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Engineering/Operations Project Manager - Portland, Oregon - 104718

Date: Sep 3, 2021

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

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

Under general supervision of the director of asset management, oversees multiple projects. In addition to having responsibility for all aspects of the project over the entire project life (initiate, plan, execute, control, close), is responsible for assembling project teams, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of assigned projects. Must be familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member to effectively coordinate the activities of the team. 

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be accountable for all project management responsibilities in the delivery of multiple medium scale capital projects or programs for the Asset Management department within Transmission and Distribution Operations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the development of detailed project plans, project schedules, design, financials, and project permitting. Responsibilities also include assembling and managing multifunctional matrixed project teams across business platforms.

  • Manage the planning, design, and construction of multiple medium scale capital projects (e.g., modifications/additions to facilities and infrastructure) under general supervision. 
  • Develop and implement new asset management programs or strategic investments consistent with corporate governance rules including substation seismic hardening, LiDAR inspection and analysis, ROW clearing, cathodic protection and inspection, and line equipment maintenance.  
  • Establish, track, and control project cost, scope, schedule, and risk to deliver assigned projects within their approved scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Develop working and practical knowledge of regulatory requirements and ensure projects or programs are developed and implemented consistent with these requirements. 
  • Develop and package compliance reporting as needed to accompany projects or programs. 
  • Plan, schedule, and execute all phases of projects or programs in accordance with project management processes, policies, 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.  
  • Coordinate the development of conceptual and detailed designs or strategic vision.
  • Develop and execute public or other stakeholder involvement plan 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 quality project cost forecasting over the life of the project or program. 
  • Coordinate with procurement to solicit external materials and services as required for project deliverables.
  • Manage the bid process and contracts for external engineering, operations, or 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 or internal staff activities in conjunction with field operations.   
  • Interface with department manager to gain necessary approvals and manage risk. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or the equivalent combination of education and experience  
  • Three years related professional experience.  
  • Experience 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  
  • Experience 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 technical writing and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated business management skills including consulting, 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, form conclusions and provide meaningful solutions.
  • 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

  • Five years related professional experience.  
  • Project Management Professional certification by the Project Management Institute
  • Understanding of environmental regulations, National Environmental Protection Act, environmental impact statement, environmental assessment, State Historical Preservation Office, Army Corp of Engineers, etc. 
  • 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 and/or construction 
  • Experience with operations program development
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and filing that pertain to transmission and distribution operations

Additional Information

Req ID: 104718 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: PORTLAND 
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: No Selection 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Hiring Range: 93,900.00 - 110,500.00 

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15.00% of salary.
 

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.


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