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Enterprise Project Portfolio Manager II


White Plains, NY, US


The Portfolio Manager II is responsible for managing the assigned enterprise portfolio(s) to ensure that the programs, projects and operational components deliver the investment benefits and meet NYPA’s strategic objectives. The position is also responsible for senior executive engagement and reporting on the state and performance of initiatives within the selected project portfolio. This role assumes the overarching responsibility for supporting organizational and leadership in their efforts at overseeing, managing and leveraging the entire life cycle of project and program investments and initiatives to optimally achieve enterprise goals and objectives. 


  • 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 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.
  • Leads 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of project/program/portfolio management techniques and methods.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Project Controls techniques and methods.
  • Excellent working knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles.
  • 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.

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 9 years of work experience in the construction and/or utility sector.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working within a Portfolio/Project Management/Controls environment required.
  • Prior experience providing work direction to a team preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), AACE, or similar certification preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 25% travel primarily within NY State.


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