IT Project Manager Sr. – Austin Energy – Austin, TX

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Posting TitleIT Project Manager Sr. (Business Relationship Manager)
Job Requisition NumberAE501676
Position Number114001
Job TypeFull-Time
Division NameInformation Technology
Minimum QualificationsGraduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field

 

Experience may substitute for education for up to 4 years

Master’s Degree in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of experience

Licenses or Certifications:

None

Notes to ApplicantsIMPORTANT INFORMATION

• To be considered, all relevant employment information must be included in your on-line application. Any information not included in your on-line application will not be considered.
• Describe your specific experience for each position.
• You must use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable.
• Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application, not your resume or cover letter.
• Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes.
• The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.

Pay RangeCommensurate
HoursMonday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 40 Hour Work Week

May occasionally work evenings, weekends or holiday. Work hours may change based on business needs.

Job Close Date
08/12/2018
Type of PostingExternal
DepartmentAustin Energy
Regular/TemporaryRegular
Grant Funded or Pooled PositionNot Applicable
CategoryProfessional
Location721 Barton Springs Road
Preferred QualificationsThis senior level position will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer at Austin Energy and will have the following primary duties:

  • Facilitate technology requests
  • Facilitate strategic planning sessions for technology
  • Manage technology road maps
  • Serve on the Intake Committee in the
  • Technology Selection Process
  • Providing input to business units technology budgets
  • Serve as a central point of contact and communications for planned and unplanned outages
  • Research industry technology trends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a utility environment
  • Experience working with electric transmission / distribution operations and systems
  • Experience working with City of Austin purchasing
  • Experience working with system development lifecycle methodologies
  • Experience working with an enterprise architecture function
  • Active project management professional (PMP) certification
Duties, Functions and ResponsibilitiesEssential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Direct and manage enterprise/corporate level information technology project development from beginning to end including highly complex or at risk projects submitting proposals, and recommend subsequent budget, scope and schedule changes and/or contingency plans where necessary
2. Develop project scope, cost estimates, human resource requirements, work plans, time schedules, communication plans, and makes work assignments to meet complex project or program objectives
3. Write Request For Proposals for external services and manage contracts and vendor performance, deliverables, and payments
4. Develop full scale complex project plans and associated communications documents, identify and manage project dependencies and critical path, and track and report on project milestones and deliverables
5. Develop written business requirements and models
6. Provide leadership in discussions of project management department goals and objectives with IT senior management
7. Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals and where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the City of Austin
8. Define the project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project life cycle
9. Effectively communicate project expectations to sponsor, team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion, and facilitate project management and project status review meetings
10. Develop successful transition, training plans and recognition for resources on the project team

Responsibilities– Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others
Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesMust possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

• Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation
• Knowledge of information technology project management principles, concepts and practices
• Knowledge of system development lifecycle used for the development of new systems and enhancements to existing systems
• Knowledge of application programming, database and system design
• Knowledge of XML and data interfaces
• Knowledge of internet and network architecture
• Knowledge of operating principles and information systems hardware and software
• Skill in using project management software
• Skill in developing process models and data flow diagrams
• Skill in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new concepts
• Skill in facilitating meetings of diverse stakeholders
• Ability to develop written business requirements and models
• Ability to accurately identify/determine customer needs and take appropriate actions and/or steps to address identified needs
• Ability to recognize, value, and include different perspectives, experiences, approaches, and cultures in achieving organizational goals
• Ability to gain and maintain the trust and confidence of others and the organization through consistency and reliability
• Ability to give, receive, or share thoughts, ideas, perspective, and data to create shared understanding
• Ability to inspire, motivate, and influence others to achieve individual and collective goals
• Ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner that solve issues and stand the test of time
Does this job require a criminal background investigation?This position requires a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADACity of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field. Do you meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience working in a utility environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience working with electric transmission/distribution operations and systems?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience working with City of Austin purchasing?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience working with system development lifecycle methodologies?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience working with an enterprise architecture function?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have an active Project Management Professional (PMP) certification?
    • Yes
    • No
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