to influence others and convey complex project and program deliverables in a concise manner across multiple teams and all levels of management
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational, planning and follow-up skills


Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions:

  • Sit or stand at a desk and use a computer workstation for up to 6 hours per day
  • Stand, walk, reach and use hands and fingers to feel objects, tools or controls
  • Climb stairs, walk on uneven or unpaved surfaces
  • Traverse inclined or rough terrain
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Work in, around, high voltage energized electric equipment