Project Manager - #1672021


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Houston, TX
Salary: $100,000 - $125,000 per year
Contract type: Full time

About us

We are the independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence.

As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations.

About Digital Solutions

We provide engineering software tools and enterprise solutions for managing risk to improve safety and performance across industries, including the maritime, energy, and healthcare sectors. Research, development, implementations and partnerships with our customers have earned us the position as a trusted third-party vendor of software and services. We are accelerating the pace of transition toward the digitalization of systems and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions to give customers the efficiency and flexibility of the cloud, including the power and insights from advanced analytics

About the role

The energy transition is one of the biggest changes we will experience in our lifetime. It is the next industrial revolution and will affect the way we work, the way we live, and what we leave for future generations. How can digital technology support the energy transition and how can we be part of it? Digital technology can help optimize energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and enable new business and energy models and revenue streams. They can also empower customers and stakeholders to make informed decisions and take action towards a more sustainable future.

Do you want to make a difference in the Energy Transition of our clients? Are you looking for a new challenge in the field of electric software?

DNV - Digital Solutions have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager (for their Software Consulting Department with Region Americas) to implement projects using our Cascade and Synergi Electric products within the Electric Grid Product Line! As a Project Manager, you will play a key role in driving the energy transition through the use of cutting-edge technology and asset management. You will have the opportunity to work on innovative projects and make a real impact in shaping the future of the industry. If you are passionate about technology and want to make a difference, this is the perfect role for you. Apply now and join us on our journey towards a sustainable future!

DNV’s ‘Synergi Electric’ product is a comprehensive electric circuit analysis and modelling software program for power distribution engineers. Synergi Electric models the power system, including detailed loads and generation, from substation to customer.

Power utilities face increasing pressure to deliver increased reliability while also reducing costs. Efficient technical asset management is the key to optimizing trade-offs and meeting these key business goals. More than that, advanced technical asset management solutions provide key decision support for enterprise risk management, capital budgeting, and operational excellence initiatives. DNV’s other electric product ‘Cascade’ is a modern web-based solution that helps power utilities improve reliability and regulatory compliance, enable predictive maintenance, and manage technical asset risk with transparency and ease.

The Project Manager will collaborate closely with our Cascade and Synergi Electric teams to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget.

This position can be based at our office in Mechanicsburg PA, Corvallis OR or Katy TX. Note that we offer a flexible hybrid work environment.

The Project Manager will report to the Head of Project Management, Consulting Region Americas with the main objective of being responsible for the entire project and customer engagement cycle right from RFP/Bid Review/Proposal Management, Project planning, execution, and deployment to Extended Support post Go-live. The specific focus for this position will be management of projects primarily related to DNV’s Electric Grid (EGRID) product platform involving Synergi Electric and Cascade products. The ideal candidate will be the one with extensive practical experience of having delivered both large (>~500K USD) and small-to-medium size (~ $10K to $200K) projects in involving Software Solutions and preferably in the Electric Utility space. A strong knowledge of demonstrative Project Management Concepts and Principles is a must. The candidate would also be responsible for being the primary liaison with our clients’ solution sponsor for on-going commercial, operational, scope and relationship management of our EGRID software solutions.

What You'll Do

  • Work Collaboratively with the Sales and other project teams and lead the Proposal Management and delivery activities during the Pre-sales stages of a project opportunity.
  • Prepare plans, supervise project team members and their execution of tasks, prepare project budgets, analyze financial data, and direct and control the outcome of a project
  • Effectively negotiate changes to project scope and change orders including opportunities for new sales
  • Collaborate with DNV’s Electric Grid Product Development team throughout the pre-sales/project cycles and be responsible for the successful delivery to the end customers’ satisfaction.
  • Successful Risk Management and Execution of all projects (of various types and sizes) within the agreed boundaries of scope, time and cost resulting in a high degree of customer satisfaction whilst achieving the agreed internal project profitability.
  • Manage the customer relationship and financial aspect of operational support. Ensure that the client’s needs and requirements are adhered to the agreed contract. Identify expansion opportunities for existing customer solutions.
  • Proactive involvement in the client’s future roadmap planning efforts, to
    • Ensure alignment of client needs with DNV solution roadmaps
    • Plan, propose, negotiate, and deliver extensions and enhancements to the operational solution to accommodate the client’s updated IT and business process requirements

What we offer

  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick days, company holidays, personal days)
  • Multiple Medical and Dental benefit plans to choose from, Vision benefits
  • Spending accounts – FSA, Dependent Care, Commuter Benefits, company-seeded HSA
  • Employer-paid, therapist-led, virtual care services through Talkspace
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company provided life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability benefits
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities
  • Charitable Matched Giving and Volunteer Rewards through our Impact Program
  • Volunteer time off (VTO) paid by the company
  • Career advancement opportunities

**Benefits vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election**

How We Do It

We Care, We Dare, We Share

DNV is a proud equal-opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, or business need, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

DNV is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. US applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the North America Recruitment Department ([email protected]). Information received relating to accommodations will be addressed confidentially.

DNV is proud to announce being named one of Houston’s best places to work in the 2022 Houston Business Journal – Best Places to Work competition.

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What is required

  • Must Have - Bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering, or other fields related to Electric industry or other equivalent experience
  • At least 9+years of experience in project or customer management role for software development or implementation projects
    • Deep understanding of the financial aspects of IT/Software project delivery and operations
  • A professional with extensive experience and skill (technically and commercially) from Electric Utility and/or Software Consulting industry, preferably both on the customer/user side and the supplier side.
  • Ability to contribute and manage the full life cycle of the project right from presales through project completion and into support (post completion). Ability to manage scope change and keen eye for expanding opportunities with existing customers.
  • Hands-On Experience with Microsoft Project.
  • Demonstration and application of Project Management theories as those prescribed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) or other industry or utility accepted practices. Having PMP certification would be an advantage – but not required.
  • Strong client communication skills: Demonstrated ability to build and maintain excellent relationships with Clients
  • Effective communication, particularly listening skills, with both colleagues as well as customers.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the region and internationally up to 15%
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

Preferred Skills

  • Background in Software Implementation and best practices. Experience with DNV software solutions.
  • Demonstration and application of planning and deploying highly integrated, enterprise level information systems solutions
  • Experience with software products and services in the areas of electric grid operations, electric distribution planning, spatial technologies, electric asset management, or electronic field data collection software solutions would be an advantage.
  • Experience with standard DBMS (Database Management Systems) such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and other database systems.
  • Knowledge of PowerBI or other business intelligence reporting and dashboarding tools.

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