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Electric Utility Project Engineer

Company: NiSource Inc.
Location: Merrillville
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Electric Project Engineer is responsible for inspecting engineering project deliverables, driving continuous improvement, and improving overall engineering quality through the duties and responsibilities listed below. They will develop long-term project deliverable schedules for the Electric Transmission and Distribution engineering project portfolio and then coordinates project reviews with internal or external engineers to ensure the project portfolio is completed efficiently and successfully. The engineer improves overall Engineering quality by reviewing internal and contractor engineering deliverables to verify they have been performed in accordance with existing Standard Project Planning Packages (SP3s), standards, guides, and processes. The Engineer contributes to the engineering Quality Management System (QMS) by incorporating all lessons learned as part of the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle of continuous improvement.

Perform the Following Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the project engineering plan, utilizing Project Management Institute (PMI) practices as further defined within NIPSCO's Organization Project Management (OPM) framework while monitoring key objectives, milestones, and deliverables.
  • Recommends and implements action based on overall project performance to meet stated organization goals with respect to scope, budget, schedule, and quality as a minimum.
  • Driving internal and external consultant quality to ensure project deliverables are in conformance with project scope, Standard Project Planning Packages (SP3), work processes, checklists, guides, and standards.
  • Reviews and recommends key project milestones including 30%, 60%, 90% and Issued for Construction (IFC) as defined within SP3s.
  • Recommend actions and prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends to the Manager of Project Engineering.
  • Responsible for completing engineering scorecards and organizing feedback to Engineers and Engineering Contractors on individual project performance.
  • Drives continuous improvement by participating in the Lessons Learned process and following through the project life cycle of Plan-Do-Check Act (PDCA).
  • Drive the improvement of engineering deliverables by verifying that Lessons Learned, Construction Requests for Information (RFI), and Standard Project Planning Packages (SP3) are utilized.
  • Drive resolution of Engineering Requests for Information (RFI) during all phases of the project life cycle, and incorporate Lessons Learned and facilitate Project Close-Out processes to drive improvements to standards, work processes, and Standard Project Planning Packages (SP3s).
  • Manages project stakeholders using cognitive ability, personal effectiveness, innovation, value based decision-making, integrated communication (soft and hard skills); conflict resolution, and team work
  • This position will direct and manage the activities of external project engineering resources.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Graduate from a four year ABET accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering OR Engineering Technology.
    • Ability to read/interpret drawings/standards and assist in analyzing/solving problems.
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or commitment to obtain certification within twelve (12) months of starting work in this position.
    • Proficiency in project management methodology, processes, tools, techniques, and software; increasing personal maturity in project management (Level 3 maturity)
    • Comprehension in project management guidelines, standard, processes, and job aids.
    • Understanding in practices of technical design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations.
    • Applies an expanded proficiency in leadership, management, organizational theory, personal, interpersonal skills in a "situational leadership" application.
    • Capability to efficiently perform duties under stringent deadlines, schedules, and conditions.
    • Knowledge of electric utility practices including general substation and line operation and construction practices.

      All Levels:
      • Graduate from a four year ABET accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Engineering Technology OR Bachelor's degree in Construction Management

        Project Engineer/Specialist 2:
        • 3+ years of experience in the electric utility industry
        • Knowledge in the Transmission or Distribution: Substation, Communication and/or Line work.

          Project Engineer/Specialist 3:
          • 6+ years of experience in the electric utility industry.
          • Advanced knowledge of electric utility practices including general substation and line operation and construction practices.

            Senior Project Engineer/Specialist:
            • 10+ years of experience in the electric utility industry.
            • Leading and coaching project methodology, processes, tools, techniques, and software with minimal supervision; personal maturity in project management (Level 3 maturity)
            • Advanced knowledge of electric utility practices including general substation and line operation and construction practices.

              Desired Additional Qualifications:
              • Professional Engineering License


                The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

                Inclusion & Diversity
                Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

                Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

                Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

                Equal Employment Opportunity
                NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

                By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

                Safety Statement
                Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

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                Posting End Date (if applicable):
                Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.

Keywords: NiSource Inc., Gary , Electric Utility Project Engineer, Engineering , Merrillville, Indiana

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