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Project Manager 

Req Number OTH-19-00001  
Salary $71,552 - $115,190 annually (DOE) *salaries are based upon 40 hours per week  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Ephrata Headquarters  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Number of Openings 2  

Position Summary

“In 2017 GCPUD became the first public utility in Washington to successfully complete a Progressive Design-Build project. The program of work included the design and construction of eight substations under one integrated contract. Due to high demand for new growth we are currently starting a second Progressive Design-Build program as well as planning for delivery of a generous queue of future substation and transmission work. We continue to look for ways to innovate and improve the way we execute projects. Come join our growing Project Management Office and be part of this exciting time at Grant PUD.”

Under general supervision, this position manages small to medium projects or provides support to major projects under the guidance of a Senior or Lead Project Manager. This position coordinates with and provides support to technical and subject matter experts to facilitate the successful completion of projects from conception to delivery. This generally includes project scoping, estimating, scheduling, permitting, budgeting, communication, risk management, vendor management, all aspects of project implementation and balancing competing priorities within and among concurrent and diverse projects and programs.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure that projects are implemented successfully and in a manner consistent with the established Grant PUD Project Management Program. This position may be required to directly perform any of the following duties and responsibilities or may coordinate their implementation with technical experts or other project support staff.

  • Develop project scope, schedule, budget, risks and alternatives.
  • Coordinate development of design criteria, technical specifications, special requirements, system requirements, quality control requirements, inspection plans, commissioning plan and or testing plans.
  • Identify internal and external milestones and time constraints that impact schedule.
  • Conduct or coordinate economic analyses as needed for evaluation of alternatives.
  • Develop procurement plans and develop/manage contracts as necessary to conduct and support projects.
  • Identify any necessary permitting requirements, manage permitting processes, and ensure full regulatory compliance.
  • Identify internal and external stakeholders and implement communication and coordination plans.
  • Manage relationships between project participants, including contractors and consultants, and stakeholders including support staff and customers.
  • Define Project Expectations and Management Plan utilizing established tools.
  • Define and implement Safety program for both internal and contracted work.
  • Develop work packages to guide implementation of project tasks.
  • Evaluate and implement the most appropriate project methodology for a project (e.g: design build; Agile, Waterfall, Hybrid, etc.)
  • Monitor projects utilizing standard tools and provide progress reports including standard metrics.
  • Maintain costs within established budgets and financial parameters; ensure cost effective decisions are made within delegated authority; monitor expenditures for accuracy.
  • Use established processes to manage, report and coordinate changes in scope, schedule, budget and risks.
  • Maintain risk register for early identification of risks on high cost projects and contracts.
  • Establish processes for resolution of non-conformances with technical and quality requirements.
  • Ensure version control for project documentation and that final documentation is created and maintained according to records retention standards.
  • Ensure revisions to drawings and operational procedures are completed prior to placing an asset into service.
  • Ensure training on new procedures and equipment is provided and that operations and maintenance procedures are properly documented prior to placing an asset into service.

Demonstrated commitment to Grant PUD’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan and Vision 2021. The incumbent should be familiar with these organizational priorities and behave in a way that aligns with these expectations.

Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures.

  • Actively participate in all aspects of our safety program, including but not limited to:
  • Following all safety policies and procedures;
  • Alerting supervisors and coworkers to unsafe or hazardous working conditions;
  • Reporting any safety incidents or close calls within 24 hours to your supervisor; and
  • Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding your own safety performance.
Position Requirements

Job Requirements

Educational Requirements


AA in Project Management, or general business management. 5 years’ experience in project management for construction desired. Electric Utility specific experience is a plus and PMP Certification is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of project management principles and Grant PUD Project Management Program; government and permitting agencies; organizational and department policies and procedures; inventory control; federal and state rules and guidelines; budgeting and general financial analysis; scientific and math principles.

Skill inworking projects through to completion; ability to lead project teams; excellence in verbal and written communication; ability to provide clarity of technical information to diverse audiences; negotiating to achieve success; advanced skill in planning projects and organizing related documents, information and implementation of project management processes; understanding strategic relationships between projects and District operations or customers; operating a personal computer and general office equipment; typing and entering data with speed and accuracy; advanced skill utilizing MS office products and other project management tools, and applications.

Special Requirements

A valid State driver’s license is required.

Physical/ Requirements

Majority of work is performed in a standard office setting, with some field work that may require operation of a vehicle or outdoor work in adverse weather conditions.

*applicant/incumbent should refer to the Physical Capacity Evaluation (PCE).

Position Open Until Filled

First Review of Applications: Monday April 1, 2019

Excellent Compensation and Benefits Package

Equal Opportunity Employer

References and Background Checks are done as part of our employment process.

About the Organization Employees are our greatest assets at Grant PUD. Our dynamic team of skilled individuals define this utility. We welcome your unique experiences, skills and passion

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity. We recruit, hire, train and promote all job classifications. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Grant PUD. We offer training, benefits and multiple opportunities to serve the diverse needs of our regional community.

Our Mission:
To efficiently and reliably generate and deliver energy to our customers.

Our Vision:
Excellence in service and leadership
We continually ask how our performance aids in improving service quality, reliability and care for the environment in the most cost-effective manner.

Safety: We believe that employee and public safety is paramount

Innovation: We make decisions that best serve present and future generations

Service: We are committed to excellent customer service

Teamwork: We are one team with the same mission

Respect: We honor the rights and beliefs of those we work with and serve

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable to professionalism in our actions and words

Heritage: We protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of the PUD and the Wanapum relationship  

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