Waste Water Sr Project Development Manager Carrollton TX

18 days ago
Full time role


Schneider Electric

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Job Description

Sr. Project Development Manager

Schneider Electric™ creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment:




The Sr. Project Development Manager is responsible for development of the performance contracting projects in achieving the project’s objectives.  S/he works closely with the Customer, Project Sales Lead, Project Sponsor(s), and Development Team to define the project objectives and create and execute a plan for maximizing the customer current operations through strategic alignment with their vision and mission.  The Sr. Project Development Manager is a technical leader that navigates complex systems, customers and procurement strategies. S/he is a champion of innovation to creatively exceed the project’s challenges for success. Based on level of complexity, the Sr. Project Development Manager collaborates with Solutions Architect and other technical experts to provide project / technical leadership and/or innovation in support of realizing client satisfaction, mitigating risk and achieving Schneider Electric business objectives. The Sr. Project Development Manager has a working knowledge of the technical and organizational environments in which the project scopes of work will be implemented.  The Sr Project Development Manager must be an excellent collaborator with all the functions associated with the development of complex projects. The Sr. Project Development Manager exhibits strong leadership qualities, is a strategic thinker and can adapt to scope changes to bring value to our customers. The Sr. Project Development Manager is responsible for developing client relationship through technical leadership and customer client satisfaction.

The Sr. Project Development Manager may also be responsible for managing, training, developing and/or mentoring direct and indirect reports. The Sr. Project Development Manager will work closely with Regional Sales Leadership for coordination of business goals, while managing utilization, work load, best practices and lessons learned.

PRIMARY DUTIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

  1. Responsible for the project site safety during project development/audit phase
  • Develop safety strategy for the project and communicate safety requirements to all project team members and subcontractors
  • Ensure safety strategy, safety audits and required job hazard analysis and risk assessments are performed
  • Ensure all personnel and subcontractors are familiar and adhere to Schneider Electric safe work practices and alignment with customer safety requirements


  1. Responsible for Customer Satisfaction
  • Collaborate with customer to identify and understand the customer’s mission and vision
  • Develop a project strategy that aligns with the customer’s mission and vision and operational needs
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by identifying and exceeding project expectations
  • Facilitate the technical communication and presentation in customer project


  1. Project Leadership
  • Demonstrate servant leadership with project team to provide team with direction and tools to be successful
  • Innovation leader driving creative solutions and new ideas to exceed customers’ expectations and deliver on project goals
  • Develop project charter and communication cadence for collaboration of project efforts
  • Provide technical leadership on the review of scopes of work, review of project deliverables and customer stakeholder management


  1. Develop the Project Plan, Schedule and Budget for the Development Phase of the Project
  • Collaborate with sales lead to develop a close plan strategy and build a project plan to meet the strategy
  • Identify and coordinate internal and external resources required to achieve project objectives
  • Identify schedule and budget constraints and opportunities to achieve project strategy
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams on budget, phasing and scope of work deliverables to meet the project plan


  1. Lead, Plan, Organize and Participate in Investment Grade Audits (IGA), Requests for Proposal Audits (RFP) and Business Case (BC) Audits
  • Coordinate internal and external teams for facility audits and site access on customer sites
  • Lead with Sales Lead, customer kickoff meetings and scope debriefs


  1. Responsible for developing scope, coordinating technical strategy, project financials, customer reports and final contract
  • Lead the effort in defining project scope and acquiring scope of work estimates that meet or exceed the customer and regional goals and objectives
  • Review and ensure project estimates are accurate and the project scope is executable within the budget.
  • Direct the methodologies of performing energy savings calculations and identify any risk associated with the projections
  • Review savings projections to ensure plausibility and identify any financial risk
  • Prepare final project costs in financial tools for turnkey construction of scope of work
  • Collaborate with Sales, Construction and Performance Assurance for alignment of project goals, strategy, scope, costs and project requirements
  • Coordinate technical and management reviews
  • Prepare technical audit reports
  • Organize, develop and negotiate Design Professional Agreements (DPA)
  • Responsible for the coordination of efforts, quality control and completion construction contract
  • Complete the RITE Review documents and facilitate Signature level authority as indicated by the Authorization Level Document.
  • Other duties may be assigned


  1. Manage the timely resolution of issues, including the escalation of issues that are outside the project team’s scope of responsibility.  Track risks and ensure execution of corrective action plans until project closure.
  • Management of the risks, assumptions, action items and issues log


  1. Monitor the project and report the project status to the management team on a regular basis.
  • Prepare and update project schedule and cost re-estimates on a routine basis.
  • Complete all project status reporting at a regular cadence


  1. Scope: Large sized projects with complex scope, multiple project portfolio of complexity, large need for internal and external coordination, large project team. Can lead the project and complex stakeholders of all vertical markets: K-12 education, post-secondary and higher education, federal, municipal and county government and healthcare


  1. Manage and develop direct and indirect reports
  • Provide leadership, management and performance goals for direct and indirect reports
  • Manage utilization and resource allocation to achieve success on projects
  • Develop plans and goals to meet and exceed business goals
  • Coordinate with other functional and regional leaders
  • Responsible for capturing and sharing best practices and lessons learned throughout business


Education/Certification Required:  4-year college degree or technical degree, and/or relative experience required.  Professional Engineering license, or ability to obtain is preferred; PMP certification is recommended, CEM certification and LEED accreditation are pluses.

Qualifications - External

Experience Required: Relative engineering and project management experience (10+ years related work experience preferred).  In addition, the candidate will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of performance contracting, project development process and energy use in building systems. An understanding of energy performance contracts or energy focused design-build projects in lower and higher education or municipal facilities is highly beneficial.


  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and project management / organization skills required, but not limited to the ability to:
    • handle multiple demands and assignments
    • prioritize tasks effectively and efficiently
    • manage resource procurement and utilization.
    • influence and persuade internal and external Customers
    • listen effectively and solicit input from others
  • Excellent time management and organization skills required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including thorough knowledge of MS Project, Word, and Excel required
  • Financial acumen and understanding required
  • Passionate about customer service and team success required
  • Leadership skills: team building, empower and delegate authority, ability to build rapport and consensus required
  • Thorough understanding of contract procedures and tactics required
  • Knowledge of contract law, codes, standards, and industry construction knowledge required
  • Ability to lead scope development analysis new technologies, innovations and/or solutions required
  • Ability to manage change management and continuous improvement preferred



  • Travel will vary, but may require travel greater than 25% of the time

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary duties.

Moving over rough or uneven surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy to light items.  Transporting of items such as a laptop computer and luggage; driving an automobile, etc.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary duties.

While performing the primary functions of the job, the employee is regularly exposed a general office environment.  During periods of project site visits, the employee will be exposed to outside weather conditions as well as mechanical equipment rooms, which could consist of confined spaces and loud noises.  Employee may work in different environments while on various job sites.  This job requires work to be performed on project sites and thus will require greater than 25% travel to project sites. Travel will occur using an automobile or by airplane to destinations.


Schneider Electric offers a robust benefits package to support our employees such as flexible work arrangements, paid family leave, 401(k)+ match, and more. Click here to find out more about working with us:  

We seek out and reward people for being straightforward, open, passionate, effective and challenging the status quo. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. We welcome people as they are, creating an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as a real value for the company.  We’re looking for people with a passion for success — on the job and beyond. See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric:

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Schneider Electric

Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for ...

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