Philadelphia Gas Works

Construction - Project Manager - Natural Gas Utility

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Philadelphia Gas Works


Looking for a challenge and ready to make an immediate impact? 


The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers.  From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today.  As one of the nation's leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth.  PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region.


Make a difference in your future – Become part of the PGW Team!


Free Health Insurance – Free Dental Insurance – Pension Plan – Free Parking – Wellness Programs

City of Philadelphia Residency / Domicile Requirement within 12 months of hire


Construction - Project Manager – Natural Gas Utility


The Project Manager is responsible for coordination, planning and scheduling of all system construction and pavement projects as well as maintenance work on large diameter pipes.  The incumbent conducts manpower planning, recruitment, coaching, training, budget preparation, expense control and other administrative duties.



  • Coordinate activities for projects related to large main construction, maintenance, and replacement work including not limited to:
  • Responsible and accountable for overall project performance including scope, quality and schedule for various projects.
  • Manage construction resources to maximize productivity, safety, quality, and cost savings.
  • Monitor project performance and resolve engineering design issues, field barriers, and delays, all in an effort to maintain the project schedule.
  • Manage various area supervisors, supervisors, engineers and union personnel on multiple projects running concurrently
  • On site construction management and supervision
  • Tracks progress of each project against goals, objectives, approved budgets and approved timelines. Reports statuses and variances.
  • Coordinates, directs, resolves conflicts, and approves the construction-related activities of contractors
  • Complete projects on-time and on-budget and ensure timely project closeout
  •  Ensure the efficient utilization of contracted company resources
  • Participate in the formulation and revision of procedures for safety and training programs
  • Ensure adherence to API1104 Welding Code and Part 192 of the Code of Federal Regulations and other applicable codes/regulations.
  • Conduct and review safety audits provided by the supervisors in the Construction Department to ensure for proper construction practices; makes recommendations to Safety committee based on audit or accident report findings.
  • Supervises subordinate quality of work and work activities by determining priorities of activities, making work assignments, monitors projects, and providing direction and assistance as required.
  • Assesses employee needs ensuring subordinates are properly trained and adhere to company policies, practices and procedures including collective bargaining agreement when applicable.
  • Ensure departmental  budget  is  maintained  within  allowable  figures, controls  overtime  and  determines  alternative  costs  cutting measures.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering, or Civil Engineering . Advanced degree and or Professional Engineering license preferred.
  • 3- 5 years relevant experience working with construction and/or project management, preferably in natural gas industry
  • Must have a valid Pennsylvania’s driver's license with good driving record.
  • Must have knowledge of local, state and federal regulations as they relate to the maintenance of natural gas mains and standards of operation.
  • Must have  knowledge  of  general  office  practices  including  but  not  limited  to  Team  Building,  Strategic  Planning,  Relationship Management, Excellent Leadership and Resource Management.
  • Must have supervisory skills with the ability to create a professional and constructive environment that fosters a team-oriented and customer service approach to day-to-day operations.
  • Must have project management skills with the ability to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology, work under pressure while handling multiple assignments to meet business needs.
  • Must be flexible with the ability to work out-of-hours as needed.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office with knowledge of MS Project and Visio.


Residency RequirementAll employees of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) must live in the City of Philadelphia for the duration of their employment. If a candidate does not live in the City of Philadelphia at the time of hire, he/she must move into the city within twelve (12) months of his/her hire date.   Relocation available.  Local candidates preferred.


We offer a strong benefit package that includes free basic health and dental insurance.   PGW is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/VAAP/EEO. 


Location: 800 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122    


While we appreciate all responses, only those who are uniquely qualified will be contacted.



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