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Software Project Manager

Company: DNV
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Local Unit & Position Description

Are you excited about the opportunities created by the energy transition?
Would you like to be part of a team that helps business in digitalizing and managing critical activities in a sustainable, cost efficient, safe and secure way?

DNV Digital Solutions is seeking a Project Manager (PM) for their Software Consulting Department within Region Americas. Collaborating closely with the project team, the PM will plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. Most are software implementation projects for new or existing clients and may cover all DNV brands but primarily the Cascade and Synergi Electric products within the Electric Grid Product Lin

The Project Manager will report to the Head of Section for Project Management Consulting Americas with the main objective of being the responsible for the entire project and customer engagement cycle right from RFP/Bid Review/Proposal Management, Project planning, execution and deployment to Extended Support post Go-live. The specific focus for this position will be management of projects primarily related to DNV's Electric Grid (EGRID) product platform involving Synergi Electric and Cascade products.

The ideal candidate will be the one with extensive practical experience of having delivered both large (> -500K USD) and small-to-medium size (- $10K to $200K) projects in involving Software Solutions and preferably in the Electric Utility space. A strong knowledge of demonstrative Project Management Concepts and Principles is a must. The candidate would also be responsible for being the primary liaison with our clients' solution sponsor for on-going commercial, operational, scope and relationship management of our EGRID software solutions.

This position will be based out of DNV offices in Katy, TX, Mechanicsburg, PA or Corvallis, OR. Note that when DNV offices re-open, we will offer a flexible hybrid work environment.

What You'll Do
Work Collaboratively with the Sales and other project teams and lead the Proposal Management and delivery activities during the Pre-sales stages of a project opportunity.
Prepare plans, supervise project team members and their execution of tasks, prepare project budgets and analyze financial data, and direct and control the outcome of a project.
Effectively negotiate changes to project scope and change orders including opportunities for new sales.
Collaborate with DNV's Electric Grid Product Development team throughout the pre-sales/project cycles and be responsible or the successful delivery to the end customers satisfaction.
Successful Risk Management and Execution of all projects (of various types and sizes) within the agreed boundaries of scope, time and cost resulting in a high degree of customer satisfaction whilst achieving the agreed internal project profitability.
Efficiently plan, track and manage cost, -revenue and profitability for both Fixed Price and T&E type of small, medium and large-size projects.
Manage the customer relationship and financial aspect of operational support. Ensure that the client's needs and requirements are adhered to per the agreed contract. Identify expansion opportunities for existing customer solutions.
Proactive involvement in the client's future roadmap planning efforts, to ensure alignment of client needs with DNV solution roadmaps
Plan, propose, negotiate, and deliver extensions and enhancements to the operational solution to accommodate the client's updated IT and business process requirements.
Position Qualifications
What is Required
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or other fields related to Electric industry or other equivalent experience.
A minimum of 7 years of experience in project or customer management role for software development or implementation projects.
Deep understanding of the financial aspects of IT/Software project delivery and operations.
A professional with extensive experience and skill (technically and commercially) from Electric Utility and/or Software Consulting industry, preferably both on the customer/user side and the supplier side.
Ability to contribute and manage the full life cycle of the project right from presales through project completion and into support (post completion). Ability to manage scope change and keen eye for expanding opportunities with existing customers.
Hands-On Experience with Microsoft Project.
Demonstration and application of Project Management theories as those prescribed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) or other industry or utility accepted practices.
Strong client communication skills: Demonstrated ability to build and maintain excellent relationships with clients.
Effective communication, particularly listening skills with both colleagues as well as customers.
Willingness and ability to travel within the region and internationally up to 15%
Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
Willingness and ability to successfully pass a pre-employment background check and drug test.
We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening.

What is Preferred
Background in software implementation and best practices.
Experience with DNV software solutions.
Demonstration and application of planning and deploying highly integrated, enterprise level information systems solutions.
Experience with software products and services in the areas of electric grid operations, electric distribution planning, spatial technologies, electric asset management, or electronic field data collection software solutions would be an advantage.
Experience with standard DBMS (Database Management Systems) such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and other database systems.
Knowledge of PowerBI or other business intelligence reporting and dashboarding tools.
PMP certification preferred but not required.

**Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are available for this position**

How We Do It

We Care , We Dare , We Share

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and want you to bring your whole self to work each day. Read more here:
Diversity at DNV
Meet our Employees
About DNV
Careers in DNV
DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. - For more information about your rights under the law, see:

https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

Please visit our website at www.dnv.com
Company & Business Area Description
DNV is a world-leading provider of digital solutions and software applications with focus on the energy, maritime and healthcare markets. Our solutions are used worldwide to manage risk and performance for wind turbines, electric grids, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, ships, and more. Supported by our domain knowledge and Veracity assurance platform, we enable companies to digitize and manage business critical activities in a sustainable, cost-efficient, safe and secure way.

We are also an independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions.
Equal Opportunity Statement
DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

Keywords: DNV, Corvallis , Software Project Manager, Executive , Corvallis, Oregon

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