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Amarillo, Texas

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Electrical Engineering


September 16, 2018

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Transmission Project Manager II-Amarillo, TX Job

Location(s): TX - Amarillo


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Position SummaryProvides strategic project management leadership for multiple, complex transmission projections with total annual capital costs of $40 – 200 million. Responsible for overall project scope, schedule, cost and risk management. Manages team to achieve approved project scope, develops strategic sequencing and detailed milestone schedules, project-level cost tracking and reconciliation. Coordinates development of detailed cost estimates, schedules and associated project RFP’s, RFQ’s, contracts, etc. Responsible for leading projects through all internal and external processes. Manages the project scope, schedule and closely plans and manages all project costs. Ensures availability or seeks out adequate resources for projects. Leads and participates significantly in all state and local regulatory and permitting issues including PUC certificates and local land use or construction permits. Prepares oral and written testimony & presentations related to these facilities. Prepares regular executive reports and/or presentations related to project schedule and financial health. May provide mentoring and guidance to less experienced project team members, as needed. Delegates and oversee work performed by Project Controls personnel on a daily basis.Essential Responsibilities
a) Planning/Initiation. As the liaison to engineering, siting and land rights, field operations and corporate accounting gather and review estimates, using the constructability model. Facilitate the involvement of functions (both internal and external) including permitting, design, engineering, vegetation management, procurement, construction, commissioning and operations. Assure development of an overall contracting strategy (i.e. EPC or multiple lump sum contracts). Ensure design packages are complete and encompass the entire project scope. Ensure that one-lines and reliability requirements are agreed to by engineering, planning, construction and operations. Assure development of a comprehensive permitting plan across multiple jurisdictions that addresses a project’s political issues. Act as the primary public spokesperson, including testimony at public meetings and in government filings as necessary. b) Financial Management. Responsible for the overall project budget, including project-level cost tracking and reconciliation. Drive project financials. Provide "parent" funding accounts (authorization to proceed) to the design teams Monitor for accounting and Sarbanes Oxley compliance before, during and after project completion. Manage the project’s scope, schedule, cost and quality. Plan, monitor and communicate cash-flow issues. Maintain capital budget forecasts. Review actuals versus estimate during the project life cycle to identify deviations, research reason for deviation and recommend action plans to correct. c) Resource Management. Assures adequate resources are identified and assigned through internal and external sources. Develops schedules with Project Controls that are updated on a monthly basis. Ensure that quality controls are addressed in design packages, construction and commissioning, including making provision for company and/or third party construction inspection when required. Recommend and administer scope changes. Ensure budget adequacy and forecast accuracy. Coordinate third party billing. Comprehensive knowledge of contracts and agreements, manages contract negotiations and settlements. Implement contracting strategy (i.e. EPC or multiple lump sum). Oversees the construction and technical inspection process and coordinates closely with Construction Management to ensure compliance with specifications, policies and standards. Tracks contractor performance on budget, schedule and quality control compliance. Tracks and completes project performance reporting process. d) Integration. Facilitate outage sequencing, assuring required outages and clearance coordination restrictions have been identified and addressed. Ensure timely project closure, including reviewing and reconciling projects and work orders to ensure they have been closed out per corporate guidelines and procedures, and billing/collection of third party payment obligations, including refunds of taxes where applicable. e) Risk Management/Mitigation. Develop and execute a project risk management plan including management of risk response planning efforts throughout the project life cycle. Assure the project meets permit and contract requirements and protects the company from financial harm and risks to its image. Provides problem identification, resolution, and contingency planning throughout the project lifecycle, consistent with the EPC and/or multiple lump sum contracting strategies. f) Relationship Management. Communicates project status to all levels of Xcel Energy personnel including management, other company organizations, contractors and suppliers, and establishes effective working relationships with those internal organizations and external entities. Assists Manager(s) & Director(s) with business plan preparation and special assignments as assigned. Interacts and negotiates with foreign utilities another third parties. g) On major projects which are defined as EPC, or on major construction projects requiring multiple lump sum contracts, leads in the development and administration of such contracts. h) Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Construction Management or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge of utility engineering concepts and practices.
  • Minimum of 10 years engineering work experience, or 12 years of equivalent work experience (in lieu of engineering background) related to high voltage substation/transmission/distribution design, siting, operations and/or industrial construction required.
  • Minimum of 5 years project management work experience related to one of the following – electric substation, electric transmission, power plant design, and/or construction of those facilities. Advanced degree may be equivalent to some related work experience.
  • PMI Project Management Professional certification required (or ability to obtain within 12 months). Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated ability to manage large contracts and agreements (such as EPC or major lump sum contracts) greater than $10 million in aggregate value. Ability to travel to manage responsibilities across the enterprise, as required.





As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  TX - Amarillo || TX - Amarillo || United States (US) || Utilities and Corporate Servic || 41425:Project Management || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 12801

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at [email protected]

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