Senior Program Manager - Electric Utilities – Houston TX
Leidos Engineering has an opportunity for a Senior Program Manager with large-scale program management, operations, and construction management experience, who will work alongside engineering managers, senior leaders and executives supporting various clients within the Power Delivery Solutions (PDS) division. The position will be client facing and responsible for driving scope execution, maximizing schedule and financial performance, contracts management and risk mitigation. The candidate must live in the Houston, TX market or be willing to relocate there.
The Program 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.
Senior Program Manager Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Manage the overall execution and performance of large-scaled programs for an investor-owned electric utilities in the greater Houston, TX area.
Effectively manage at the program level to positively influence the efficient execution of work while maximizing profit
Lead a team of project managers, construction managers, project schedulers, project controllers and multi-discipline engineering departments that are assigned to project work
Ensuring project costs, schedule and scope are managed, including the development of recovery plans, to stay within stakeholder approve project parameters
Consistently communicate and work with ease across multiple program and function support areas including client, project teams, functional leadership, subcontractors, and support personnel
Interface with utility management personnel groups including planning, asset management, engineering, construction, siting, public outreach, and regulatory relations, legal and administrative departments.
Client stakeholder engagement will involve progress reporting, earned value financial management, schedule adherence and risk mitigation across a portfolio of substation, transmission, and distribution projects
Creation and maintenance of comprehensive project dashboard reports and KPI tracking
Oversee various and specific proposal development efforts that accurately defines the project scope, schedule, and budgets
Ensures a good working relationship between the project team, line managers, and interfacing organizations
Write comprehensive and technical and project reports
Senior Program Manager Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in the following disciplines: Engineering, Business or Finance required with an additional 15+ years of relevant experience as a Large-Scale Program Manager or Project Manager or a master’s with 13+ years of relevant experience
Previous experience and skills as a Program Manager on large programs ($25-50M+), business and technical knowledge and vision; disciplined strategic thinking; analytical presentation and problem-solving skills; the ability to gain internal support; and the ability to establish and maintain a solid working relationship with technical staff, managers, and peers
Demonstrated experience and in-depth expertise in electric power infrastructure projects within power delivery services
Must be able to interact with customer representatives in an effective manner in briefings meetings
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
Proactive, superior attention to detail and good organizational skills
Business acumen, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, reliability, and sound judgment
Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
Strong leadership and communications skills
PMP Certification is required
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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Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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