Power System Engineering Area Manager

Schneider Electric Parsippany, NJ

About the Job

Schneider Electric Power Systems Engineering (PSE) is a multi-discipline electrical power engineering consulting group. The group produces power system studies, assessments, and designs. The design engineering specialties includes physical design and the design of protection, control and automation systems.
The PSE Area Manager (AM) is the direct manager for approximately 10 power system engineers. The AM is responsible for the group's operations, and for collaborating with the sales and business development teams to grow the business in the assigned area.
The AM is responsible for setting and managing performance goals and performance reviews and for coaching and correcting behavior to achieve the group's goals. The AM collaborates with the Regional Manager and Power Consulting Specialist to drive strategic growth and leads the safety efforts within the area. The AM collaborates with the regional Engineering Manager to identify and deliver training for direct reports and manages the proposal development within the area.
The AM is responsible for the operational efforts including effective resource management, project management, standards compliance, and project forecasting/backlog management. The AM is responsible for the overall utilization of the engineers in the area, assigning projects to the engineers based on capacity and skills and ensuring that technical and administrative standards are followed.

Qualifications
BSEE and 8 years of experience in power system engineering
Professional Engineering registration
Demonstrated experience in effectively managing engineers
Demonstrated experience with either power system studies or power system protection, control and automation.
Working knowledge of electrical codes and standards
Proficient in MS Office applications

Competencies:
Demonstrated ability to develop project scope and identify project risks (technical, schedule, cost, change order)
Strong ethical behavior and safety leadership
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to work well with all levels in an organization
Excellent situational awareness, social intelligence, listening, problem-solving skills
Ability to analyze and interpret engineering documents, codes and standards, technical procedures
Ability to compose and write reports, business correspondence, and contextualize engineering deliverables
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of manager, clients, and customers
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Ability to assist employees in understanding project objectives and specifications and see various points of view
Strong judgement and professionalism to effectively handle frequent exposure to key decision-makers at the executive level
Knowledge of contracting requirements, codes, standards, and construction industry
Self-motivated, quick and assertive
Cool-Calm-Collected under pressure and in dynamic environments
Able to simultaneously address project details without losing the big-picture
Anticipates and communicates project risks and implements mitigation strategies
Collaborative and influential communication style