KCP & L Program Mgr Field Construction Ops in United States

Title: Program Mgr Field Construction Ops

Job Number: PLA000L

JOB TITLE: Program Mgr. Field Construction Operations


Distribution Line Construction – Wichita Ops Center- Toben Street


Wichita, KS

Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Other hours as required)
Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Program Mgr. Field Construction Operations manages and leads all operational work performed by delivery related to contractors for the programs managed by Resource Management. This will include line contractors, (overhead & underground) streetlight installation and maintenance, pole inspections, joint use, and other miscellaneous contracts as may be required.

This position ensures all work is completed on time, within budget, and consistent with the defined scope. In this role, one must manage annual budgets and any change orders associated with these projects or initiatives. This position is responsible for resolving all problems related to contractor performance. This position also ensures that quality of assignments and schedules are maintained. This position coordinates field inspections of all work performed by contractors. Assist in remedial actions to correct problems. This position requires collaborating as a team in the selection of vendors and input into negotiations with contractor as appropriate. Its important that this position accurately documents any savings achieved. This position is also responsible for managing millions of dollars annually in contractor related projects or programs. The following tasks include but are not limited to the following items:

Resource Management:
•Preparation of bid solicitation specifications for various types of work.
•Effective evaluation of bids submitted by vendors and suppliers.
•Turnkey line contracts are administered and performed in compliance with scope, schedule, and budget.
•Monitor contractor performance as it relates to program scope including, but not limited to, safety, efficiency, timeliness, scope adherence, and metric accountability.
•Provide and support storm restoration efforts both internally and regionally through mutual assist.
•Applies leadership and people management skills in removing barriers that impede the timely and efficient completion of work.
•Ability to think both regionally and globally to ensure that resources are appropriately allocated and shared across the service area.
•Monitors job progress to ensure work quality, adherence to standards, guidelines, processes and procedures to meet in service dates.

Project Manage large projects/jobs:
•Collaboration with the various departments in which we support to ensure all resource needs are proactively met.
•Provide budgeting and forecasting guidance for internal departments on projects managed by team.

•Process invoices and ensure proper coding and payments are made.

Job Reconciliation:

•Ensures all charges/materials are accounted for and accurate.
•Identifies and mitigates significant drivers of cost.
•Lead a safety culture in all work managed with contractors by ensuring safety procedures are being followed faithfully through audits and that any deviations are handled swiftly.

Education and Experience Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or related field is preferred. This position requires a minimum of four years construction/maintenance experience. Preferred applicants will have achieved a Journeyman Linemen status.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required:
•Experience in distribution construction, maintenance, resource planning, and design
•Apply business and analytical skills to identify opportunities for improved efficiencies and productivity.
•The position requires high stress tolerance, excellent customer service skills, quick decision-making capability, strong analytical skills, strong planning skills, and the ability to hold each work group accountable to satisfy schedules.
•Excellent human relations, team building and leadership skills are essential.
•Experience in the Maximo system.

Working Conditions:
Most work is performed in an office with field work as necessary to perform the job.

Travel to other locations within the company is required.

Position requires work beyond normal working hours depending on workload, project deadlines, and service restoration efforts.

Must have a satisfactory work record including good attendance.

Evergy has a clear mission – To empower a better future. Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First. We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company, we need a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. So, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone – regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status – has a voice and can bring their best every day. We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we will be. Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.