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Duke Energy Project Manager (Level I or Level II) in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Note: this position may be filled as a Project Manager I or one level higher as a Project Manager II dependent upon the selected candidate's experience.

This position has single point accountability or can be under general direction of a Project Director or Senior PM. This position is responsible for management, or assisting management, of all phases of project planning and execution to ensure project success factors are met. These include but not limited to scope, schedule, cost, quality, environmental, safety, communications, security, and integration.

The position is typically assigned a portfolio of "White" or "Green" ranked projects per the Project Management Center of Excellence Risk-Informed Project Ranking Process. Higher ranked projects with greater risk may also be assigned when accompanied with an Enhanced Support and Oversight Plan (ESOP).

The position is accountable for a portfolio of assigned projects with Low to Moderate levels of risk that impact various levels of the Company, Senior Management or External Agencies. This position may be assigned projects with specific risk-informed requirements based on specific experience and skill sets.

This position serves as unifying agents providing leadership, decision making, management, guidance, coordination, and control of overall projects in accordance with established policies, procedures, systems, and requirements of the Company.

Entry to either level is based on experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, and should align with business unit personnel needs to manage the portfolio.

Job Responsibilities

Create / Staff / Lead Project Team

  • This position provides leadership, oversight, delegation, and coordination with various internal and external organizations providing services to the project (Development, Engineering, Project Controls, Estimating, Construction Management, Supply Chain, Legal, EHS, QA/QC, Operations, Communications, Stakeholder Engagement, Regulatory, Security, Fuels, Transmission, etc.).

  • The Project Manager guides matrixed members of the team daily. They interface with functional leaders of matrixed team members regarding placement, development, and conflict resolution.

Establish and maintain communications among project/programs stakeholders

  • Structure, lead, or assist in project related meetings to ensure open communication between team members, key stakeholders, and management.

  • Prepare, communicate, or report monthly project status, kickoff meetings, weekly and monthly required communication.

  • Assure Project Plans and appropriate reporting means are developed and communicated according to PMCoE Standards and Business Unit implementing procedures. Effectively communicate with appropriate management/governance team.

Plan assigned project(s) including scope, schedule, cost, safety, and quality aspects

  • Champion the process of project planning including scope and work definition, estimating, schedule formation, monitoring, cost control measures, procurement/contracting strategies, equipment selection, vendor selection, start-up and commissioning plans, turnover to operations, warranty management, and integration processes as applicable.

Execute projects according to plans within approved scope, cost and schedule constraints

  • Includes objectives, stakeholders, scope, roles and responsibilities, assumptions and constraints, deliverables, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), schedule, external communication, regulatory strategy, procurement strategy, contractor and supplier strategy, resource plan, budget, lessons learned, risk plan, quality plan, safety plan, environmental plan, security plan, integration plan, data management plan, communications and reporting plan, change management, and project close out.

    Basic Qualifications - Project Manager I

  • Associate's Degree AND

  • 2 years minimum required related experience

  • In Lieu of Degree, High School / GED AND 5 years minimum required related experience

    Basic Qualifications - Project Manager II

  • Bachelor’s Degree AND

  • 5 years minimum required related experience

  • In Lieu of Degree, High School / GED AND 9 years minimum required related experience

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Certified Associate of Project Management

  • Professional Engineer

  • Configuration Management II Professional (CM2-P)

  • Project Management Professional

  • Utility Technical Certifications or Training

    Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Working Knowledge to Proficiency in Project Management, Decision Making, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving

  • Project related work experience

  • Risk Management, Project Leadership, Proven Collaborative Team Member

  • Utility Experience, Construction Management knowledge

  • Working knowledge to proficiency in project related Scheduling/ Cost Controls

    Working Conditions

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


Specific Requirements

The Project Manager I may have relationships with individuals in the following organizations ranging from individual contributors to Department Leadership (i.e. individual contributors up to executive management):

  • Community Relations

  • Enterprise Security

  • Finance

  • Engineering

  • Environmental, Health and Safety

  • Global Risk Management and Insurance

  • Human Resources

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Quality

  • Development

  • Project Management Center of Excellence (PMCoE)

  • Project Controls

  • Construction Management

  • Supply Chain

  • Legal Department

  • Operations

  • Corporate Communications

  • Regulatory and Compliance

  • Fuels

  • Others

  • Sales/Marketing Leadership of external Suppliers/Vendors

  • Project teams of external Suppliers/Vendors

  • Regulatory agencies

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, May 28, 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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