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Full-time Project Manager

at VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. in Washington | WA Jobs

Location: Vancouver, WA

Required Skills: Transmission reliability requirements

This position administers and manages such activities pertaining to the NERC Reliability Program including but not limited to: providing business and process management support; managing documentation and records of the program; coordinating the review of proposed reliability standards; providing administrative support for Reliability Council meetings; coordinating participation in reliability and regulatory standard development at all reliability organizations including NERC, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), and the Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) to achieve a one response.
Plan, initiate, and manage assigned Reliability Standard, implementation methods, planning, and communicate understanding across organizations.
Provide project management leadership for the implementation of the Reliability Standard(s) and provide status reports to the IOM.
Lead the project team through the process management process by furthering active organizational and Subject Matter Expert (SME) participation throughout the entire NERC standards development and implementation process.
Plan, direct, and coordinate activities for designated project(s) to ensure that goals or objectives of the project are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
Guide SMEs implementation of appropriate and sustainable internal controls to ensure compliance.
Coordinate with Tier II*s IOMs and performance managers to verify project resource requirements.
Lead drafting and implementation efforts concerning self reports and mitigation plans.
Lead and/or support the following functions:
Raise policy issues to the appropriate internal forum(s).
Promote consistent understanding of the standard requirements across impacted stakeholders.
Track key project milestones for Standard(s) development and implementation, elevating issues as needed to Tier II/IOM.
Facilitate the active engagement of assigned standard*s SMEs in the execution of the Reliability Standards Implementation Plan (RSIPP).
Schedule and facilitate post-implementation review meeting(s) with all functions to evaluate the project for positive and/or negative aspects such as schedule, funding, technicalities, etc. Produce a written post-commissioning report
Bachelor*s Degree in Business Administration is required.
5 to 9 years work-related experience in the area of FERC/NERC/WECC transmission reliability requirements including work experience with WECC audits and mitigation process
Related Experience – Direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution
PMP/PMI certification is preferred
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite Software (MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Visio, MS Project and SharePoint); (MS Office 2010 proficiency required)
Excellent communication/interpersonal skills are required. Must demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimal verbal or written instructions.
Ability to apply a diversified knowledge of data management principles and practices in assigned technical areas. Requires a working knowledge of automated data systems, with knowledge of specialized utility systems preferred; ability to apply technical skills to situations is required.
Broad knowledge of program/project policies and procedures involving all phases of project execution from project inception to completion
Must be flexible, able to pay excellent attention to detail, work under pressure during periods of peak work volume with flexibility and skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and prioritizing
Must be self-motivated, self-disciplined and dependable with excellent teamwork skills.
Ability to organize and facilitate large cross functional meetings
Proven organizational skills, with the ability to develop a detailed work plan to ensure project success
Valid State Driver*s License
Carry out assigned tasks with a professional demeanor reflected in excellent written and oral communication skills, listening skills, patience, analytical reasoning and problem solving abilities
Meet deadlines, actively learn new skills and apply them to current and future workload as appropriate
High degree of confidentiality and discretion regarding company proprietary information is mandatory.

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