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IT Project Manager Senior (PMO)

Location: Austin, TX US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Master's Degree
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 27, 2020
Reference Code: AE502213
Posting Title

IT Project Manager Senior (PMO)

Job Requisition Number


Position Number


Job Type


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:
  • None.

    Notes to Applicants

    Austin Energy (AE) seeks an IT Project Manager Senior in the IT Project Management Office ( PMO ) to manage projects, resources, budgets, vendor and business relationships. The position leads cross-departmental teams in delivering various types of IT Projects for various business units such as IT, Finance, Electric Service Delivery ( ESD ), Customer Care, Customer Account Management, Customer Energy Solutions, Power Production, Energy and Market Operations etc.


    The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history.

    Resumes will not be accepted. Statements such as "see resume" will not be accepted. You may use "N/A" for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes.

    The responses to the supplemental questions must reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

    We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).

    If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference. www.austintexas.gov

    Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

    The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.

    This position is classified as EXEMPT .

    If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program , you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

    Pay Range

    $42.31 - $56.06


    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


    Type of Posting



    Austin Energy



    Grant Funded or Pooled Position

    Not Applicable




    721 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704 (TLC)

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience managing complex technology/integration projects (scope, schedules, budgets, resources) including, but not limited to, creating artifacts, identifying and managing project dependencies, critical path, milestones, issues/risks and deliverables
    • Experience in vendor and contract management including, but not limited to, RFPs, SOWs and SLAs
    • Experience in budget and fiscal year planning
    • Utility experience
    • Active PMP /PgMP Certification
    • Ability to travel to more than one work location

    • 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 necessary

      2. Develop project scope, cost estimates, human resource requirements, work plans, time schedules, communication plans, and makes work assignments to meet complex project or program objectives

      3. 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 deliverables

      5. Develop written business requirements and models

      6. Provide leadership in discussions of project management department goals and objectives with IT senior management

      7. 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 Austin

      8. 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 meetings

      10. 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

      Criminal Background Investigation

      This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.


      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.