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Project Manager - DAG2107

Company: NHRG, Inc.
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

RFQ
1100 DAG 2107

Working
Title: Project Manager, DER Integration

ITSAC
Level Description: Project Manager 2

DESCRIPTION
OF SERVICES:

The City of Austin D/B/A Austin Energy
requires the services of one Project Manager hereafter referred to as Worker,
who meet the general qualification Project Manager 2 and the specifications
outlined in this document for Austin Energy.

ABOUT AUSTIN ENERGY:

Austin
Energy is the 8th largest community-owned electric utility in the
country. We serve more than 480,000
customers and a population of almost one million. We provide service within the City of Austin,
Travis County, and a small portion of Williamson County. Our annual revenues total $1.2 billion. The
Utility has a diverse generation portfolio of more than 2,600 megawatts of
traditional generation and more than 450 megawatts of renewable energy. Austin
Energy has led the nation in sales of renewable energy by a utility-sponsored
program for the last seven years in a row. The Utility also offers some of the
most comprehensive rebates in the country for residential and commercial
customers to make energy-efficiency improvements to their homes and buildings.

WORK
DESCRIPTION:

Austin Energy is recruiting for a highly
experienced and effective project manager to manage projects related to
grant-funded research and the utility s strategic initiatives related to
distributed energy resources (DER). This position will report to the Program Manager
of DER Integration and will be responsible for end-to-end project oversight and
coordination. Austin Energy's DER Integration Program is part of the utility s Advanced
Grid Technologies group, focused on emerging utility technology. The successful
candidate will have exceptional skills in project management and change
management with experience managing project scope, schedule and budget;
documentation and status reporting; risk and issue tracking; workgroup
coordination; business process recommendations; and project deliverables. The
candidate must also exhibit demonstrated success managing stakeholder relations
and working with vendors, consultants, and cross functional teams.

This position will be responsible for
managing the lifecycle of assigned projects within the DER Integration team, including
but not limited to a federally grant-funded project in partnership with the
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) relating to micro-grid technologies. This
project is called SOLACE, and general background information is available
through articles on the internet (e.g., ).
As the utility partner for SOLACE,
Austin Energy has several work streams to plan, coordinate, and implement
internally and with other project partners.
Austin Energy s effort is essentially a project within a larger project,
and it requires robust project management. Austin Energy s SOLACE work includes
engineering analysis and design, equipment procurement and installation,
technology change control, a real-world demonstration of the designed solution,
and documenting results. While the
technical work will be handled by Austin Energy employees and project partners,
this position will need to coordinate all efforts and drive the work to
completion. At minimum, this position will involve contracting activities,
managing scope, establishing an internal schedule, tracking to the project team
timeline and milestones, managing budget, coordinating/supporting procurement,
documentation and status reporting, risk and issue tracking, workgroup
coordination, and ensuring project deliverables are met.

Additional utility approved projects and
initiatives for FY21-FY22 and scope of engagement will be clearly defined upon
hire.

Essential duties and functions may
include the following. Other related duties may be assigned:

Direct
and manage project development from beginning to end, submit
proposals, and recommend subsequent budget, scope and schedule changes
and/or contingency plans where necessary

Develop
project scope, cost estimates, human resource requirements, work plans,
time schedules, communication plans, and make work assignments to meet
project or program objectives

When
necessary, assist in writing Request For Information/Request for Proposals
for external services and business plans for internal executive approval

Develop
project plans and associated communications documents, identify and manage
project dependencies and critical path, and track and report on project
milestones and deliverables

Develop
written business requirements and models

Request
the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals and where
required, from other department managers and participate in the
acquisition of required personnel within the City of Austin

Own
the business relationship with subject matter experts and their leadership
from project kickoff to close out

Direct
tasks/work for a project team comprised of subject matter experts from Engineering,
Operations, Utility IT, Customer Energy Solutions, and external vendors

Define
the project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties
throughout the project life cycle

Effectively
communicate project expectations to sponsor, team members and stakeholders
in a timely and clear fashion, and facilitate project management and
project status review meetings

Develop
successful transition, training plans and recognition for resources on the
project team

Assist
in the development of a forecast/project timeline and project plan for
achieving utility Grid Modernization goals through FY2022

TERM OF SERVICE:

February
2021 through September 30, 2021 (May be extended into FY22)

WORK HOURS
AND LOCATION (Required):

Hours
will be 8 to 5 with one hour for lunch. All resources are teleworking until
further notice. Location is Systems Control Center (SCC) 2500 Montopolis Drive,
78741

Other Special Requirements: Please provide three business references. If
selected for interview, Please provide three project management examples
including duration, scope, budget, and business impact

Worker Skills and Qualifications

Please fill in the "Years required" column

Minimum Requirements (Required)

Years

Skills/Experience

YES

Graduation from an accredited
four-year college or university with a degree in Business or Management,
Engineering, computer science, computer information

systems, or management information
systems

YES

Project Management Professional (PMP)
certification from PMI

5

Demonstrated experience in
implementation of large-scale projects

5

Experience in systems integration
projects

5

Demonstrated application of project
management techniques, WBS (work breakdown structure) development, and
coordination of people and resources

5

Proficient in Microsoft Outlook,
Excel, Word, Project, Power Point, SharePoint, and Visio, WebEx

5

Proficient in change management
methodologies

5

Proficient in communications with and presenting
to multiple levels within an organization

Preferred (Optional):

Years

Skill/Experience

3

Experience
leading projects related to utility design, including but not limited to:
control technologies, distribution design, construction, distributed energy
resources

3

Experience
in developing and managing remote teams

3

Experience
with federal grant-funded projects

3

Experience
with strategic planning and implementation activities

3

Familiarity
with utility business practices and relevant business needs

3

Familiarity
in working with a government entity

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