Project Delivery - Project Manager

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 10/06/2022 

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid 

 

This position will be filled as a Project Manager or Project Manager, Sr based on qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

This position may be filled in either the Baton Rouge or New Orleans, Louisiana region.

This posting will fill 3 vacancies.

 

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE 

Accountable for managing capital projects with cost and schedule certainty in alignment with the stage gate process. Identifies, manages, and mitigates project risks. Manages the development and delivery of capital projects to which he or she is assigned and focuses on the achievement of project cost and schedule objectives while achieving excellence in the areas of project safety and quality. Provides direct management and support to Project Team members throughout the project lifecycle. Strong team leader to drive project repeatability in the execution of all work within the portfolio.  Maintains the single point of accountability to project success.

 

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promotes safe behavior and adherence to the safety rules on the project. Lead project team to establish leading indicators and proactive requirements to ensure safety is considered in all aspects of design and implementation for contractors, Entergy project team members, and the end user. Ensures contract scope of work includes safety deliverables/requirements as needed.
  • Defines the project organization structure required for the project and identifies the technical skills required to achieve project goals. Works with the appropriate Entergy management for assignment of appropriately skilled individuals to the Project Team. Prepares contract and approves requisitions, change orders, etc. and process invoices.
  • Lead the project team to develop and execute projects in accordance with the applicable corporate standards, guidelines, policies and processes. Ensures that team members fulfill their responsibilities as required of their roles. Navigates the project through associated deliverables (estimates, schedules, gates, deliverables, etc.). Oversees the project team in the development of project deliverables. Coordinates the activities of project stakeholders and working groups engaged in project work.
  • Develops and maintains the Project Execution Plan and execute the project in adherence with this plan. Establishes and maintains project documentation. Coordinates the efforts of all project participants, including consultants and contractors. Ensures previous projects' Lessons Learned and applicable industry experience is incorporated into the project execution plan. Manages the project in line with the project budget. Ensures project controls are implemented for effectively managing project scope, schedule, quality, cost, cash flow, risk, contracts and communications in accordance with the applicable corporate standards.
  • Provides clear, timely and accurate project status reports for management. Prepares reports and presentations to management.
  • Prepares and issues status reports as needed. Identifies, makes timely decisions and takes prompt action on project issues that could impact project performance. Promptly communicates issues to the next level of leadership that are outside the authority or capability to resolve.
  • Coordinates with all functional departments as required to achieve the requirements of the applicable corporate standards and to achieve project budget and timeline.
  • Monitor contractor performance in the area of project safety, schedule, cost, quality of work and compliance with contractual requirements.
  • Delivers projects with cost and schedule certainty; manages and controls costs; manages risk by identifying and mitigating risks.
  • Provide leadership, oversight, and coordination to various internal and external organizations providing services for distribution and transmission projects.
  • Development and structuring project-related contracts; maintaining close contact with the customer; and production of customer deliverables.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders including but limited to, distribution and transmission engineering, Right of Way, and construction suppliers.
  • Conduct design and constructability reviews; perform baseline scheduling, cost estimating and purchasing functions
  • Participate in developing a detailed construction plan, which includes a list of outages, exact work dates, and construction resource requirements.
  • Coordinate and participate in field scoping visits
  • Work with supply chain for the procurement of major materials, participate on buyers team and vendor selection
  • Responsible for interfacing with all local, state, and federal regulatory agencies regarding specific project needs where appropriate
  • Assist construction in developing construction contract bid packages
    • Review bid package/RFP developed by Construction Engineer
    • Attend pre-bid meeting with contractors
    • Review vendor bid proposals and participate in vendor selection
    • Ensures contract scope of work includes safety deliverables as needed
    • Make recommendation to Manager and Supply Chain to issue contract

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field or equivalent work experience. MBA Preferred.
     

Minimum experience:

  • Project Manager: 5+ years of experience in customer service, engineering, or operations. Field Experience Preferred.
  • Project Manager, Sr: 3-5 years’ experience in Operations Management or Project Management. 5 years of commercial contracts experience in the energy/utility industry, strongly preferred. 5 years of experience in design engineering, system planning, field Operations or construction. Field Experience Preferred.

 

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a matrix environment
  • History of safe performance, active safety involvement and participation and strong desire for a safer workplace
  • Experience in new ROW acquisition procedures for new line construction
  • Strong leadership, negotiation, analytical, interpersonal & group communication skills
  • Strong Planning\Organization\Time Management skills
  • Knowledge of Distribution Line, Transmission Line, or Substation Design Standards and Construction & Maintenance practices
  • Experienced in project management and engineering tools such Maximo, PowerPlan, Primavera, GDT, and AM/FM.
  • Detailed oriented and possess excellent organizational skills
  • Strong Computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel & Outlook, Power Point).
  • Must be an excellent verbal and written communicator
  • In depth understanding of utility regulation and RFPs.

 

Any certificates, licenses, etc.
PMP Certification Desired

 

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Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans Louisiana : New Orleans || Louisiana : Baton Rouge 
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 108792
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:
As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

 

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.


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