Electrical Project Manager - Solar Group

Solar Group


The solar industry is growing. There are over 42 thousand megawatts of utility-scale solar power in the United States. That’s more than three times that amount we had five years ago. It shows no sign of stopping. The higher demand for renewable energy means we’re innovating the solar industry.

Mortenson solar continues to be one of the top solar contractors in the United States! 

We self-perform all our work – from electrical to mechanical. And we do it well. We succeed by building client relationships through listening and innovative solutions. Our safety is #1 and it starts from the top of the organization. We don't just have lip service we walk the talk. We will support your career growth and the leaders and project team will be your biggest advocates. If you want a challenge and a company with integrity and great values Mortenson is the place. See below about the great opportunity we have for an Electrical Project Manager.





Mortenson by the numbers


2019 revenue


employees across
11 offices + field


year founded


Provide technical electrical support:

  • Identify qualified electrical contractors and engineers and maintain list of areas of their expertise and geographical limits
  • Review design documents to ensure conformance with contract expectations, noting and resolving issues or conflicts that could impact installation or other trades involved with project
  • Review system studies performed by engineer of record, ensuring conformance with contract documents
  • Identify and ensure implementation of best practices and low-cost alternatives, ensuring all clients are kept informed of issues affecting their project(s)
  • Develop standard bid package bid form for collection system, substations, and interconnect
  • Interface with other departments to ensure all required materials, equipment, and inspections support the project schedule
  • Work with Project Manager(s) to budget, forecast, and manage craft labor, equipment, materials, small tools, consumables, and general working environment
  • Review construction documents for completeness and constructability
  • Support the creation, review and update project schedule and 3-week look ahead scheduling
  • Coordinate plans and specifications with engineers, identifying and clarifying any discrepancies
  • Develop and implement site utilization plan and establish crew sizes
  • Select form-work systems and equipment
  • Conduct effective pre-construction planning sessions and project site meetings

Provide on-site support to electrical team

  • Manage electrical engineers in the field
  • Provide electrical design and installation support to on-site staff
  • Coach, mentor and train field personnel, forepersons, and assistant superintendents
  • Establish and nurture teamwork environment
  • Ensure crews have resources and support
  • Provide work direction and performance evaluations
  • Identify hiring needs and participate in hiring, discipline, and dismissal decisions if needed
  • Develop leadership potential through appropriate task assignments and career growth opportunities
  • Implement Mortenson’s Zero Injury Safety Program at project site
  • Manage open shop and union issues

Other duties as assigned

  • Maintain relationships with all visitors to the site: customers, architects, union representatives, subcontractors, etc.
  • Manage site work and logistics efficiently, providing suggestions for improvement


Lead team members by example in

  • Resourcefulness
  • Self-starting work habits
  • Problem solving based on information and sound judgment


Our approach to leadership and culture

Our founder Mort Mortenson believed that we were all born to be leaders; that leadership wasn't something that just happened to us but was something within us.

Explore the culture he built

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  • Knowledge of NEC code and NE safety code
  • Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills
  • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks
  • Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
  • Microsoft Office, Project, and pertinent web application skills at an intermediate level
  • Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
  • Position is based on a project and with rotations
  • When project is done need to be willing to go to next project in United States for Solar Group


  •  Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a Master Electrician's license and/or Journeyman electrician's license
  •  Minimum eight years electrical construction/project management
  •  Minimum of five years of electrical design experience
  •  Solar experience preferred and or large industrial experience
  •  Minimum one-year experience with project completion from mobilization to turnover
  •  Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies
  •  Ability to travel 100% with rotations home every three weeks


Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.



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