Project Manager, Continuous Improvement

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/16/18
Saint Louis, MO
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/16/18

Spire is seeking a Continuous Improvement Project Manager to work in the 700 Market, St. Louis, Missouri office.  This position provides the unique opportunity to become a part of a dynamic, maturing Continuous Improvement team; focused on developing standards, governance and awareness for Project Management, Lean Management and Change Management techniques on an Enterprise-wide level. The selected individual will be responsible for managing a wide array of cross-functional projects with varying risks, constraints and/or challenges and will be empowered to focus on value creation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze problems, identify issues, summarize findings and recommend courses of action
  • Utilize PMBOK best practices to apply various principles and methodologies such as Agile/Lean, DMAIC, etc.
  • Develop positive working relationships with stakeholders and project teams to drive change in a positive manner by managing constraints such as timelines, scope, cost and resources
  • Lead project teams to develop and implement programs and/or process improvements.
  • Ensure projects meet specified timelines and deliverables with a strong focus on value-creation
  • Effectively communicate with Stakeholders; provide early and clear escalation of risks, respond to changes in work or direction, demonstrate flexibility in approach
  • Develop program status update materials for key stakeholders and internal audit review of program budget and schedule
  • Manage wide range of projects with varying timelines, cross functionality, requirements and scope
  • All other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Recognize problems and respond, systematically gather information, sort through complex issues, understand consequences of decisions, seek input from others
  • Ability to make difficult decisions and communicate those decisions to others
  • Set challenging and productive goals for the team and hold others accountable for actions
  • Ability to provide resources and support
  • Ability to use checkpoints and processes to measure results
  • Ability to provide and communicate clear performance objectives
  • Ability to set challenging and productive goals and delegate effectively
  • Ability to lead by example, define roles/responsibilities, motivate and set strategy

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • No

Required Education: (may include certifications, licenses and registrations)

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University in an analytical field (ie. Engineering, Science, Business) preferred
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certification preferred
  • Other accreditations, such as PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, Six Sigma, CCMP, etc. are valued

Required knowledge, skill and abilities:

  • 6 years of related project experience is preferred
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong relationships at all levels in the organization
  • Prior experience leading large-scale, cross-functional projects is preferred
  • Three or more years of experience in facilitating and leading Lean Continuous Improvement efforts is valued
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required
  • Prior experience in the Energy or Utility industry is preferred

Physical demands, work environment and work schedule:

  • Work is normally performed in a shared, open-office environment
  • Requires some work during nonstandard business hours
  • Some travel required

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