Project Manager – Procurement APPLY NOW

San Diego, CA
Full time

Project Manager – Procurement 


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.


Successful candidate will have 5+ years of demonstrated hands-on experience with managing procurement activities for multiple fast paced transmission & distribution capital projects. 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 is required. Experience must be centered on recent, documented, and successful track record of managing procurement deliverables for utility transmission & distribution capital and/or maintenance projects.


Successful project manager candidate will be a dynamic team leader driving the procurement phase of transmission & distribution capital and maintenance projects. Serves as a liaison to internal client workgroups, multiple contractors, and external supply vendors. 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.


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


  • Manage procurement of several large projects complex in size, scope, budget and impact
  • Lead project teams in planning, estimating, project controls, bid phase services, procurement, material management and closeout
  • Review blueprints and plan bill of material (BOM) and identify material for purchase
  • Assist with preparing RFPs, contract terms and/or modifications, and recommend approvals
  • Communicate with program stakeholders on procurement status, risks, issues and budgets
  • Maintain compliance with contract law and prepares supporting documentation for regulatory boards and other government agencies


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

  • 5+ years utility procurement expertise in procedures, applications, and tools or related field
  • Expert knowledge of MS Office suite such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Experienced in production costing, contract negotiation tactics and strategies
  • Experienced in principles and practices of electrical transmission & engineering projects
  • Experienced in project planning, cost management, budget forecasting and risk management
  • Working knowledge of SAP procurement operations
  • Working knowledge of MS-Project, Primavera (P6) or equivalent project planning tools
  • Working knowledge of BlueBeam or equivalent 
  • Established track record with proven ability to work within a fast-paced corporate environment


  • B.S. in Project Management, Procurement, Logistics, 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 PMP certification desired


  • 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. 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
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds

JOB ID - PJM0014

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Hello, Thank you for your interest in 4Liberty! Your resume has been received. We will contact candidates who possess the qualifications that most closely match our requirements. Thank you again for your interest! Best Regards, 4Liberty Human Resources