IT Program Manager - Compute Program Job

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Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary
Competitive
Posted
24 Nov 2016
Closes
08 Jan 2017
Ref
881386268
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis
 
Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company?  Xcel Energy is at the leading edge of an industry that is changing quickly. We're seeking dynamic, proven leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If you're looking to lead at a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, with plenty of room to grow, consider a position at Xcel Energy.
 
 
This position will be responsible for the delivery of the Compute Program within the Core Technology portfolio of the Xcel Energy PMO, reporting to the Director of PMO Infrastructure.  The Compute Program is comprised of projects that are the foundation of enterprise level IT Infrastructure services.  These projects are directly related to technologies such as converged and hyper-converged servers and storage, software defined datacenter, cloud, enterprise database, DMZ, Enterprise Service Bus, and datacenter core routing and switching.  Key Stakeholders and project sponsors are within the IT organization of Business Systems and include but are not limited to the Director of Infrastructure and Cloud Computing and also the Director of Infrastructure and Operations.  The successful candidate will have in-depth experience delivering at the program level for these technologies and stakeholders.  Previous experience leading multiple project managers is required.  Strong experience is preferred for candidates who also possess an understanding of the typical enterprise applications that run on this infrastructure.
 
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.

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 for Program Manager
 
  • Bachelors degree in business, IT or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Eight (8) years experience with program management, including three (3) years or more managing complex, large scale programs.
  • PMP Certification, 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.
 
Minimum Requirements for Sr. Program Manager
 
  • Bachelors degree in technology related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Ten (10) years experience with program and portfolio management, including five (5) years or more managing complex, large scale programs.
  • Five (5) years management/supervisory experience relative to portfolio management and delivery.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, proven performance results, customer satisfaction track record, and strong executive presence.
  • PMP Certification, or ability to attain.
  • Mastery of project planning and business need justification.
  • Mastery of SDLC methodologies and common industry tools.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and relationship management skills.
  • Proven ability to adapt quickly to change and drive structure in ambiguous environments.
     
 
This position requires a behavioral assessment prior to being considered for an interview.
 
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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 - Minneapolis || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Utilities and Corporate Servic || 55000:Business Systems || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 
Requisition Number: 6149
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com