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IT Project Manager / Sr IT Project Manager

Company: Northern Natural Gas
Location: Omaha
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function) Manage the development and implementation of information technology projects and initiatives by providing direction to a team, advice and counsel to management, and communications about expectations for technology delivery, project delivery and IT business delivery to all impacted parties. Lead project development including design, analysis, feasibility studies, budget and schedule. Establish milestones, negotiate timelines and schedules. Review and provide advice on industry direction, long-term strategies, best practices and operational practices to ensure excellent delivery of IT systems to the enterprise. Conduct special studies and analysis, develop alternatives and provide input for leadership decisions. This position plays a key role in facilitating various technical and business initiatives, and ensures involved stakeholders understand and balance outcomes. Typical Duties Lead information technology projects and initiatives. Deliver effective management and oversight of complex technology projects. Deliver IT projects and business solutions in scope, within budget and timely. Exhibit organization, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and abilities. (50%) --- This effort may include scoping, estimating, scheduling, allocating resources, budgeting and monitoring, and balancing client expectations. --- This effort involves managing risks, adhering to standards, establishing and enacting governance models and policies, and communicating specific and broad implications to teams, stakeholders and steering bodies. --- This effort involves developing detailed work plans and schedules, and evaluating and defining appropriate ownership responsibilities and controls. Provide a balanced outcome for the IT organization, by facilitating and communicating an understandable strategy, process, present and future technical direction, solution effectiveness, budget, governance, delivery constraints, client business requirements and IT operational effectiveness. (15%) Proactively understand and communicate operational impacts, stakeholders' priorities and requirements and manage expectations. Collaborate with and influence other IT groups and all areas affected by projects and initiatives, including end users, clients, vendors, contractors, staff and management, toward completion of technology, project and IT business delivery that meet defined success criteria. (20%) Provide strategic advice to and consultation with IT and business partners around governance, technology and project leadership, and implementation of IT business processes. Support software solution inceptions, technical evaluations and reviews as related to technology, project and IT business delivery. (5%) Research, analyze, design and manage others in the design of complex processes, systems, strategies and solutions within various business and technical environments. (10%) Qualifications Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or related field or equivalent work experience. (Typically four years of additional related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree. A minimum of two years additional directly related technical experience is required.) The IT Project Manager position requires a minimum of five years of related experience resulting in demonstrated skills in project management. The Sr IT Project Manager position requires a minimum of 12 years of experience in information technology or business related activity, including two years in a senior technical/leadership role. Display knowledge of project lifecycles, current system architectures, business processes, technical methodologies, company policies, procedures, practices, and applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations. Display strong understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) as it relates to successful and compliant implementation of IT solutions. Experience with Waterfall, Agile and Agile Hybrid project delivery. Understand how to research, analyze and use consulting techniques. Exude well-rounded analytical skills, strong problem-solving aptitude and strategic planning capability. Establish a logical sequence of events and outcomes, and produce serviceable timelines and plans. Anticipate and resolve obstacles before they adversely impact schedules, scopes, budgets or solutions. Strong sense of urgency and ownership in issue resolution. Organize and perform multiple detailed tasks and assignments with frequently changing priorities. Manage competing deadlines, establish goals and prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment. Display project management skills to develop and monitor work agreements and budgets, determine specifications, schedules, timelines, define deliverables and deliver successful initiatives. Understand and utilize financial modeling to quantify costs and benefits. Exhibit highly effective communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to establish trust, maintain confidence and understand social behavior and interactions at multiple levels. Experience with project management planning, control and defect tracking software such as: Microsoft Project, Primavera P6, Azure DevOps and Jira. Perform work with all organizational levels to influence actions and facilitate team efforts, provide guidance and direction to team members and communicate objectives, parameters, statuses and outcomes. Listen and communicate effectively through oral and written means, including communicating instructions and information clearly, concisely and accurately, as well as conveying information through both formal and informal documents. Reconstruct abstract, complex data into coherent and understandable information. Display proficient personal computer use to gather, analyze, summarize and present data accurately. Exhibit highly refined project management and leadership skills. Perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status. Preferences: -Comprehensive understanding of the company's existing IT environment and of applicable policies, practices, and procedures. -PMP or other professional project management certifications. -Technology certifications. -Working knowledge of the company financial system. -General understanding of IT operating and capital investment budgets.

Keywords: Northern Natural Gas, Omaha , IT Project Manager / Sr IT Project Manager, Executive , Omaha, Nebraska

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