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Portfolio Manager II

Location: 

White Plains, NY, US

Summary

The Utility Operations organization has instilled an Asset Management-centric mindset throughout the organization to optimize the lifecycle operation of NYPA’s assets. In support of this the Operations Portfolio Management group has developed a gated decision-making framework for all investment in NYPA’s existing infrastructure and growth or improvement opportunities across the system. This process provides the company prioritized workflow and an optimized portfolio of work, in addition to a governed progression of any given proposal across the lifecycle of the asset. All components of a project lifecycle including development, planning, implementation, performance, and close-out are closely monitored and continued alignment with corporate strategies and financial, schedule, and risk targets are maintained.

 

The Portfolio Manager II role is responsible for organizing and coordinating all Project Controls, Governance, Reporting, and Analysis activities associated with generation/transmission portfolios of work within Utility Operations. These portfolios each involve hundreds of millions of dollars and have substantial input from external contractors helping to support those programs.

Responsibilities
  • Ensure creation and maintenance a 10-year portfolio plan
  • Responsible for portfolio alignment with organizational asset investment strategies, financial targets, and corporate metrics.
  • Responsible for ensuring yearly budget is completed for the portfolio
  • Lead and evaluate 4-5 direct reports.
  • Day-to-day supervision of schedulers and cost control analysts for the portfolio, ensuring all Project Controls activities are in accordance with industry best practice as well as procedural documentation, including but not limited to:
    • Accountable for developing and maintaining Project Schedule templates ensuring that NYPA standards and requirements are maintained.
    • Accountable for ensuring that preliminary schedules are created in line with the governance process and subsequently updated on a monthly basis for the duration of the project.
    • Accountable for establishing and maintaining P6 coding structure and ensures team is applying codes correctly and consistently.
    • Responsible for technical review of all project cost and schedule baselines, and accountable for ensuring all projects are maintained with an accurate and relevant baseline.
    • Responsible for technical review and incorporation of all 3rd party schedules submitted to NYPA, maintaining consistency with the reporting needs of the portfolio.
    • Accountable for ensuring tracking of project commitments to ensure projects remain within fiduciary constraints.
    • Accountable for coordination and tracking of project accruals.
    • Ensure project costs are in alignment with project schedules.
    • Accountable for creation and maintenance of End-of-Year cost forecasts on a monthly basis.
    • Ensure project lifecycle forecasts are incorporated into the project planning mechanism(s).
    • Ensure all internal resources associated with projects are applied, balanced and tracked accordingly as work progresses.
  • Accountable for all project schedulers and cost control personnel and division of work
  • Responsible for resource planning of, and acts as main point of contact for, outsourced Project Controls personnel and reports.
  • Responsible for overall portfolio control, including change management related to emergent or unplanned projects, deferral of work, revisions to forecasts, etc.

 

Responsibilities continued in Job Details section below.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Project Controls techniques and methods with the ability to train individuals on Project Controls best practice.
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles.
  • Outstandng 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 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 Management, Engineering or related field required.
  • Advanced specialty degree or Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from a school accredited by the ABET, is required
  • Minimum 9-12 years of work experience in related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience working within a Project Management/Controls environment required
  • Prior experience providing work direction to a team required
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), AACE, or similar certification preferred.
Physical Requirements
  • Approximately 25% travel primarily within NY State
  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a computer and telephone

 

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