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Eversource Energy Project Manager, DER Planning in Westwood, Massachusetts

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Role and Scope of Position:

Responsible formanaging the life cycleofDER projectsfromproject initiation toissuing Permission to Operate (PTO) letters to DER Customers. Coordinate all engineering activities related to assigned projects and interfacewith project stakeholders, including but not limited to various Engineering disciplines, Substation Construction, Operations, Test Personnel, Contract Administration, Legal, Real Estate, Accounting etc. Identify project scope and manage the engineering work in a manner which ensures compliance with safety, budget, and schedule requirements.Lead and ensure project schedules with appropriate Engineering disciplines in ensuring adherence to DPU Tariff guidelines are met at each milestone. Lead any ad-hoc administrative activitiesthat may be required in fulfilling activities of issuing desktop requisitions to Contractors in managingoutsourcing activities.

Job Description

*Essential Functions: *

  • Manageshighly complexDERrelatedSubstation& Distributionprojects including, but not limited to, new substation additions, transformer and switchgear additions,re-conducting,and major protection scheme modifications.
  • Manage Distribution level overhead projects post interconnection agreements of DER Customersleading all subsequent activitiesfrom developing the Construction Schedule to the end state of the projectsin issuing PTO letters to the Customers

  • Provide oversight on project deliverables from the project initiation phase to delivering the permission to operate letter.

  • Ensurethat timelines associated with every task of the projects are met per theapplicableTariff timelines.
  • Ensure that proper study deliverables are met per the internal department expectations by adhering to the process flow including engaging other engineering disciplines.
  • Work closely on a weekly basis with theScheduling team in leading P6 schedules and providing weekly updates on every task of the project. Ensure that P6 schedule aligns with any other Power BIdata and Power Clerktool.
  • Work withtheDG Customer Care teamtoensure that all Customer HOLDs are applied on applications when necessary andthat applicabletimelines areenforced.

  • Ensure that noImpact Study agreements (ISAs)are issued without conforming to all pre-requisitesand requirements,includingcollaboratingwith other departmentsto developcost estimatesandconductrelevant site visits.

  • Ensure development of accurate schedules and engineering resource projections.
  • Develop Project Authorization Forms (PAFs) and presentingthem to appropriate approval committees likeState-PAC, SDC & EPAC.
  • Track project costs forDER projectsto ensure compliance withcustomerfinancialobligations.
  • Initiate corrective actionsas necessaryforproblems throughout the lifecycleof theDERproject.

  • Coordinates/completesproject engineering close-outsand workswithAccountingon cost reconciliation.

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance withapplicableTariff timeline requirements.
  • Participatein weekly internal callstoprovideproject updates andincustomer callstobriefstakeholdersonprojectprogress anddeliverables.
  • Perform site walk downs with other engineering departmentsas deemed necessary.
  • Perform any ad-hocadministrative activities related to the project purchase orders to be issued to external stakeholders.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skills:   

  • Excellent leadership, teambuilding, coaching, interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable engineering, work practices and procedures, and safety requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of engineering and design contracts

  • Knowledge ofthe energydelivery powersystem
  • Ability to schedule, plan, and manage complex projects
  • Good human resource management
  • Ability to utilize information technology and the use of Eversource’s office automation systems

Education:           _    _

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineeringor Project Management
  • Master’s Degree preferred   

_Experience:                   _

  • 10 years of experience consisting of a combination of electrical engineering and project management experience 

  • Experience in Energy Delivery is preferred

Licenses & Certifications:       

  • PMP Certification isPreferred

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • None

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.

Mental Aspects :

Leadership Behaviors/Competencies:

Set and Communicate Direction and Priorities

  • Communicate priorities and goals (company, department, team)
  • Show how employee’s work fits in
  • Provide business updates, news
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate

Build Trusting Relationships

  • Role model honesty/integrity in communication and action
  • Balance “getting results” with concern for individual needs
  • Have honest dialogue with employees; get to know them

Manage and Develop People

  • Set realistic performance objectives and expectations
  • Give ongoing, honest feedback; coach for success
  • Recognize good performance
  • Visit crews in the field
  • Remove obstacles to day-to-day performance
  • Provide tools, information, training

Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration

  • Encourage cooperation/remove obstacles between work groups/departments
  • Encourage collaboration/peers helping peers

Create a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

  • Ask for employee input on work process/practice improvements and before implementing change that will affect them
  • Encourage ideas

Lead Change

  • Deliver effective, positive communications about change to your team
  • Exhibit a “can-do” attitude to successfully implement changes in priorities and work processes
  • Respond positively to new demands or circumstances

Focus on the Customer

  • Ensure that everyone on the team understands our customer promise and provides superior customer service
  • Be a role model for the team on delivering superior customer service

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EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Vaccination Information:

Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.