Xcel Energy Internships – Project Manager

Website Xcel Energy

Job Description:

Standard Operations Position. Provide end-to-end project management, leadership and coordination for large complex projects or as a part of a transformational project work stream with responsibility for project scope, schedule, cost and risk management.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Project Planning: Lead requirements gathering and planning process for approved projects while engaging all key stakeholders. Develop solution design that defines the entire project scope, and secure all required internal/external approvals.
  • Ensure coordination with other initiatives, assuring dependencies are identified and addressed. Define deliverables and required delivery dates; develop viable work plans/WBS, milestone schedules, and project cost/benefit estimates.
  • Resource Management: Manage resources, both internal and external. Manage assigned contracts and associated payments and performance requirements.
  • Develop and adapt a comprehensive resource plan for a matrixed team of diverse talent to maximize skills and minimize cost. Provide mentoring and guidance to less experienced project team members.
  • Project Management: Independently manage detailed project plans to approved scope and provide cross-functional tracking as needed. Identify plan gaps and develop closure plans.
  • Ensure the successful completion of assigned project deliverables & milestones in a dynamic/complex environment.
  • Financial Management: Function as project controller.
  • Manage project financials including budgeting, forecasting, and actuals tracking. Facilitate RFP and contract management processes.
  • Review actuals versus planned budget throughout project life cycle to identify variances and recommend corrective action.
  • Ensure timely project closure, payment and reconciliation.

Job Requirements:

  • Understanding of core business processes/ industry trends with ability to interpret/apply ongoing changes .
  • 5-7 years’ experience in project management and process improvement; some formal project management training preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years work experience in operations, technology, finance, or comparable function; utility experience preferred.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills; excellent written/verbal communications skills required.
  • BS Engineering, Construction, Business, Information Technology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of project planning and business need justification process and methodology.
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and work within a diverse, cross-functional team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence others, informal leadership experience and training skills preferred.

Job Details:

Company: Xcel Energy

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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