American Electric Power Schedule Governance Program Manager (Transmission Projects QAQC) in New Albany, Ohio
Schedule Governance Program Manager (Transmission Projects QAQC)
Transmission Projects QAQC department
Position Summary: Assist with providing a framework for Quality Planning, Quality Assurance and Quality Control for AEP Transmission Project Management. Assure data accuracy, consistency and integrity within the Transmission Project Management Systems, specifically P6. Act as Product Owner for the P6 application and communicate business needs and expectations to IT. Additional responsibilities include monitoring adherence of Project Management Teams (PMT) to the approved Project Lifecycle Management Processes (PLMP).
Provide effective leadership, team building and meeting management associated with project scheduling as outlined in PMBOK and the AEP leadership competencies and values.
Provide oversight of Project Management processes and recommend controls or other process changes to assure accurate Schedule information.
Identify quality improvement measures and work with management to implement.
Provide framework for enforcing data integrity rules during data entry.
Monitor the progress and effectiveness of the project quality management system. Recommend and implement improvements as required.
Collaborate with Project Management and Business Operations to define and monitor macro and micro performance metrics to measure process/productivity improvement effectiveness.
Provide an objective view to ensure the metrics are driving correct behavior across the broader organization.
Provide on-going continuous improvement support as needed in collaboration with all departments.
Collaborate with Cost Governance lead within the QA/QC department to ensure that cost and schedule processes are aligned.
Develop and provide clear and concise written status reports with observations and recommendations to Regional Project Management Directors and other levels of Management as needed so that corrective measures can be identified and executed on.
Facilitate the cultural desire within the organization to share and adopt best practices across AEP Transmission.
Perform and develop quality audits to ensure the PMT is coordinating as a unit to establish original baseline budgets inside EcoSys that are time-phased with dates from the P6 schedule, executing the Baseline Sign-Off process and performing the month-end forecast process that is time-phased with dates from the P6 schedule.
Provide leadership and training for Project Management on P6 and other systems and on how to analyze month-end standard reports.
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New Albany, OH
Education : Bachelor Degree in Construction Management, Project Management, Engineering, Business or related field of study.
Experience : Eight or more years’ experience including work in one or more of these areas: project controls, project estimating, project management , construction management and/or comparable external experience.
Experience must exhibit increasing project controls, project management and business/financial administration activities and responsibilities. Trained in one or more of the following areas: construction safety, negotiations, scope development and control, cost estimating, construction contracting, project controls and reporting, quality control, risk management.
Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) or Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) certification or AACE certification preferred.
American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) certification preferred
- Highly proficient in P6
Must have a clear understanding of typical Project Control methods and procedures consistent with Project Management Institute’s Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) methodologies. Demonstrate a very high level of ability, motivation, and attitude in leading a team and a project to successful conclusion.
Must be knowledgeable in data analytics techniques and the demonstrated ability to apply these techniques.
Effective and compelling communication, including the use of effective listening, with all departments within AEP Transmission.
Influence the Engineering & Design, Procurement, Contracting, Estimating, and Construction procedures and processes to optimize a project. Identify opportunities for business process improvement across projects.
Provide strategic thinking, planning, risk assessment and prioritization of project activities. Demonstrates very sound decision making practices.
Provide organization of project activities, delegate project task assignments, confidently set team requirements and expectations, manage deliverables and hold team members accountable. Provide constructive feedback to direct reports.
Effectively prioritize and manage conflict to provide solutions to issues that maximize synergies with an overriding goal to do the \"right thing\" for the company. Take timely independent action and offer recommendations to management for resolution of elevated issues.
Seek input from Subject Matter Experts by asking the right questions, understanding the nuances, clarifying and validating information, and not relying on one’s own knowledge base or assumptions.
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