Prin Innovation Specialist

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Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 228187
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2021

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Job Description


At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!

Primary Purpose of Job

Provide leadership to project teams with innovative ideas in order to help them .  Plan and manage resources,finances, scope and services within the area of Innovation to deliver business results. Research, recommend,develop and provide innovation solutions-- through piloting activities when appropriate-- on time, within budget and with the required functionality. Establish, maintain and enhance relationships with internal customers and clients and vendors. Participate in developing and implementing innovation strategy/policy. Partner with Mgr. of Smart Grid& Innovation to help teams manage small and large-scale projects of varying complexity, size and change management risk. Manage multiple projects and team support activities concurrently. Support the communication of innovation efforts and successes in utility as well as education of various portions of the utility organization on innovation culture, principles and processes. Mentor the development of other team members and innovation ambassadors at the sites.

Primary Duties and Accountabilities

1 - Manage Innovation resources in accordance with Innovation in utility process. Provide guidance to project teams with innovative ideas to help them plan and manage scope, schedule, and budget for defined deliverables in accordance with applicable project management standards.  25% 

2 - Lead and manage Innovation projects and associated system integrators to deliver projects of medium to high complexity.  20% 

3 - Establish, maintain, and enhance relationships with business and innovation partners.Communicate status to key stakeholders on a regular basis.  20% 

4 - Utilize Innovation processes and Innovation platform to provide guidance to teams that are recommending innovative new technologies or process improvement efforts Member of the Advisory Committee that provides guidance to teams to see if they qualify for pilot project funding.  15% 

5 - Maintain current business knowledge/acumen, including application of innovation processes and technology solutions to deliver business results. 10% 

6 - Promote diversity and foster teamwork, collaboration, and a learning organization. Provide in put on development and retention processes for Innovation employees.  5%  

7 - Assist in managing budget for area of responsibility.  5% 

Job Specifications


- Bachelor’s degree in business or a technical field

- 8 to 10 years work experience

- Self-starter who can identify opportunities based on
  existing business problems, other industries and
  analogous businesses. Creative thinker, intellectually
  curious, and interested in emerging technologies.

- Strong organization and project management skills to
  manage cross-functional projects with demonstrated
  ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines
  and high expectations. Ability to work effectively across
  organizational levels and with external partners.

- Superior written and verbal skills communications skills
  and experience creating high quality presentations for
  executive audiences

- Strong knowledge of business practices and processes
  in technology and innovation.

- Experience leading and managing projects or sub- teams
   and knowledge of project management.

- Strong judgment and excellent analytical ability. Ability to
   identify and define business challenges and develop
   strategic, analytical, and financial frameworks to conduct


- Graduate degree in Technology, MBA or related discipline.

- Familiarity with technology, innovation and start-up culture.

- Experience managing budgets for functional
  area of responsibility.

Job Scope

- Utilize understanding of customer's business needs to determine requirements and help set direction.

- Determine and helps others learn appropriate theories, practices and         principles that relate to their skill set portfolio and related sciences and   disciplines.

- Make judicious decisions in familiar and new situations and contribute to  strategic decisions.

- Represent business client’s perspective with Innovation team

- Budget management specific to area of accountability.

- Operate independently with little or no supervision.


Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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