Burns & McDonnell Distribution Planning Project Manager - 1898 & Co. (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri
The Distribution Planning Project Manager will utilize extensive knowledge in electrical distribution planning and the application of grid technologies to improve grid performance and ready the grid for future challenges represented by distributed generation and electrification. The project manager will support a broad range of studies and other consulting services to support electricity distribution utilities to make decisions backed by business and engineering analysis, such as load flow, transfer capability, system impact studies, generation interconnection, reliability planning, DER, and electrification impact consulting, and hosting capacity studies. The project manager will be required to work with numerous entities in the industry, including investor-owned electric utilities, municipal electric utilities, and electric cooperatives. This project manager will be a seller-doer, conducting sales and marketing activities and executing projects. The project manager will spend time directly engaged with clients to identify new work, prepare proposals, establish study objectives, formulate project approaches, and manage/oversee a team of consultants/engineers to meet the study objectives and provide the client with useful and actionable deliverables.
The project manager will be responsible for, and manage, all aspects of projects from business development, scope and fee development, staffing plan development, project oversight and execution, quality management, and financial performance responsibilities. The project manager will support and lead both on-the-job and classroom training efforts for less experienced team members. Key responsibilities will include:
Business development: Develop new, and manage existing, client relationships through client marketing and project interactions; identify new sales opportunities with clients; lead all aspects of proposal development and submission including project planning, budgeting, and scheduling; establish critical project objectives and performances with clients; lead contract preparation and negotiations.
Project execution: Lead all aspects of project execution including scope, schedule, and budget; ensure quality control of deliverables; analyze and communicate project status, risks, schedule, and costs to all internal and external stakeholders; lead multi-discipline teams of engineers and analysts; plan, organize, and communicate project personnel needs to department management.
Leadership: Mentor and train less experienced staff on technical and business aspects of projects and the industry; serve as a recognized industry leader in power delivery planning and evaluation; support company initiatives.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science in engineering or related field from an accredited program. Advanced degree is a plus such as an MBA or Engineering Management.
Minimum 7 years related experience; working for, or providing consulting services to, electric utilities, including 3 or more years managing engineering or consulting projects.
Knowledge of operational technologies and grid device integration such as outage and distribution management systems (OMS/DMS).
Familiarity and experience with distribution planning software such as CYME, Synergi, Windmil, SKM, ETAP, and equivalent.
Extensive experience with evaluating system performance, simulation of power flows and developing solutions and upgrades of electric distribution facilities.
Experience evaluating non-wires alternative solutions to traditional system reconfiguration and/or upgrade solutions.
Extensive knowledge of utility electric distribution system planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance of distribution facilities.
Proven ability to lead, educate, and train a team of engineers and analysts in regards to system planning studies.
Proven ability to lead multi-discipline teams of engineers and analysts.
General business and financial calculation knowledge.
Effective Project Management skills.
Ability to work with existing and new clients to identify new projects, articulate to the clients our ability to perform those projects, and translate that into the sale of consulting services.
Ability to communicate with various business contacts to understand their needs and translate them into a scope of work that meets their desired outcomes.
Ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines and to be effective in on-site work environments.
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, including identification of critical path items to ensure deliverable deadlines are met.
Ability to focus on the big picture to effectively and efficiently provide services that meet client needs, while also having the ability to identify and analyze details that are critical to project outcomes.
Willingness to learn new service offerings as client needs and the market requires changes to the service offerings provided by our group.
Willingness and ability to develop a broad set of service offering types to allow for flexibility to go where the work is.
Willingness to cross sell other services offered by Burns & McDonnell outside the project manager’s core set of services.
Willingness to negotiate with clients for new service agreements.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PPT).
Must have ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government and public contracts on project-related matters.
Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Professional Registration preferred.
Ability to travel.
Job Project Management
Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
About 1898 & Co.
1898 & Co. is a business, technology and security solutions consultancy where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting advancements. We innovate today to fuel our clients’ future growth, catalyzing insights that drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. As part of Burns & McDonnell, we draw on more than 120 years of deep and broad experience in complex industries as we envision and enable the future for our clients.
Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Req ID: 210809