PMA People: James Green, PMP

James Green, Director

New York & New Jersey

What project(s) are you currently working on?
I perform cost management functions for Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) on a variety of electric transmission and distribution projects ranging from $1.5 million to $200 million.

What are some of your career highlights?
Prior to working at PMA, I had no experience in electric delivery projects. Therefore, my career highlight is becoming technically proficient in this field in order to effectively communicate with the wide range of stakeholders who have an interest in successful project execution.

What is something new/innovative happening in your industry?
A few years ago, with the principal aid of some key PMA scheduling professionals, PSE&G embarked on a campaign to perform project cost forecasting using the standard scheduling tool, Primavera P6. Initial progress was not very successful; however, I’d like to see further examination of IT-based cost/schedule integration that would be usable for these types of projects.

What was a transformative project or challenge that you did at PMA?
As a project controls engineer, my key challenge is establishing and maintaining the communication avenues vital to the success of each project. In my role, success is defined by the degree to which each project is completed at or under its budgeted cost.

Do you get to do something at work every day that you love? If so, what is it?
The best part of my job is interfacing with people of different backgrounds and possessing a variety of skills. I also thoroughly enjoy playing a mentoring role for my younger colleagues.

From which university did you graduate?
Bachelor of Science, University of Rochester (NY), 1967
MBA, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, 1991

What is your favorite local establishment/feature (restaurant, museum, stadium, etc.)?
I enjoy watching the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center and am a sports junkie in general.

Provide a fun fact about yourself?
I once thought about becoming a professional musician (cellist) and still love to sing!