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CenterPoint Energy Process Optimization Staff Consultant in Houston, Texas

Process Optimization Staff Consultant - TRA00548

Center Point Energy is looking for a Process Optimization Staff Consultant to join our Transmission Field Operations Team , located in Houston, TX .

You will have the ability to: Provides all aspects of project construction readiness, work planning, communications and management reporting to the Transmission Operations division manager and staff.

We want you to know

CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our vision to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value drives our strategy and performance. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people.

Diversity and Inclusion

CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce.

At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve.

What we bring to you

  • Competitive pay

  • Paid training

  • Benefits eligibility begins on your first day

  • Subsides metro and parking discounts

  • Flexible work schedule, paid holidays and paid time off

  • Access to discounts at fitness clubs and an on-site wellness center at our headquarters in Houston

  • Professional growth and development programs including tuition reimbursement

  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a company contribution of 3% regardless of your contribution with immediate 100% vesting.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Perform construction readiness reviews for the timely transition from a conceptual development plan to construction.

  • Develop project construction readiness implementation plans including readiness analysis, readiness activities, and readiness reporting.

  • Perform activity mapping and task identification reviews with stakeholders, including the use of transmission system development plans, GIS data systems, aerial photography, and facility maps.

  • Build and maintain project schedules using Oracle Primavera P6.

  • Perform field inspections as necessary to ensure on-time performance of task schedules.

  • Manage project forecasting and monitor pre-construction activities, prepare readiness reports, and establish metrics to ensure timely work progress.

  • Analyze monthly schedule progress deviations and determine critical path exceptions.

  • Keep management informed on project readiness status by preparing reports, making presentations, interpreting information, and making recommendations as required.

Your background includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Business Management, Project Management, Construction Management, Operations Management, or Supply Chain Management

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of applicable work experience in project scheduling, construction management, or construction operations in a corporate or electric utility environment.

  • A Master’s degree in a business, operations, or construction field may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • A Ph.D. degree in a business, operations, or construction field may be substituted for up to an additional year of experience.

  • Strong proficiency in Oracle Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project Professional scheduling software with specific experience in developing and maintaining complex project schedules across multiple work streams

A bonus to have:

  • Strong proficiency in SAP (e.g., SAP PM, PP, MM, MRP or APO) or other enterprise work management software.

  • Strong proficiency in MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Visio) with specific experience in developing and maintaining complex spreadsheets.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is preferred.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Houston-South Houston Service Center


Job Posting Jan 11, 2022

Posting End Date Jan 21, 2022

Req ID: TRA00548