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Sr. Project Manager
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on January 28, 2023
Job Id #61413 Posted January 20, 2023

  • Seeking a Project Manager to provide end-to-end project management, leadership and coordination within a team of vendor, internal IT and Business resources in the on-time, on-budget delivery of a project for the electric distribution line of business.
  • The PM will be responsible for: creating detailed work plans with MS Project Schedule; managing project risk and issues; reporting status; forecasting costs monthly; and managing all day-to-day aspects of project scope delivery in compliance with client's  ULC methodology.
Position Overview:
  • Project scope consists of implementing additional functionality into our Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS).
  • The PM will be responsible for coordinating software configuration, hardware procurement and server builds, vendor technical activities, testing, end-user training and deployment.
Skill Set Requirements 
  • Minimum 8 years work experience in Operations, Information Technology, or comparable function; Energy utility experience preferred. •
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Business, Information Technology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience managing IT projects. •
  • 5-7 years’ experience in application delivery project management, including at least two years demonstrated software development project management;
  • PMP certification preferred. 
  • Experience within a formal PMO IT Software (application) delivery environment with the delivery of IT/OT projects from end to end. •
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence others, informal leadership experience and training skills preferred. •
  • Strong coordination, presentation, and facilitation skills; excellent written/verbal communications skills required. •
  • Understanding of core business processes/industry trends with ability to interpret/apply ongoing changes. • Knowledge of project planning and methodology. •
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and work within a diverse, cross-functional team environment. •
  • **Travel may be required periodically** •
  • **MN location is preferred but CO could work depending on candidate
Essential Responsibilities
1) Financial Management:
  • Function as project controller. Manage project financials including budgeting, forecasting, and actuals tracking.
  • Review actuals versus planned budget throughout project life cycle to identify variances and recommend corrective action. Ensure timely project closure, payment and reconciliation. 15%
2) Project Planning:
  • Lead requirements gathering and planning process while engaging all key stakeholders.
  • Manage development of solution design that defines the entire project scope, and secure all required internal/external approvals.
  • Ensure coordination with other initiatives, assuring dependencies are identified and addressed.
  • Define deliverables and required delivery dates; develop viable work plans/WBS, milestone schedules, and project cost/benefit estimates. 20%
3) Project Management:
  • Independently manage detailed project plans to approved scope and provide cross-functional tracking as needed.
  • Identify plan gaps and develop closure plans. Ensure the successful completion of assigned project deliverables & milestones in a dynamic/complex environment. 20%
4) Resource Management:
  • Manage resources, both internal and external. Develop and adapt a comprehensive resource plan for a matrixed team of diverse talent to maximize skills and minimize cost.
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to less experienced project team members. 15%
5) Scope & Risk Management:
  • Manage scope change request process for project.
  • Identify risks and issues throughout the project lifecycle and create mitigation strategies and contingency plans.15%
6) Relationship Management:
  • Communicate project status to all levels of the organization.
  • Establish effective, collaborative working relationships to maximize project efficiency, responsiveness and resource allocation. 15%

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