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IT Project Manager Sr. (IT Planning)

Posting Title IT Project Manager Sr. (IT Planning) Job Requisition Number AE501719 Position Number 111586 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Information Technology Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field 


Experience may substitute for education for up to 4 years

Master's Degree in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of experience

Licenses or Certifications:


Notes to Applicants

• To be considered, all relevant employment information must be included in your on-line application. Any information not included in your on-line application will not be considered.
• Describe your specific experience for each position.
• Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your application, not resumes or cover letters.
• Use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable.
• The responses to the Supplemental Questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.
• Additional information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes.

Pay Range



Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 40 Hour Work Week
May occasionally work evenings, weekends or holidays. Hours may change based on business needs.

Job Close Date
09/23/2018 Type of Posting External Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location SCC - 2500 Montopolis Drive Preferred Qualifications

The purpose of the IT Project Manager Sr. position is to execute operational projects related to capacity planning and life-cycle management efforts that will:

Comply with vendor software licensing requirements
Ensure sufficient licensing is available when needed
Meet future project needs
Meet future technology needs for IT managed technologies
Improve budget forecasting for, Data Storage, Network Capacity, Applications, Middleware and Equipment (servers, network devices, etc) EOS and EOL to plan replacement and decommissioning

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience In creating and maintaining a resource loaded dynamic project schedule
Experience in identifying, assessing and controlling project risks and issues
Experience in leading project teams (technical and business) and managing projects
Experience working in a utility environment
Experience working with City of Austin purchasing
Experience working with system development life-cycle methodologies
Experience working with an IT Capacity Management Program
Active project management professional (PMP) certification Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Direct and manage enterprise/corporate level information technology project development from beginning to end including highly complex or at risk projects submitting proposals, and recommend subsequent budget, scope and schedule changes and/or contingency plans where necessary2. Develop project scope, cost estimates, human resource requirements, work plans, time schedules, communication plans, and makes work assignments to meet complex project or program objectives3. Write Request For Proposals for external services and manage contracts and vendor performance, deliverables, and payments 4. Develop full scale complex project plans and associated communications documents, identify and manage project dependencies and critical path, and track and report on project milestones and deliverables5. Develop written business requirements and models6. Provide leadership in discussions of project management department goals and objectives with IT senior management7. Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals and where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the City of Austin8. Define the project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project life cycle 9. Effectively communicate project expectations to sponsor, team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion, and facilitate project management and project status review meetings10. Develop successful transition, training plans and recognition for resources on the project team

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation• Knowledge of information technology project management principles, concepts and practices• Knowledge of system development lifecycle used for the development of new systems and enhancements to existing systems• Knowledge of application programming, database and system design• Knowledge of XML and data interfaces• Knowledge of internet and network architecture• Knowledge of operating principles and information systems hardware and software• Skill in using project management software • Skill in developing process models and data flow diagrams• Skill in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new concepts• Skill in facilitating meetings of diverse stakeholders• Ability to develop written business requirements and models• Ability to accurately identify/determine customer needs and take appropriate actions and/or steps to address identified needs• Ability to recognize, value, and include different perspectives, experiences, approaches, and cultures in achieving organizational goals• Ability to gain and maintain the trust and confidence of others and the organization through consistency and reliability• Ability to give, receive, or share thoughts, ideas, perspective, and data to create shared understanding• Ability to inspire, motivate, and influence others to achieve individual and collective goals• Ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner that solve issues and stand the test of time Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

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