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Entergy Senior Project Manager - Transmission Project Development (TPD) in Jackson, Mississippi

Senior Project Manager - Transmission Project Development (TPD)

Date: Jul 20, 2021

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

Description:

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

The Transmission Project Development (TPD) Senior Project Manager (SPM), a team member within the Transmission Portfolio Management Organization (TPMO), is responsible for the early life cycle development of Transmission capital projects involving one or more operating companies and assigned various segmentations and/or execution organizations. Project types may include but are not limited to new or reconfigured substations, new or rebuilt transmission lines, Transmission generator interconnects, Transmission facility relocations or modifications, relay protection upgrades, Transmission asset acquisitions, etc.

The SPM 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 SPM 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 in subsequent project development stages. Specifically, the output of the engagement between the SPM and the functional department Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) is 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 SPM is also responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of customer and/or external projects that are often initially developed prior to official entry into the formal SG/SG-L processes. In addition to the typical internal stakeholder engagements, these projects may include direct coordination with external customers, interconnection customers (IC), independent system operators (i.e. MISO), etc. to discuss conceptual scopes, initiate contractual agreements, establish billing / invoicing, develop facility studies and/or complete other project deliverables that are required before a project becomes fully initiated and may persistent through project close-out.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Lead a team of project stakeholders through the early stages of the project development cycle to effectively complete the required project deliverables all whilst adhering to the SG/SG-L processes and within the required timelines.

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

  • Develop detailed project scopes, cost estimates, milestone schedules, constraint / risk identification and corresponding mitigation plans, outage requirements and construction sequencing.

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

  • Ensure that follow-up items and/or critical decisions are driven to closure and documented with appropriate incorporation into the initial project execution plan.

  • Effectively communicate the project deliverables to the appropriate approval levels, as specified by the SG/SG-L 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, project handover meetings with the execution organization(s), impromptu project discussions, etc.

  • Serve as the company representative when interfacing with external entities and/or customers on project-related matters. Such entities may include interconnection customers (IC), independent system operators (MISO), telecommunications customers, governmental agencies, wholesale customers or retail customers.

  • Initiate and administer various contracts and project agreements with external customers and contractors to develop projects that may impact the Transmission system. This includes but is not limited to facility study agreements, reimbursement agreements, general project agreements and/or lease agreements.

  • Perform ongoing billing specialist duties including creation and maintenance of applicable billing accounts that facilitate the execution of any applicable contracts. This involves timely invoicing per executed contracts (i.e. collection of pre-payments, milestone payment schedules, facility study deposits, etc.), ensuring timely payment receipt with proper application to specific project codes and ensuring timely account closure at completion of project.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering or equivalent work experience.

Minimum Experience:

  • 7 years of project management, construction, engineering, or related experience.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

  • Possesses strong analytical and communication skills.

  • Preferred :

  • Knowledge or experience with MISO’s DPP process.

  • Knowledge or experience with Stage Gate Lite and Stage Gate processes.

Any Certificates, Licenses, Etc.:

  • Preferred : PMP Certification.

Primary Location: Mississippi-Jackson

Job Function : Professional

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: Level II

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 102813

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) to view the full statement.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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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