Senior Project Manager - Construction

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 different states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses. Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers. Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.
DTE Energy's utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.
Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:
Gallup Great Workplace Award for consecutive years
Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
Indeed's annual "50 Best Places to Work" award for two years running
Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For
J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award
Professional Women's Magazine/Black EOE Journal "Best of the Best"
Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT
Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award
Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award
DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.
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Job Summary
Manages the development and implementation of engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of multiple intermediate to large ($5 million-plus) capital projects encompassing three to five power plants & multiple operating units distributed over a defined service area. This individual is responsible for managing one or more projects within the constraints of scope, quality, time, and cost to deliver project outcomes in accordance with specified requirements. Provides vision, leader-ship, and project work direction to key project engineering, procurement, project controls, and con-struction personnel for timely achievement of project goals and milestones. There are no jobs/employees reporting (either directly or indirectly) to this job.
Key Accountabilities
Manages multiple intermediate to large ($5+ million) capital projects and/or multiple small projects. Ensures the constructability of the scope of work, engineering and design of the modification. Approximate frequency: daily/regularly (20% of total).
Manages the progress of a construction, renovation, alteration, or maintenance project from the scoping phase through the design, construction and closeout phases. This is inclusive of project scope, schedule and estimate development, engineering and construction, through the completion of installation, testing, and commissioning into service and project closeout; manages cost and schedule forecasting, and scope, budget, quality, and schedule change control. Approximate frequency: daily/regularly (20% of total).
Manages a team of project engineers, construction managers, schedulers, estimators, planners, project sponsors, first-line supervisors, general foremen, superintendents, and technical and administrative support personnel. Approximate frequency: daily/regularly (20% of total).
Manages project expenditures, the procurement of equipment and materials including the startup testing and acceptance of the new equipment; provides daily management of on-site construction activities (as required) working with the general contractor or multiple contractors and building trades. Approximate frequency: as required (10% of total).
Manages and integrates project construction with Plant and Outage Management, ensuring coor-dination between management and the general contractor or multiple individual contractors and building trades; coordinates with Supply Chain Management in conducting bid meetings and reviews, supplier selections and evaluations; determines contracting strategy congruent with labor utilization strategies. Approximate frequency: weekly (10% of total).
Manages project scope, schedule & cost changes ensuring that all project requirements and/or objectives and the execution of changes are properly documented, justified, approved by management, and vigorously pursued via regular reporting, forecasting final targets, reviews and audits; implements approved changes in a timely manner. Approximate frequency: biweekly (5% of total).
Manages communications, risk management, scope verification, and information distribution during project development & implementation; ensures compliance with safety, environmental, and other regulatory requirements. Approximate frequency: monthly (10% of total).
Interfaces with the respective project stakeholders (inclusive of internal organizations, plants, OEM, general contractors, building trades labor organizations/unions) and provides contract administration services for blanket orders or other subcontractors and vendors. Provides administrative support to the Supervisor, Projects Management. Approximate frequency: biweekly (5% of total).
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
Associate degree in (pre)engineering, engineering technology, construction management, or a directly relevant curriculum from an accredited college and 7+ years of experience, including substantive project management and/or experience with building trades & labor agreements, labor & trades jurisdictional issues, contract administration, negotiation, dispute resolution, safety, and fossil power plant outages.
Other Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in engineering, engineering technology, construction management, or a directly relevant curriculum from an accredited college (in lieu of an Associate degree)
Certification in Project Management (Project Management Institute certification as a Project Management Professional)
Other Requirements
Multitasking capabilities: prioritizes, delegates & manages time and work flow effectively.
Analytical & decision making abilities: makes decisions systematically; anticipates and mitigates problems, and understands decisions' business implications.
Adapts to change; open to new ideas and willingly takes on new responsibilities.
Communications (written & verbal): creates reports, designs and conducts presentations at all levels of the Corporation.
Good listening and negotiating skills Influencing skills: provides feedback and coaching; works well in groups and with other departments and organizations.
Inspires and motivates others to perform well.
Effectively influences actions of others.
Knowledge of PC & computer-based scheduling and financial tools, including (e.g Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Primavera, MS Project, SAP & Maximo)
Additional Information
Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.
Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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