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Project Manager | Overhead Distribution – Portland, ME

Posted on September 13, 2023

Electric Distribution // Administration // Portland, ME


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 a Project Manager you will be responsible for the management of multiple electrical utility distribution projects of varying scope and size, typically less than $5 Million. You will work closely with customers to successfully complete ground up projects and will direct assistant project managers, superintendents, and union craft personnel to promote and ensure safe work practices and conditions.


  • 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


  • Manages all facets of project construction
  • Manages project team by providing direction and leadership
  • Responsible for ensuring delivery of the day-to-day management services for the duration of all projects assigned
  • Coordinate and attend project planning meetings, pre-design and design meetings
  • Inspect the site, review and/or coordinate design reviews for the various disciplines, review for code compliance and adherence to the contract requirements
  • Recommend approval or rejection of submittals as appropriate, monitor progress with regard to schedule and delivery dates
  • Prepare correspondence for the Contracting Officer’s signature, maintain complete records of contract documents, project related documents, plans and specifications, samples. Keeps track of all changes in construction specifications and drawings, maintain the latest approved construction documents and performance evaluation
  • Track progress of projects against goals, objectives, timelines and budgets
  • Monitors expenses to ensure they fall within the prescribed budget
  • Previous experience in project management of large scale facilities and/or federal and state contract (medium to high voltage distribution projects preferred)
  • Work experience tracking and updating schedules, RFIs, submittals, payment analysis, review of ongoing work at the site, attendance of meeting and project coordination with the customer

Education, Skills, Experience Needed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • PMP (Preferred)
  • 5 years of progressive construction management experience in the Overhead Utility Distribution field
  • Proficient computer skills with an emphasis on Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project and Outlook). Experience with construction management software such as Primavera preferred. Proficient typing skills, 50 + WPM
  • Advance organizational skill, able to accomplish multiple priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with customers and RDC team members at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent communication, leadership and team building skills. Must have the ability to communicate information and state problems and challenges in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • OSHA Safety training preferred
  • 25% travel is required at times

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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