Principal, Construction Project Manager

Location: Hartford, CT, United States
Organization: Constellation Energy Solutions, LLC
Job ID: 246305
Date Posted: May 25, 2023

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As the nation's largest producer of clean, carbon-free energy, Constellation is a company purpose-built to meet the challenges of the climate crisis. Constellation has been the leader in clean energy production for more than a decade. Now, we're accelerating, speeding our low-carbon or no-carbon power to more people in more places, day and night, providing our customers and communities with options to buy, manage and use energy as part of their decarbonization mission. The race is on to confront the climate crisis and Constellation is ready to meet the challenge.

Constellation has been the leader in carbon-free energy production for more than a decade, and generates 50% more clean, carbon-free electricity than any other company in America. We're generating power 24/7 with the nation's largest emission-free nuclear energy fleet, providing enough clean energy to power 15 million homes. Constellation offers customers a range of clean, zero-carbon energy solutions to help reduce their carbon footprint and achieve their sustainability goals.

We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and believe in attracting, retaining and advancing employees who will best serve and represent our customers, partners and communities. We provide a workplace that ensures mutual respect, where each individual has the opportunity to grow and contribute at their greatest potential. Constellation will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and power a successful career.


The Principal Project Manager plans, directs, leads, and coordinates activities of designated projects (large in scope) to ensure that goals and/or objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.  Responsible for completing projects under or on-budget and on-schedule.  Ability to lead a project team. Develops subcontract and procurement documentation, including scope of work, equipment/material lists, and specifications.  Negotiates subcontract and procurement terms and conditions with assistance from senior personnel and legal counsel. 



 - Manages/leads the following aspects of Project Management Support:

 - Shop drawings, submittals, and engineering calculations review and approval

 - Change order development and processing

 - Requests for Information (RFI’s) responses

 - Project progress, scheduling, and invoicing tracking

- Financial planning and cost forecasting/scheduling

- Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of projects to ensure that goals/objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters

- Develops and reviews project schedules, cost estimation, bill of materials, budgets, scope of work, standards, and quotes from suppliers

- Supervises and tightly controls project implementation

- Closely monitors and controls projects to always maintain the highest levels of Safety

- Manages all parties involved (internal and external) and ensures professional project management from system design through construction and close-out phases



- Bachelor of Science degree in a related engineering discipline (e.g., electrical, mechanical), and 10+ years of related work experience in construction management or project management or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

- Must possess, at minimum, OSHA 30 certification.

- Experience in handling high volume and fast paced projects where tactful leadership and cooperation are crucial to cost-effective operation.

- Experience managing successful projects in the State and Federal Government sectors.

- Experience with construction law, contract terms & conditions and the enforcement of them.

- Experience at preparing estimates and value engineering.

- Must be proficient in project scheduling and the use of scheduling software, such as MS Project and Primavera P6.

- Experience in directing, supervising, training employees, assigning, and directing work, conducting performance appraisals, disciplining employees, and addressing complaints and resolving personnel problems. 

- Expertise in all financial and GAAP accounting aspects of project management. 

- Must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle.

- All candidates must have the ability to professionally speak, read and write English

- Excellent understanding of engineering and construction documents and processes

- Expertise in engineering and construction methodology and the associated financial aspects.  A PMP credential is preferred.

- Demonstrated thorough understanding of cost estimating and budget projections

- Experience in dealing with a large and diverse number of problems, often simultaneously 

- Ability to review schematic drawings and understand mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and architectural plans and specifications

- Working knowledge and practical experience dealing with Distributed Generation and Micro-grid products, such as Solar, CHP, Fuel Cell, Back-up Generation, Battery Storage and CNG. 

- Must be willing to travel to manage projects outside of the regional office area. This may be for extended periods of time.

- Responsible for other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree (technical or management discipline) with 8+ years’ experience in a related position or field (engineering, construction)
  • Experience thriving in a high-volume, high-performance culture.
  • PMP Certification (within 18 months of starting position).
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver during periods of ambiguity and change.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and attention to detail skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and influence at all levels of management, including executive level.

Constellation offers a wide range of benefits, designed to help our employees thrive professionally and personally. In addition to highly competitive salaries, we offer a bonus program, 401(k) with company match, employee stock purchase program; comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, including a robust wellness program; paid time off for vacation, holidays and sick days; and much more.

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