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Electric Project Manager

Location: Valparaiso, IN, United States
Date Posted:
Req ID: R00930807

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Job Description

Job Title: PM Major Projects - Electric

Job Code:   107873-E 


Manages the planning, , estimating, permitting, schedule, budget, risk analysis, material procurement, agreements for land, engineering services, , prepares projects for bid process and assists with contractor selection, monitors field construction, and in-service facilitation and project close-out, of both distribution and transmission electric projects. Works with Construction Management to ensure standards are followed to provide safe and reliable service to customers in an efficient, economical manner.  Collaborates and strategizes with peers within NiSource companies and in industry to ensure cost effective project management that heightens the customer experience. Communicates both written and verbally with peers and leadership to provide updates and concerns.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

Establishes effective scope, schedule, and cost baselines and drives change management to measure progress against plans and identifies when corrective actions are needed 

Works with Construction Management to provide safe, efficient, quality construction that complies with policies, practices, procedures and standards

Collaboration between project managers, construction management, engineers, environmental, supply chain, and other project stakeholders, holding them accountable

Completes construction projects that exceeds customer expectations and meets all established project requirements 

Promotes relationships with external municipalities and local authorities

Understanding and management of project contracts 

Ensures timely and accurate schedule updates and invoicing

Effective team relationships throughout field and office 

Project success is based on the ability to complete all projects in a safe, reliable, efficient manner, within the authorized budget, on time and with no significant environmental/regulatory notices, violations, or citations 

Monitors and communicates progress of projects related to baselined schedule/milestones, forecasted/approved spends, project status updates, , material management, and land services requirements

Constant monitoring and evaluation of project risks

Required Qualifications for Position 

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction, Project Management, or other related field of study 

5+ years’ experience managing electric construction related projects 

3+ years’ experience working with project budgets and schedules

Valid Driver’s License 

Travel Percentage:  30 - 40% 

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position 

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification  

Knowledge of electric system design and operations including construction and contract management, 

Proficiency with personal computers, construction scheduling software, Microsoft Excel, Power Point Presentations, and other computer software related to construction project management 

This position can be filled as the 3 levels below based off of candidate's work experience and education:

  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Sr. Project Manager


This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position 

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

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