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Electrical Project Manager

A management role for technically-minded individuals.

What's it like to be an Electrical Project Manager?

Electrical Project Managers oversee large, commercial electrical projects for organisations. They are responsible for managing staff, delegating tasks to team members, monitoring resources and overseeing the full scope of electrical construction and maintenance projects.

Electrical Project Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Planing, overseeing, managing and directing electrical projects as part of a larger construction project.
  • Developing the budget for a project.
  • Monitoring costs, material flow and resource allocation.
  • Reviewing project documents such as estimates, design drawings, specifications, proposals and contracts.
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Electrical Project Managers work closely with Construction Managers, Engineers, Site Forepersons, Electricians, and other technical staff. They ensure the continuous day-to-day operation of a project to solve technical and construction issues.

What can I earn as an Electrical Project Manager?

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How to become an Electrical Project Manager


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To become an Electrical Project Manager you generally require bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or a similar field. Electrical Project Managers usually also have previous management experience, as well as additional electrical certifications.

  1. There are a number of different pathways to become an Electrical Engineer. Some tertiary institutions require that you complete a Bachelor of Science first, majoring in electrical engineering, then complete a Master of Engineering. In other cases, you are required to complete a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) to become fully qualified.
  2. Once you’re working as an Electrical Engineer, consider additional management training, as well as continuing to pursue further electrical certifications.

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Latest Electrical Project Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 2 Electrical Project Managers surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
Electricians know why
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Systems Electrician
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Electrical
The good things
Good job security and plenty of future prospects for expanding your knowledge in the industry
The challenges
Work life balance potential to earn great money but must be prepared to work away
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Oct 2018
Electrical is a tough job but I wouldn’t do anything else
Reviewer's Qualification
Electtotechnology Cert 3
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Electrician
The good things
Good money easy work
The challenges
Electrical faults are times consuming and sometime difficult to find/fix
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