Project Manager I

Date: Jul 30, 2019

Location: St Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.

Spire is seeking a Project Manager I. This position focuses on applying standards and governance, and creating awareness for Project Management, Lean Management and Change Management techniques on an Enterprise-wide level. This role will be responsible for managing the medium complexity, cross-functional projects with varying risks, constraints and/or challenges, and will be empowered to focus on value creation. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage wide range of projects with varying timelines, cross functionality, requirements and scope
  • Analyze problems, identify issues, summarize findings and recommend courses of action in collaboration with the project teams, always with a value-added mindset
  • Utilize PMBOK best practices to apply various principles and methodologies such as Agile/Lean, DMAIC, etc.
  • Consistently implement change management tools and techniques in a flexible manner to optimize project results 
  • Work closely with business users to define project objectives, goals, scope, success criteria and deliverables, aligned with company goals and in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders 
  • Support project leads in the acquisition and use of internal and external resources to achieve project goals
  • Develop positive working relationships with stakeholders and project teams to drive change in a positive manner 
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path, and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team and ancillary projects
  • Effectively communicate with Stakeholders; provide early and clear escalation of risks, develop mitigation strategies and contingency plans, respond to changes in work or direction, demonstrate flexibility in approach
  • Develop project status update materials for key stakeholders and internal audit review of project budget and schedule
  • Develop comprehensive project documentation and apply project governance
  • Coach and mentor project team members and contractors, influencing all participants to take positive action, be accountable for their assigned work, implement process improvements, and enable professional growth
  • Develop and manage to challenging and productive goals and delegate effectively
  • Conduct post-mortems and deliver lessons learned reports with a focus on continuous improvement
  • All other duties as assigned
Required Education (certifications, licenses)
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University in an analytical field (i.e. Engineering, Science, Business, IT) preferred
  • Project Management Professional and other recognized project management curriculum required.
  • Change management certification preferred
  • Other accreditations, such as PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, Lean Six Sigma, etc. are valued 
Required knowledge, skill and abilities
  • 5 years of related project experience 
  • Prior experience leading large-scale, cross-functional projects preferred
  • Three or more years of experience in facilitating and leading Lean Continuous Improvement efforts is valued
  • Experience with Agile development and project management techniques preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required, including Project and SharePoint
  • Prior experience in the Energy or Utility industry is preferred
Physical demands, environment and schedule
  • Work is normally performed in a shared, open-office environment
  • Requires some work during nonstandard business hours
  • Some travel required, amount depending on employee location
We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective
Posting Requirements

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 


We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

Job Location: St Louis

Job Segment: Project Manager, Engineer, Developer, Manager, Lean Six Sigma, Technology, Engineering, Management

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