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Duke Energy Project Manager I - Renewables in San Luis Obispo, California

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

This position has single point accountability, or can possibly be under the general direction of a Project Director or Senior PM. The Project Manager I (PM-I) 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 “White” or “Green I” projects per the Project Management Center of Excellence Project Profile Matrix. In aggregate, these projects are typically less than $10M with a Low to Moderate level of complexity impacting only the facility or department level within the Company. The PM-I 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 the second level of the PM Career Path; minimum qualifications must be met to be placed within this position.


  • Provide leadership, oversight management, delegation, and coordination to the various internal and external organizations that are providing services to the project (development, engineering, project controls, estimating, construction management, supply chain, legal, EHS, QA/QC, operations, communications, regulatory, security, transmission, etc.). The PM manages all matrixed members of the team on a daily basis and is responsible for interfacing with functional managers of team members, regarding placement, development and conflict resolution

  • Structure, lead, and/or assist in leading all project related meetings and reports required to ensure open communication between all team members, key stakeholders, and management ( weekly project reviews, kickoff meetings, weekly reports, monthly reports, etc.) and to properly report project status. Assure that Project Plan, all appropriate reports and reporting means are developed and managed according to PMCoE Standards. Present reports to appropriate management / governance team skillfully.

  • Drive the process of project planning including scope definition, estimating, schedule formation and monitoring, cost control measures, procurement/contracting strategies, equipment selection, vendor selection, start-up and commissioning plans, and integration processes. This includes project planning and execution activities like scope definition, detailed design, logistics, construction preparedness, project schedule & plans, construction, start-up and commissioning, turnover to operations, and warranty management

  • Includes objectives, stakeholders, scope, roles and responsibilities, assumptions and constraints, deliverables, 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

Required Qualifications

• Associates degree• In addition to required degree, 2 plus years related work experience• In lieu of Associates degree(s) AND 2 plus year(s) related work experience listed above, High School/GED AND 5 plus year(s) related work experience

Desired Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or• Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering or• Bachelor's degree in Architectural and Building Technologies or• Bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering• In addition to desired degree, 7 plus years related work experience

Additional Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Project related work experience

  • Risk Management

  • Project Leadership

  • Strong Collaboration

  • Oversight

  • Utility Experience

  • Construction Management knowledge

  • Electrical Design Knowledge

  • Proficiency to expertise in project related Scheduling (MS Project)

  • Cost Controls (Procore)

  • Utility Technical Certifications/Training

  • PMP or CAPM Certification

  • CMII/Construction Certifications

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

  • 4 Year Degree

  • Utility Technical Certifications/Training

  • PMI (PMP or CAPM) Certification

  • CMII certificates

  • Professional Engineer License

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)Yes

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster ( and Supplement ( .