IT Project Manager Senior

City of Austin WaterAustin, Texasa month ago

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


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


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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing complex IT projects with large scale budgets through all project phases
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams comprised of both IT and non-IT staff members
  • Experience working in a utility, government agency or similarly regulated entity
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Current Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location


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