Technical Project Manager (Power)

Columbus, OH

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Job Description

Patrick Engineering is looking for a dynamic Technical Project Manager to join our talented Power and Energy Team and be in charge of our Columbus, Ohio office.  The Technical Project Manager will be a key member of a project team and is responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of power distribution, generation, and substation projects.  He/she will lead all technical aspects of the electrical engineering design tasks as well as lead a team of several engineers.


  • Managing projects and performing technical assignments.
  • Prepare written scopes of work, developing budgets, and scheduling work.  You will be expected to actively work with other project managers/engineers/staff to monitor and improve project performance.
  • Work closely with our management team and the existing electrical team.
  • Pursue electrical services opportunities in both the public and private sector.
  • Communicate and work with other business development managers and marketing staff to grow the business in Ohio.
  • Lead electrical design calculations and directing other staff engineers.
  • Assist in acquiring new staff for the Columbus office.
  • Actively participate in professional societies and business organizations to network with potential clients and future hires.
  • Visit and entertain clients as permissible by rules, regulations and ethics.
  • Lead electrical system analysis using SKM and ETAP power systems Analysis.
  • Lead field investigations and documentation of existing conditions.
  • Lead and supervise electrical system analysis performed by staff using hand calculations and computer software.
  • Interface and collaborate with project managers and senior staff on design solutions.

Skills & Requirements


  • Proficient with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) Accelerator.
  • Experience with SKM Systems Analysis Software required.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of ArcFlash Analysis is required.
  • Knowledge of electrical power distribution systems and (switchgear, motor controls centers, circuit breakers, etc.).
  • Familiarity with electrical load flow, voltage DIP and short circuit calculation methodology is required.
  • Strong computer skills, specifically in the area of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Strong technical written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to clearly communicate concepts and ideas
  • Self-starter who can work independently or part of a multi-discipline team


  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering  (Focused on Power Systems)
  • 8 to 12 years of power systems experience
  • Professional Engineering License is required
  • Demonstrate knowledge of SKM/power systems analysis
  • Demonstrate ability to program Protective Relays for transformers, bus differential and feeder protection with some exposure to transmission protection settings
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of substation equipment and structures, electrical clearances, grounding, foundations, conduits, duct packages, panel layouts, etc.
  • The ability to lead physical substation design of on-site projects ranging from 480v-13kv
  • Strong understanding of symmetrical components and relaying
  • Excellent technical communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and invest in professional development

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Policy Statement

It is the policy of Patrick Engineering Inc. (“Patrick”) to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race,  color, religion, sex (including pregnancy) national origin, age, disabilities,  marital status, sexual orientation, genetics military status, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans (veterans who served during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a badge has been authorized,), and Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.