The Project Manager provides overall coordination and control of the engineering, scheduling, procurement, construction, estimating, and cost aspects of assigned project(s). Ensures projects are completed within estimated costs and schedules consistent with management directives. Provides direction to all personnel assigned to the project(s), including contractors and consultant personnel. In addition, consistent with the Project Plan, Project Managers are: responsible for the successful completion of the project; have the authority to fulfill this responsibility and have the accountability for overall management of the project.
Assemble project teams, in mutual agreement with organizations represented.
Prepare project plans which will define the project objective and the method of accomplishment; the plan will include, but not be limited to: a scope of work which includes the applicable licensing, environmental, engineering, quality assurance and operating considerations in order to complete the construction phase of the project(s) in accordance with NYPA standards and procedures; a table of organization of the project team, a list of responsibilities of the team members, a project schedule including milestone and manpower allocations, and a contracting strategy.
Manage and direct the activities of the project team and to ensure progress is on schedule and within budget.
Coordinate the development of appropriate Capital Expenditure Authorization Requests (CEAR’s), obtain and assure all proper costs are incorporated into the project CEAR(s) from support departments. Develop estimates and details of project costs and schedules taking into consideration NYPA policy standards and budgetary limits. Make schedule revisions required to reflect the efforts of unanticipated events. Maintain total project cost within budget.
Ensure that the necessary Trustee authorizations are prepared, reviewed and approved before commencement of each project phase, as required.
Monitor the overall progress of the projects through frequent status meetings and site visits; provide direction to engineering, design, procurement, construction, consultant, and contractor personnel to resolve problems by coordinated efforts.
Direct the activities and delegate assignments to appropriate staff, as required, to assure thorough completion of the projects. Ensure all engineering documents related to assigned projects have been reviewed by appropriate NYPA staff, i.e. Engineering, Construction Management, Strategic Supply Management, Site Maintenance and Operations staff, etc.
Make decisions within authorized procedural limits and recommend and justify those requiring approval of higher authority to ensure the timely completion of the project, according to established engineering standards and Authority policies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to assemble and lead a diverse team of administration, technical, engineering and construction specialists to accomplish project objectives.
Capable of using current project management tools and methods to define, plan, schedule, cost, track and manage all aspects of the work.
Able to interpret existing conditions and respond quickly is essential. Substantial knowledge of relevant technical disciplines, and an understanding of the effects on the Authority and its customers.
Must be aware of changes and advancements in the industry, and develop industry-wide expertise.
A broad perspective across multiple engineering disciplines. In addition to a thorough knowledge of the electrical utility industry, both technical, business and management perspectives is required.
Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communication skills for presentations and reports.
Able to focus on the results of data rather than on the data analysis procedures. In some cases, these “problems” may be associated with the Authority’s generation and transmission of electricity safely, at the lowest cost, or in developing expanded capabilities and services for customers.
Ability to investigate what is not intuitive and to develop solutions to non-routine problems.
Able to handle a project from start to finish, with only major decisions being brought to the Vice President.
Strong project management skills.
Ability to multitask.
Strong negotiating skills.
Ability to provide technical leadership in an area of expertise across the Authority, including to Senior Management.
Ability to supervise assigned project staff in the effective management of different projects from start of assignment to completion.
Ability to manage budgetary procedures/practices in the control of costs in managing projects to completion.
Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects within varying deadlines.
This position carries substantial responsibility and the incumbent must be able to operate under considerable pressure in order to complete the project in a cost-effective and timely manner.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering: Electrical, Mechanical or Civil, advanced degree preferred.
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Project / Construction Management, preferably in the electric utility industry.
Experience leading a team or supervising/managing staff.
NYS PE License
Approximately 20% travel primarily in NY State.
Ability to access all areas of a facility.
The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer