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Power System Simulation Software Project Manager

Schenectady, New York; Houston, Texas
Project Management

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Energy Management
Business Unit: Digital Grid Solutions & Services
Requisition Number: 221742
Primary Location: United States-New York-Schenectady
Other Locations: United States-Texas-Houston
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 35%

Division Description:

With power chain management from creation to consumption, and over half a dozen manufacturing hubs here in the U.S., Siemens Energy Management provides technologies for the economic, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power. From smart grid and energy automation technology, to power supply for industrial plants and high-voltage transmission systems, Siemens is providing intelligent technologies to a diverse clientele.
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Job Description:

Power System Simulation Software Project Manager

We seek a Project Manager candidate with a proven track record of managing complex projects in a strong matrix organization. The successful candidate will report to the Head of the Software Delivery team and will have responsibility for the profit/loss and schedule performance of the projects assigned.

The Project Manager directs cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of a technical project, program, service and/or solution from initial design through delivery, specifically around power system simulation software.

The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and complete projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes directing resources in a matrix structured organization and coordinating the efforts of team members in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.


Specific Tasks



       Define and track scope, goals, schedule, budgets, risks and deliverables that support business goals of complex projects.

       Develop full-scale schedules and associated planning documents for complex projects.

       Effectively communicate and manage project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.

       Where required, negotiate with other project managers for the shared scheduling of required personnel from within the company.

       Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.

       Identify and resolve issues/conflicts within the project team.

       Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations to internal/external stakeholders, including C-level executives.

       Proactively manage risks and opportunities, and devise contingency plans.

       Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members, contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.

       Establish, maintain and develop customer relationships.

       Lead the deployment of project management tools and process improvement initiatives.

       Lead sales channel campaigns, sales/marketing communications and account strategy development and implementation.

       Work closely with Sales and Marketing department and other subject matter experts to develop cost estimates, including risk estimations, during the bid phase of projects.


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience



       Proactive personality, creative decision-making abilities and "can-do" attitude

       5 to 8 years of successful Project Management experience with complex software or system integration projects, preferably in the Power System Software arena

       Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously

       Advanced scheduling skills and proficiency using enterprise scheduling applications, such as MS Project or Primavera

       Strong leadership, technical, oral and written communication skills, must be able to demonstrate their presentation skills

       Bachelors degree in electrical engineering, power systems engineering, computer science, industrial systems engineering or equivalent

       Travel required: 35%


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience 



       Electric utility experience is highly desirable 


       PMI certification is highly desirable


  Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience, where applicable 




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