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IT - Expert Project Manager - Mid
Ref No.: 17-17588
Location: San Francisc, California
Start Date: 06/29/2017
Qualifications:
Required: • 10+ years of demonstrated project management experience, including functional and technical experience, specific to OpenLink Endur application. • Previous project management experience successfully upgrading Endur to a recent version of the application (V14+). • In depth understanding of power /natural gas physical and financial trading (front to back office) and strong business knowledge of CAISO Energy Markets • Deep understanding of structured transactions (e.g., tolling contracts). • Provide best practice recommendations to technical lead. • Strong Project Financial Skills: Budgeting, Forecasting and Tracking of Actual Spent to low levels of Detail. • Strong Interpersonal Skills. • Experience working in PMO environment as Project Lead or Project Manager for highly complex projects. • Knowledge of workforce planning, analytics theories, concepts, methods, best practices, and techniques as needed to perform at the job level. • Skill in facilitating discussions and meetings as needed to perform at the job level. Desired: • Competency in interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products - for example Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Access - as needed to perform at the job level. • Skill in negotiating between stakeholders to reach an agreement. • Competency in developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. • Competency in building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. • Knowledge of risk and compliance assessment and management theories, concepts, methods, best practices, and techniques as needed to perform at the job level. • Ability to apply project management theories, concepts, methods, best practices, and techniques as needed to perform at the job level. • Competency in applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization goals.

Responsibilities:
This is an expert level IT project management position and requires 10+ years of in depth functional and technical Endur experience along with previous experience with Endur upgrades. Specific responsibilities of this position include:  Gather, define and document project requirements. Clearly define and communicate roles, responsibilities and expectations to all members of the project team.  Independently plan work to meet project goals and drive all project related tasks to completion.  Establish Project Planning and Actual Orders and track Actuals Spent by Project Initiative and Operative Date.  Develop metrics, procedures, objectives and methods to assess project progress while utilizing established standards and quality objectives.  Record, track and communicate issues, risks, changes, and status reports within a PG&E's Project and Portfolio Management Center (PPMc) tool.  Accurately and consistently forecast project resource, material and contract costs within PG&E's SAP PRJ tool.  Develop and maintain up-to-date detailed project schedules and work plans.  Monitor critical project milestones, and identify ways to resolve schedule issues.  Assess project performance and implement changes as necessary to ensure the projects remain within specified cost, schedule, scope, and quality objectives.  Communicate status of all projects to stakeholders and management.  Develop and maintain a productive working relationship with project sponsors, vendors and key clients.  Prepare all project documentation for closure and possible auditing activities.  Develop and implement guidelines and process documentation.

Comments/Special Instructions
Candidate MUST have upgrade experience with OpenLink Endur application.