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IT Program Manager - AMI - Roseville, MN Job

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: MN - Roseville, US, 55113

Company: Xcel Energy

Location(s): MN - Roseville

 

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for. Xcel Energy is standing on the threshold of an energy evolution.  Be a part of Advanced Grid Intelligence and Security (AGIS) - a long-term strategic initiative to transform the electrical distribution business to enhance security, efficiency and reliability, to safely integrate more distributed resources, and to enable improved customer products and services. 

 

 

Position Summary
Accountable for portfolio delivery of quality solutions that meet business objectives on-time, and on budget. Responsible for overall management and communications of multiple projects across various business domains, up to $50M budget and ranging in complexity, scale, and duration. Plans, hires, directs and develops project manager resources and other core project team members. Resolves escalated project, program, portfolio and enterprise issues and risks. Drives alignment with business strategy to prioritize, plan and execution the Capital Roadmap. Ensures discipline in delivery through structured methodology. Ensures smooth transition of capabilities to steady state operation. As a key technology leader, the Program Manager owns relationship management during project lifecycle, and overall satisfaction of the outcomes. They liaise with business, IT executives, project sponsors, and across internal teams and third parties to deliver against the Strategic Roadmap.  Role will have specific program management accountabilities within Xcel Energy’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure program.  Specific duties will be assigned in partnership with other program managers supporting the AMI program. 

Essential Responsibilities

 

 

  • Portfolio Planning and Management - Leads the long term program planning effort, including the overall implementation strategy, scope of deliverables and delivery dates, definition of major program/project milestones, and cost/benefit. Ensures alignment with strategy, operational objectives, policy and standards - identify and leverage synergies to other initiatives. Provides ongoing evaluation input to IT policies and practices. Manages all aspects of a portfolio domain - strategic planning, execution, operations. Leads Steering meetings, Governance presentations, and overall Executive communications. Stays abreast of delivery practices, methodologies, industry tools and best practices. Drives continual improvement to delivery capabilities. Drives RFP and Contract creation in partnership with Supply Chain. Ensures contracts have sound terms pricing, managed financial exposure, measurable deliverables. Facilitates operational contracts Manages Professional Services and staff aug contractors.
  • Portfolio Leadership – Hires and manages core project team members, ensuring viable work plans are established, and structured delivery practices are utilized. Provides development and performance management to staff. Leads efforts to improve delivery framework practices, and optimize PMO Operations. Achieves on-time, on-budget project goals, as well as Portfolio financial goals. Oversees delivery practices. Critiques and validates project plans, estimates, risk plans and forecasts. Ensures the successful completion of project deliverables & milestones in a critical/complex environment.
  • Customer Relationship Mgmt – Fosters strong relationships with project constituents and benefactors throughout lifecycle. Manages customer expectations, and drives resolution of customer concerns. Ensures customer satisfaction with project execution and outcomes.


Minimum Requirements

 

 

 

 

  • Bachelors degree in business, IT or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Eight years experience with program management, including 3 or more managing complex, large scale programs.
  • PMP Certification required, or ability to attain.
  • Mastery of project planning and business need justification.
  • Mastery of SDLC methodologies.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and relationship management skills.
  • Proven ability to adapt quickly to change and drive structure in ambiguous environments.

 

 

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience delivering Metering Infrastructure (AMI) deployments
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory rate case scope and financial impact
  • AMI program experience of practical and disciplined management of scope, schedule, and cost to deploy elements such as headend systems, meter and network security considerations, and operational analytics

 

 

 

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As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
    

 

Posting Notes:  MN - Roseville || MN - Roseville || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 56102:Program Managers || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

Requisition Number: 19318

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com


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