Xcel Energy IT Project Manager Job in Township of Roseville, Minnesota

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put skills, talendts and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opporutities to learn and grow? A professional position at Zcel Energy could just what you’re looking for. Xcel Energy is standing on the threshold of an energy evolution. Be a part of Advance Grid Intelligence and Security (AGIS) – a long term strategic initiative to transform the electrical distribution business to enhance security, efficiency and reliability, to safely integrate more distributed resources, and to enable improved customer products and services.

Position Summary

Accountable for leading project and program delivery resulting in defined business value delivered on time and on budget, and with stable operation. Responsible for project execution over one or multiple projects, typically ranging from $100k - $3 million. Ensures solutions meet business needs. Consults and collaborates with Leaders, subject matter experts, and others as needed to drive successful end-to-end delivery.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Team Leadership – Provides day to day direction and oversees progress of planned activities across various participation groups. Leads project health recovery, risk mitigation and issue resolution activities. Provides input into project team needs, resource selection, and resource planning. Drives collaboration and cross-organizational coordination of project activities. Participates in project reviews and steering committees. Leads diverse teams comprised of business stakeholders, subject matter experts, shared services groups, product and integration vendors, and core team members.

  • Project Management - Responsible for planning, execution, communications, status reporting, risk and issue management, customer satifaction and financial management of projects. Constructs RFPs and SOWs. Accountable for adherence to Xcel Energy lifecycle methodology, structured project change, issue and risk management, reference architecture standards, regulatory policy, and IT Security policy. Leads the project end-to-end, from planning through implementation, including resource planning, scope definition, financial management, benefit analysis, and schedule. Establishes, maintains and manages against a logical work breakdown structure. Defines major project milestones, and project cost and benefit estimates. Owns communications, including status reports, leadership, and stakeholder updates. Manages project risk and organizational dependencies and linkages. Continually identifies opportunities for innovation and improvement within their projects.

  • Customer Relationship Management - Serves as the primary contact and business liaison to the project. Manages customer expectations regarding projects and continually drives improvements in customer satisfaction. Drives resolution of customer concerns quickly and effectively, and appropriately escalates as needed. Contributes to business case and cost/benefit factors. Ensures sound post-implementation operation through sound test and implementation and alignment with Support leaders. Ensures lessons learned are effected. Facilitates conflict resolution through negotiation and consensus building techniques. Keeps Program Manager apprised of business satisfaction.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in business, IT or related field or equivalent experience.

  • At least 3 years IT work experience, with experience successfully managing sizeable projects and large budgets.

  • Demonstrated understanding of core PMO processes and methodologies (including Waterfall, Iterative, and Agile).

  • Mastery of project planning and WBS creation.

  • PMP Certification required, or ability to attain.

  • Mastered ability to deliver through structured project management practices, managing teams in a matrixed environment.

  • Strong communication, collaboration, relationship management and critical thinking skills required.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous utility experience

  • Deomonstrated ability to manage vendor relationships and lead through the creation of required statements of work

  • Experience delivering an AMI deployment

up to 50% travel, average 4 days per month with periodic spikes