Program Director Project Management (Transmission) The Program
Director (Transmission) is responsible for the execution of
all work undertaken within their respective program. The Program
Director will confirm the availability of Engineering and Site
resources as well as the involvement of Asset Management while
planning the program of work. This role ensures that all
project-related work executed by direct reports is done so in a
consistent and unified fashion. The Program Director acts as the
next level of escalation for issues encountered by direct reports
liaising with the Senior Program Directors, Senior Site Management,
Operations Portfolio Management Group (OPMG), and Asset Management
teams. This role assists in the development of annual programmatic
objectives and is responsible for the implementation of key
performance indicators (KPI) / metrics that are in alignment with
the Regional Asset Management Plans and overall Asset Management
Strategy. The Program Director provides insight into new, emergent,
or unbudgeted work, as well as work recommended for deferral by
OPMG or other groups to the Senior Program Director. Resourcing
decisions are recommended and vetted at this level for adjusting
resource levels to meet existing work needs within their program,
ensuring they are allocated appropriately and have the appropriate
skills and training required to meet future needs. This role is
integral to ensuring that the execution of work performed within
their respective program is done so in a manner consistent with
department and company requirements as prescribed by the Senior
Program Director, while providing forecasts of cost, schedule, and
resources. Preference to be given to candidates who have past
experience managing projects/programs on electrical transmission
Oversee the execution of projects located within their
Ensure projects are implemented in a manner as is
prescribed by the Senior Program Director; ensuring the execution
adheres to company policies and procedures and that new procedures
are incorporated as required.
Responsible for on-time creation of the annual program budget,
certifying that the submitted budget is achievable and accurately
reflective of the program’s forecast, goals, and objectives for the
Develop plans to ensure established KPIs for the program of work
are achievable, as it relates to Asset Management.
Identify, assess, determine risk mitigation strategies, and
escalate at the program level.
Adhere to program’s project portfolio annual cost and schedule
KPIs / metrics.
Communicate program objectives, progress, issues, and successes
to the Senior Program Director for the purposes of reporting to
Disseminate key information related to Project Governance
and ensure appropriate Governance procedures are followed
within all projects.
Provide programmatic forecasts of cost, schedule, resources to
the Senior Program Director.
Participate in Monthly Project Controls Meetings for the
purposes of communicating key issues or variance explanations;
manages change control accordingly.
Manage project managers or engineers located within the
Act as next-level escalation path for issues that cannot be
resolved by Project Managers or other staff.
Validate new proposed work with resources and metrics within
Consult with Engineering Directors and site construction
engineers/specialists/managers regarding resource constraints on
new or existing work.
Provide recommendation to Senior Program Directors on new work
or decisions regarding work deferral/cancellation.
Consult with Asset Management, site resources, and engineering
resources for the purposes of planning the program of work.
Work with Asset Managers to develop site Regional Asset
Identify and utilize effective delivery methods for
the projects located within their program.
Coordinate site labor resource planning for the projects
located within their program.
Provide Senior Program Director with relevant information to
generate a realistic and strategic ten-year plan of work for the
program incorporating Asset Management Strategy, constraints of the
program, and estimates of cost and resource requirements for each
Plan usage of long-term resources within the program of
work, ensuring appropriate staffing levels are met and adequate
skills are fostered so as to utilize staffing
augmentation/consulting services only as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Technical & Theoretical
Assemble and lead a diverse team of administrative, technical,
engineering and construction resources to accomplish program
Thorough understanding of current best practices in project
management, project controls, and construction management as well
as the reporting tools thereof, in order to ensure appropriate
interpretation of information reported by program and project
Interpret organizational and asset management objectives into a
plan of work that accomplishes strategic objectives and be able to
efficiently adjust plan(s) to meet critical shifts to overall
Well-versed in financial and resource planning at a program or
Ability to make decisions that benefit the entirety of the
program as opposed to decisions that benefit individual
Mediate issues within the Project Management department as
well as between the Project Management department and other NYPA
departments, and 3rd parties.
Substantial knowledge of relevant technical disciplines.
Must have good knowledge of facilities and assets existing
within the program(s) and maintain good working relationships
with leadership at each facility.
Demonstrated experience in successfully managing Projects and
Programs according to the standards and practices employed in the
Organizational & Industry Perspective Knowledge Breadth :
Attentive to changes and advancements in the industry and
develop industry-wide expertise.
A broad perspective across multiple engineering disciplines. In
addition to a thorough knowledge of the electrical utility
industry, both technical, business and management perspectives is
Must be aware and sensitive to resource issues as it relates to
union work as well as management personnel at all facilities that
are affected by the program of work.
Communications (Oral & Written):
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong negotiating and mediation skills.
Excellent written and oral skills for presentations and
Excellent executive-level communication of strategy both upwards
to leadership, and downwards to direct reports.
Problem Solving :
Focus on programmatic strategy and provide solutions that
benefit the goals of the program of work, instead of resolving
issues and focusing decision making for the benefit of the success
of individual projects.
Work across departments in order to resolve situations related
to overlapping work, resources, emergent items, and fiduciary
Find solutions to issues that have been escalated to their
level, prior to escalating the issue(s) further.
Handle a project from start to finish, with only major decisions
being brought to the Senior Program Director.
Education, Experience and Certifications Bachelor of Science
degree in Engineering required: Electrical, Mechanical or Civil or
Advanced Degree preferred.
Minimum of 8-10 relevant years’ experience in Project /
Construction Management, preferably in the electric utility
Project Management Professional certification preferred or
ability to obtain within 1 year.
Design Build Institute of America certification preferred or
ability to obtain within 1 year.
Experience in or ability to manage a portfolio of
programs/projects ranging in value from $100k to $50M.
NYS PE License required.
Physical Requirements Approximately 50% travel primarily in NY
Ability to access all areas of a facility.
The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity
Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City
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opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, in
accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws
governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in
which the Authority has offices or facilities. The Authority also
provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with a disability,
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recruitment, hiring, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
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