CostaMesaRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Costa Mesa jobs

Program Manager

Company: Schneider Electric
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Schneider Electric has an opportunity for a Program Manager I, Energy Performance Contracting in our West Region (Southern California, Arizona or Colorado location.)

Schneider Electric creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives.Our 135,000+ 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.

Great people make Schneider Electric a great company.

What do you get to do in this position?

The Program Manager for Project Development is responsible for leading and developing the Project Management Team. S/he mentors and supports Project Managers in developing and managing to project plans including scope, schedule, budget and expectations leading to successful project execution and outcomes. The Program Manager will collaborate with Sales and Operations Leadership to build best practices, growth strategies and resources plans.

The Program Manger is responsible for managing, training, developing and mentoring direct and indirect reports. The Program Manager will work closely with Regional Sales and Operations 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.

  • Responsible for leading the regional safety strategy during project development/audit/pre-construction phase
  • Develop and Lead the safety strategy for the project management and site teams and personnel during the construction/installation phase
  • Ensure safety requirements are communicated to all project leads and through the project teams including subcontractors
  • Manage the safety strategy and ensure safety audits and required job hazard analysis and risk assessments are performed
  • Responsible for Customer Satisfaction
  • Work collaboratively with regional leaders and project leads on identifying and understanding the customer's mission and vision
  • Lead a culture to develop project strategies that align with our customer's mission and vision and operational needs
  • Manage and Develop Project Management Team
  • Demonstrate servant leadership to provide team with direction and tools to be successful
  • Provide leadership, management and performance goals for direct and indirect reports
  • Provide leadership in development and management of regional goals
  • 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
  • Responsible for leading the Project Management Team members throughout the phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with Sales and Operations Team to provide resources to assist with development and delivery of high quality projects and support
  • Review and Approve Project Strategy Plans and Budgets
  • Review Project procurement strategies, scope development, project financials, process, risk and quality to build the most successful project for our customer and our company.
  • Participate and provide support on projects as needed
  • Responsible for ensuring high collaboration across regional engineering, construction and performance assurance teams
  • Support Innovation efforts and development of new solutions for our customers.
  • Participate in technical and management reviews
  • Lead backlog reviews
  • Lead and manage subcontractor qualification, selection and buy out through your team and other project team members.
  • Participate in the quality control and completion construction contracts
  • Other duties may be assigned
  • Lead Regional and National business efforts advancing Project Management
  • Lead and Participate in regional meetings and strategy development
  • Be the liaison for all functional disciplines for engineering, construction, sales and performance assurance throughout the construction/installation phase of the project
  • Responsible for financials, forecasting, and project portfolios
  • Support national efforts in Project Management and Innovation
  • Lead in capturing and sharing best practices and lessons learned

Education/Certification Required: 4-year college degree or technical degree, and/or relative experience required. PMP certification is a plus.

Experience Required: Relative people and project leadership. People management experience is a plus. Experience, Exposure and Education that demonstrate a thorough knowledge of project and program management of building construction projects.


We know skills and competencies show up in many different ways and can be based on your life experience. If you do not necessarily meet all the requirements that are listed, we still encourage you to apply for the position.


  • 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 35% 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 35% 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 putting the customer first, being disruptive to the status quo, embracing different perspectives, continuously learning, and acting like owners. We're recognized around the world for welcoming people as they are. We create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversityare seen asa real value for the company. See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric.

Let us learn about you! Apply today.

You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled.

It is the policy of Schneider Electric to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, and promoting all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic or conduct.

Concerning agencies:Schneider Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for fees related to such.

Schneider Electric is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated againston the basis ofdisability.

Schedule: Full-time

Req: 006ZKE

Keywords: Schneider Electric, Costa Mesa , Program Manager, Other , Costa Mesa, California

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest California jobs by following @recnetCA on Twitter!

Costa Mesa RSS job feeds