Associate Project Manager - Electric Utilities
Leidos Engineering has an opportunity for an Associate Distribution/Substation Project Manager who will work alongside engineers and management for various clients supported by the Power Delivery Services (PDS) division throughout the Southeast.
This will be a Flexible Hybrid working position where you will start of more in the office at first and as you get a handle on the position the candidate will be able to work on a more remotely. Candidate must live in the Orlando area.
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 Associate 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.
Associate Project Manager Responsibilities:
Managing various sized distribution projects for public-owned and investor-owned electric utilities
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
To be considered you must have the following:
Bachelor’s degree in the following disciplines: Engineering, Business or Finance required with 0-2+ years’ of relevant Project Management experience or a Masters with relevant Project Management experience
Associate Project Manager Qualifications:
Familiarity with electric power industry and knowledge of business issues associated with power delivery services
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
Associate Project Manager Preferred Experience:
Accounting or Operations Management Background
Should be good with excel, analytics, and mathematics
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.