Project Specialist - Electrical or Utilities

Location: Portland, OR
Date Posted: 05-01-2018
The individual in this role will be responsible for managing projects and coordinating activities of project team, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure completion of large projects.

Detailed Description: 
  • Directs and manages project development from beginning to end.
  • Defines project scope, goals and deliverables to support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Develops full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders.
  • Liaises with project stakeholders.
  • Estimates resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Drafts and submits budget proposals, and recommends subsequent budget changes. 
  • Negotiates with other department managers for acquisition of required personnel. 
  • Determines and assesses need for additional staff and consultants, and makes appropriate recruitments during project cycle.
  • Sets and continually manages project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities to personnel.
  • Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within project team.
  • Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path. 
  • Plans and schedules project time lines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Tracks project milestones and deliverables.
  • Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Manages changes in project scope, identifies potential crises, and devises contingency plans.
  • Sales or customer service - 2 years experience required
  • Direct work in project management capacity - 1 year experience required
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Business or related required
  • Knowledge of business and management principles including strategic planning, resource allocation, and production methods
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including, Exchange, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Proven ability to oversee processes to achieve objectives
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to analyze work flow and processes to provide excellent service to internal and external customers
  • Interpersonal, conflict management, and negotiation skills, as well as strong human relations skills to supervise and develop assigned employees
  • Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Working Environment:
  • General Office – Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.
  • Wok is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. 
Mental Requirements:
  • Employee required to analyze and interpret complex data.
Candidate Must Have:
  • Project Management
  • Customer Service
  • Sales
  • Industry experience in Utilities and/or Electrical arena
For immediate consideration, please submit a recent resume in MS Word format in addition to a brief cover letter with salary expectation.  
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