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New Business Project Manager (Hybrid)

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Location: LaPorte, IN, United States
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Req ID: R00935517-OTHLOC-385

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Description

We are looking to fill two positions. One position will support Valparaiso, I operating area. The other position will support LaPorte, Plymouth, and South Bend operating areas. The successful candidate’s education and experience will dictate the level Project Manager New Business or Sr. Project Manager New Business at which they are placed. 

Job Title: Project Manager, New Business 

Job Code: 106105 

Date Description Created: 10/12/2023 

 

Job Summary 

The Project Manager of New Business manages commercial, industrial, builder/developer, rural extension, and renewable energy projects providing an exceptional customer experience and attaining repeat business all while ensuring that the company meets its financial and program enrollment goals. The scope of this role includes new business gas distribution and electric transmission projects.  

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Reviews and analyzes complex construction drawings, permits, easements, agreements, and other miscellaneous documents for the design of gas and electric projects.  

  • Educated in gas and electric industry related knowledge and can provide technical advice to customers. Ability to advise customer on both sides of meter: our installation process in front of the meter as well as what the customer can anticipate behind the meter. 

  • Builds relationships with key organizations and external stakeholders.  

  • Works within a team environment to achieve common goals. 

  • Works to provide efficient and timely completion of gas and electric utility projects through to the installation of the meter interfacing with internal departments to provide an exceptional customer experience.  

  • Manages commit dates to ensure that all internal resources and materials are planned and aligned with customer’s site readiness.  

  • Understands and can communicate to customers, the company tariff, and how it impacts new business.  

  • Seeks capital authorization for new business investments in compliance with policy. 

  • Contracts with customer for service as specified and authorized by policy. 

  • Manages multiple electric and gas projects simultaneously at various stages of completion and recognize job site issues 

  • Capability to efficiently perform duties under stringent deadlines, schedules, and conditions.  

  • Assist with restoration efforts during power outages 

  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications for Position 

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience  

  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience in gas and electric distribution and transmission engineering principles 

  • Ability to read/interpret construction prints, understand and apply basic surveying principles. 

  • Knowledge of project management processes  

  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 

  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills.  

  • High degree of organizational and planning skills 

  • Elevated level of people skills with the ability to communicate well with others and ability to manage and resolve demanding situations 

  • Demonstrated problem solving, organization, time management, analytical and planning skills.  

  • Exercises independent judgment and initiates solutions with little supervision.  

  • Travel may be required 

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position 

  • Prior New Business project management experience 

  • Proficiency in NiSource’s work management systems and customer relationship management solutions. 

  • Prior experience with utility operations. 

ob Title: Senior Project Manager New Business 

Job Code: 107249 

Date Description Created: 10/12/2023 

 

Job Summary 

The Senior Project Manager of New Business manages commercial, industrial, builder/developer, rural extension, and renewable energy projects providing an exceptional customer experience and attaining repeat business all while ensuring that the company meets its financial and program enrollment goals. The scope of this role includes new business gas distribution and electric transmission projects.  

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Reviews and analyzes complex construction drawings, permits, easements, agreements, and other miscellaneous documents for the design of gas and electric projects.  

  • Educated in gas and electric industry related knowledge and can provide technical advice to customers. Ability to advise customer on both sides of meter: our installation process in front of the meter as well as what the customer can anticipate behind the meter. 

  • Builds relationships with key organizations and external stakeholders.  

  • Mentors New Business Project Managers to ensure efficient and timely completion of gas and electric utility projects through to the installation of the meter interfacing with internal departments to provide an exceptional customer experience.  

  • Works to provide efficient and timely completion of gas and electric utility projects through to the installation of the meter interfacing with internal departments to provide an exceptional customer experience.  

  • Manages commit dates to ensure that all internal resources and materials are planned and aligned with customer’s site readiness.  

  • Understands and can communicate to customers, the company tariff, and how it impacts new business.  

  • Seeks capital authorization for new business investments in compliance with policy. 

  • Contracts with customer for service as specified and authorized by policy. 

  • Manages multiple complex electric and gas projects simultaneously at various stages of completion and recognize job site issues.  

  • Capability to efficiently perform duties under stringent deadlines, schedules, and conditions.  

  • Takes on additional special assignments requiring prior New Business project management experience.  

  • Assist with restoration efforts during power outages 

  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications for Position 

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience  

  • Two (2) to three (3) years of experience in gas and electric distribution and transmission engineering principles.  

  • Ability to read/interpret construction prints, understand and apply basic surveying principles. 

  • Proven success in managing prior New Business project. 

  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 and NiSource’s work management systems and customer relationship management solutions. 

  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills.  

  • High degree of organizational and planning skills.  

  • Elevated level of people skills with the ability to communicate well with others and ability to manage and resolve demanding situations.  

  • Demonstrated problem solving, organization, time management, analytical and planning skills.  

  • Exercises independent judgment and initiates solutions with little supervision.  

  • Capable of taking on additional responsibilities and Mentoring others 

  • Travel may be required 

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position 

  • Experience managing Large Projects through completion; contract negotiation including minimum use and true up terms.  

  • Experience representing New Business on external committees and organizations. 

 

Disclaimer 

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

 

Inclusion and 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. 

 

Safety: 

  • 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. 

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:

$65,900.00 - $116,200.00

Posting Start Date:

2024-03-20

Posting End Date (if applicable):

2024-04-04
Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.
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