Consumers Energy Safety Project Manager in Jackson, Michigan

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of the Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Department Summary

This position is for a Safety Project Manager and System Owner for the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Technology Solution and will be responsible for implementation and full utilization of the EHS solution throughout the entire company. The project is a partnership between Corporate Safety & Health and Environmental Services to provide a software solution that integrates Incident Management, Inspection Management, and Compliance Management into one single software solution. The project will require successful system blueprinting, collaboration with all stakeholders, implementation, training, and related activities associated with program rollout. This position will support the change management activities required from the EHS project plan.

Job Description/Responsibilities

One hundred percent of the Safety project manager’s time will be spent on the EHS project. The breakdown of time for each of the following functions will vary with project need. The Safety project manager will be expected to appropriately prioritize time between these functions to effectively deliver the project.

The ECS project manager will oversee the planning, implementing, quality control, and status reporting of the EHS project as it pertains to Safety. He or she will with work with the existing internal EHS project team, the software vendor, and the internal governance board for this project.

Upon successful system implementation the Safety project manager wills serve as the system owner for Safety and will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the application; any enhancements to the system; and associated change management with all users. As the EHS system matures, the Safety project manager will be designated to lead other major safety projects or initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Full implementation of the EHS technology solution will require the ability to establish a project timeline and deliver on key milestones, to work within a prescribed budget, communicate effectively with key stakeholders about project status; and regular report on project status to key stakeholders.

  • The Safety project manager must possesses the skills to lead, problem solve, and work well in a team environment.

  • Must have internal knowledge of corporate safety and health processes and procedures, and established relationships with critical stakeholder groups.

  • The Safety project manager may be responsible for producing reports, graphics, presentations, and other visual material as well as occasional speaking or meeting with stakeholders. He or she will be expected to attend internal and external meetings.

  • The Safety project manager is expected to perform their duties in a legal and ethical manner. He or she will be expected to resolve all customer/stakeholder complaints in a timely manner and serve as a project representative and advocate.

Required Qualifications

  • 4 years of applicable experience and a Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field.

  • Less than a Bachelor's degree may be acceptable if accompanied by extensive Company or industry experience in positions that demonstrate required abilities and performance.

The following skills may set you apart from others

  • Internal CE Safety experience preferred

  • Strong oral and written communication skills required

  • Change management experience preferred

Essential Functions:

General technical analysis supports the planning, technical analysis, general management, negotiations, transactions, customer services and auditing of a wide variety of technical and business functions and technical processes of specific operating and support areas throughout the company. Duties and who this individual reports to will fluctuate between projects, departments and offices. Lead and/or assist with technical support for the plans, reports, impacts, contracts, schedules, estimates, data collection, observation, and field investigation. Provide technical, non-engineering support services with accuracy, on time and under budget. Use computer assisted applications software and equipment to prepare technical support documents. Understand and follow company established standard procedures for file structure and standard procedures for projects. Become familiar with business and technical plans and related material for each project and be able to utilize the information appropriately. Assists in client contact and communication. Utilize effective communication skills to answer inquiries from coworkers, clients, or the public. Public involvement may include producing reports, graphics, presentations, and other visual material as well as occasional speaking or meeting with stakeholders. Attend internal and external meetings. Provide technical support services in a legal and ethical manner. Regular attendance is expected.

Hours and Travel:

This position requires the individual work 40 hours per week with 90% of time spent in the office or specific field locations.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud.

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.