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Director Capital Project Management


Denver, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,500 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance

Position Summary:
Responsible for the management of UGI’s capital R&B and Growth projects.  Responsible for managing the projects through the final design and approval stages and monitoring progress against schedule and budget until construction is completed.  Partners with the Capital Construction team to develop and manage resource and project plans to deliver projects within the approved budget and schedule to achieve annual targets and in adherence with UGI safety policies and procedures.

Principal Accountabilities:
20%-  Responsible for managing capital projects from design phase to construction ready including permit acquisition, land acquisition, material orders, final cost estimation, and obtaining capital approvals.  Clearly communicate schedule and project plan to the Capital Construction team.
25%-  Direct a team of Sr Managers across the territory to develop the long-term resource plan to complete the R&B and Growth capital projects.  Communciate plan effectively with internal and external construction resources.  Identify opportunities for cost savings and strategic alliances.  Develop plan that utilizes resources efficiently and ensures there are adequate resrouces to perform the work safely. 
25%-  Responsible for project controls including cost and schedule forecasts, for individual large projects and in aggregate, and communicating to relevant stakeholder groups at least monthly.  Responsible for compiling variance analysis and communicating lessons learned.
20%-  Lead the preparation of the Growth and R&B Capital budget.  Aggregate information from System Planning, Area Engineering, Business Development Engineering, M&R and Operations to develop the budget.
10%-  Coordinate, along with Director Captial Construction, municipal outreach and cooperation.  Identify opportunities for efficiency gains and cost savings.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•  Experience with managing large-scale complex capital projects as well as a portfolio of projects across a distributed territory.
•  Demonstrated leadership skills; experienced as a functional leader and change agent, accountable for organizational progress and results; demonstrated ability to positively motivate individuals and teams to meet or exceed project expectations; ability to lead cross-functional teams; demonstrated skills as a safety leader.
•  Ability to lead complex, large projects and/or multi-location initiatives; excellent project management and process improvement skills; manage time and resources effectively through strong organization, multi-tasking, delegation and time management skills
•  Productive, flexible, collaborative, and proactive leader who welcomes challenges
•  Expert ability to build strong relationships and develop trust across the organization with experience influencing cultural shifts to Lean with successful acceptance; negotiates skillfully, anticipating reactions and planning strategically to overcome objections
•  Analyze information to make sound business decisions taking prudent business risks as appropriate; strong decision-making skills and abilities driven by ability to perform data analytics and demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills; synthesize information from many sources to arrive at a deep understanding of complex issues
•  Communicate effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing; demonstrated skill in proactively building strong relationships with top tier partners/leaders/customers both internally and externally; ability to effectively present and discuss technical information and respond to questions from employees, government agency representatives, customers, vendors, and other constituents
•  Excellent organizational skills with an ability to juggle multiple tasks to effectively achieve results

Education:  Bachelor's degree in engineering, or a closely related technical field; Master's degree in business or engineering preferred
Length of Experience:  10 years of experience in gas, electric utility/pipeline/transmission with a thorough understanding of major business functions; demonstrated ability to lead complex projects
Certifications:  Project Management Certification preferred
Other:  Computer literate with intermediate knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; MS Project preferred

Working Conditions:
This role is typically office based. As may be required, however typically infrequently ( <10% of time ), the role may be required to visit construction sites or other field locations where operational work may underway. As such, exposure to operational / construction hazards and / or inclement conditions will necessitate adherence to personal protective equipment procedural requirements.

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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