Duke Energy Project Manager in Clearwater, Florida

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Position Summary

The project manager position in Outdoor Lighting is a customer facing position and is responsible for high levels of customer satisfaction and communication together with project execution of distribution work orders for the installation of small cell and small equipment attachments, which include Wi-Fi and cameras. This position focuses on reviewing siting prints, electrical loads, equipment weights among other items from customers wanting to install small cell and small equipment on street light only poles. Engagement with designers and customers is important to ensure work requests, costs and construction is moving forward to meet customer expectations. In addition, project updates via calls, meetings and reports with internal and external customers is a key component.

The Project Manager I (PM-I) position is responsible for the management, or the assistance of managing, all phases of project planning and execution to ensure all project success factors are met, including but not limited to scope, schedule, cost, quality, environmental, safety, communications, security, and integration.

The PM-I serves as the unifying agent providing leadership, management, direction, coordination, and control of the overall project in accordance with the established policies, procedures, systems, and requirements of The Company.

This position can be considered Entry Level for the PM Career Path; minimum qualifications must be met to be placed within this position.


Create / Staff / Lead Project Team. Provide leadership, oversight management, delegation, and coordination to the various internal and external organizations that are providing services to the project (development, engineering, project controls, estimating, construction management, supply chain, legal, EHS, QA/QC, operations, communications, regulatory, security, fuels, transmission, etc.). The PM manages all matrixed members of the team on a daily basis and is responsible for interfacing with functional managers of team members, regarding placement, development and conflict resolution.

Establish and maintain communications among all project/programs stakeholders. Structure, lead, and/or assist in leading all project related meetings and reports required to ensure open communication between all team members, key stakeholders, and management (monthly project reviews, kickoff meetings, weekly reports, monthly reports, etc.) and to properly report project status. Assure that Project Plan, all appropriate reports and reporting means are developed and managed according to PMCoE Standards. Present reports to appropriate management / governance team skillfully.

Plan (or assist in planning) the project (s) assigned to, including scope, schedule, cost, safety, and quality aspect of the project. Drive the process of project planning including scope definition, estimating, schedule formation and monitoring, cost control measures, procurement/contracting strategies, equipment selection, vendor selection, start-up and commissioning plans, and integration processes. This includes project planning and execution activities like scope definition, detailed design, construction, start-up and commissioning, turnover to operations, and warranty management.

Execute projects (or assist in project execution) according to Plan within designed scope, cost and schedule limits. Includes objectives, stakeholders, scope, roles and responsibilities, assumptions and constraints, deliverables, WBS, schedule, external communication, regulatory strategy, procurement strategy, contractor and supplier strategy, resource plan, budget, lessons learned, risk plan, quality plan, safety plan, environmental plan, security plan, integration plan, data management plan, communications and reporting plan, change management, and project close out.

  • Review small cell requests for electrical loads, siting prints, equipment weights, among other items, then indicate the proper multi-use pole to best fit the existing site conditions. Update tracking tools, assign work to design organization. Follow up, provide updates as necessary.

  • Meet with customers in the field to determine power requirements and design necessary distribution power facilities to satisfy customer needs attachment needs within negotiated timeframes. Analyze customer blueprints/provided information to determine project power requirements. Coordinate closely with customer and construction coordinator to insure all obligations are met prior to construction. Communicate via written and verbal means to keep internal and external customers informed of project status.

  • Be the single point of contact for attachment requests within the specified jurisdiction.

  • Daily use of company design platforms (Maximo, Small World) to prepare and input work order packages, specify labor and materials required to build projects, create construction prints, and develop customer invoicing. Develop cost estimates for options to provide power to customers attachment requests.

  • Develop and incorporate private property, easement and road right of way knowledge into daily work and designs. Work with land agent staff to secure easements from customers.

The Project Manager I may have relationships with individuals in the following organizations ranging from individual contributors to Department Leadership (i.e. individual contributors up to executive management):

· Finance

· Engineering

· Environmental

· Safety

· Quality

· Development

· Project Controls

· Construction Management

· Supply Chain

· Legal

· Operations

· Communications

· Regulatory

· Fuels

· Community/Governmental Relations

· Large Account Management

· Others

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Either 6+ years relevant industry experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business or 8+ years relevant industry experience with an Associate’s degree or 12+ plus years relevant industry experience without a degree.

  • Entry before described years of work experience would include additional education/military leadership and/or high performance at management’s discretion.

Desired Qualifications

  • 4 Year Degree

  • Utility Technical Certifications/Training;

  • PMI (PMP or CAPM) Certification;

  • CMII certificates;

  • Professional Engineer License

  • Utility Experience

  • Construction Management knowledge

  • Working knowledge to proficiency in project related Scheduling/ Cost Controls

Specific Requirements

  • Working Knowledge to Proficiency in Project Management, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving

  • Project related work experience

  • Risk Management

  • Project Leadership

  • Proven Collaborative Team Member

  • Electrical utility distribution design and/or electrical utility lighting design

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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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