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Field Project Manager
Company Name: 
Tantalus Systems

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Date Posted: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019
Job Description: 

About Tantalus:
In a world where global warming, rolling blackouts, rising energy prices and an aging, frequently malfunctioning distribution system are front page news, Tantalus works with electric, water and gas energy providers to improve resource efficiency, deliver reliable service, and streamline operations. We give utilities the tools and information they need to engage consumers in ongoing conservation efforts, and also provide the backbone technology that makes these programs successful.
The Tantalus Utility Network, TUNet®, is an award-winning end-to-end communications platform utilizing IP-based networks including fiber, WiMAX and cellular as well as 220 & 900 MHz wireless radio frequency. TUNet is designed and built for the smart grid and unites utility applications through distributed, Linux-based edge computing capability at every endpoint, thereby enhancing the value of data across all utility departments through integrated solutions such as AMI, outage management, power quality monitoring, load management, lighting controls and distribution automation that are cost-effective and practical to deploy throughout urban, suburban and rural service areas.
We are a focused team and achieve our goals through our values-based culture. Our team is collaborative, inclusive, proactive, customer-focused and committed to continuous improvement.
Founded in 1989, Tantalus is a growing, fast-paced, high-technology company with multiple offices, including in Canada (Burnaby, BC, and Ottawa, ON) and the USA (Raleigh, NC and Norwalk, CT).


The Opportunity
Reporting to the Director, Project Operations, the Field Project Manager is a member of the Customer Operations team and is responsible for providing oversight of TUNet deployments at customer sites. The Field Project Manager will be the primary point of contact in managing these complex, multi-faceted projects and will be heavily involved in managing customer relationships. This role requires extensive travel (up to 75% of the time).

This position will be based remotely in either Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois or Connecticut.

Specifically, the Field Project Manager will:
• Plan, execute, monitor and control projects from initiation through to delivery and commissioning
• Support customers in solving complex problems, as well as provide customer training and technical on-site support
• Provide leadership to multiple stakeholders to define requirements, establish system design, coordinate deliveries and report to customers
• Oversee systems integration – specifically, work with customer utilities in integrating TUNet to other utility vendor systems
• Negotiate and implement subcontracts, when required
• Regularly review and report on project performance to management and other stakeholders


What you Bring:
Education and Experience:
• A Bachelor's degree or advanced certification in Project Management, Operations Management, Engineering (Computer, Electrical or Systems), or other related field
• 5+ years of experience managing the operation, deployment and/or installation of large, multi-faceted projects in large telemetry, control or communications systems/networks
• Customer/stakeholder management experience
• A PMP designation is an asset
• Experience in AMI/AMR, RF or Wireless communications is an asset

Personal Attributes Required:
• A demonstrated aptitude for understanding complex technical communication systems and technology in a short time
• Attention to detail, deadlines and strong problem-solving skills
• Self-motivated and able to work independently while exercising proactivity, flexibility and good judgement
• Strong organizational, planning and follow-through skills
• Ability to effectively prioritize and balance multiple projects, tasks, stakeholders and remain focused in a fast paced, high volume work environment
• Ability to manage dynamic external and internal stakeholder relationships
• Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills