New Available Position! Internal Audit Construction Manager

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015

New Available Position! Internal Audit Construction Manager

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This is the nation’s largest independent power generation company with a rich portfolio of fossil fuel, nuclear, solar and wind facilities, currently investing in significant capital projects.

A Fortune 250 company, this Client creates value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. In addition to 47,000 megawatts of generation capacity, enough to supply nearly 40 million homes, their retail electricity providers serve 3 million + customers.

Internal Audit is responsible for conducting audits and assessments of major construction projects throughout the Capital Project Life-Cycle. Lead Auditors demonstrate extensive expertise in one or more functional audit areas and are responsible for developing/executing ongoing programs in those areas. This Manager Role leads and coordinates the work flow across 3-5 Lead Auditors.

This position will be located in the Midwest and likely require 40% travel to company locations.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

– Take a lead role in managing, overseeing and conducting audits of planned, in-progress or completed construction projects.

– Provide management with an independent assessment of the adequacy of the key Capital Project Life-Cycle Phases (Project Planning, Contract Planning, Project Management and Contract Auditing) of construction projects.

– Demonstrate specialized project management skills and/or knowledge valuable to audit department under general supervision.

– Lead project teams on atypical assignments, including cross-geographical teams and/or multi-business unit projects.

– Develop unique, specialized initiatives on specific scopes of related work while continuing individual development of specialized skills and knowledge.

– Coordinate and make presentations at audit management meetings and assist with the development and implementation of the annual audit plan.

Education and Experience Required

– Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Architecture, Business, Engineering or Construction Management from an accredited college/university.

– 5-8 years of relevant experience is required with prior experience with electric or natural gas utility construction projects is required.

– Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and MBA or other advanced degree is preferred.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

– Thorough understanding of the Project Planning, Contract Planning, and Project Management phases of a construction project.

– Possess the ability to interpret and understand construction contracts as it relates to internal controls and systems (e.g. accounting, labor, timekeeping and purchasing systems, etc.).

– Ability to audit construction related contracts for compliance with contractual terms and conditions.

– Seeking a proactive, self-starter with a results orientation and aptitude for taking initiative with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

– Ability to work independently in a fast paced, high stress business environment.

– Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively across teams.

– Ability to handle multiple work assignments and maintain awareness of deadlines. Prefer experience supervising and reviewing the work of others.

This is a career building engagement with a major Investor Owned Utility committed to growing their teams and performance.

Compensation Package – This role will be compensated with a generous total compensation package to include a base salary in the range of $100,000 – $140,000 + per year depending on experience, plus rich standard company benefits including Health Care, Dental, Life Insurance, savings plan, etc.

EEO Compliance

Client and PReP Intl are Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employers. All selection and employment decisions are made on the basis of evaluating bona fide occupation qualifications, skills, abilities, capacity, capabilities and an assessment of fit within the organization and its culture.

Client and PReP Intl attest that their procedures and processes are free of unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, or sexual orientation or preference. Must be legally able to work in the US. PReP Intl makes reasonable effort to conduct a broad search for qualified talent across multiple communities of interest and endeavors to create a diverse mix of candidates in assembling a slate for our client to consider.

Candidates who wish to be considered should register, complete a Career Interest Questionnaire (CIQ) at where they will be able to submit a resume on line. Please feel free to circulate to interested and qualified parties.

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