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Project Manager - GOS

Company: Utilities Service Co Inc
Location: Worcester
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Project Manager
The Project Manager is responsible for planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. The Project manager plans and designates project resources, prepares budgets, monitors progress, and keeps stakeholders informed the entire way.
If you are interested in starting a career in the Electric, Gas, and Water Utility industry, Grid One Solutions is the right place for you!
With headquarters in Media, Pennsylvania, Grid One has deployment facilities across the United States and parts of Canada. Grid One is part of Asplundh Infrastructure Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asplundh, a major supplier of outsourced field services to utilities and municipalities. Asplundh is a privately held company, founded in 1928, which currently employs over 33,000 people in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Job Type: Full-Time +, Exempt Pay: Competitive Salary / Salary Benefits:



  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage starting day one


  • Retirement plan


  • Company-provided life insurance


  • Supplemental life insurance with spouse and child coverage options


  • Choice of voluntary Aflac supplemental insurance programs


  • Long-term disability


  • Pre-paid legal plan


  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


  • Paid time off


  • Paid holidays


  • Various employee discount programs and resources


    Essential Functions & Responsibilities:


    • Prepare budget projections and control costs within agreed-upon limits. Provide letters, proposals, memos, contracts, change orders, strategies, etc. for good business procedures and legal protection.


    • Optimize available resources against customer need dates across a wide geographic area.


    • Monitor the progress of field projects and provide direction to field leadership on the status and needed changes to drive profitability.


    • Develop and maintain project status communication tools (Smartsheet, Excel, performance metric charts, and tables).


    • Develop and maintain tools and programs to collect production in the field using mobile communication platforms.


    • Ensure proper submission of completed field work for billing.


    • Validate and submit reports to utility customers.


    • Interact with project supervisors and subcontractors for coordination to ensure schedule and cost controls are being met.


    • Manages project risks, issues/problems, and activity progress to ensure project goals (e.g., schedule, scope, and quality) are achieved.


    • Assists with problem resolution or risk mitigation as needed.


    • Long-term outlook and planning to ensure long lead items are procured as needed per schedule.


    • Identifies project management coordination process gaps or areas for improvement and recommends and implements solutions.


    • Performs additional related duties as assigned.


      Minimum Qualifications:


      • Must be 18 years of age or older.


      • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.


      • Strong functional mathematical and analytical skills.


      • Comfortable with direct written and oral communication with external customer leadership, and with internal executive leadership.


      • Able to analyze large volumes of data and perform metrics analysis.


        Education & Experience:


        • 2-year college degree in construction management, engineering, or other related field OR 5+ years of experience managing and estimating Utility projects.


        • Experience creating and maintaining resource-loaded project schedules.


        • Experience utilizing resource tools to manage capacity, forecast demand, and allocation of employees.


        • Proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects at various stages of completion.


        • Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables and charts, Microsoft Office Suite, and a project scheduling program such as Microsoft Projects, Microsoft Teams, or similar.


        • Experience using Smartsheet is preferred, but not required.


          Pre-Screen:

          • Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.

            License & Certifications:


            • A valid Driver's license is required.


            • Ability to achieve OQ certifications for Gas related tasks.


              Travel Requirements:


              • Able to travel out of state for emergency storm work as needed.


              • Overnight Business Travel at times may be required.


                Physical Requirements:


                • Rare: (less than 10%): stooping, kneeling, squatting, body twisting, crawling, climbing on/off trucks, climbing poles, gripping, climbing ladders, balancing


                • Occasional : (up to 33%): standing, sitting, sense of touch, manual dexterity, seeing distant, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., seeing, reaching, range of motion, depth perception, color vision, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing stairs, lifting up to 10 lbs., lifting up to 50 lbs.


                • Frequent : (up to 66%): walking


                • Continuous : (up to 100%): speaking clearly, reading, hearing-speech range


                  Safety:
                  Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.
                  Energy is in our DNA - Here's what a day with our team looks like...
                  About Us:
                  Grid One Solutions specializes in AMI deployments for electric, gas, and water utilities. In addition to smart grid implementation services for in-home displays and load control devices, Grid One performs meter readings, customer call center operations, field service work, joint use attachment surveys, storm support services, NESC clearance audits and utility asset inspections, construction and contractor management services, pole maintenance, pole restoration/reinforcement, infrared inspection, utility pole asset management solution, field system integrity surveys, gas meter corrosion mitigation and lead testing, and back-office services including secure data transfer and storage. In February 2012, Utility Meter Services, Inc. merged with Grid One, almost doubling the size of its operations in North America.
                  Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.
                  An Equal Opportunity Employer.
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