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Transmission Line Permitting Project Manager (Sr, Principal) SLC, UT (Remote work available) #109333

Date: Jan 15, 2023

Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US, 84116

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 minimal direction from the managing director (head of Project Management office), the director of engineering/operations (project management office), or a vice president, oversees those functions necessary to fulfill the requirements of environmental permitting, as required on local, state and federal levels for the Energy Gateway Program including multiple large complex high-risk politically sensitive extra high voltage electric transmission and substation projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration.  This position has the option of working remotely with a requirement to report to the office in Salt Lake City several times a month.  Will consider individuals living in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Senior Project Manager position include the following:

The successful candidate will be accountable for all project management responsibilities in the delivery of multiple high-risk large scale capital projects. Responsibilities include but are not limited to design, financial, permitting, assembling and managing multifunctional matrixed project teams across business platforms. Responsibilities also include coordinating team efforts, assigning tasks, developing detailed project 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.  
•    Coordinate the development of conceptual and detailed designs. 
•    Develop and execute public 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. 
•    Coordinate with procurement to solicit external materials and services as required for project deliverables.
•    Manage the bid process, and contracts for external engineering 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.  

In addition to the above, the Principal Project Manager responsibilities include:  

•    Manage all aspects of permitting, including environmental permitting, ensuring that all local, state and federal permitting requirements are met timely, within the project life cycle for the most complex, high-risk and politically sensitive capital projects from assignment to closeout and direct project teams to ensure all phases of projects meet cost, schedule, and quality requirements.
•    Coordinate and direct the activities of as many as (20) internal departments including regulatory affairs, general counsel and customer & community affairs and as many as (15) external government and private agencies including Public Utility Commissions and other utilities in the process of delivering assigned projects.
•    Establish, track, and control project cost, scope, schedule, and risk to deliver assigned projects within their approved scope, budget, and schedule and implement corrective measures as required.  
•    Define and manage interfaces with senior management, business units, regulators, contractors, vendors, customers, and auditors on assigned projects to gain necessary approvals and manage risk in accordance with corporate governance. 
•    Incorporate conceptual and detailed designs into the permitting process. 
•    Interface with stakeholders and external customers throughout the project life cycle to assure their criteria and objectives are met. 
•    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. 
•    Develop scopes of work and requests for proposals as well as manage the bid process and contracts for external multimillion dollar environmental and permitting contracts.
•    Manage career development of Associate, Career and Lead Senior level project managers and engineers.
•    Provide leadership regarding project management practices and issue resolution. 
•    May have direct supervisory responsibility for a project team. 
•    Stay abreast of new and emerging project management processes, tools, and techniques within the industry and provide recommendations on best practices/processes.

Requirements

Requirements for Sr Project Manager position include the following:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in, Engineering, Construction Management or the equivalent combination of education and experience  
•    Five years related professional experience. Project Management Professional certification by the Project Management Institute must be maintained or gained during the first year in this position . 
•    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 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, form conclusions and provide meaningful and creative solutions to non-typical business issues
•    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 

In addition to the above, the Principal Project Manager requirements include:  
•    Ten years related professional experience. 
•    Understanding of environmental regulations, National Environmental Protection Act, environmental impact statement, environmental assessment, State Historical Preservation Office, United States Army Corp of Engineers, etc.
•    Proficient in financial principles to quantify costs and benefits of projects and to track and maintain project budgets  

Preferences

•    Master’s in Business Administration or advanced technical degree
•    Current Professional Engineer’s License
•    Advanced Project Management or Program Management Certification by the Project Management Institute
•    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 managing direct reports.  

Additional Information

Req Id: 109333
Company Code: Pacificorp
Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY    
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: FULL TIME
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $110,300-$149,000 


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

 

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

 

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


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