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Cleco Mgr-Generation Construction in Pineville, Louisiana

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About the Company

Becoming the leading energy company in Louisiana - helping our people and state thrive - means being mindful of the larger opportunities and evolving needs of all those we serve. So today at Cleco, we’re working from a view that starts behind the lines. Where we can see the full picture of possibilities and technologies. To line up our customers and communities with systems and services that power the good life today. And better lives tomorrow. We’ve always believed that electricity is something more than just electrons. To us, it’s the fuel for more productive days and work. The current that brings all of us closer together. The conduit that connects Louisiana’s present to Louisiana’s future.

Job Summary

The Manager – Generation Construction is a construction management professional responsible for overseeing the construction and execution of large capital projects within the generation power plant fleet. Achieves results by directing, overseeing, coordinating and maintaining a construction management team that works within existing project teams and follows Cleco’s Project Delivery System. Responsible for the performance and development of high-level technical employees with construction management responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership, influences change while driving the overall execution of their work plan required to achieve efficiency, effectiveness, and innovation objectives. Ensures this work plan is centric and in line with broader corporate objectives.

  • Direct business expectations and perceptions and support ongoing two-way communication to ensure alignment with corporate strategies, priorities and governance focused on achieving operational productivity.

  • Oversee and manage the portfolio of projects through assessment of benefits, risks and costs aligned with of the business strategy of Cleco.

  • Achieves results by planning and managing activities, procedures and resourcing. Contributes to complex projects necessitating the application of new and unique approaches.

  • Owns and oversee the development of governance, standards, procedures, processes and metrics frameworks ensuring alignment with broader corporate expectations.

  • Serves as escalation point for staff to report risks to delivery, ensuring business expectations, goals and objectives are understood and met across project teams.

  • Oversees and manages the performance of project teams. Lead and guide the work of technical staff, monitor progress, develop their skills and hold them accountable to defined project milestones.

  • Provides project teams with guidance and resources for project needs.

  • Serves as a liaison between business stakeholders and technical staff.

  • Interacts and influence Director level management on a regular basis to proactively support business objectives both within their sub function and across the overall function.

  • Provide training and opportunities for staff to add value to the department and to the company.

  • Responsible for leading project teams through highly complex objectives, milestones, obstacles and priorities while focusing on delivering mid to long term sub function plans.

  • Manage project work progress, so that other Managers and Directors are able to track against towards overall functional corporate goals.


(Required Education, Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited curriculum

  • 5+ years of related experience

  • 2-5+ years people management experience, preferred

  • PE Certification, preferred

Behavioral competencies

  • Business insight

  • Communicates effectively

  • Drives results

  • Ensures accountability

Technical competencies

  • Compliance

  • Engineering implementation

  • Engineering specification

  • Engineering testing

Cleco is a privately owned regional energy holding company with two primary businesses. Cleco Power, our regulated electric utility business, owns ten generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,357 megawatts and serves approximately 290,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Cleco Cajun, our unregulated electric utility business, owns eight generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,555 megawatts and contracts that serve nine Louisiana cooperatives, five wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.

In business since 1935, Cleco has deep roots. For more than 85 years, Cleco has kept pace with the ever-changing energy industry to serve its customers. Our corporate office is in Pineville, La. We have offices and 1,500 employees across the state near major cities like New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport. If you like great music, food and nature, with a dash of eccentricity, then Louisiana is a good place to call home.