IT Project Manager or Coordinator

Date: Jul 18, 2022

Location: The Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:  

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid 

 

***These positions may be filled as an IT Project Coordinator, IT Project Manager, or IT Project Manager Sr depending on the candidates qualifications and experience***

 

***These positions may be filled in The Woodlands TX, New Orleans LA, Jackson MS, or Little Rock AR. Other locations within Entergy’s service territory may be considered***

 

Position Summary:

Accountable for managing IT capital projects with scope, cost and schedule certainty in alignment with the defined stage gate process.  This role provides direction to project team members and resolves or escalates issues that affect these projects.  Provides management insight into the assigned projects and how the status of those projects affects business and operational goals. Project portfolio includes IT application software, custom development, infrastructure, and telecommunications projects.

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • For IT Project Coordinator, IT Project Manager, and IT Project Manager Sr:
    • Plan, coordinate and document project related activities of smaller scale projects
    • Lead project team to establish leading indicators and proactive requirements to deliver customer value and business outcomes; execute projects is accordance with applicable corporate standards, guidelines, policies and processes; adhere to all reporting and submission deadlines, including monthly financial cost analysis
    • Define the project organization structure required for the project and identify the technical resources required to achieve project goals; work with appropriate Entergy management and/or vendor partner for assignment of resources to the project team; prepare and manage vendor contracts and change orders, approve vendor invoices
    • Manage assigned projects to meet scope, budget, and schedule commitments and maintain communication channels to provide IT and customer stakeholders with insight into the programs and its status; resolve and/or escalate risks and issues as necessary
    • Provide clear, timely and accurate project status reports; prepare reports and presentations to stakeholders as necessary
    • Provide leadership, oversight and coordination to various internal and external resources providing services for the projects assigned
    • Develop business cases and initiate projects to align with departmental strategy
  • For IT Project Manager and IT Project Manager Sr- In addition to the above:
    • Participate in the acquisition of related software, products and service
    • Manage the integration of vendor tasks; track and review vendor deliverables (as applicable)
    • Responsible to ensure that overall project technical design aligns with IT architecture and security standards
  • For IT Project Manager Sr- In addition to the above:
    • ​​​​Potentially manage a portfolio of projects on behalf of the business customer, identifying priorities, dependencies and conflicts
    • Proactively manage risks; actively create and execute mitigation plans to prevent increases in scope, schedule and budget
    • Participate in the acquisition of related software, products and services
    • Assess necessary skill sets and competencies of team members to accomplish project objectives; identify and recommend specific resource and/or training requirements
    • Advanced knowledge of company accounting and regulatory policies; ability to apply this knowledge to meet program objectives
    • Manage the integration of vendor tasks; track and review vendor deliverables (as applicable)
    • Recommend and take action to direct the analysis and solution of problems; adjust project as necessary to meet changing requirements
    • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to improve processes and tools

 

Minimum Education needed:

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or Computer Science or related work experience. Master's degree is a plus.

 

Minimum Experience needed:

  • IT Project Coordinator: 0+ years’ experience managing projects and/or programs
  • IT Project Manager: 5+ years’ experience managing projects and/or programs
    • ​​​​​​​Experience delivering projects in a highly outsourced environment
  • IT Project Manager Sr: 8+years’ experience managing projects and/or programs​​​​​​​
    • Experience delivering projects in a highly outsourced environment

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities needed:

  • Experience managing Information Technology projects
  • Technical understanding of IT and/or systems operations
  • Experience in creating and managing project schedules in Primavera

 

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required of the position:

  • PMP or other project management certification desired
  • Agile certification desired

 

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Primary Location: Texas-The Woodlands
Job Function: Information Technology
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 23
Req ID: 107636
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


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