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Sr. Project Manager - Plus
Golden, Colorado
Contract Position
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Applied on September 28, 2020
Job Id #43134 Posted September 2, 2020


*upon offer, candidates must complete a background and drug screen*

Summary of the Role:

  • This Sr. Project Manager is accountable for the on-time, on-budget delivery of Natural Gas Operations projects to support Xcel Energys Gas Business Unit.
  • The Sr. PM is responsible for planning the work, managing a cross-functional team comprised of employees, contractors and vendors at distributed work locations, and mitigating issues and risks.
  • The Sr. PM is responsible for forecasting costs, tracking actuals, and explaining variances.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Leads the project planning effort, including the definition of the deliverables and the required delivery dates, creation of a logical work breakdown structure, definition of major project milestones, accumulation of all project cost and benefit estimates.
  • Manages, prepares and produces project management reports, timelines, budgets, and documentation. Create and manage project financials including budgeting, forecasting, actuals tracking and calculating earned value metrics.
  • Identifies risks and issues and provides effective mitigation. Monitors project activities and resolves/escalates issues as needed.

Skill Set Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years of project management experience, with management of a $3M project budget or greater.
  • Experience with application development, in place technical upgrades of COTS applications and geospatial projects.
  • Proven experience managing requirements specification, design activities, prototype development, testing and final deployment.
  • Proven vendor management experience including leading RFPs, SOW creation, financial control, and aggressively driving vendor to meet date and budget commitments.
  • Proven experience on a project with a large number of impacted users, (i.e., at least 500 users) and managing the associated change management. Experience in managing project budget forecasts and actuals.
  • Experience with accrual-based accounting preferred SCADA and DCS system experience preferred Utility or energy industry experience preferred Natural Gas business experience preferred

Skills:

  • Project Management: Expert Project Management - Technical: Expert

Ideal Candidate should posses:

  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Experience in Energy or Utilities, specifically in Natural Gas
  • Financial acumen * Required
  • Experience with application development, in place technical upgrades of COTS applications
  • Proven experience managing requirements specification, design activities, prototype development, testing and final deployment.
  • Experience in managing project budget forecasts and actuals * Preferred
  • Experience with geospatial, SCADA, and DCS projects.
  • Proven vendor management experience including leading RFPs, SOW creation, financial control, and aggressively driving vendor to meet date and budget commitments.
  • Proven experience on a project with a large number of impacted users, (i.e., at least 500 users) and managing the associated change management.
  • Experience with accrual-based accounting preferred
  • SCADA and DCS system experience preferred
  • Utility or energy industry experience preferred
  • Experience in natural gas SCADA and DCS systems is a plus.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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