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Eversource Energy Director, Project Management & Construction Transmission (Western MA) in Berlin, Connecticut

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Role and Scope of Position:

Position is responsible for directing the Project Management organization and executing the capital program of Transmission and Substation infrastructure projects associated with system reliability, asset condition, generation interconnections and power capacity across Western Massachusetts.Position directs project managers and construction supervisors through all stages of a project lifecycle from initiation, through closeout, with post project lessons learned to understand failure/success and establish best practices.

Overall responsible for capital program of low to high risk projects within a matrix team environment. Provides the leadership, direction, training, coordination, and effective communication to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close projects in a safe, efficient, economical, risk-balanced approach to achieve short- and long-range goals.

Essential Functions:

Leadership of the Project Management Organization

  • Responsible for executing the annual Capital Trustee Capital Plan as well as the 5 year Capital Plan for Transmission Lines and Substation projects
  • Accountable for the performance and results of the Project Management Department project managers (PMs) and for forecasting, acquiring and retaining additional resources qualified to manage Transmission Line & Substation projects from initiation through close-out with a concentrated focus on delivering project safely within budget, scope, on schedule, quality, in compliance with siting/permitting regulations, and meeting stakeholder commitments.
  • Review and assess monthly project status reports for consistency with the budget and schedule goals of the Capital Plan and that risks have been identified and are being managed throughout the project life cycle. Provide direction to PMs for improvement or corrective action.
  • Collaborate with partnering company departments and supporting functional areas, such as Engineering, Siting, Environmental Permitting, Purchasing, Operations, and Public Outreach to ensure that required project deliverables and services are completed on time and fully meet project needs.
  • Ensure the use of standardized methods and procedures for efficient and prompt handling of all project changes to control scope/schedule impacts, in order to control project costs and schedule adherence.
  • Participate in strategic planning.
  • Develop and set annual expectations for employees that align with corporate goals and work with employees in the preparation of individualized personal development plans.
  • Knowledge of the ISO-NE process for project approval and cost recover.

II. Process Improvement

  • Engage in continuous process improvement, setting and tracking appropriate process metrics to develop process goals for Transmission &Substation, projects and individual PMs
  • Works with Project Control Director to develop project level KPIs and goals
  • Ensure that Transmission’s processes and procedures are aligned with corporate requirements, updating and applying lessons learned.

Regulatory Project Reporting/Compliance

ISO-NE Regional System Projects and Asset Condition Projects Reporting

  • Ensures timely and accurate ISO-NE RSP project reporting with appropriate backup documentation on cost and schedule changes.
  • Liaison between Project Manager and Transmission Planning in developing ISO-NE’s Transmission Cost Application; assists in data gathering, resource management, strategy development. Ensure consistency of budget format across all public venues.

Oversee / Manage FERC Rate-Related Issues / Questions

  • Interface with Rates group, identifying and managing all issues as they arise, ensuring consistency with regulatory orders.
  • Coordinates and ensures accuracy and consistency with FERC 206 Protocol interrogatory responses.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • The individual must be self-reliant with a strong sense of self-motivation, possess good communication skills, and demonstrate the ability to lead and direct activities of others.
  • This individual understands and applies financial, accounting, business, risk and project management theories and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of financial modeling, accounting, risk management, project management information systems, engineering economics, capital investment analysis techniques, plant accounting, tax and capital budgeting.
  • Previous experience as a manager and/or working in team environments as well as supporting process improvements and group facilitation.
  • Individual will require a good understanding of corporate strategies and initiatives along with a thorough understanding of the Transmission organization.
  • Ability to monitor and analyze cost and scheduling information, provide forecasts, make recommendations, and communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence group culture.
  • Demonstrated high competence in past assignments.

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent degree will be considered; MBA or equivalent education highly desirable.

Experience :

Minimum of Twelve (12) years of related experience. Experience as a Project Manager managing large complex multi-year projects is desirable.

Licenses & Certifications:

PMP Desirable

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.

Mental Aspects :

Must be able to proactively identify problematic trends and create systematic solutions. Must be able to manage concurrent interface with multiple groups and navigate competing priorities.

Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

VEVRRA Federal Contractor

Vaccination Information:

Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

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