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Southern Company Construction Project Manager, Senior level or higher in Durham, North Carolina



The primary duties of the Senior Project Manager (SrPM) are to provide support and mentorship to his/her Project Management Team and ensure the execution of their project(s) is completed safely, on time, on budget, and within the specifications of the project. The SrPM will be responsible for the overall success of his/her Project Management Team, giving guidance and education on project process, vertical advancement, and team growth. The SrPM will also act as Project Manager for certain projects in conjunction with his/her PM Team oversight.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid driver license required.

  • 12+ years of experience directly managing high risk construction projects, with an emphasis on data center construction, electrical, and mechanical.

  • Construction Management undergraduate degree or similar field required; MBA preferred.

  • PMP preferred.

  • Will be required to travel based on project demands.

  • Demonstrated supervisory skills with diverse teams consisting of contractors, external vendors, material supply resources, construction crews, engineers, architectural designers.

  • Strategic in managing concurrent projects that are geographically dispersed throughout the United States.

  • Well versed in earned value management, efficient use of resources, and budget planning that protects timeline integrity and avoids assuming exorbitant costs.

  • Proficiency with various computer software such as Microsoft project, Procore, IFS, Microsoft Office, Teams, and Outlook email.

  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be punctual, organized, and professional.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experienced in working with Engineers, Utilities, AHJ’s, Customers, Vendors, and Subcontractors.

  • Proficient in working with Microsoft Project (or comparable) scheduling software.

  • Knowledgeable with web‐based resource planning solutions (PLM, ERP,)

  • Fundamental understanding of contract language and interpretation.

  • Proficient understanding of budget acumen and cost control.

  • Ability to identify and manage priorities with urgency, while maintaining high quality and customer service.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Project Manager(s), Construction Manager(s), Subcontractors, and Internal Resources

Essential Functions

  • Manage, support, and mentor Project Management Team to successful execution of projects varying in scope and size.

  • Maintain safe and healthy work environments by following company standards and procedures and complying with legal requirements.

  • Coordinate and lead Project Charter Review with PM Team to develop and define appropriate implementation plan.

  • Provide oversight of contract review, sales pricing assessment and budget development, and project schedule creation.

  • Coordinate development and execution of change orders, invoices, subcontracts, and transmittal documents.

  • Provide support to PM Team with risk assessment/mitigation, budget and schedule impact resolutions, and managing customer expectations.

  • Proficiently understand all aspects of project management.

  • Provide feedback from PM Team to Senior Staff on needed training, process revisions, and overall global improvements.

  • MUST demonstrate professionalism and exemplify a good attitude in all situations.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

  • Travel required (40%+), must be willing and able to drive company vehicle and/or fly commercially if necessary.

  • Must be able to stand or walk for 3‐4 hours at a time.

Work Environment

  • Exposure to sitting for extended periods.

  • Exposure to weather in varying climates.

  • Exposure to noise intensity levels.

  • Exposure to energized electrical equipment.

  • Exposure to overhead hazards (crane & rigging).

  • Exposure to heavy machinery.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time.

About Us

PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, is a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to electric utilities and their industrial, institutional, and commercial customers.

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We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees. Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage

  • Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan

  • Vacation, Company Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO- personal and sick days)

  • Flexible spending accounts/Health savings account

  • Wellness Incentive Programs

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

PowerSecure is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. This position is not open to third party recruiters.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)