IT Project Manager (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Job Summary:

The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to the timeline and within budget. This includes managing resources and coordinating the efforts of team members (including third-party contractors or consultants) in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project's objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle. Create and maintain a plan that communicates tasks, milestone dates, status and resource allocation. Coordinate delivery of development and production releases that meet quality assurance standards. Assist technical team in design and development tasks. Assist test team in creating test plans and testing efforts.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop, present, and lead project planning efforts including project definition, project justification/NPV, proposals, success criteria, risks/issues, requirements definition, technical design, testing procedures and documentation, system documentation, user training, and production delivery while coordinating and communicating with business and technical resources.
  • Create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Host and facilitate regular meetings with business and technical resources for status updates, requirements definition, technical design, architectural reviews, demand management, and audit review.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Maintain appropriate status reports, meeting minutes, and follow-up with business partners and technical resources.
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary, during project cycle.
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of projects.
  • Effectively apply appropriate project methodology and enforce project methodology standards.
  • Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.
  • Minimizes and manages exposure and risk on projects.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Maintain project actual and forecasted budgets utilizing the various IT systems used for requests for expenditures, purchase requisitions, purchase orders, and invoices.
  • Explain and account for budget variances and work with other personnel in NRG to ensure accounting policies and processes are followed, including those for both capital and expense

Working Conditions:
  • Hybrid Role - Time split between remote and in office
  • Travel - Maximum 10% to other NRG locations or to meet with vendors
  • Willingness to work outside normal business hours as necessary, especially during critical issue resolution, major milestone delivery or go-live

Minimum Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of IT systems and processes
  • Strong communication skills - both verbal and written

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A four-year degree in a related field is preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing projects is preferred
  • PMP Certification or Scrum Master Certification is preferred

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of project management discipline and practices, including Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Knowledge of Azure DevOps for Sprint tracking and reporting
  • Proficient in MS Office Tools (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Visio, Power BI, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams)
  • High attention to detail
  • Independent/self-directed and able to solve problems independently or in a team setting
  • Able to handle multiple priority tasks, work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines when necessary
  • Ability to work with IT Leadership, Management and other support teams

Physical Requirements:

  • Majority of work performed on a personal computer in a seated position



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Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh
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Direct Energy operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. Direct Energy was founded in 2022. It has 2900 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Remote Work Program, Paid Holidays and Paid Sick Days. To see all 40 open jobs at Direct Energy, click here.
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