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Sr. Project Manager
Golden, Colorado  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on October 24, 2021
Job Id #50001 Posted August 20, 2021

Position summary:

  • Responsible for managing complex and high risks projects.
  • Oversees project budgets and schedules.
  • Manage day-to-day aspects of project scope.
  • Minimizes project risk.
  • Creates and manages project work plans and work breakdown structures.
  • Accountable for leading project and program delivery resulting in defined business value delivered on time and on budget, and with stable operation.
  • Ensures solutions meet business needs.
  • Consults and collaborates with Leaders, subject matter experts, and others as needed to drive successful end-to-end delivery.


  • Project Management: Expert
  • Project Management - Technical: Expert

Essential Responsibilities
Team Leadership -

  • Provides day to day direction and oversees progress of planned activities across various participation groups. Leads project health recovery, risk mitigation and issue resolution activities.
  • Provides input into project team needs, resource selection, and resource planning.
  • Drives collaboration and cross-organizational coordination of project activities.
  • Participates in project reviews and steering committees.
  • Leads diverse teams comprised of business stakeholders, subject matter experts, shared services groups, product and integration vendors, and core team members. 
Project Management -
  • Responsible for planning, execution, communications, status reporting, risk and issue management, customer satisfaction and financial management of projects.
  • Constructs RFPs and SOWs if needed.
  • Accountable for adherence to company's y lifecycle methodology, structured project change, issue and risk management, reference architecture standards, regulatory policy, and IT Security policy.
  • Leads the project end-to-end, from planning through implementation, including resource planning, scope definition, financial management, benefit analysis, and schedule.
  • Establishes, maintains and manages against a logical work breakdown structure.
  • Defines major project milestones, and project cost and benefit estimates.
  • Owns communications, including status reports, leadership, and stakeholder updates.
  • Manages project risk and organizational dependencies and linkages.
  • Continually identifies opportunities for innovation and improvement within their projects. 
Customer Relationship Management -
  • Serves as the primary contact and business liaison to the project.
  • Manages customer expectations regarding projects and continually drives improvements in customer satisfaction.
  • Drives resolution of customer concerns quickly and effectively, and appropriately escalates as needed.
  • Contributes to business case and cost/benefit factors. Ensures sound post-implementation operation through sound test and implementation and alignment with Support leaders.
  • Ensures lessons learned are effected. Facilitates conflict resolution through negotiation and consensus building techniques. Keeps Program Manager apprised of business satisfaction.
Minimum Requirements 
  • Bachelors Degree in business, IT or related field or equivalent experience. 
  • At least 5 years IT work experience, with experience successfully managing sizeable projects and large budgets. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of core PMO processes and methodologies (including Waterfall, Iterative, and Agile). 
  • Mastery of project planning and WBS creation. * PMP Certification required, or ability to attain. 
  • Mastered ability to deliver through structured project management practices, managing teams in a matrixed environment. 
  • Strong communication, collaboration, relationship management and critical thinking skills required.
  • Experience with EMS/SCADA or similar systems strongly preferred 
  • Experience with Critical Information Protection Standards 
  • Experience with Utility Energy Markets and Independent System Operator 
  • Experience with Energy Settlement and Risk Management Software SAS Bookrunner Replacement.
  • This is a fully approved capital project thats scope is to replace the existing risk management system used by Commercial Operations with a new system.
  • The specific skills needed for this position are a knowledge commercial operations and risk management systems.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

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