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Project Manager

at Burns & McDonnell Corp

Posted: 3/21/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 182405
Keywords: manager, operations

Job Description

The Electric Utility Consulting Project Manager should have a broad base of knowledge of electric utility systems and general understanding of their operation.  The candidate will support a broad range of studies and other consulting services to support investor owned electric utilities, municipal electric utilities, electric cooperatives, and independent power producers to make decisions backed by business and engineering analysis. This project manager will be a seller-doer and will spend significant time directly engaged with clients to identify new work, prepare proposals, establish study objectives, formulate project approaches, and manage/oversee a team of consultants and engineers to meet the study objectives and provide the client with useful and actionable deliverables.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, MBA or MS in Engineering or Engineering Management preferred
  • Proven ability to lead multi-discipline teams of engineers and analysts

 

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of electric power generation facility types and power system operations
  • Project experience in one or more of the following areas - generation resource planning, generation project development and site selection, electric rate studies, asset due diligence, market operations and settlements
  • General business and financial calculation knowledge
  • Effective Project Management skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work with existing and new clients to identify new projects, articulate to the clients our ability to perform those projects, and translate that into the sale of consulting services
  • Ability to communicate with various business contacts to understand their needs and translate them into a scope of work that meets their desired outcomes
  • Ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines and to be effective in on-site work environments
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, including identification of critical path items to ensure deliverable deadlines are met
  • Ability to focus on the big picture to effectively and efficiently provide services that meet client needs, while also having the ability to identify and analyze details that are critical to project outcomes
  • Willingness to learn new service offerings as client needs and the market requires changes to the service offerings provided by our group
  • Willingness and ability to develop a broad set of service offering types to allow for flexibility to go where the work is
  • Willingness to cross sell other services offered by Burns & McDonnell outside the project manager's core set of services
  • Willingness to negotiate with clients for new service agreements
  • 7 years of related professional experience working for or providing consulting services to investor owned electric utilities, municipal electric utilities, electric cooperatives, and independent power producers to make decisions backed by business and engineering analysis

 

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