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Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation Director of Technology PMO in Poughkeepsie, New York

Benefits :

  • Competitive compensation

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with substantial company match

  • Life and Travel Insurance

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Wellness Reimbursement Program

  • Paid Holidays and Vacation

What is a Director of Technology PMO?

Reporting to the Manager of Technology Strategy & Governance, the Director of Technology PMO (Project Management Office) provides leadership, strategy, and oversight for Central Hudson's Technology project management and organizational change initiatives. The Director will lead the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of project management & organizational change management (OCM) methodologies, processes, tools, and standards to drive the successful execution of technology projects within the organization. The Director of Technology PMO will collaborate with senior leadership, department heads, and project managers to drive high-quality project delivery, efficiency, and alignment of projects with business goals. The Director of Technology PMO provides leadership to direct and indirect reports and a mix of full time and contract resources. This position requires PMO/project management skills, SDLC expertise, OCM proficiency, building inter-departmental trust-based partnerships, delivering concise executive-level communication, and skillfully managing work prioritization.

What does a Director of Technology PMO do?

The Director of Technology PMO is responsible for the following:

  • Provide leadership to the PMO team and foster a culture of collaboration, excellence, and continuous improvement.

  • Define the Technology PMO's strategic objectives, KPIs, and portfolio roadmap, in alignment with the organization's strategic plan.

  • Develop and implement project management and OCM methodologies, standards, tools, templates, and best practices to ensure consistent, high-quality project deliveries.

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to execute the Technology strategic portfolio and ensure project alignment with business priorities.

  • Oversee the identification, allocation, forecasting, and utilization of project resources, including project managers, analysts, testers, and support staff, to ensure effective project execution.

  • Facilitate regular portfolio status reviews and generate regular reports for senior leadership, highlighting project status, risks, issues, and recommendations for corrective actions.

  • Develop strong relationships with cross-functional teams and executives to ensure project alignment and buy-in.

  • Implement and engage in risk and issue management to identify, assess, and appropriately remediate.

  • Oversee technology organizational change management (OCM), fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Analyze project plans for improvement opportunities and adherence to phase gate standards to ensure projects are being executed in alignment with Project Management framework and standards of excellence.

  • Analyze and review vendor SOWs, RFPs, and project change requests to ensure quality and accountability.

  • Prepare and present accurate capital and expense forecasts for active projects, ensuring alignment with overall portfolio forecasts for the department.

  • Proactively anticipate project staffing needs and secure appropriate resources needed to execute projects effectively.

  • Represent PMO on Technology Change Advisory Board (CAB), relevant corporate committees, and Sox controls.

What does it take to be a Director of Technology PMO?


  • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to project management, information systems, or business management.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in enterprise software project management and 3 years’ experience in a leadership role. Equivalent of education and experience may be considered.

  • Experience leading the development of project management tools and KPIs.

  • Strong knowledge and experience working with SDLC or other software development framework.

  • Deep experience with project estimation, capital and expense forecasting, earned value, and resource utilization; experience creating and managing project or portfolio budgets.

  • Experienced user of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Visio).

  • Experience leading organizational change through the delivery of people, process, and/or technology improvement initiatives.

  • Exceptional oral / written communication skills and executive-level presentation skills.

  • A results-oriented mindset with the ability to solve problems and make decisions with sound judgement.

  • Ability to teach and mentor others and build a team culture of collaboration, excellence, and continuous improvement.

  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Certification or degree in Project Management (e.g., PMP).

  • Prior experience building or managing a Project Management Office (PMO).

  • Experience or certification in an Organizational Change Management (OCM) framework such as PROSCI.

  • Prior experience with enterprise software implementations (SAP, Workday, Oracle, etc.).

  • Experience using or implementing Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tools.

  • Experience in Energy & Utilities or services industry

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Applications sent via e-mail and US Mail will not be accepted. No phone calls or agencies, please. All replies will be held in strict confidence.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


Look to Central Hudson for an environment that fosters teamwork, safety awareness and impeccable customer service. We are committed to educational development, employee satisfaction and a diverse workforce. We also have a strong belief in and long history of promoting from within. Our employees enjoy numerous opportunities for transition and growth throughout their careers.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive compensation, health benefits, 401K plan with substantial company match, tuition assistance, wellness reimbursement, life insurance, and paid holidays and vacation.