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PPL Corporation Project Leader-EU in Allentown, Pennsylvania



Project Leader-EU

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Fully accountable for scope, schedule, cost, and quality attainment for assigned projects. This includes:

Establishing the project plan – scope, key milestones, resources, work breakdown structure, risks and contingencies.

Identifing risks and developing mitigation plans, monitoring project status, recognizing trends and project variances, and implementing corrective action.

Reporting project status, forecasting cash flows and final project cost.

  1. Develop and manage project teams including the integration of various disciplines as necessary. Represent PPL Electric Utilities in a manner that meets the highest standards of professional conduct and integrity.

  2. Plan and manage small to medium size projects from development through closeout. Establish project controls, metrics, and key success indicators. Manage the trade-off between scope, schedule, quality and cost.

  3. Manage change through all phases of a project. Control expenditures, schedule and quality in executing the project within budget.

  4. Manage communications including project reports and status meetings with stakeholders. Track and reports progress. Document obstacles, delays and claims.

  5. Participate in contracting decisions. Identify contract obligations on PPL, develop dispute resolution processes and options, and assist in contract final closure.

  6. Responsible for all financial aspects of the project including the overall project budget, timely payment of invoices for contracted work, obtaining appropriate authorizations for expenditures and financial closeout activities.

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Position Summary:

The Project Leader is the single point of accountability for medium size PPL Electric Utilities transmission and distribution projects and is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of these projects, from development through close out. This position identifies risks and develops mitigation plans to deal with risks should they occur. This position is required to integrate information from various sources into a cohesive, comprehensive and logical project plan. The Project Leader must be capable of managing and influencing a range of subject matter experts and leading teams in executing project plans. Guidance from Senior Project Managers or Project Managers would typically be sought by the Project Leader for complicated projects.

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. BS or BA degree in Business, Engineering, Mathematics or Science or minimum of 10 years of specific related electric utility experience.

  2. 3 to 5 years of electric utility experience involving project management, construction management, project controls, budgeting or team leadership.

  3. Budget, cost control, reporting and communication skills.

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. Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

  2. Credentials or other Project Management certification by a recognized organization such as the Project Management Institute.

  3. Strong written, oral and presentation skills.

  4. Demonstrated initiative and leadership skills.

  5. Engineering economics skills.

  6. Critical path methodology knowledge.

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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)