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Manager Project Execution (Leading deployment of cutting edge technology at ComEd!)

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Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 231682
Date Posted: Jun 14, 2021

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!


PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION
Direct the personnel and activities of a project execution unit within Grid Modernization team in Smart Grid and Innovation department.  This role's function includes development, definition and implementation of work processes and financial management tools, development and implementation of processes and tools to oversee and effectively manage projects, control costs, assure adherence to schedules, prioritize projects and resources and forecast budgets. Assure the focus and attainment of business goals and objectives. Develop and maintain an environment that promotes diversity and high productivity. Champion the use of the corrective action process and utilize continuous learning. Reinforce safe work behaviors and culture.


Serves as the technical lead and also responsible for managing the scope, schedule, budget and safety performance of multiple emerging technology projects. Manages the operation and expansion of a state of the art Grid Integration and Technology Lab at ComEd with advanced digital technology to refine and demonstrate cutting edge technologies that support grid resilience, reliability and sustainability before being deployed in the field.


Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manage the budget of an assigned portfolio of work. Establish and monitor business plans and objectives. Balance cost control with service level needs.
  • Develop and maintain an environment that fosters a high performance culture and a learning organization. Leads Project Management team in promoting diversity. Serves as a change agent for business initiatives and assures the human element is understood and considered. Assure timely recognition of employee contributions.
  • Provide leadership to and development of direct reports. Provide accurate and timely feedback regarding performance and operations. Conduct Performance Planning and Appraisal process. Identifies opportunities for growth and learning.
  • Interface with other departments in Exelon and represent Exelon to other business units regarding projects under management and tools to support the process.
  • Facilitates open and honest communication across the organization. Assures that upward communication is integrated into the process, including employee grievances and complaints. Develop methods to assess communication effectiveness and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Manages large and/or highly complex and often unique projects or programs requiring the application of established project management principles and techniques. Directly accountable to deliver project and programs on schedule and at or below budget.


POSITION SCOPE
Implement and manage a project portfolio/program with annual expenditures of approximately $100 - $150 million to meet Company commitments to state and local governments, regulatory agencies and external customers.


Manage performance of multiple project teams through assigned project managers with direct supervision of 4-6 employees and indirect management of several hundred contract personnel.


In addition to direct supervision, may also directly manage large and/or highly complex and often unique projects or programs.


Interact with all levels of Exelon leadership; manage relationship with management of contractors; interact with front line employees and contract personnel at all levels.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related field and 8 – 10 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:
    1. Planning and Control (product /work breakdown structures, critical path analysis, scope control techniques)
    2. Issue and Risk Management (identification, assessment and management of project risks including contingency plans)
    3. Project Management Tools (methods and techniques for planning, scheduling, resource balancing, monitoring cost)
    4. Business Case Development (cost/benefit evaluations including net present value analysis)
    5. Progress Reporting (cost/schedule curves, project status report, earned value analysis)
  • Experience or knowledge of the specific functional area or discipline (e.g., Utility design/planning/construction or Information Technology experience)
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement process enhancements and efficiencies including technology and performance.
  • Demonstrated business acumen, customer awareness and ability to create value.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results, build consensus, establish trust, communicate effectively and foster culture change within a matrixed organization.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to an automobile


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in engineering (or advanced technical degree) or MBA
  • PMP Certification
  • Experience or knowledge of the specific functional area or discipline (e.g., Utility design/planning/construction)


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