New Orleans, LA, United States
Manager, Project Management, Pr
Plans, monitors, manages, and executes Change Management and Learning strategies for complex large capital projects from conception through commercial operations. Secures the required resources and uses formal processes and tools to execute change strategies. Participates in the development of a Change Management Center of Excellence for Entergy. Ensures employee readiness to support on time completion according to project specifications. This position will primarily be focused on the change management of project portfolios focused on electric and gas grid technologies and modernization.
Lead coordination among cross-functional internal teams (business functions / operating companies; information technology; supply chain; regulatory; finance; legal; risk management) and external parties (manufacturers, suppliers, and other potential stakeholders) to develop and deploy change and learning strategies in support of grid technologies from concept through commercial operations. Manage vendor work, submittals, and billing.
Own and drive business specific change plans for various businesses across the enterprise, ensuring the journey is relevant and tailored to each business area/team impacted by the change. Identify and manage all relevant stakeholder groups, build relationships and understanding in support of a more enhanced change experience.
Train and up-skill team members in Change Management strategy to build additional capabilities within and across wider change team. Develop Change Management Center of Excellence within Entergy.
Identify critical path workstreams. Ensure timely decisions and take prompt action on project issues that could impact project cost, timelines, and/or operating performance. Work cross-functionally to address bottlenecks. As needed, be able to communicate issues to next level of leadership that are outside the authority or capability to resolve.
Monitor project budget, and development progress and timelines. Provide clear, timely and accurate project status reports for management and external stakeholders, if applicable (e.g., regulators). Prepare and provide reports and presentation updates to project sponsors and upper management. Formally identify project risks and issues, and mitigation plans for both.
Advise portfolio of projects on all change management related issues and the implementation of changes with minimal negative impact to the organization or project. Analyze complex data to define the change impact and associated change interventions required in the change plan.
Minimum education required of the position
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Engagement, Organizational development, Training & Development, Human Resources, Leadership or other related area or equivalent work experience.
Minimum experience required of the position
7+ years’ professional experience.
5+ years’ experience with regulated electric or gas utilities.
Formal or informal leadership experiences that demonstrate an ability to leverage knowledge, skills and abilities.
Formal or informal experiences in project management, preferably in energy industry.
Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position
Experience managing change within a significant sized company, particularly designing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies and learning strategies.
Practical understanding of assets, infrastructure, tools, systems and processes used in distribution and/or transmission of electricity and/or gas.
Solid understanding of how people go through change and the change process.
Solid understanding of project management tools and principles required. Specific knowledge of Entergy's Capital Project Standard preferred.
Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools.
Outstanding written and verbal skills including the ability to clearly communicate and express self well in groups and one on one conversations.
The ability to influence others without direct authority such as the direct authority of a Supervisor.
A team player with the ablility to work collaboratively with others.
Understanding of Change, Configuration, and Risk Management principles and the ability to apply those principles.
Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint required.
Knowledge of Entergy’s cost accounting processes and systems desirable.
Knowledge of Entergy’s distribution and/or transmission processes and systems (or comparable utility) including new and emerging technologies desirable.
Any certificates, licenses, etc., required for the position
Change Management Certification or designation desired, but not required.
Certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) certificate desired, but not required.
General office environment. As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.
Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 85352
Travel Percentage:25% to 50%
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.
As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.
Website : http://www.entergy.com
We suffered an employee fatality in 2012 and a contractor fatality in 2013. In 2012, employee lost-time injuries increased over 2011. This safety performance is devastating. We are working to build greater safety awareness and a stronger safety culture. Achieving an accident-free work environment for our employees and contractors remains a top priority.