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Duke Energy Transmission Contract Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina

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This position can be at any Transmission location within Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Florida

Job Summary

Transmission has elected to post the position of Contract Manager to continue business relationships between Contractors and Transmission Stakeholders in all regions. Contracts have been established to address the needs of Construction & Maintenance, Engineering, Relay and Ancillary support services for craft field activities. The Contract Manager shall be responsible for all matters relating to Contractor identification, qualification, performance measures and results. The Contract Manager shall serve as the single point contact for all Transmission matters pertaining to Construction & Maintenance, Engineering, Relay and Ancillary Contractors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop strong business relationships between Duke Energy Transmission and its Contractor base to ensure the success of each organization. The Contract Manager shall be the single point of contact for both Duke and Contractor personnel to direct communications associated with fostering a strong business relationship and bringing attention to and assuring appropriate action is taken to address major issues and or problems/performance. The Contract Manager shall strive to foster a strong relationship based on Operating Excellence (Operational Excellence = Results + Operational Discipline). Develop a comprehensive knowledge of the Contractor’s business to understand its strengths and weaknesses in order to optimize the benefits that may be received from a Contractor.

  • Identify, qualify, and evaluate potential Contractors for Transmission. Support and provide feedback to Sourcing/Supply Chain on the terms of new and existing Contracts through Supply Chain consistent with Corporate Policy and Practices. Assure appropriate level of detail exists in scope of work, skill requirements, performance expectations, and deliverables. Assure Contractors understand the requirements of the Contract. Define parameters for successful execution of all work requests. Work with stakeholder teams within Transmission to establish pending as well as future Contractor needs.

  • Work with the various Business Unit Stakeholders (BU) we serve to develop performance measures that monitor and validate Contractor performance against those measures. Monitor customer satisfaction with stakeholders for whom the services are being provided. Assure that Contractors are compliant with Duke Energy Corporation’s requirements on safety and environmental stewardship. At the BU’s request, facilitate calls or meetings between DE and our Contractors to address any concerns related to schedule slip, cost increases, or environmental or safety concerns that do not meet our expectations.

  • Responsible for development, integration, implementation and execution of the processes associated with Contract strategies throughout the department.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business OR

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • 2 years minimum required related experience

  • In lieu of degree, High School / GED and 6 years minimum required related experience

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in both craft and engineering environments

  • Project Management Expertise

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative and visionary

  • Demonstrated effective conflict management and negotiating skills

  • Possess a working knowledge of contract work force

  • Strong understanding of process-based organizations operations

  • Possess leadership experience

  • Demonstrated ability to develop results-oriented business relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to work and lead in team environments and produce results

  • Demonstrated effective planning skills

  • Demonstrated motivational and influencing skills

  • Demonstrated a high commitment to achieving goals and executing work plans

  • Demonstrated ability to mine (analyze) data to provide stakeholders and contractors alike feedback on performance

  • Demonstrated the ability to work with multiple business units within the company to achieve Operational Excellence

  • Demonstrated the ability to facilitate crucial conversations between contractors and business unit representatives and their leaders

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Maximo

Working Conditions

  • This position can be at any Transmission location within Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Florida

  • Hybrid – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to their designated Duke Energy facility.

  • 90% Office and use of computer

  • 10% Field Environment varied weather conditions and all types of terrain

  • Minimum physical effort may include lifting to 25 pounds occasionally

  • M – F 40 hr work week with some overtime as needed or alternate work schedule as approved by manager.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, June 16, 2023

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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