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New York Power Authority Project and Program Controls Manager (Generation) in White Plains, New York

Project and Program Controls Manager (Generation)


White Plains, US


Accountable for the daily management and coordination of NYPA’s overall operations, including overseeing, monitoring, and evaluating the operational performance; directing the preparation of operating budgets and proposals for capital expenditure and investments in infrastructure, technology, equipment, systems, or other assets and resources; analyzing and approving operational investments that best meet the organization's business needs.

Program Controls is responsible for the direction and integration of project and program governance across NYPA’s Operations Business Unit, including Capital and Maintenance programs. Supports the organization’s approach to full life cycle project delivery, ensuring strategic alignment with organizational objectives and the efficient, consistent, and successful delivery of all work programs. It oversees the effective application of project and program controls across scheduling, cost management and work estimation teams. These responsibilities include working with other business functions and delivery teams in providing planning and performance information that facilitate successful project outcomes as well as overseeing the portfolio of vendor and customer contracts for all of Operations, bringing consistent and appropriate contracting mechanisms and coordinated integration of best practices.#LI-AS1


  • Prepares portfolio level analysis and reporting of financial control, resource utilization, risk, change management, unplanned work, etc., compares planned versus actual/forecasted, and examines the impact to the overall business.

  • Lead reviews of any significant initiatives, projects or programs that are challenged or out of alignment with assigned portfolio’s strategic and/or financial objectives and provide recommendations as to whether it should continue, be significantly changed, placed on hold or discontinued.

  • Ensure the adherence to the appropriate governance functions relating to the portfolio and in accordance with the applicable portfolio and project governance guidelines, policies and practices.

  • Ensure creation and maintenance of a 10-year portfolio plan.

  • Responsible for portfolio alignment with organizational asset investment strategies, financial targets, and corporate metrics.

  • Responsible for preparing monthly and ad hoc status reports and graphs depicting cost and schedule status/performance and trend analysis. Highlighting issues, conflicts, slippages, accelerations, key milestone movements, etc.

  • Holds monthly portfolio review sessions with key stakeholders for the purposes of reviewing cost and schedule variance and forecast values.

  • Conduct continual improvement efforts for the purposes of ensuring portfolio and controls deliverables are accurate, relevant, and useful to key stakeholders.

  • Assess overall portfolio performance and work with project personnel in order to ensure projects remain accurately forecasted

  • Responsible for preparing monthly and ad hoc status reports and graphs depicting cost and schedule status/performance and trend analysis. Highlighting issues, conflicts, slippages, accelerations, key milestone movements, etc.

  • Support business case completion for projects and/or programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of project/program/portfolio management techniques and methods.

  • Working knowledge of Project Controls techniques and methods.

  • Working knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.

  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level when collaborating with engineers and other technical specialists.

  • Results driven – ability to hold team members accountable, by keeping team engaged and on task and working collaboratively.

  • Comfortable working in a “matrix-type” structure with guidance.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A/B.S) in Management, Engineering or related field required.

  • Advanced specialty degree or Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from a school accredited by the ABET, is preferred.

  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in construction, utility sector

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working within a Portfolio/Project Management/Controls environment.

  • Prior experience providing work direction to a team preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), AACE, or similar certification preferred.

Physical Requirements

Up to 25% travel primarily within NY State

The New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $127,200.00 - $174,900.00. The salary offered will be determined based on the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

The New York Power Authority and Canal Corporation believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across New York and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race/color, creed/religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, disability, military status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy and related conditions, familial/marital status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest/criminal conviction record or any other category protected by law.

NYPA/Canals will also provide reasonable accommodations during the hiring process related to candidates’ disabilities, pregnancy-related conditions, religious observances/practices and/or domestic violence concerns. To request an accommodation, please email .

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