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Entergy Project Manager in Jackson, Mississippi

Project Manager

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 08/18/2022

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid

This position may be filled in Jackson, Mississippi or the North Louisiana region.

This posting will fill 2 vacancies.


The Project Manager (PM) position within Project Delivery Organization is responsible for the safe and efficient planning, coordination, execution, and closeout of project management activities for all assigned capital projects while achieving cost and schedule certainty.

The PM is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of capital projects while adhering to applicable corporate policies including the Stage Gate Lite and Stage Gate processes. The responsibilities require the PM to work closely with cross-functional departments to define project objectives, develop proposed solutions / alternatives and otherwise establish a solid foundation by which the project can be successfully executed upon throughout the project life cycle. Specifically, the PM works closely with functional department Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop detailed project scopes, establish accurate cost estimates, milestone schedules, identify constraints / risks and document and effectively communicate the deliverables through the appropriate approval channels. The PM regularly engages with the project execution / construction team to update and maintain the project schedule and costs to ensure that project objectives / requirements are met while providing regular status updates to key stakeholders.


  • Lead a team of project stakeholders through the definition and execution stages of the project life cycle to effectively and timely complete the required project objectives all while adhering to the Stage Gate Lite and Stage Gate processes

  • Engage and lead cross-functional departments including Grid / Asset Management, Transmission Planning, Distribution Asset Planning, Design, Construction, Environmental, ROW, Distribution, Telecom, etc.

  • Support development of detailed project scopes, cost estimates, milestone schedules, constraint / risk identification and corresponding mitigation plans, outage requirements and construction sequencing through the creation of a Project Execution Plan (PEP)

  • Serve as the lead point of contact for a given project such that the stakeholders are provided an inclusive platform to collaborate and otherwise define / execute the project objectives

  • Ensure that follow-up items and/or critical decisions are driven to closure and documented

  • Effectively communicate the project deliverables to the appropriate approval levels, as specified by the Stage Gate Lite and Stage Gate processes. Lead the required Stage Gate review / approval meetings with the gate approvers that may include executive level management or corporate risk review SMEs

  • Schedule and facilitate all meetings with the relevant project stakeholders required to complete the assigned project deliverables. This includes Jurisdictional Expert Team (JET) meetings with functional SMEs, Stage Gate review / approval meetings with gate approvers, impromptu project discussions, etc.

  • Lead and participate in on-site visits during scoping activities, pre-construction planning and execution

  • Participate in bid events associated with construction contracting including formal evaluations of safety, technical and commercial performance. Review and participate in approval of all scope change requests and/or change orders

  • Manage the Funding Project (FP) and work order(s) via cost tracking tools. Provide working cash flows and schedule forecast / project updates via monthly project status meetings and reporting channels

  • Serve as the company representative when interfacing with external entities and/or customers on project-related matters.

  • Ensure that all close-out activities are accurately and timely performed including working with the relevant stakeholders and organizing / storing all project documents within the established document repositories


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field or equivalent work experience.

Minimum Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in customer service, engineering or operations.

  • Preferred : 5+ years of experience in Transmission, Distribution or the utility industry

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exhibits an unwavering commitment to a strong safety culture

  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of the organization's business operations and industry

  • Possesses strong analytical and communication skills

  • Demonstrates excellent planning and organizational skills

  • Able to lead large, multi-disciplinary teams to timely meet objectives

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel & Outlook, Power Point)

  • Preferred : Knowledge or experience with Stage Gate Lite and Stage Gate processes

  • Preferred : Knowledge of Transmission or Distribution Design Standards and Construction / Maintenance practices

Any Certificates, Licenses, Etc.:

  • Preferred : PMP Certification


Primary Location: Mississippi-Jackson

Job Function : Professional

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 108024

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

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As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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