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PPL Corporation Mgr-Distribution Portfolio Mgm in Allentown, Pennsylvania



Mgr-Distribution Portfolio Mgm

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages the development of an optimized multi-year work plan for both Distribution and Substation system capital improvements and maintenance programs.

  • Manages a Team that develops, tracks, and optimizes the annual work plan, work scope adherence, detailed budget variance analysis, monthly forecasting, unit rate analysis, and strategic resource planning.

  • Directs the development of the resource needs and allocations for the planned work for the transmission, substation, and distribution system capital improvements and maintenance tasks.

  • Leads and facilitates various cross-functional Work Management process improvement opportunities focused on developing processes and technology that enable higher levels of worker productivity and efficiency.

  • Manages all Work Management reporting and metrics to ensure adherence to current work management processes and develops strategies to improve metric performance.

  • Manages the project controls function supporting large capital projects and ensures operational metrics are in place to efficiently execute projects within required cost and time commitments.

  • Manages the coordination between departments to ensure successful and efficient work plan execution. This position interfaces with Asset Management, Engineering, Logistics, Work Management, and Regional field personnel and management.

  • Maintains and monitors SOX controls to ensure that work completed is accurately accounted for an audited.

  • Manages the development of long range strategic resource planning.

  • Provides technical guidance in generating executable work plans for employees and/or customers to ensure engineering/construction considerations are understood and properly incorporated.

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Position Summary:

This position is accountable for the high level scheduling and prioritization of multi-year regional work plans, the control and coordination of work flow between departments, and the resource allocation decisions needed to execute the work plans within the approved time and budget constraints. This position leads a team responsible for providing accurate and timely information and analyses to the Distribution Operations Management team to facilitate operational efficiencies, work management best practices and improved over-all work performance. Reports and analysis include detailed variance analysis within the capital and O&M budgets, SOX controls related to work completed under the Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC), year-to-date cash flow and plant in-service forecasts and Work Management metrics.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor Degree.

  2. Related experience in work management and resource planning.

  3. Strong analytical skills in measurement frameworks, tools, approaches and techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Regular or Temporary:


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree in Engineering or Management.

  2. Minimum of five (5) years' experience in T&D industry planning, design, maintenance or construction.

  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  4. Ability to develop and use metrics to improve cost performance.

  5. Strong leadership skills and ability to work across the organization to get results.

  6. Industry knowledge and background of utility T&D design, construction, procurement and commissioning, including experience working with contractors.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities – Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities – provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad. Follow PPL Corporation on social mediaTwitter: @PPLCorporation (https://twitter.com/PPLCorporation)LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/ppl-corporation)Follow PPL Electric Utilities on social mediaTwitter: @PPLElectric (https://twitter.com/PPLElectric)Facebook (www.facebook.com/PPLElectric)