Strategic leader of the project management department with responsibility of managing and directing the overall activities and future development of the project management function at an enterprise level. Develops and implements strategic vision in alignment with overall company objectives, mission, vision and values. Partners with leadership to define, prioritize and develop projects and programs according to LCRA business priorities. Provides strategic and operational leadership to create a flexible project management culture focused on achieving the successful completion of projects and programs in alignment with customer expectations.
Has accountability for developing, directing and executing programs and practices in a dynamic, transformational environment. Provides the leadership and subject matter expertise to assure the consistent execution of departmental and organizational strategy. Drives the project services team to work collaboratively across all levels and departments of the organization and ensures effective project reporting and a seamless transition of work activities to execute operations functions.
Establishes direction, identifies projects, resolves conflicts and facilitates communication between executive management, Project Managers, work package managers, customers, outside utilities and other entities. Serves as a key contributor in prioritizing projects, resource allocation, and establishing overall schedules. Monitors portfolio of projects and ensures adequate internal controls are in place. Provides direct support for LCRA legal and regulatory matters including providing verbal and written testimony and making presentations to regulators and/or the public.
This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.
Twelve or more years of business experience including five or more years supervisory experience and five or more years experience in directing and managing complex projects including project controls and work package management. Degree(s) in project management, business, finance, economics, engineering, construction management, math, science, computer science, information technology or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.
This position will support the IT / Digital Services function of the Project Management Office. This job will be open until filled.
Preferred candidates will have demonstrated experience in:
Developing and implementing consistent processes and procedures within a department
IT planning and project development process
IT infrastructure projects
IT system development
PCI, NERC-CIP standards
Utilizing project management software
Professional Project Management (PMP) or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)