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Portfolio Manager (Technology & Innovation)

Location: 

White Plains, NY, US

Summary

The Portfolio Manager - DUET (Digital Utility Execution Team) is responsible for organizing and coordinating programs that translate product roadmaps into delivered solutions. The job entails providing strategic guidance to teams and project managers that lead to results. 

Responsibilities

  • Translate the product road maps and business requirements into inter-connected projects with defined resources, activities and timelines required to develop and deliver the solution.
  • Provide strategic guidance to teams and project managers, ensuring that all projects are organized, compliant and developed in accordance with NYPA objectives.
  • Monitor inter-connected projects, report status, and intervene as necessary to keep projects on track.
  • Align in-flight projects to programs, align to authorized Digital Utility work streams, obtain funding, and monitor associated budget(s).   
  • Coordinate cross-project activities.
  • Lead and evaluate project managers and other staff.
  • Formulate, organize, and monitor inter-connected projects.
  • Develop, and control budgets, activities, and deadlines.  
  • Assess program performance and make required adjustments to deliver results. 
  • Apply proven change, risk, and resource management. 
  • Meet with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding projects issues and decisions on services.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods.
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles.
  • Outstanding leadership, organizational and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse personality types.
  • 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 I.T. technical specialists.
  • Results-driven – ability to hold team members accountable, by keeping team engaged and on task and working collaboratively.
  • Self-confidence to be assertive when taking a position and constructively resolve differences and build consensus among partners.
  • Comfortable working in a “matrix-type” structure with relatively little initial guidance.
  • Ability to make recommendations and inspire change across multiple levels of the organization – from individual engineers and program managers to business unit leaders. A “self-starter” approach to tackle a range of issues is essential.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Program Manager or other managerial position.  
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • Must have experience in managing staff of different disciplines and experience levels to produce results and develop efficient strategies and tactics.

Physical Requirements

 

The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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