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Entergy Sr Mgr, Project Mgmt - Proj Del in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sr Mgr, Project Mgmt - Proj Del

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 07/07/2022

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite

This position may be filled in New Orleans, LA; Metairie, LA or Baton Rouge, LA.

Job Summary/Purpose

Manages the development and delivery of a capital project or program to which he or she is assigned and focuses on the achievement of project cost and schedule objectives while achieving excellence in the areas of project safety and quality. Works directly with Construction Manager to ensure project is delivered with cost and schedule certainty. Manages risks and risk management issues to ensure risks are identified and mitigated. Works directly with Project Controls to ensure alignment with Stage Gate Processes and to ensure that proper project controls are being implemented. Provides direct management and support to Project Team members throughout the project lifecycle. Works closely with contractor representatives to achieve capital project objectives.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  1. Promotes safe behavior and adherence to the safety rules on the project. Leads the project team to establish leading indicators and proactive requirements to ensure safety is considered in all aspects of design and implementation for contractors, Entergy project team members, and the end user. Ensures contract scope of work includes safety deliverables/requirements as needed.

  2. Defines the project organization structure required for the project and identifies the technical skills required to achieve project goals. Works with the appropriate Entergy management to assign appropriately skilled individuals to the Project Team. Prepares contracts and approves requisitions/change orders/invoices. Fulfills role of ""Contract Manager"" or as Owner's representative as otherwise defined in the project contracts. Issues formal correspondence to Contractors.

  3. Leads the project team to develop and execute the Project in accordance with the applicable corporate standards and guidelines. Ensures that team members fulfill the responsibilities as required of their roles. Navigates the project through the Entergy Stage Gate process and coordinates activities to meet the requirements of Entergy's SGP and associated deliverables (estimates, schedules, gates, deliverables, etc.). Oversees the project team in the development of project deliverables. Coordinates the activities of project stakeholders and working groups engaged in project work. Delivers projects with cost and schedule certainty; manages and controls costs; manages risk by identifying and mitigating risks.

  4. Provides clear, timely and accurate project status reports for management. Prepares reports and presentations to management. Identifies, makes timely decisions and takes prompt action on project issues that could impact project performance. Promptly communicates issues to the next level of leadership that are outside the authority of capability of the Senior Manager to resolve.

  5. Coordinates with all functional departments as required to achieve the requirements of the applicable corporate standards and to achieve project budget and timeline including CC&A, and Supply Chain. Monitors contractor performance in the area of project safety, schedule, cost, quality of work and compliance with contractual requirements.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum education required of the position

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field or equivalent work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Minimum experience required of the position

Minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the utility industry with experience in major capital project planning, execution, and control. Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory or leadership experience.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Engaged leader with a history of successfully delivering capital projects/portfolios. Solid understanding of project management fundamentals and stage-gate processes focused on delivering T&D projects with cost, schedule and scope certainty. Experienced in risk and contingency management. Skilled at leading and influencing across organizations, partnering with contract firms, negotiation, obtaining stakeholder input and support, driving continuous improvement ideas, improving organizational health, transforming organizations and improving customer centricity. Able to build, motivate and inspire effective teams and leverage team diversity. Significant ability to build partnerships with internal customers, key stakeholders, and contractors. Skilled at managing conflict, providing clear direction/role clarity and developing employees. Able to build productive relationships across the organization and with external parties. Demonstrated ability to lead teams to effectively achieve desired results and lead in a matrixed environment. Understanding of regulatory environments.

Any certificates, licenses, etc . required for the position


Other Attributes

Functional Knowledge

  • Strong understanding of project management fundamentals and principles. Extensive knowledge of stage-gate processes and the ability to provide scalability as dictated by project scope.

  • Strong understanding of Engineering, Construction and Project Controls enabling safe, effective project execution

  • Broad knowledge of transmission and distribution planning, engineering, operations, maintenance, and construction.

Business Expertise

  • Strong understanding of, and constructive interaction with, the Power Delivery organization to ensure engineering and operational considerations are incorporated into projects

  • Understanding of regulatory environments and the role projects play in meeting those objectives.


  1. High levels of integrity and trust

  2. Manages organizational vision and purpose

  3. Composed in pressure situations

  4. Manages conflict well

  5. Makes decisions when they need to be made

  6. Able to build great teams

  7. Actively listens and communicates well

  8. Develops subordinates

  9. Establishes high standards and expectations; Constructively challenges and corrects performance

Problem Solving

  • Demonstrated ability to work collectively across the organization with internal partners as well as Contract Partners to bring together a diverse team to solve challenging problems and scenarios.

  • Strong ability to break down problems into small digestible bites such that large problems appear smaller and solvable.

  • Skilled at stakeholder engagement and partnering to deliver outstanding customer outcomes.


  • Assure that projects designed to drive reliability and resiliency are planned and executed effectively.

  • Able to drive project execution excellence in the eye of our customers (internal and external), being responsive to scope, cost, schedule and quality needs.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Established track record of being able to interact effectively with a range of stakeholders.

  • Creates followership, wherever they go by creating an environment of trust and respect.

  • Has the ability to rally and motivate employees and contractors when projects get difficult, and things become complex.

  • Ability to effectively operate in a matrixed environment.

Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans

Job Function : Professional

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: Level I

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 107340

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere ( to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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