Project Leader 1 - DC Metro Region
Washington, DC 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Project Leader 1 - DC Metro Region

Location: Washington Metro Area- MD/VA/DC

Req. Number: 6233


M.C. Dean is Building Intelligence. We design, build, operate, and maintain cyber-physical solutions for the nation's most recognizable mission-critical facilities, secure environments, complex infrastructure, and global enterprises.

Our success relies on great people delivering innovative projects and solutions for Fortune 100 companies and the most recognized agencies in government, defense, and security.

Join our more than 4,500 employees worldwide who engineer and deploy automated, secure, and resilient power and technology systems; and deliver the management platforms essential for long-term system sustainability. Together we are creating the integrated systems and technologies that shape the built and cyber-physical world.

We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • A competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Paid-time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Military Reserve pay offset
  • Paid maternity leave


The Project Leader works independently on small to medium sized projects or as part of a larger, more complex project. The Project Manager is responsible for the overall administration, organization and implementation of the project.

The Project Leader will:

-Run day-to-day operations of a project or sub-section of a project.

-Identify change orders and ensuring effective resolution.

-Price, track and manage change orders.

-Plan and monitor cash flow against cash expenses.

-Maintain as-builts as work is completed.

-Document project issues/conditions.

-Plan and execute project completion and punch list.

-Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize organize, and accomplish your work.

-Read and interpret blue prints and project specifications.

-Research and compile submittals; pricing change orders and prepare estimates for partially designed projects by finishing the design and preparing a complete project estimate.

-Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.

-Communicate with people outside the Company, representing the Company to customers, the public, the government, and general contractor representatives.


  • Bachelor of Science degree with 7 to 9 years of experience or Master's degree with 5 to 7 years of experience.
  • Experience working on electrical projects ranging from $500,000 to $10M.
  • Experience working with contract drawings, subcontracts, contract addendums, specifications, change orders, RFIs, submittals.
  • Experience using sophisticated Project Mgmt, CPM Scheduling, Cost and AutoCAD software.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints and drawings on electrical projects.
  • Familiar with standard deliverables and work process on projects.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and writing skills and be a problem owner/solver.
  • Proven ability to effectively plan and organize one's own activities or the activities of others.
    • Attention to detail
    • Good writing skills
    • Exceptional MS Excel skills
    • Experience with scheduling (MS Project) a plus
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in MCD core disciplines
  • Attention to detail
  • Good writing skills
  • Exceptional MS Excel skills
  • Experience with scheduling (MS Project) a plus

M.C. Dean is the nation's premier designer, integrator, and programmer of automation controls for production and operations environments. Significant market segments include biopharmaceutical manufacturing, water treatment, food and beverage production, and correctional facilities. The firm employs controls engineers proficient in advanced PLC, SCADA, and HMI technologies and is an Authorized System Integrator for Siemens, Rockwell, Schneider Electric, GE Proficy and Wonderware products. Service offerings include:

  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems
  • Color Graphics and Touch Screen Man-Machine Interfaces
  • Historical Data Collection / Database Management
  • Custom Software Development using BASIC, JAVA and C/C++
  • Control Panel Design
  • System Start-up, Calibration, and Maintenance Services
  • Complete Preparation of Electrical Schematics
  • Technical Writing and Documentation Services


  • Exposure to computer screens for an extended period of time.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Reach by extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Have finger dexterity in order to manipulate objects with fingers rather than whole hands or arms, for example, using a keyboard.
  • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Identify and understand the speech of another person.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 to 9 years
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