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Grid Modernization Portfolio Lead (Senior Project Manager)

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Fredericton, NB
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Grid Modernization Portfolio Lead (Senior Project Manager)
One (1) Regular position
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Competition # E21281-2024

At NB Power we are a team, committed to offering the best customer experience, ensuring energy security, and accelerating a sustainable clean energy transition. Why? Because we're New Brunswickers too, we care about our customers and future generations, and today we are actively looking for a new member to join us.
The Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) is seeking a Grid Modernization Portfolio Lead (Senior Project Manager) to play a key strategic role in helping form the path forward by overseeing grid modernization projects that support the transition to a more digital, and decarbonized grid. Projects in this area will leverage advanced systems and technologies for operating the utility of the future: Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Integration, Distribution Automation, and Integration of new DER-enabling technologies and systems, such as Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS), and improving the customer experience. Accountable to senior and executive management, the incumbent will work with steering committees on strategy, planning and delivery of a portfolio of grid modernization projects for the EPMO.

Key functions include:

• Successful advancement of Grid Modernization strategy/roadmap through completion of projects, including strategy, planning/execution, benefits realization, achieving on schedule within budget results to a high degree of end user satisfaction.
• Providing leadership into the vision of NB Power's Grid Modernization roadmap including leading and managing a team of employees and smart grid consultants providing project management services to the organization, mentoring team members and supporting continuous development of team.
• Interacting regularly with NB Power senior management, other EPMO Portfolio and Project Leads, senior representatives of consulting and technology partners and industry counterparts working in the area of Smart Grid, such as the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN).

Our ideal teammate will have:

• A Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field
• Seven years of progressively responsible experience managing complex business transformation programs and projects with supporting technologies, or collection of projects, with demonstrated project team leadership managing programs or multiple concurrent projects
• Five years of combined experience in grid modernization and business transformation
• Two years of experience in direct management of people and teams
• Thorough understanding of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) standards, especially IEEE 1547
• Expert knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of Project Management (i.e. schedule development, cost estimation, cost control, risk management, earned value management, contract management, quality management, safety and construction management)
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Effective strategy, planning, work scheduling and organizational skills
• Ability to coach, mediate or negotiate disputes/differences of opinion and manage conflict
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification would be considered an asset

An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered. Subject to competition response, the minimum qualifications may be modified.

An Eligibility List generated from this competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level within a period of up to 12 months.

We care for our team, and as a member you will have access to:
· Health & Dental plans that provide flexible options to meet your needs
· Health Spending Account, allowing for further flexibility
· New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan, offering retirement financial security
· Wellness options, including our Employee Family Assistance Program
· Benefits that allow for financial protection in the event it is needed
· Various options for paid or unpaid leaves
· Representation of the IBEW Local 37 Union
· Career development and growth throughout the organization
· Competitive wages

Could you be our next team member? Apply today!

Please ensure a resume and a copy of your degree/diploma/certificate are attached to your online application.
NB Power will accept foreign credentials if they are considered acceptable by a recognized Canadian educational institution. Candidates with foreign education credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate. For more information, you may refer to the Canadian Information Centre of International Credentials
To be considered for this employment opportunity you must be eligible to work in Canada.

For questions concerning this job opening please contact Holly Tissington at [email protected].

Please note that only applications submitted through the NB Power website will be considered, as the showing of our postings on various websites may not have been requested or approved.

Closing date: 11:59 p.m. AST, July 24, 2024

NB Power is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity.

Competition Number: E21281-2024
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What we do...
NB Power provides expert service and safe, reliable electricity at low and stable rates. The electricity we generate at our 13 facilities throughout New Brunswick is delivered via terminals, substations and power lines to more than 400,000 New Brunswick homes, businesses, hospitals and schools. We also export some of the electricity we generate to New England, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
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