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Assistant Project Manager | Substation

Posted on March 2, 2023

Substation // Administration // Cherry Hill, NJ


Join Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. a leader in the construction industry with over a century of service supporting America’s most important infrastructure projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.  Riggs Distler has a reputation as an employer of choice in the industry and promotes a safe, exciting, and team-oriented work environment, empowering people to grow and evolve with our business.

As an Assistant Project Manager, you will be managing daily activities with a focus on proposal development and project execution in accordance with the project RFP’s & scope deliverables as outlined by each customer.


  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company sponsored Healthcare Plan including Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • HSA Account with Company Contribution
  • 401k Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Student Loan Payment & 529 College Saving Program
  • Company Paid:
    • Life & AD&D Insurance
    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Employee Assistance Program


  • Assist with potential bid opportunities and estimating, including site visits and evaluations, with project managers and customers to support an effective process
  • Research information and solicits pricing from select material suppliers and subcontractors to determine best fit for the project as it relates to skills needed and competitive pricing
  • Prepares estimates including material pricing, supplier and subcontractor selection, construction equipment and facilities, in coordination with the Project Manager and in line with customer specifications and company financial goals
  • Coordinates project execution plans and resource-loaded scheduling to ensure each project remains within established specifications, timelines, and budget
  • Performs site visits including audits, review of safety procedures, customer meetings and process updates to manage and meet customer and project budget expectations
  • Provides continual client updates and reporting to ensure all customer expectations and business goals are achieved
  • Coordinates with internal groups on organizational projects as needed for the betterment of the entire company
  • Administers high quality, timely and excellent customer service to promote the organization as an industry leader

Education, Skills, Experience Needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, business, or similar field; will consider equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • 2+ years of related project management experience in construction, electrical, or similar utility industries preferred; willing to train a strong recent college graduate
  • Superior skills in MS Office, with construction management software skills preferred. Primavera experience preferred, training will be provided on the current processes and software used.
  • Solid ability in research, analysis, project management and processes.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to multi-task with strong attention to details and excellent follow through to ensure a successful project every time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to present well and collaborate with clients in a professional way
  • Strong decision-making skills, ability to apply instruction and take initiative
  • Must be customer focused, flexible, and reliable. Ability to handle multiple projects and work outside comfort zone to learn and grow
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team player with the ability to work through conflict.
  • Ability to negotiate with suppliers
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, who is collaborative, trusting of others, has strong work ethic, and can work well independently or with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to read drawings and perform construction take-offs on electrical work, substation utility, and industrial electrical, proficiency in change order pricing preferred
  • Basic knowledge of estimating, construction, design, finance, and project management
  • Travel to jobsites will be required
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

This job description is subject to change at any time.  It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested

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