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Project Manager

Portland, OR
Position Role/Tile:  Project Manager
Location: Portland, OR​.


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develops project plan(s) including scope of work, schedule and cost baselines, dependencies and project roles and resource requirements; identifies project risks and mitigation strategies; partners and strategizes with such teams as Integrated Resource Plan, Load Forecasting, Finance, Transmission & Distribution Engineering, Rates & Regulatory Affairs, Grid Products & Integration, Supply Chain, Legal, IT and project sponsor on vendor contract negotiations.
  • Responsible for leading a single moderate-sized projects or for leading multiple minor projects. Project types include, but are not limited to, business systems or process improvement, department reorganizations and strategy implementation, training, feasibility studies and pilots.
  • Consults with operations managers to ensure strategic alignment, cost effectiveness and mitigation of negative operational and/or customer service impacts of business initiatives and projects; works with project sponsor to develop objectives and scope; assists in or develops business case/justification.
  • Leads multiple project teams or one major team in completing a project. Provides staff leadership to team members; facilitates team meetings, cultivates and reinforces group values, norms and behaviors; provides guidance and motivation to team on performance and productivity issues; ensures compliance with established project management methodologies and standards; takes corrective action as needed.
  • Establishes and maintains formal controls to manage and monitor project budget, scope, quality, schedule and risks to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget and effectively. Negotiates necessary project changes with project sponsor. Maintains, adjusts and updates project plans as needed.
  • Develops communication plans and strategies; provides timely, accurate communication of project plans and status to stakeholders.
  • Leads and/or facilitates distributed resource planning activities; assists managers and subject matter experts to identify, understand and improve or revise processes, practices and policies; assists managers in establishing process controls in order to measure baseline and post-improvement performance to monitor success of improvement initiatives.
  • Ensures all project documents are catalogued and archived in a secure and efficient manner; documents and files all "lessons learned along with all project artifacts.
  • Partners with project managers to improve overall organizational competencies in project management; collaborates with project manager peer group to continually improve.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in environmental science, natural resources, business, communications, psychology or computer science or other related field or equivalent experience.
  • Typically five or more years in project management or a related field. (e.g., scheduling, project coordination, business analyst).
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization, information or data exists.
  • Skills in analytical and strategic thinking.

Central Business Solutions, Inc,
37600 Central Ct.
Suite #214
Newark, CA 94560
Central Business Solutions, Inc(A Certified Minority Owned Organization)
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Central Business Solutions, Inc
37600 Central Court Suite 214 Newark CA, 94560
Phone: (833)247-8800 Fax: (510)-740-3677

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