Distribution Project Manager – Electric Utilities

Published
November 16, 2021
Location
Houston, TX
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Distribution Project Manager - Electric Utilities

Leidos Engineering has an opportunity for a Distribution Project Manager who will work alongside lead engineers and senior management for various clients supported by the Power Delivery Services (PDS) division in Dallas, TX.  The position will have internal and client facing responsibilities, such as driving scope execution, schedule/resource management, financial management, contract management and risk mitigation.

The Project Manager will be part of an established Project Management Office (PMO) within the PDS Division that provides consulting services to both public-owned and investor-owned electric utilities. These consulting services provide clients with overall project management tasks in the areas of comprehensive engineering design of electrical transmission and distribution, substation and transmission line projects nationwide. 

Distribution Project Manager - Electric Utilities Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing various sized distribution projects for public-owned and investor-owned electric utilities located throughout Texas

  • Responsible for overall project performance as well as managing the scope, schedule, budget, and safety performance 

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

  • Working with Engineering Leads and Managers to track and execute client deliverables 

  • Creation and maintenance of client and office schedules

  • Development of controls reports to produce weekly/monthly reports for client and internal management review (i.e. Financial Reports, Action Item Lists, Resource loading analysis and schedules, Meeting Minutes, etc.)

  • Interfacing directly with the client and internal management to report progress, costs, schedule and risks across a portfolio of distribution projects

  • Assist with the preparation of bid documents, development of requests for proposal responses and cost estimates

  • Creation and maintenance of comprehensive project dashboard reports and KPI tracking

  • Monthly client invoicing

Distribution Project Manager - Electric Utilities Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the following disciplines: Engineering, Business or Finance required with  an additional 4 + years’ of relevant Project Management experience or a Masters with 2+ years of relevant Project Management experience  

  • PMP Certification is preferred but not required, however with the desire to obtain PMP Certification within two years

  • Familiarity with electric power industry and knowledge of business issues associated with power delivery services

  • Must demonstrate recent and in-depth expertise in electric power infrastructure projects within transmission or distribution design

  • Must have the capability for planning, organizing, directing and tracking technical efforts on assigned tasks 

  • Experience with MS Project, Primavera P6, JIRA or WorkFront PM Platforms

  • Should be capable of tracking cost and schedule status of assigned tasks

  • Ability to take direction from and discuss decisions with supervisor, and to coordinate with peers on project

  • Must be able to interact with customer representatives in an effective manner in briefings meetings

  • Must have demonstrated success with a team approach to the consulting business 

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills 

  • Periodic travel is required

Leidos Engineering is a trusted and future-focused solutions provider. Utilities consistently come to Leidos for reliable power expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities and more than 160 municipals/cooperatives across the country as well as a growing number of local utility providers and private developers. Our project portfolio includes large energy projects for electric utilities, power generation owners, and industrial clients. In addition, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful energy delivery solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within: the Top 10 T&D Firms, Top 10 Program Management Firms, and Top 20 Power Firms

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