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Duke Energy Project Manager II – Industrial and Commercial Electrical (Florida) in Lake Mary, Florida

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This position is responsible for working with Business Developers to identify customer issues and develop cost effective solutions at large commercial, industrial and institutional sites. Project design includes the development and engineering of energy related products and services, typically on the customer side of the meter. Solution focus areas are medium and low voltage electric infrastructure, back-up power systems (including standby generation and UPS), power quality, monitoring and control systems, and outdoor lighting.

This position has single point accountability, or can possibly be under the general direction of a Project Director or Senior PM. The Project Manager II (PM-II) 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. This position typically is assigned to multiple “Green I” or “Green II” projects per the Project Management Center of Excellence Project Profile Matrix. These projects are typically between $5M and $50M with a Low to Moderate level of complexity which may impact the facility or department level within the Company as well as some Senior Management and/or External Agencies. The PM-II 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 is considered a leadership position.


Job has accountability for:

  • Contacting large industrial, commercial, or institutional customers through a business development process to identify the issues and provide commercially available solutions within the customers' budget constraints.

  • Investigation, design, and development of innovative solutions to resolve customer issues. Solutions may be implemented inside the customer's facility or on the Duke Energy side of the meter. Provide pricing and sales support for these projects. Support construction from a design perspective and develop and implement commissioning plans for assigned projects. Provide technical assistance with resolving operational issues as necessary.

  • Development and maintenance of equipment specifications that meet the qualifications of standard designs and are acceptable to the construction and maintenance arms of Energy Services.

    Position requires an individual that is customer-focused, team oriented, has a background in commercial/industrial/utility design engineering, and can become an expert advisor in specific product areas. Individual will be accountable for leading or assisting the work group and management in interpreting and evaluating existing and proposed codes, processes, products, standards, regulations, requirements, and guidelines.

    Basic/Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • In addition to required degree, 5 years related work experience

  • In lieu of bachelor’s degree(s) AND 5 years related work experience listed above, High School/GED degree AND 9 years related work experience

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering

  • In addition to desired degree, ten years related work experience including project management or related roles in delivering electrical system designs to large commercial, industrial, and institutional customers

  • Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional, Certified Energy Manager, and/or Licensed Electrical, Building, or Public Utility Contractor

  • Five years of commercial and industrial design engineering experience

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team of individuals to meet a common goal and timeline

  • Demonstrated ability to develop skills and become an expert technical advisor for business development team. Topics will include technical and/or business issues.

  • Demonstrated history of continuous improvement in job-related technical, business and professional knowledge and skills. Areas of focus include safety codes & practices, engineering codes & standards, regulations, company procedures, and market & technical trends.

  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and provide options to customer issues that are complex in nature and for which there are no existing guidelines or known commercial solutions

  • Working knowledge of computerized analysis systems (ETAP, CYME, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of available commercial equipment and contractor network

  • Working knowledge of applicable industrial codes

  • Commercial project engineering experience in medium and/or low voltage electrical systems

  • Commercial mindset that can assess and resolve customer issues with innovative options based on customer cost guidelines and quality standards

  • Customer focused with demonstrated experience developing innovative designs in a collaborative environment

  • Demonstrated ability to assume total project responsibilities including quality assurance, customer interface, internal reporting and financial evaluation. Demonstrated ability to perform work in compliance with applicable safety policies, procedures, and guidelines.

  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write in a clear, concise, and organized manner using correct grammar - ability to document, make recommendations and influence others to common vision and action. Demonstrated ability to represent Duke Energy and effectively communicate technical and business impacts to technical and non-technical individuals within Duke Energy and the customers' organizations.



Working Conditions

  • Hybrid Mobility Classification – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable daily commute to the assigned Duke Energy facility.

  • The preferred work location is Lake Mary, Florida. Alternate Duke Energy Florida locations will be considered.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, July 20, 2024

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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