M.C. Dean, Inc.

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M. C. Dean, Inc. Deputy Project Leader in Tysons, Virginia

Deputy Project Leader

ID 9795

Location Tysons, VA

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M.C. Dean’s Automation Systems business unit is currently seeking a Deputy Project Leader to lead large, complex Controls and Automation projects ranging from $500k to $5M+. Projects include Data Centers EPMS/BMS Systems, semiconductor manufacturing facilities, and light rail transit systems. In this role, you will be managing the entire spectrum of a project lifecycle and involved in project initiation through project close out. You will also be a key player during bidding phase and through implementation phase.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performing the overall administration, organization, and implementation of small electrical construction projects or parts of a larger more complex project.

  • Managing several phases of a project lifecycle, including proposal, design, solutioning, installation, and close.

  • Assisting in the preparation of project documentation, including project requirements, manpower requirements, project layout, project schedules, detailed equipment plans and field office support.

  • Coordinating and assisting with or leading a project kick-off meeting.

  • Developing a Work Breakdown Structure for the project with properly named work packages and resources assigned to tasks (resource loaded) to establish a baseline resource plan.

  • Assisting with the scheduling of resources on the project to maintain the baseline project schedule.

  • Creating baseline vs actual reporting of resources, as required.

  • Providing and executing site surveys, site cost studies, projected costs, forecasts, cost codes and progress reports, as required.

  • Assisting with the collection of progress data of both self-perform and contractor perform work.

  • Observing and measuring project scope and performance against the project plan to ensure that the project is within acceptable variances of cost, budget, schedule and scope.

  • Driving the development and maintenance of project artifacts, including shop drawings that are required to ensure effective short-term and long-term staffing success for the project.

  • Coordinating the acquisition of major materials, and monitoring tool and equipment requirements with project leadership and the warehouse, as required.

  • Leading the acquisition of required permits and licenses for projects and ensuring inspections are handled correctly and in a timely manner.

  • Estimating, scheduling, or conferring with estimators, schedulers, and other resources that are assigned to the project to identify matters, such as work procedures, complaints, and other related problems.

  • Reviewing the project schedule with the General Contractor and/or Customer, if requested by project leadership.

  • Working directly with the Customer on a schedule, if requested by project leadership.

  • Managing the integration of data from multiple company systems and analyzing the data to draw insights on project progress.

  • Assuring timely completion of project punch-list items, the submittal of accurate as-built drawings, operation and maintenance manuals, and the completion of training materials.

  • Identifying opportunities for cost-saving measures, quality improvements and best practices.

  • Maintaining a positive, assertive relationship with other project leadership, including supervisors, superintendents, foremen, crew leaders and/or other project personnel, to achieve project milestones and overall project success.

Require Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s with 5-7 years of experience or Master’s Degree with 3-5 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Math or Physics preferably from an ABET accredited program.

  • 5 years of experience in Control System construction projects.

  • Strong knowledge of a project management / project scheduling system (MS Project or Primavera P6).

  • Ability to create project schedules and scheduling of resources (work items and tasks by hours).

  • Ability to estimate project work and prepare proposals for Customers.

  • Understanding of critical path analysis of project and resource data to identify potential project issues.

  • Ability to discuss project and resource schedules, costs, and budgets with project leadership

  • Strong knowledge of procurement processes, including evaluating suppliers and purchasing technical goods and services.

  • Ability to create technical documentation, including design documents and reference libraries.

  • Executive-level communications and presentation skills.

  • Team building and team leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference for previous experience programming or leading job that utilize Allen Bradley PLCs and/or AVEVA System Platform

  • Strong knowledge of finance systems as it relates to project budgets and cost codes.

  • Understanding of earned value analysis as it relates to project management.

  • Proficiency in the use of automated cost/schedule management systems.


  • 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.

Applicants for this position may be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or demonstrate that they have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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