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[Project Manager] Project Manager Opportunity - Contract - Functionally Remote + Site Visits - $40-50/hr + Benefits

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Location: Location flexibility! Ok to work 100% remotely but within about 5 hour drive of upstate NY. If they are local they could do a hybrid work schedule of 2-3 days a week in Syracuse, Buffalo, or Albany office.

Duration: 1 year

NOT looking for a high level PM.
Looking for an Engineer ready to move into a PM role.
Need someone who can be hands on with technical issues
3-5 years of experience is fine
Looking for electrical utility experience
Degree options: Electrical or Civil Engineer

NOT looking for a gas utility background

Will need to travel to job sites once every 1-2 months and mileage will be reimbursed.

Electrical utility experience preferably with transmission and distribution. MS office experience, SAP is a nice to have. P6 Primavera is also preferred.

About the Position:

Responsible for the planning, delivery, management, and governance of assigned projects in accordance with the project management processes defined by scope, schedule & quality. Provide leadership and clear direction project team.

Position Responsibilities (including but limited to):

Manage electric distribution, transmission and substation projects and DOT relocations, including new facilities, major additions, rehab and retrofit projects.
Manage all aspects of assigned project(s) including:
communications; team leadership;
sign off on and deliver to approved scope, cost estimate, schedule and resource plan;
control of project scope, cost, quality and schedule parameters / risk management;
compliance with environmental, safety and standards and policies;
acquisition of required permits, licenses and land rights;
engineering and design deliverables;
contracted services, equipment and material procurement and administration;
construction, interface with operations, and commissioning;
close activities with project acceptance; and
provide project status reports to team members and stakeholders.
Promote a culture of efficiency, teamwork, collaboration, and efficient resource utilization both throughout the department, the project team(s) and project support groups including Engineering & Design departments, Operations, Asset Management groups, Supply Chain Management, Business and Commercial Services, Real Estate, Environmental and Administrative Service groups.
Provide project management consulting and expertise for peers within the Engineering & Design groups. Seek and promote best practices approach to project management within the team and work group.
Knowledge & Experience Required:

2+ years electric utility experience / civil background required.
3+ years experience with project management or equivalent relevant experience preferred.
A Bachelors degree, preferably in an engineering discipline and/or significant relevant project management, engineering and construction experience in all aspects of utility substation/line construction operations. MBA preferred.
Experience with successful delivery of complex projects and possess team leadership skills.
Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative and ability to interact with company personnel, contractors, regulatory representatives, and town/city officials in a positive collaborative manner.
Knowledge of power system operations, electrical and civil engineering, environmental, engineering economics, and familiarity with legal, purchasing, and utility accounting regulations.
Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects under budget and time constraints. Bottom-line oriented, budget-conscious, metric/measurement driven.
Ability to create a high energy team climate whereby team members are able to discuss relevant issues freely and where there is a strong emphasis on continuous improvement.
Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. both external and internal).
Strong skills in: negotiations, presentation, construction management, interpersonal & written communication, and critical analysis.
Exhibit high personal standards of commitment and integrity.
Valid drivers license with a safe driving history required.

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