Senior Project Manager

Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 221892
Date Posted: Oct 2, 2019

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Job Description

Description

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

  1. Manage transmission, substation, distribution, gas, and/or information technology projects consisting of cross-functional teams involving multiple disciplines and multiple operating areas including contract resources.  Responsible for managing the scope, schedule, budget, and safety performance of multiple projects and programs.  Leads project teams through business case / capital approval process, development and execution of project plans and project closeout.  These projects have budgets that will typically range from $250K to $15 million.  Also, may manage business initiative projects with direct accountability for project execution while leading a team to accomplish objectives within a given time frame and with limited resources.
 
  1. Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.
 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES 

  1. Item
Accountability
  • %
  1. 1

Responsible and accountable for overall project performance for projects including major transmission, substation, distribution, and gas construction, new technology programs, information technology and organizational initiatives.

  1. 25%
  1. 2

Ensures project costs, schedule and scope are managed, including the development of recovery plans, to stay within approved limits.

  1. 20%
  1. 3

Interface with external and internal stakeholders to coordinate project requirements.

  1. 15%
  1. 4

Primary communicator with the sponsor and key stakeholders on project issues, including executive level and interdepartmental presentations.

  1. 10%
  1. 5

Ensures a good working relationship between the project team, line managers, and interfacing organizations.

  1. 10%
  1. 6

Coaches and leads team members to ensure completion of assigned tasks.

  1. 10%
  1. 7

Identify and obtain project team resources.

  1. 5%
  1. 8

Ensures project team members understand their respective responsibilities.

  1. 5%
 

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

Minimum:
Preferred:

For construction project management:  Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field and 5 - 8 years relevant project management or related experience, OR High School Diploma and 9 – 12 years of relevant project management or related experience;

For non-construction project management:  Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or related field and 5 - 8 years relevant project management or related experience, OR High School Diploma and 9 – 12 years of relevant project management or related experience

Master’s degree in engineering (or advanced technical degree) or Business Administration

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or achieve CAPM within two years of job entry (PMP certification will fulfill this requirement)

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Professional Engineer License

Demonstrated and documented success at managing projects

Experience or knowledge of the specific functional area or discipline (e.g., Utility design/planning/construction or Information Technology experience)

Ability to work independently and as a team leader including the ability to handle conflicting priorities in a multi task environment

 

Demonstrated strong independent judgment skills

 

Demonstrated strong interpersonal and time management skills

 

Valid driver’s license and access to an automobile

 
 
  1. POSITION SCOPE
  1. The Project Manager is an individual contributor accountable for project budgets, team performance and developing strategic plans to implement projects for various organizations.  Responsibilities also include managing scope, budget and schedule within approved parameters and providing structured and detailed reports to the appropriate Management team.  Tasks may include but are not limited to, ensuring the completion of business cases, budgetary approvals, project scheduling, requirements engineering, design and engineering tasks, vegetation management reviews, project reporting, project financial analysis, major equipment procurement, environmental analysis, obtaining real estate and relationship management with external customers, vendors, townships and regulatory agencies, project quality assurance, and change management.  Interacts routinely with key internal and external stakeholders including senior management, the Utility’s largest customers, and governmental and regulatory officials.

Qualifications

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

  1. Manage transmission, substation, distribution, gas, and/or information technology projects consisting of cross-functional teams involving multiple disciplines and multiple operating areas including contract resources.  Responsible for managing the scope, schedule, budget, and safety performance of multiple projects and programs.  Leads project teams through business case / capital approval process, development and execution of project plans and project closeout.  These projects have budgets that will typically range from $250K to $15 million.  Also, may manage business initiative projects with direct accountability for project execution while leading a team to accomplish objectives within a given time frame and with limited resources.
 
  1. Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.
 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES 

  1. Item
Accountability
  • %
  1. 1

Responsible and accountable for overall project performance for projects including major transmission, substation, distribution, and gas construction, new technology programs, information technology and organizational initiatives.

  1. 25%
  1. 2

Ensures project costs, schedule and scope are managed, including the development of recovery plans, to stay within approved limits.

  1. 20%
  1. 3

Interface with external and internal stakeholders to coordinate project requirements.

  1. 15%
  1. 4

Primary communicator with the sponsor and key stakeholders on project issues, including executive level and interdepartmental presentations.

  1. 10%
  1. 5

Ensures a good working relationship between the project team, line managers, and interfacing organizations.

  1. 10%
  1. 6

Coaches and leads team members to ensure completion of assigned tasks.

  1. 10%
  1. 7

Identify and obtain project team resources.

  1. 5%
  1. 8

Ensures project team members understand their respective responsibilities.

  1. 5%
 

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

Minimum:
Preferred:

For construction project management:  Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field and 5 - 8 years relevant project management or related experience, OR High School Diploma and 9 – 12 years of relevant project management or related experience;

For non-construction project management:  Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or related field and 5 - 8 years relevant project management or related experience, OR High School Diploma and 9 – 12 years of relevant project management or related experience

Master’s degree in engineering (or advanced technical degree) or Business Administration

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or achieve CAPM within two years of job entry (PMP certification will fulfill this requirement)

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Professional Engineer License

Demonstrated and documented success at managing projects

Experience or knowledge of the specific functional area or discipline (e.g., Utility design/planning/construction or Information Technology experience)

Ability to work independently and as a team leader including the ability to handle conflicting priorities in a multi task environment

 

Demonstrated strong independent judgment skills

 

Demonstrated strong interpersonal and time management skills

 

Valid driver’s license and access to an automobile

 
 
  1. POSITION SCOPE
  1. The Project Manager is an individual contributor accountable for project budgets, team performance and developing strategic plans to implement projects for various organizations.  Responsibilities also include managing scope, budget and schedule within approved parameters and providing structured and detailed reports to the appropriate Management team.  Tasks may include but are not limited to, ensuring the completion of business cases, budgetary approvals, project scheduling, requirements engineering, design and engineering tasks, vegetation management reviews, project reporting, project financial analysis, major equipment procurement, environmental analysis, obtaining real estate and relationship management with external customers, vendors, townships and regulatory agencies, project quality assurance, and change management.  Interacts routinely with key internal and external stakeholders including senior management, the Utility’s largest customers, and governmental and regulatory officials.

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