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Exelon ComEd - Sr Project Manager - GMP Contracts - Hybrid - Oakbrook Terrace, IL in United States


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Manage transmission, substation, distribution, gas, and/or information technology projects consisting of cross-functional teams involving multiple disciplines and multiple operating areas including contract resources. Responsible for managing the scope, schedule, budget, and safety performance of multiple projects and programs. Leads project teams through business case / capital approval process, development and execution of project plans and project closeout. These projects have budgets that will typically range from $250K to $15 million. Also, may manage business initiative projects with direct accountability for project execution while leading a team to accomplish objectives within a given time frame and with limited resources. Position may be required to work extended hours for coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.

  • Transmission Project and Program: Management “In Transmission Projects and Program, we manage projects that expand, reinforce, and add resiliency to the transmission system. We also manage the initial service connection for large Commercial and Industrial customers to the high voltage Transmission and Distribution system.”

  • Distribution Projects & Programs: Grid Resiliency, Grid Automation and Enhancements, System Communications (Fiber Deployment) and Facility Relocation “In the Distribution System Performance and Facility Relocation Projects & Programs, we manage projects focused on reliability and resiliency improvements of the ComEd grid. This includes deployment of the advanced communications (fiber) network and distribution automation devices to improve system performance. We also relocate overhead and underground facilities in the public right of way.”

  • Distribution Projects & Programs: Grid Optimization, System Cable & Capacity Expansion teams “In Distribution Projects & Programs, we manage projects that expand energy capacity of distribution infrastructure for future growth, save customers energy, and improve reliability through replacement of existing facilities.”


  • Responsible and accountable for overall project performance for projects including major transmission, substation, distribution, and gas construction, new technology programs, information technology and organizational initiatives.

  • Ensures project costs, schedule and scope are managed, including the development of recovery plans, to stay within approved limits.

  • Interface with external and internal stakeholders to coordinate project requirements.

  • Primary communicator with the sponsor and key stakeholders on project issues, including executive level and interdepartmental presentations.

  • Ensures a good working relationship between the project team, line managers, and interfacing organizations.

  • Coaches and leads team members to ensure completion of assigned tasks.

  • Identify and obtain project team resources.

  • Ensures project team members understand their respective responsibilities.


The Project Manager is an individual contributor accountable for project budgets, team performance and developing strategic plans to implement projects for various organizations. Responsibilities also include managing scope, budget and schedule within approved parameters and providing structured and detailed reports to the appropriate Management team. Tasks may include but are not limited to, ensuring the completion of business cases, budgetary approvals, project scheduling, requirements engineering, design and engineering tasks, vegetation management reviews, project reporting, project financial analysis, major equipment procurement, environmental analysis, obtaining real estate and relationship management with external customers, vendors, townships and regulatory agencies, project quality assurance, and change management. Interacts routinely with key internal and external stakeholders including senior management, the Utility's largest customers, and governmental and regulatory officials.



  • For construction project management: Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field and 4-7 years relevant project management or related experience, OR High School Diploma and 6-9 years of relevant project management or related experience; For non-construction project management: Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or related field and 4-7 years relevant project management or related experience, OR High School Diploma and 6-9 years of relevant project management or related experience

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or achieve CAPM within two years of job entry (PMP certification will fulfill this requirement)

  • Demonstrated and documented success at managing projects

  • Ability to work independently and as a team leader including the ability to handle conflicting priorities in a multitask environment.

  • Demonstrated strong independent judgment skills.

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and time management skills.

  • Valid driver's license and access to an automobile


  • Master's degree in engineering (or advanced technical degree) or Business Administration, Construction, Economics or Finance.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Professional Engineer License

  • Experience or knowledge of a specific functional area or discipline (e.g., Finance, Utility, Infrastructure/Construction, or Information Technology) experience.

  • Experience with Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) Contracts or Target Priced Contracts or financial management on open book contracts.

  • Experience creating financial literacy programs or 2 years' experience in a previous financial role.

  • Liaising and working collaboratively with site managers, clients, contractors, subcontractors and stakeholders.

  • Overseeing, monitoring, reviewing and vetting costs for construction buildout design plans against quantity requirements.

  • Gathering and preparing reports, analyses, contracts, budgets, risk assessments, and other necessary and relevant documents.

  • Maintaining accurate project records and expenses by preparing reports, keeping accurate track of materials/assets and productivity tracking.

  • Gathering reports for clients and /or stakeholders on claimed executive work of contractors against confirming the stage of work accomplished and checking progress payments according to the accomplished work.

  • Certification by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) will be requested within 3 years of start date on construction management for Quantity Surveyors.

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