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MidAmerican Energy Company Construction and Outage Project Manager in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Purpose of Position This position plans, develops budgets and directs both long-and short-term scheduled maintenance outage plans and construction plans. They share the responsibility for the safe, cost effective and timely execution of those outage plans and implementation of major projects with plant management. Primary Job Duties Develops project plans, provides direction and coordinates project activities associated with outage tasks and capital investments to meet targeted time frames and budgets. Coordinates construction projects at various power plant locations. Strong use of interpersonal skills to coordinate the work of many different work groups, vendors and contractors. Utilizes influencing skills to challenge and gain acceptance to altering current practices as necessary. Ensures the safety of all employees involved with the work. Negotiates and administers both long-and short-term contracts for services and projects at the generating stations. Performs additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. Performance Expectations Completes assigned projects within the time frame and budget allowed. The impact of a unit outage ranges from $50,000 to $300,000 per day. Stays current on industry trends in outage management, project management and equipment testing and assessment techniques. Works with the plant management to ensure high unit availability and reliability of their generating assets to ensure reliable revenue flow for the company. Demonstration of advanced technical knowledge and understanding of outage projects and the company's business processes. Emphasis on identification and fulfillment of customer requirements. Participation on teams that results in contribution to achievement of team goals and objectives, sometimes in a lead role for a phase of a project. Performs responsibilities as directed within determined time frames and with a high degree of accuracy. Provides accurate input into the budget process and contributes to meeting the actual targets. Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department and the company. Maintains the professional competence, knowledge and skills to effectively complete responsibilities; enhances job knowledge and abilities by taking personal responsibility for professional development and training. Maintains sensitive and confidential information regarding company information. Attends work on a regular basis and support the company's employee policies and procedures, including workplace safety rules. Ensures all compliance aspects of position are known and followed; understands and complies with all policies, codes and regulations applicable to position and company. Bachelor's degree in engineering or technical field is preferred or equivalent work experience. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.) Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering preferred. Six years of plant experience, including two years in a senior technical/leadership role. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of outage project plans. Effective interpersonal skills and leadership abilities. Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently. The ability to work effectively with people of different backgrounds. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation. We celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law. Job: Mechanical Engineering* *Organization: Generation *Title: *Construction and Outage Project Manager Location: IA-Council Bluffs Requisition ID: 2400296