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Sr. Engineering/Ops.-Project Mgr. (Environmental) - SLC, UT - #53026

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Date: Jun 26, 2019

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp

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,  including specifically those functions necessary to fulfill the requirements of environmental permitting, as required on local, state and federal levels.   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 delivery of multiple high-risk large scale capital projects, including specifically those functions necessary to fulfill the requirements of environmental permitting, as required on local, state and federal levels. Responsibilities include but are not limited to design, financial, permitting, including all aspects, and specifically environmental 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. 
* 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.
* 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.

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in, Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Science or the equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Five years related professional experience, specifically in Environmental Permitting.
  • Mastery of environmental regulations, National Environmental Protection Act, environmental impact statement, environmental assessment, State Historical Preservation Office, Army Corp of Engineers, etc.
  • 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
Preferences
  • Seven years related professional experience, specifically in Environmental Permitting.
  • Master’s in Business Administration, Environmental Science or advanced technical degree
  • Current Professional Engineer License
  • Project Management Professional certification by the Project Management Institute, or Advanced Project Management, or Program Management Certification
  • 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
Additional Information

Req Id: 53026

Company Code: : PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Salt Lake City

Department: 00000759 Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 101,300.00 - 123,500.00

 

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: Salt Lake City

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