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Continuous Improvement Project Lead

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Location: Columbus, OH, United States
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Req ID: R00934976

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Job Summary

The Project Management Center of Excellence, NiSource Construction at NiSource is a new organization that is excited to implement improvements and changes in the gas and electric construction areas. The organization will be a leader in implementing the best-in-class practices. Are you ready to be part of it and make a difference? If so, read on.

The Continuous Improvement Project Lead will lead continuous improvement efforts focused on the gas and electric construction areas. The Project Lead will work with business leaders, frontline workers and subject-matter experts to diagnose, design and deliver on process improvement opportunities. The Project Lead will work to provide guidance and coaching to ensure effectiveness of initiatives. The incumbent will work with a cross functional team to apply process improvement and change management tools and techniques, assist in identifying opportunities, bring execution knowledge and manage adoption and change to realize operational and financial benefits.

Essential Functions

  • Map current processes, define, implement and measure improvements

  • Provide training and coaching to employees on continuous and process improvement methodologies.

  • Lead / supports key initiatives (or cross functional initiatives) and best practices as needed

  • Develop and write policies and procedures.

  • Implement corrective actions and audit to ensure compliance to new processes and procedures

  • Identify and resolve barriers and roadblocks to improvement initiatives

  • Help build organizational Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) to drive continuous improvement.

  • Facilitate best practices / knowledge sharing across the entire organization.

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications For Position

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or related field.

  • 7 plus years’ experience in the gas and electric utility construction industry

  • Experience navigating in matrixed leadership and business environments and comfortable working with teams.

  • Skilled in coaching and facilitation, including frontline workforce to sr. leader audiences.

  • Demonstrated experience leading and/or participating in projects and implementing solutions that re-engineer or streamline processes, work practices and/or change strategies within a function or specific capability area.

  • Proven knowledge and abilities in the principles of change management and process improvement.

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and assimilate new information.

  • PC Tools Skills: Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

  • Travel to NiSource facilities for project-based work as needed.

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate through a complex organization

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

The preceding 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.

Salary Range:

$91,000.00 - $136,600.00

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