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Baker Group Electrical Project Manager in Ankeny, Iowa

Baker Group, the Midwest’s leading provider of critical building infrastructure systems, is expanding its team of more than 700 dedicated professionals. Headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, Baker Group is the recognized leader in developing and deploying a variety of systems for commercial and industrial clients. With special expertise in Mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing, Piping, Electrical, Sheet Metal, Automation, Access Control, Security Cameras, Parking Revenue Control, Fire Alarm design and 24/7/365 Service, our team includes the breadth of skills required in the construction of highly technical, special-use buildings like hospitals, educational facilities, corporate office buildings, data centers, industrial facilities and research laboratories. To learn more about our company and our career opportunities, please visit

Do you care about people and possess a passion for service? Do you love what you do and leap at the opportunity to solve complex challenges with equal parts creativity and teamwork? Are you mentally tough and excited by the prospect of exceeding expectations? Do you proudly take ownership in your work in a way that pushes you to partner with leadership to accomplish long-term goals and move your organization forward? If your answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!” we want to visit with you about a career at the Baker Group.


Create and develop relationships supportive of the Baker Group mission statement with employees, internal and external customers. Under limited supervision, manages and administers the construction and delivery of new projects, to include contract preparation, on-site coordination, quality control, and all aspects of contract management. Manage material, manpower, and processes of electrical projects. Purchase material, schedule work, estimate change orders, and contract sub-contractors. Executes assigned equipment projects and ensures that assigned projects are executed profitably, accurately, on-time, within the scope of the contract, and in alignment with customer expectations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The following duties are typical for this job. These are not to be constructed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Continue developing relationships with existing customers and pursue opportunities which provide long-term customer relationships and revenue opportunities

  • Capable of leading a team of other professionals including project managers, designers and project engineers

  • Participate in the planning and formulation of design alternatives and solutions for major construction projects; provide conceptual estimates, feasibility studies, and cost estimates, and may coordinate the production of basic design plans and construction documents

  • Develop and administer project budgets and fiscal controls, contracts, and quality control provisions; perform project cost estimating and value engineering, as appropriate

  • Oversee all aspects of the day-to-day management of construction projects; monitor and coordinate work performed by architectural, engineering, and construction firms

  • Review and interpret proposed designs, architectural drawings, and building specifications for appropriateness to required function and/or institutional standard, and initiates revisions where appropriate; advise consultants and clients as to how best to achieve required results

  • Ensure that project operations are in compliance with design specifications

  • Establish performance and delivery criteria, ensuring that client requirements are being met; prepare project specifications, and coordinates procurement, as appropriate

  • Authorize the issuance of contracts, purchase orders, and change orders, and approve contractor invoices for payment

  • Direct work sequencing to expedite project delivery and to minimize disruption of ongoing institutional operations

  • Inspect, approve, and accept completed projects for the company, ensuring conformance building and life safety codes, and architectural/engineering specifications

  • Represent the company in business with customers, consultants, contractors, and other public and/or private agencies and organizations

  • Research and prepare various reports pertaining to operations, equipment, policies, procedures, and/or other issues, as appropriate

  • Act as the account manager or single point of contact with customers during project execution

  • Estimating electrical work

  • Read and comprehend drawings, sketches, and contracts

  • Use computer estimating programs and accounting software programs

  • Must be flexible

  • Must have construction knowledge

  • Accurate daily time and equipment reporting

    Qualifications :

  • Degree in Construction Science, Construction Management, or Electrical Engineering OR

  • Minimum 5-10 years of directly related experience to duties and responsibilities specified

  • Must have good driving record.

  • A contingency for employment will require the successfully passing of a background investigation.

    Mental and Physical Competencies required to perform essential functions:

  • Good vision and hearing

  • Organization and communication skills

  • Knowledge of contract language

  • Crisis management skills as well as personal management skills

  • Basic accounting knowledge

  • Computer skills

  • Problem solving and leadership skills

  • Able to multi-task

  • Moderately exposed to unusual elements and may require moderate physical activity


    At any given time, may be exposed to:

  • Normal office conditions

  • Exposure to weather, heat, cold

  • Wet &/or humid

  • Vibration

  • Exposure to dust/fumes

  • Noise intensity – Loud

  • Exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals

  • In proximity to moving mechanical parts

  • Exposure to electrical shock

  • Working in high/exposed places


  • Computer

  • Calculator

  • Tape measure

  • PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, safety boots, Hi-Vis vest)

  • Clothing: jeans, appropriate office shirt

    Baker Group offers a competitive compensation, excellent benefits, including ESOP, and a positive work environment. Wage is dependent on experience.


    Baker Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

    All positions are contingent upon successfully completing a drug test.

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