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PPL Corporation Project Manager-EU in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Company Summary Statement

PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a leading U.S. energy company focused on providing electricity and natural gas safely, reliably, and affordably to more than 2.5 million customers in the U.S. PPL’s high-performing, award-winning utilities – Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities and PPL Electric Utilities – provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the U.S. Our companies are addressing energy challenges head-on by building smarter, more resilient and more dynamic power grids and advancing sustainable energy solutions. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees.


The Project Manager position is the single point of accountability for large PPL Electric Utilities capital projects (Transmission, Distribution and Substation). Responsible for the successful delivery of assigned project portfolio. Responsible for all project management activities throughout the project life cycle including; planning, detailed design, construction, close out and turnover to operations on assigned project portfolio. Team player capable of working with management, project control specialists and contractors. Must be capable of coordinating and influencing a wide range of functional organizational leads and subject matter experts across the lifecycle process to accomplish the goals and objectives of the organization. Must be goal oriented, action-focused, pragmatic and self-disciplined. In addition, she/he must excel at project planning, organizing, communication, team motivation and delegation.


  • Manage a portfolio of projects that include:

  • portfolio budget ranging from $1M to $100M

  • project budget ranging from $100k to $100M

  • complexity from low to extreme (degree of difficulty, level of risk, contracting strategy, stakeholder engagement)

  • duration from several months to several years

  • Plans, directs, and ensures the successful management of assigned project portfolio utilizing the complete resources of the project management office and assigned project management teams.

  • Maintains communication with upper management both within and across organizations to ensure smooth running of all assigned projects. Advise leadership about the project portfolio, status, budget, and resource planning for delivering strategic business projects. Establish and nurture positive relationships with and customer organizations.

  • Responsible for the development, execution and ongoing maintenance of the project management plan for each assigned project. This includes; scope, schedule, cost, quality, communication, resource, issues, risks, change control and contractor management plans. Level of detail is driven by project size and complexity.

  • Responsible for all project management activities for assigned portfolio throughout the project life cycle (planning, detailed design, construction, close out and turnover to operations) on assigned project portfolio, which include:

  • Effectively applies PPL PM methodology and enforces project standards.

  • Project team identification and ongoing management.

  • Develop and manage the project communication plan.

  • Managing/facilitating team deliverables delivery (conception design, siting studies, constructability walkdown, design package, contractor contracts, etc.).

  • Manages "gate" reviews and quality assurance procedures.

  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope

  • Responsible for project changes (scope, budget, and schedule) are managed through the project governance structure that has been implemented by PPL EU management.

  • Proactively identify risk and mitigation plans, monitor project status, recognize negative trends and project variances, and coordinates corrective action.

  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.

  • Manages project budget. Determines appropriate revenue recognition, ensures timely and accurate invoicing, and monitors receivables for project. Accurately forecasts project cost to complete. Manages cash flows and final project cost, variances, and corrective actions.

  • Responsible for the management of project contracts including: bid process (working with the Contract Management team), identify upcoming contract obligations, develop dispute resolution options and assist in contract final closure. Oversight on the invoice/payment process and updates/ Q/A to the financial systems.

  • Has expert experience in Project/Program Management and is able to lead in the coaching and mentoring of team members to help them achieve individual expectations and deliverables. Demonstrates the ability to adapt to and lead, change, and coach others in the acceptance and support of change.

  • Support the development and maintenance of Project Management support policies, standards and procedures necessary to produce the deliverables from the team and to work effectively with the other teams. Assumes a leadership role in educating the business and technical community on Project and Program management processes and areas of expertise.

  • Take ownership and delivery responsibility for special projects and company initiatives. Provide ongoing reconciliation between long-term goals and short-term actions. Initiates and implements new technologies, methodologies, process and procedures that will support PPL’s long and short term goals.


Candidate Qualifications

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identitiy and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 4 years of project management experience or Master's Degree with a minimum of 2 years of project management experience or a minimum of 8 years of specific related experience.

  • Strong skill set around budgeting, cost control, scheduling, reporting and writing skills experience.

  • Clear understanding of project management methodology as outlined by the Project Management Institute's Project Manager Book of Knowledge (PMBOK)

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.S. in Business, Engineering or Science

  • Project management certification by a recognized organization such as the Project Management Institute.

  • Familiarity with electric utilities equipment and processes.

  • Customer interface experience.

  • Strong written, oral, presentation and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated initiative and leadership Skills.

  • Skills in critical path risk assessment and tools.

  • Engineering economics skills.

  • Skills in schedule and cost risk assessment and management.


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Remote Work

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Job Locations US-PA-Allentown

ID 2022-4297

Category Management

Position Type Regular

# of Openings 1

Full Time/Part Time Full-Time

Experience Level Professional

Company PPL Electric Utilities Corp.