Project Manager, Sr

Date: Jun 16, 2024

Location: The Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid 

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC 

 

***This position can be based out of Beaumont, TX or The Woodlands, TX.***

 

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

The Project Manager (PM) position within Distribution’s Project Management & Construction (PMC) organization accountable for managing capital projects with cost and schedule certainty in alignment with the stage gate process. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, and Supply Chain. Monitors 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.
  • Participate in developing a detailed construction plan, which includes a list of outages, exact work dates, and construction resource requirements.
  • Assist construction in developing construction contract bid packages
    • Review bid package/RFP developed by CE.
    • 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 MCP 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, 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 team 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: Texas-The Woodlands Texas : The Woodlands || Texas : Beaumont 
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
 
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT
 
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 114498
Travel Percentage:25% to 50%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the EEI page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: 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.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information.  41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity and Pay Transparency.

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov)

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment.  Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

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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