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Colorado Springs Utilities Energy Project Manager – Electric and Natural Gas in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Energy Project Manager – Electric and Natural Gas

Job Type: Business Operations

Pay Range $81,000 to $112,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 8/3/21

Energy Project Manager – Electric and Natural Gas

In 1924, Colorado Springs voted to create a four-service utility of electricity, natural gas, water, and wastewater services. Since then, as a municipal utility, our focus has been providing exceptional customer service while keeping costs low. Colorado Springs Utilities was recently awarded the Diamond Designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The Diamond status is the highest awarded by the APPA, recognizing our utility for having some of the highest ratings in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements, among the more than 2,000 public utilities in the nation.

Colorado Springs Utilities is excited to hire a Project Manager to join our System Planning and Projects Division. In this position, you will be responsible for collaborating with other project managers, project sponsors, and departments to deliver electric and natural gas infrastructure projects meeting established objectives, milestones, performance metrics, and deliverables.

Colorado Springs Utilities’ Electric and Gas Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) have identified numerous projects for the next 30 years to ensure our organization can continue to reliably provide electric and gas service to the Colorado Springs community. Your role will be pivotal to our success, as you will be primarily responsible for directing, facilitating, and/or delivering these projects, including oversight and coordination of internal and external construction, spanning over the next 30 years. You will help reduce Colorado Springs Utilities' carbon footprint and set a new trajectory for natural gas and electric services!

Your job responsibilities include...

  • Leading project teams by assembling appropriate personnel, assigning roles and responsibilities, and building team cohesion

  • Directing project meetings and preparing formal and informal project communications

  • Identifying, assessing, and recommending solutions for issues to management to proactively facilitate project progression and resolution

  • Developing and updating project charters, project plans, cost estimates, schedules, contract documents, and project closeout documentation

  • Initiating procurement of materials, resources, equipment, and services (i.e., consultant and construction contracts, permitting, inspections)

  • Tracking, monitoring, analyzing, and reporting project quality, costs, schedule, and scope status

  • Driving timely completion of project activities, as well as efficient and cost-effective use of time, materials, and resources

Who you are...

  • This position will either be filled at the Project Manager II or III level, as business needs demand. We are seeking the following education, experience, and skills:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Construction Management, Engineering, or a closely related field is preferred.

  • As a Project Manager II, qualified candidates will offer four to six years of experience managing all phases of projects ranging in size, up to one million dollars, preferably in construction. Pay range for a PM II is $81,000 to $102,000 a year.

  • As a Project Manager III, qualified candidates will bring seven or more years of demonstrated experience managing high-level, advanced construction projects, utilities preferred. Additionally, possessing a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and familiarity with PM Web, is highly beneficial. Knowledge of electric and natural gas infrastructure (power generation, substations, natural gas pipelines) is also helpful. Pay range for PM III $89,000 to $112,000 a year.

  • In addition to the technical aspects of this job, you excel at remaining composed under pressure, taking initiative and driving projects forward, communicating and sharing information effectively and appropriately, possess sound critical thinking and decision-making ability, and strong interpersonal skills that will allow you to establish effective internal and external relationships with contractors, Utilities staff, and suppliers. This role will also require you to hone your leadership capability through leading project teams in ways that result in successful performance and facilitate team cohesion and productivity.

Our Commitment…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families, through our comprehensive benefits program.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance

ATTENTION:

  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. If selected for an interview, we may leverage remote technology solutions including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions as part of the hiring process where possible.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled .

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

For more information regarding applicant rights, visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm

Accessibility Accommodations . If you are an individual with a disability or disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting us at accessibility@csu.org or by calling 719-668-7500. This option is reserved for individuals who are unable to use or require assistance with the online tools as the result of a disability and is not intended for other purposes.

E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: http://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/applicants-rights-and-responsibilities/ . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Have a question? If you have a question about a position or need assistance from a recruiter, email us at csurecruiting@csu.org or call 719-668-7500.

Job Type: Business Operations

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