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Senior Engineering/Operations Project Manager - Casper, Wyoming - 105206

Date: Mar 29, 2021

Location: Casper, WY, US, 82601

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. 
 

General Purpose

With minimal direction from a department manager, a program manager, or the director of engineering/operations (project management office), oversees high-risk projects, which require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration. In addition to having responsibility for all aspects of the project over the entire project life (initiate, plan, execute, control, close), assembling project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of assigned projects, takes projects from original concept through final implementation. Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users, distributors, and vendors. Ensures adherence to quality and safety standards and reviews project deliverables. Communicates with senior management regarding the status of specific projects.

 

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be accountable for all project management responsibilities in the analysis, assessment, and delivery of multiple high-risk large scale capital projects. Responsibilities include but are not limited to design, development of financial analysis assumptions and inputs, permitting, assembling and managing multifunctional matrixed project teams across business platforms, developing presentation materials, memoranda, and supportive documentation for assigned projects, and supporting communications and regulatory processes for assigned projects. Responsibilities also include coordinating team efforts, assigning tasks, developing detailed project studies, plans, project schedules and ensuring timelines are met.

 

  • Manage the planning, design, and construction of multiple large scale capital projects (e.g. modifications/additions to facilities and infrastructure) under minimal supervision. 
  • Establish, track, and control project cost, scope, schedule, and risk to deliver assigned projects within their approved scope, budget, and schedule.  
  • Plan, schedule, and execute all phases of projects in accordance with project management processes, policies and guidelines, and corporate governance.
  • Develop detailed project plans and ensure project scopes, team responsibilities, milestone dates, and the procurement strategy are clearly stated for all assigned projects.  
  • Develop project schedules in accordance with project objectives.  
  • Champion a safety culture and lead safety briefings for assigned projects.  
  • Coordinate the development of feasibility studies, conceptual and detailed designs. 
  • Develop and execute agency and public engagement strategy during the project permitting phase.
  • Interface with external customers throughout the project life cycle.   
  • Establish responsibility for and manage the physical construction. 
  • Provide project progress reports to management and other stakeholders in accordance with an approved communication plan.
  • Provide accurate project cost forecasting over the life of the project. 
  • Coordinate with procurement to solicit external materials and services as required for project deliverables.
  • Manage the bid process, and contracts for external engineering, environmental and construction services.  
  • Negotiate with vendors and contractors regarding work scope changes and ensure that all contract commitments are completed on time per the scope of work and technical specifications. 
  • Manage construction management team activities in conjunction with field operations.   
  • Interface with appropriate management levels including senior management to gain necessary approvals and manage risk in accordance with corporate governance. 
  • Coordinate the tracking, expediting, and completion of material and equipment orders. 
  • Responsible for interdepartmental communication for the project team. 
  • Responsible for delivery of internal and external project stakeholders’ expectations.
  • Provide coaching to less experienced project managers, engineers and other project team members to assist in their career development.  

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in, Engineering, Construction Management or the equivalent combination of education and experience  
  • Five years related professional experience. 
  • Proficient in project scheduling, cost controls, tracking and reporting methodologies.
  • Knowledge of financial principles to quantify costs and benefits of projects and to track and maintain project budgets  
  • Proficient in the application of Project Management Institute project management techniques or equivalent
  • Experience in managing vendors and contractors regarding work scope changes to ensure that all contract commitments are completed on time per applicable specifications
  • Excellent presentation, technical writing and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated business management skills including consulting skills, customer service, and business acumen 
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate team efforts, provide guidance and direction to team members, and communicate project objectives, parameters, status, and outcomes to stakeholders 
  • Ability to analyze information, conduct engineering and support economic analysis, form conclusions and provide meaningful and creative solutions to non-typical business issues, and document and describe project decisions and rationale with excellent written communication.
  • Demonstrated skill in motivating and influencing others as well as skills and experience in team building and conflict management
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel 

 

Preferences

  • Seven years related professional experience. 
  • Advanced technical degree 
  • Current Professional Engineer License
  • Project Management Professional certification by the Project Management Institute, or Advanced Project Management, or Program Management Certification, or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with and understanding of environmental regulations, Federal Power Act hydroelectric licensing requirements, Clean Water Act and Section 401 permitting, National Environmental Protection Act requirements, environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, State Historical Preservation Office/Section 106 requirements, Army Corp of Engineers Section 404 permitting, State and County land and conditional use permitting processes for wind energy projects, etc. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, construction, operation and maintenance of large energy infrastructure projects, including familiarity with renewable energy technologies including hydroelectric, wind, and solar generation
  • Knowledge of the Company’s business, policies, procedures, and practices
  • Experience in the electric utility industry and applicable federal, state and local regulations
  • Working knowledge of SAP in cost tracking and forecasting 
  • Working knowledge of Primavera scheduling or other project management software
  • Experience in electric utility design, permitting and/or construction 

 

Additional Information

Req ID: 105206 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Casper 
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: No Selection 
Personnel Subarea:  
Hiring Range: 108,200.00 -127,300.00 

 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.


At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  


It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.


Nearest Major Market: Wyoming
Nearest Secondary Market: Casper

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