Recognizing the increasing need for renewable energy sources, Orbital Project Management (Orbital PM) was launched in 2019. We help energy and utility organizations meet the challenge with minimum impact on the environment or customers.
Orbital PM is a managed services firm that works with environmentally conscious private and public organizations to create a safer, cleaner and sustainable environment. Orbital PM provides customized end-to-end solutions including Project Management Office (PMO) setup, program and project management and data management services that improve efficiencies, decision-making and deliver results.
To enable cleaner, safer and more reliable energy usage across the country as a trusted sustainability partner
To support the renewable energy transition through prompt, precise and professional service delivery with minimal environmental and energy disruptions
We believe in progress through efficiency.
Meet Our Team
Our highly talented team of certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) have a wealth of expertise and experience managing complex projects to meet our clients’ unique and specific needs. We also have nuclear power generation, utility distribution management and transportation project management expertise.
Founder and CEO
Jennifer Heffler is the founder and chief executive officer of Orbital Project Management and a United States Navy veteran. She is on a mission to implement successful energy and utility infrastructure projects and support renewable energy adoption in California and across the country.
Prior to launching Orbital Project Management, Heffler joined the United States Navy where she served aboard the USS John C Stennis during its commissioning. She was the first female Nuclear Engineering Laboratory Technician to qualify aboard the aircraft carrier.
A Michigan native, Heffler along with her husband, two children and their two pugs reside in San Diego. She volunteers her time and talents to support a variety of charitable organizations including the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other education-based organizations. She earned a bachelor's in business administration with a minor in contract management and procurement from Grantham University, Kansas, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Stephen Daniel Heffler
Stephen Daniel Heffler has led an impressive career as a certified program management professional, senior operations and project leadership management roles and as a United States Navy veteran during his three-decade career.
Serving as the chief operating officer at Orbital Project Management, Heffler directs the day-to-day administrative and operational functions. With vast expertise and experience, Heffler has successfully completed more than 300 major infrastructure improvement projects valued at over $2 billion for the San Joaquin Valley power grid.
Before joining Orbital Project Management, Heffler was a senior project manager at Cordoba Corporation. He also held a variety of project and operations roles at Southern California Edison, Entergy Nuclear, DTE Energy and Exelon Corporation.
During his extensive military career, he served as a leading chief petty officer and assistant command duty officer and a nuclear instructor. Heffler has received numerous awards and recognitions including six Navy and Marine Core Achievement Medals.
Heffler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies from Grantham University, Kansas where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He enjoys spending time with his daughter, their two pugs and developing his dream vacation getaway in the mountains of Virginia.