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Xcel Energy Project Manager I - Den, CO Job in Colorado

Job Grade: Q

Hierarchy: No - We can only hire at the posted level

Union Position: Non-Bargaining

Position Summary

Standard Operations Position. Provide project management, leadership and coordination for one or more projects or project work streams. Responsible for overall project scope, schedule, cost and risk management. Leads team to achieve approved project scope, develops strategic sequencing and detailed milestone schedules, project-level cost tracking and reconciliation. Coordinates development of detailed cost estimates, schedules and associated project RFP’s, RFQ’s, contracts, etc. Responsible for leading projects through all internal and external processes. Manages the project scope, schedule and closely plans and manages all project costs. Ensures availability or seeks out adequate resources for projects.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Project Management: Prepare and produce project management reports, timelines, budgets, and documentation as guided by project or program manager. Independently manage and build project plan deliverables on smaller projects and contribute to larger projects. Provide tracking of large project plans. Identify plan gaps and develop closure plans. Ensure the successful completion of assigned project deliverables & milestones in a dynamic/complex environment.

  • Financial Management: Assist with management of project financials including budgeting, forecasting, and actuals tracking. Support RFP and contract management processes. Review actuals versus planned budget during project life cycle to identify deviations, research reason for deviation and recommend corrective action. Ensure timely project closure, payment and reconciliation.

  • Resource Management: Manage resources, both internal and external. Manage assigned contracts and associated payments and performance requirements. Manage a comprehensive resource plan for a matrixed team of diverse talent to maximize skills and minimize cost.

  • Project Planning: Define deliverables and required delivery dates. Facilitate the involvement of all key stakeholders in requirements gathering and planning process. Develop solution design that encompasses the entire project scope, and secure all required approvals (internal, external, etc.). Develop viable work plans/WBS, milestone schedules, and project cost/benefit estimates.

  • Scope & Risk Management: Manage project scope change process. Identify risks and issues throughout the project lifecycle steps and assist in creation of mitigation strategies and contingency plans.

  • Relationship Management: Communicates project status to all levels of the organization. Establish effective, collaborative working relationships to maximize project efficiency, responsiveness and resource allocation.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years work experience in operations, technology, finance, or comparable function; utility experience preferred

  • BS Engineering, Construction, Business, Information Technology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 3 -5 years’ experience in project management and process improvement; some formal project management training preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence others

  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills; excellent written/verbal communications skills required

  • Understanding of core business processes/ industry trends with ability to understand/apply ongoing changes

  • Knowledge of project planning and business need justification process and methodology

  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and work within a diverse, cross-functional team environment

  • Vendor/contract management experience preferred

Competency Band:

  • Accountability

  • Customer and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Job and Business Expertise

  • Operational Excellence

  • Relationship Focused

Location(s): CO - Denver

Organization: Operations and Generation

Department: 58664:Gas Project Mngt XS

Schedule: Full-Time

Non-Union jobs will be posted internally for a minimum of 5 business days, after 5 days the job may be unposted at any time.

Union jobs will be posted based on the union agreement.

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $77,000 to $109,666 per year

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Recruiter: Andrew Q Truong

Hiring Manager: John P Ragulsky

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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