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Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project, (Digital Transformation Management Office) Project Manager

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Looking for a strong technology PM that has utility experience, electric utility is preferred. The focus of is this PM, will be technology aspects of OPPD’s Advance Metering Infrastructure projects. These projects likely include metering technology and supporting infrastructure. Project managers with AMI systems experience will be well suited to add value to this project team. The outcomes of this work are not just new metering technology, but also people and processes related to this technology. This PM will be replacing a project manager that we elevated to the role of program manager. Project manager will work closely with program manager during a transition period and will continue work with the program manager as the project work continues as part of the program.
This role supports the Technology and Security (TS) Business unit and the Digital Transformation Management Office DTMO, DT Program Manager, Program Sponsor and the Programproject Leads. The Project Manager will coordinate, manage the DTMO work for TS. This role will work closely with Business Unit (BU) leadership team to ensure activities are planned, coordinated, communicated and executed. This role will act as a central hub for DTMO work for their assigned programs, projects and activities. Accountable to collaborate with Programproject leads, BU leadership and programproject team members to define specific activities.
Comprehensively plan, track and manage programproject activates. Be aware of cross program dependencies, identify risks, measure and report on programproject progress. In addition there is an expectation to coordinate and provide progress reporting to on planned activities and coordinate, as needed with other individuals and groups. The Project Manager is accountable to both the Program Sponsors and the DTMO Manager for successful delivery of objectives and deliverables. There is an expectation that the Project Manager will stay aligned and coordinate with the DT Program Manager.
This role will contribute to OPPD’s goals of becoming a digitally driven Utility. These projects are part of larger programs that will contribute to this Digital Transformation. OPPD is committed to serving our customer owners. Our customer owners deserve and expect OPPD to be able to respond as a modern utility while continuing to provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience
• Minimum of 6-8 years’ formal project management experience with focus on technology projects to deliver business outcomes
• Prior experience managing 2 or more projectsprograms simultaneously with value of over $2 million each.
• Strong analytical, communication and consulting skills
• Previous experience managing the delivery of multiple assignments with overlapping priorities & timelines
• Previous experience working in and/or leading cross-functional teams
• Demonstrated ability to influence and effectively collaborate in team environments
• Demonstrated planning and facilitation skills
• Competency in the use of project management tools
• Project Management Certification
• Demonstrated ability to work in agilewaterfall hybrid organizations
Additional Considerations:
• Excellent interpersonal communication and influencing skills, transparency
• Ability to multi-task with two project teams spanning the organization with completing priorities
• Prior experience with transformational projects, from strategic planning through execution
• Prior experiences leading teams into emerging technologies to help innovate the business
• Ability to work across the organization from IT to the business at all levels of the organization
• Ability to quickly adapt to existing PM methods and requirements while meeting business objectives and requirements
• Ability and desire to bring people along on the journey while meeting deadlines and deliverables
• Ability to manage and support a large working groups made up of business partners and consultants
• This person must be patience, persistence and practice humility
• Must have the ability to: work on multiple tasks at one time; work under stressful situations; operate a computer and other office equipment; sit at a desk for more than one hour at a time; move about the Company and Generation Plant and interact with all levels of the Company.
• Frequent requirements of this position: sitting, speaking, hearing, ability to see information in print and/or electronically, keyboarding, and handling objects with hands.
• Occasional requirements of this position: standing, walking, reaching, bending, lifting and carrying at least
10 pounds, and driving.
• Initially this role will be remote working environment, must be able to work from remote location. Once the infectious diseasepandemic related business continuity practices have been revised, this role could be required to report on site in Omaha Nebraska

The Empyrean Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other protected status.

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