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OGE Energy Corp Project Manager Specialist in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Project Manager Specialist

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Manages the design and construction of generation, transmission, substation, and distribution projects to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope. Performs project management activities including managing project budgets, creating and maintaining project schedules, managing project scopes, managing project risks, monitoring and tracking projects, and reporting project status. Ensures project safety, compliance with the AFE policy, and effective communications and coordination with customers, key stakeholders, and management..

Primary Duties:

  • Responsible for oversight of design, construction, and commissioning of large or complex projects.

  • Typically manage projects from $150k to $5M with high complexity and risk (B projects). Higher complexity projects could include quality/reliability issues to a large number of customers, moderate financial risk, some self-perform/oversight required, some environmental/regulatory permitting, and/or multiple configuration changes.

  • Projects typically involve 1-3 disciplines or asset types (e.g. distribution, transmission, substation, controls, communication, boiler, turbine, etc.). May work on projects with lower complexity and risk as needed.

  • Ensures compliance with AFE policy.

  • Responsible for funding, financial analysis, and reporting status on each project.

  • Develops project management plans that include project scope verification, project schedules, timelines, milestones, budget estimates, cash flows, work breakdown structures, and resource requirements.

  • Develops timetables and priorities for execution of all design and construction activities of the project.

  • Directs and coordinates various OG&E and contractor activities to complete projects on time and within budget.

  • Collaborates with project management, planning, land management, design, construction, operations, resource coordination, and supply chain personnel.

  • Ensures resource requirements are organized and forecasted to facilitate efficient utilization and capacity planning.

  • Evaluates need for contract assistance.

  • Ensures complete and timely project closeout including after-action reviews to achieve continuous improvement.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Construction Management combined with Five (5) years' Project Manager experience; or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Construction Management combined with Six (6) years of related experience (e.g., Project Management, Utility Engineering, Utility Construction, or Utility Operations); or Associates Degree in Construction Management, Engineering Technology or other related technical degree combined with Nine (9) years of related experience (e.g., Project Management, Utility Engineering, Utility Construction, or Utility Operations); or Twelve (12) years of related experience (e.g., Project Management, Utility Engineering, Utility Construction, or Utility Operations).

  • One (1) year Project Manager experience managing Transmission/Substation Construction/Distribution/Generation projects (may be concurrent with experience above).

  • Valid State Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications:

Project Manager/ Project Owner experience

Desire to meet and exceed customer expectations

Leadership skills, including ability to influence others and achieve measurable results

Experience creating project plans and managing to those plans

Effective communication skills which include: articulating our company vision, providing guidance or instruction, giving and receiving feedback, and ability to collaborate with internal and external customers, provide clear and detailed expectations.

PMP certification or 30 hours of PMP courses

Experience creating, routing, and tracking AFEs

Experience forecasting and managing a budget

SAP Experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated IIF (Incident and Injury Free) leadership.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including ability to influence others and achieve measurable results.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and professionally with customers, team members, and leaders.

  • Demonstrated strong verbal, written, and negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrated desire to meet and exceed customer expectations.

  • Ability to oversee, plan, coordinate, track, and complete large, complex projects as well as multiple smaller projects meeting desired project outcomes within specified time and budget constraints.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply Project Management Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).

  • Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, and time management skills with ability to meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated excellent problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of OG&E electrical system (generation, transmission, substation, distribution) including design, construction, maintenance, and operations.

  • Demonstrated computer skills with ability to use application software including SAP, CCS, CRTS, ArcFM, and MS Office Suite.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects under sometimes stressful and heavy workloads.

  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and exercise good judgment based on customer interaction and Company policy.

  • Demonstrated ability to adjust and adapt across varied working conditions and evolving business needs.

  • Ability to analyze and organize data into information, make a series of alternatives, and develop a recommendation.

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment including computer work.

  • Outdoor work environment requiring ability to traverse rough terrain, be exposed to inclement weather, and wear PPE.

  • Required to work non-standard (evenings & weekend) hours to accommodate customers and extensive hours to meet deadlines.

  • Required to travel to Company offices and work sites including overnight trips.

Special Safety Requirements:

  • This position is a classified as a Safety-Sensitive Job under state law. Individuals in this position are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in OGE Energy Corp.'s Drug Testing Plan.

    Job Location

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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