Director, Capital Project Program

Location: *Oglethorpe Power Headquarter - Tucker, GA
Job Code: 153
# of Openings: 1


Summary: This position is responsible for the management of OPC's capital projects program.  The position will manage a team to deliver capital projects for the OPC operations fleet and other areas within OPC as necessary.  The position will manage the capital budget portfolio for all capital projects including co-owned assets.  It encompasses cradle to grave management of project functions including: project development, engineering/design, procurement, construction, commissioning, startup and testing of capital projects that are required at new generation sites or OPC’s existing fleet. Manage the development and tracking of capital project budget and schedule with reporting to senior/executive management on project status.  Accountable for developing timely and useful reports, presentations and other communications to convey complex and technical subject matter in clear, concise messaging to multiple levels of internal and external audiences including OPC Sr. Executives, Construction Projects Committee, and the OPC Board.  This position may be responsible for managing more than one project at a time. This position will manage the capital project program to ensure safety, environmental, budget, and schedule goals are met for all projects. The Program Director is a crucial OPC representative for local community relations, political interface, and OPC good will, when affected by events surrounding major capital projects.

The successful candidate must have extensive project management experience, and have work experience in the utility industry possessing a good working knowledge of hydro and natural gas power plants.  They must demonstrate a strong knowledge of project management methodologies with the ability to work with a wide range of individuals including executive management and Board members.  They must demonstrate strong leadership skills.

Job Duties:

-Provide program management and leadership to a team of associates to maintain the OPC capital projects program.  This includes supervision and management of project engineering function for assigned generation projects which includes permitting, engineering, design, procurement, environmental and regulatory compliance, quality assurance, and records management.

-Negotiate procurement, construction, and consulting contracts as required.

-Coordinate with the appropriate Oglethorpe operating organization to ensure appropriate awareness of and participation in the engineering review of project design and in the planning for and execution of start-up and commissioning.

-Provide management oversight for the OPC capital Project program.  Manage the project controls function for assigned generation projects which includes budgeting, scheduling, estimating, cost, information systems management, forecasting, and reporting.

-Provide management and leadership in support of OPC’s capital project budget program.  Manage the preparation and status reporting processes for capital project budgets and cash flow forecasts.  This includes the development of comprehensive work products such as the Long range Engineering Plan and the Construction Work Plan for submittal to the RUS.  Provide direction and leadership to the Project Controls Principle in executing the program.   

-Manage the interface with local, state and federal regulatory agencies to assure compliance with permit and other requirements; with the local community.

-Work to assure that Oglethorpe Power is perceived to be a good corporate citizen; with the EMC in whose territory the project is sited, to build and enhance relationships and minimize conflict.

-Manage the preparation and status reporting processes for departmental budgets.

-Perform various ad hoc studies, analysis, research special topics and issues, and develop communications products as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: B.S. in Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineering; BS in construction management. MBA is a plus. 
  • Experience: 12+ years of experience in major industrial or power projects and/or design of such facilities.
  • Equivalent Experience: 16+ years of experience working at large power plants involving maintenance, capital projects and budget management.
  • Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations: No special licenses, certifications or registrations required: however, PE is highly desirable.
  • Specialized Skills: Strong fiscal aptitude and proven strong computer skills (multiple program excellence including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Power Point, Windows XP Suite, Microsoft Visio, Primavera P6 and Adobe Acrobat.) Polished interpersonal skills/ability to effectively interface and influence, and ability to work in a team environment with results-oriented style. 
  • Travel: 20-25% depending on project statuses.

Status: Full-time

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.


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