2022 Exelon Hiring Update
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Principal Project Manager - Smart Grid Execution

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Location: Carneys Point, NJ, United States
Organization: PHI Service Company
Job ID: 243068
Date Posted: Oct 17, 2022
Job: Distribution

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Be a part of something powerful at America's leading energy provider!

At Exelon, our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are a Fortune 200 company united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.

As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities -- Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.

Our people are empowered to evolve and advance their careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come, stay and grow -- whether that's in the role and path they start in or in new and exciting career opportunities across our business. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives, opportunities for career path changes, and health and retirement benefits.


The Smart Grid Project Execution team is responsible for the oversight and execution of projects and programs across the organization. This includes routine interfacing with the regulatory, legal and GREA with a focus on developing operational readiness. The team works to implement highly visible initiatives/ projects that are complex in nature with a significant involvement in external stakeholder and internal senior level leadership engagement. This will include a sustained focus on emerging work and existing critical areas such as distribution system planning, connected communities, battery energy storage, microgrids, climate change, etc.

Manage complex transmission, substation, distribution, gas, and/or information technology projects consisting of cross-functional teams involving multiple disciplines and multiple operating areas including contract resources. Responsible for managing the scope, schedule, budget and safety performance of multiple projects and programs. Leads project teams through business case / capital approval process, development and execution of project plans and project closeout. These projects have budgets that will typically range from $1 million to $60 million. Also, may manage high profile business initiative projects with direct accountability for project execution while leading a team to accomplish project objectives within a given time frame and with limited resources. Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


  • Manages large and/or highly complex and often unique projects requiring application of established project management principles and techniques. Directly accountable to deliver project on time and at or below budget. (40%)
  • Key interface for external customer work involving transmission and substation projects including presentation of billable costs to the customer and negotiating schedules. (10%)
  • Collaborate with other project managers, work management, and functional managers to assure optimal utilization of resources. (10%)
  • Primary communicator with the project sponsor and key stakeholders on project issues including executive level presentations. (10%)
  • Acquire and manage contract resources by participating in the contractor selection process, prepare contact requisitions, approve change orders and contract payment authorizations and evaluate contractor performance. (10%)
  • Lead and coach team members to improve performance and meet or exceed expectations. Mentor less experienced colleagues. (10%)
  • Acquire zoning variations and permits for large projects by presenting project details to city zoning boards and public hearings. (5%)
  • Perform backup role for Manager Project Management. (5%)


The Project Manager is an individual contributor accountable for project budgets, team performance and developing strategic plans to implement projects for various organizations. Responsibilities also include managing scope, budget and schedule to within approved parameters and providing structured and detailed reports to the appropriate Management team. Tasks may include but are not limited to, ensuring the completion of business cases, budgetary approvals, project scheduling, requirements engineering, design and engineering tasks, vegetation management reviews, project reporting, project financial analysis, major equipment procurement, environmental analysis, obtaining real estate and relationship management with large customers, vendors, townships and regulatory agencies, project quality assurance, and change management. Interacts routinely with key internal and external stakeholders including senior management, energy delivery's largest customers, and governmental and regulatory officials. Under little to no supervision, manages multiple projects of complex, large scope and budget. May manage a total portfolio of active projects or annual programs of complex, large scope and budget.



  • For construction project management: Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field and 8 - 10 years relevant project management or related experience, OR High School Diploma and at least 12 years relevant project management or related experience; For non-construction project management: Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or related field and 8 - 10 years relevant project management or related experience, OR High School Diploma and at least 12 years relevant project management or related experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or achieve PMP within two years of job entry
  • At least 5 years of management / supervisory experience, or demonstrated proficiency and experience managing large, complex projects using project management techniques including: A. Planning and Control (product /work breakdown structures, critical path analysis, scope control techniques) B. Issue and Risk Management (identification, assessment and management of project risks including contingency plans) C. Project Management Tools (methods and techniques for planning, scheduling, resource balancing, monitoring cost) D. Business Case Development (cost/benefit evaluations including net present value analysis) E. Progress Reporting (cost/schedule curves, project status report, earned value analysis)
  • Proven leadership ability in a high performance culture
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus, communicate effectively, engage others in the required processes, and hold people accountable
  • Valid driver's license and access to an automobile


  • Master's degree in engineering (or advanced technical degree) or Business Administration
  • Professional Engineer License
  • Experience or knowledge of the specific functional area or discipline (e.g., Utility design/planning/construction or Information Technology experience)




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