Black & McDonald’s Northeast Utilities team is growing! If you are committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you. Black & McDonald is hiring a self-motivated Electrical Testing Project Manager in our Northeast Regional Office in Syracuse, NY. At Black & McDonald, we’re on a mission to do work and build relationships that stand the test of time. In keeping with this mission, we are committed to being an employer that enhances and enriches the lives of our employees by providing them access to diverse, high quality projects and endless opportunities to leave their mark on an exciting industry. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

The Electrical Testing Project Manager will be responsible for the estimation, planning, delivery, management, and governance of assigned projects in accordance with the Black & McDonald project management processes defined by scope, schedule & quality. The successful candidate will provide leadership and clear direction to the project team and work directly with clients to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget.

Key Accountabilities include but are not limited to:

    • Manage acceptance and maintenance testing work on electric distribution, transmission and substation projects, including new facilities, major additions, rehab and retrofit projects
    • Build and maintain customer and supplier/vendor relationships to enhance competitiveness in the industry and promote good customer relationships
    • Manage all aspects of assigned project(s) including:
      1. Creating project-related documents
      2. Communications
      3. Team leadership
      4. Sign off and delivery to approved scope, cost estimate, schedule and resource plan
      5. Control of project scope, cost, quality and schedule parameters/risk management
      6. Ensure quality standards are met
      7. Compliance with HSE and Black & McDonald standards and policies
      8. Contracted services, equipment and material procurement and administration
      9. Interface with construction and commissioning
      10. Close activities with project acceptance; and
      11. Provide project status reports to team members and stakeholders
      • Promote a culture of efficiency, teamwork, collaboration, and efficient resource utilization both throughout the group, the project team(s) and project support groups
      • Provide project management consulting and expertise for peers within the group. Seek and promote 'best practices' approach to project management within the team and work group
      • Perform sales calls and visits to potential and existing accounts to generate business


        • Change Orientation
        • Communicates Effectively
        • Customer Focus
        • Holds Self and Others Accountable
        • Problem Solving and Innovation
        • Teamwork and Collaboration
        • Strategic Perspective


        • A Bachelor's degree, preferably in an engineering discipline and/or significant relevant project management, engineering and construction experience in all aspects of utility substation projects


        • 7+ years' experience with electrical project management or equivalent relevant experience
        • Experience with successful delivery of complex projects
        • Team leadership experience
        • Demonstrated experience with a high level of personal initiative and ability to interact with company personnel, contractors, utility representatives, and client personnel in a positive collaborative manner
        • Strong experience in: negotiations, presentation, project management, interpersonal & written communication, and critical analysis


        • Knowledge of substation operations and regulatory standards
        • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects under budget and time constraints. Bottom-line oriented, budget-conscious, metric/measurement driven
        • Ability to create a high energy team climate whereby team members are able to discuss relevant issues freely and where there is a strong emphasis on continuous improvement
        • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. both external and internal)
        • Exhibit high personal standards of commitment and integrity
        • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
        • Accuracy and attention to detail
        • Computer literacy, Microsoft Office
        • Track record of developing working relationships quickly and effectively
        • A driver’s license and a driving record that is in line with Black & McDonald's Safe Driver policy is required.

        Proficient user of:

        • MS Office (Word, Excel, Project)

        More Information

        Black & McDonald realizes there are few Testing Electrical Project Managers available, we are looking for an experienced electrical construction project manager willing to learn the electrical power equipment testing and maintenance methods. Our testing and maintenance is done to the NETA (International Electrical Testing Association) Acceptance testing and Maintenance standards for electrical power equipment systems.

        Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities.
        Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.