Solutions Project Manager – Microgrids

Schneider Electric Published: June 19, 2018
Location
Houston, United States
Job Type
Category

Description

Schneider Electric™creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations.Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment:https://youtu.be/NlLJMv1Y7Hk.

Great people make Schneider Electric a great company.

What do you get to do in this position?

Coordinate and execute customer-facing technical projects (heavy electrical and integration) from design phase through turn-over, ensuring that projects are completed on schedule, within budget with high customer satisfaction. This position deals directly with the owner, internal stake-holders, design professionals and vendors and is responsible for project execution planning, resource allocation, project financial management, installation/commissioning and support. The individual will work closely with the customer, contractor, and internal resources to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of solutions deployed in support of project goals and objectives.

  • Works closely with internal and external stakeholders, and customers in overseeing and coordinating project priorities, scope, resource requirements, and timing of deliverables
  • Assists management with evaluation and development of a project plan and participates in the planning and formulation of design alternatives and solutions
  • Monitors project deliverables and progress through continuous communication with project members and key stakeholders
  • Remains aware of any potential problems and works to mitigate any risks
  • Prepares reports on project progress and problems
  • Ensures projects are completed according to corporate and customer plan

Qualifications

 This job might be for you if:

  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent, combined with 5+ years of relevant project management work experience
  • Preferred location: California or Western US. Other locations listed may be considered for very strong candidates willing to travel.
  • Knowledge of contract documents and ability to clearly understand specifications
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements
  • Ability to work and contribute as an effective team player in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Developed interpersonal skills with an ability to interact effectively with internal and external customers of various technical abilities, including experience working with contractors, consultants, and sales staff as required.
  • Ability to self-manage, multi-task and learn new skills quickly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Project & Microsoft Office Applications

Desirable

  • Project Management Institute PMP Certification
  • Knowledge and experience in Power Monitoring Systems, control/automation industry (metering, transformers, switchgear, circuit breakers, PLCs, drives), energy management, power distribution
  • Experience managing site personnel
  • Knowledge and/or experience of competitor products and services
  • Knowledge and/or training in applicable OSHA regulations.

We seek out and reward people for being straightforward, open, passionate, effective and challenging the status quo. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. We welcome people as they are, creating an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as a real value for the company.  We’re looking for people with a passion for success — on the job and beyond. See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric: https://youtu.be/6D2Av1uUrzY.

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