Responsible for the management of multiple transmission overhead and underground line and substation construction projects with the possibility of high-profile projects with Executive Management focus. Manages projects through all facets of the project lifecycle, from project initiation through project completion. Oversees cross-functional teams of resources comprised of internal and contract employees from various departments. Responsible for driving the project team towards meeting the budget, schedule and scope objectives of assigned projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages multiple concurrent transmission electric system capital improvement projects; manages each project from project initiation through project completion.
Responsible for assembling a cross-functional project team for each high-priority project and coordinating the efforts of those project teams.
For high-priority projects, leads the project teams to successfully complete projects and meet project objectives on time, within scope and within authorized budget.
For high-priority projects, facilitates development of a detailed baseline project schedule to identify the critical path and important milestones.
Updates construction dates for assigned projects in the project schedule each month.
For high-priority projects, monitors progress towards the schedule by all groups.
For high-priority projects, identifies at-risk activities and heads-off schedule delays by addressing issues before they lead to project delays.
Facilitates various project meetings (status, coordination, scheduling, lessons learned, etc.), as required, with the project team and stakeholders.
Acts as escalation point for project issues, risks and change requests.
Manages and resolves any project issues and escalates any concerns to the appropriate level of leadership.
Monitors and controls project costs through preparation of monthly cash flow projections, comparison of actual and committed costs to estimated costs and identification of cost variances which require further action to assure project costs do not exceed authorized amounts.
Reviews construction contractor quotes and issues a PO requisition to engage a construction contractor for each project.
Reviews and approves construction contractor change orders and invoices.
Communicates project status, issues and risks to leadership and stakeholders in an effective and timely manner.
Works well with personnel from all areas of the company to ensure performance of project objectives.
All other duties as assigned.
For the Senior level:
Bachelor of Science degree (Engineering strongly preferred) with a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project and/or construction management in the electric utility industry or relevant, equivalent experience and/or education.
Minimum of twelve (12) years of progressively responsible experience in project and/or construction management in electric utility construction or relevant, equivalent experience and/or education.
Demonstrated ability to lead, direct and motivate a team comprised of a cross-functional group of resources.
For the Intermediate level:
Bachelor of Science degree (Engineering strongly preferred) with a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in project and/or construction management in the electric utility industry or relevant, equivalent experience and/or education.
Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in project and/or construction management in electric utility construction.
For both levels
Familiarity with creating a project schedule.
Some experience with identifying alternative solutions and in performing risk assessments.
Some experience in coordinating and negotiating with outside vendors or third parties to ensure project deadlines are met.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications
Familiarity using Primavera, Microsoft Project or equivalent scheduling software applications.
Possesses effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to work on multiple tasks and/or projects simultaneously.
Required to travel on short notice.
Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, in a team environment.