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Entergy | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Job Description

Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
Job Function: Other
MRV Minimum Salary: $80,000.00
MRV Maximum Salary: $121,000.00
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1.00
Req ID: 70381
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%



Plans, monitors and manages complex projects from initiation through completion. Secures the required resources and uses formal processes and tools to manage resources, budgets, risks and changes. Manages projects to on time completion according to specifications and within current budget costs. This positon will primarily be focused on the management of studies and project portfolios focused on projects and initiatives within Grid Modernization. 



  • Plans, monitors and manages projects from initiation through completion.
  • Directs governance structure for Operating Company team members
  • Participate in best practice and future business state workshops
  • Coordinates project planning, resourcing, staffing, supply, and supply and contract management, progress reporting, trouble shooting and people management.
  • Follows up on project results and ensures contractor deliverables meet quality and schedule. Notifies relevant parties of expected discrepancies.
  • Monitors project performance and suggests schedule changes, cost adjustments, or resource additions.
  • Make formal presentations and provide updates up, down, and across the organization.
  • Showcase project milestones at Roadshows across the operating companies.
  • Implements program controls and reporting mechanisms.
  • Interface regularly with team members and other project teams to ensure project success. 
  • Ensures change management processes are followed.
  • Communicates project progress, issues and key decisions



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year institution in related field or relevant experience (e.g. engineering, business management, business administration, construction management)
  • MBA desired.



  • 3 years’ experience in successfully managing and implementing utility or engineering investments.
  • Experience with contracts and managing contractors preferred



  • Degree in engineering preferred
  • PMP certification desired



  • Working understanding of project management tools and principles required. Specific knowledge of Entergy's Capital Project Standard preferred.
  • Working understanding of change, configuration and risk management
  • Working understanding of Entergy’s accounting, finance and corporate risk processes and requirements
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills including the ability to clearly communicate and express self well in groups and one on one conversations.
  • Understanding of Change, Configuration, and Risk Management principles and the ability to apply those principles.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint required.
  • Knowledge and the ability to produce reports from Entergy’s cost accounting system desirable.
  • Knowledge and ability to produce reports and communications appropriate for any target audience
  • Knowledge of Entergy’s (or comparable utility) distribution system, transmission system and gas system including new and emerging technologies desirable



EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.


Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test.  The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions.  Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, Logon ID:  entergy, password:  practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

About Entergy

Entergy Corporation (Entergy) is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. It owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatt of aggregate electric generating capacity. The Company is also a nuclear power generator in the United States. The Company operates in two business segments: Utility and Non-Utility Nuclear. In addition to its two primary, reportable, operating segments, Entergy also operates the non-nuclear wholesale assets business. The non-nuclear wholesale assets business sells to wholesale customers the electric power produced by power plants that it owns while it focuses on improving performance and exploring sales or restructuring opportunities for its power plants. As of December 31, 2009, Entergy delivered electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

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