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IT Project Manager

Company: Unitil Service Corporation
Location: Hampton
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Our CompanyMore than a utility company, Unitil provides energy for life.Our work helps keep homes comfortable, businesses thriving and communities connected. Unitil is an investor-owned public utility proudly serving Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We are dedicated to delivering energy to our customers safely and reliably. Unitil is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our employees, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success of Unitil is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity and value our employees. Take advantage of a comprehensive benefits package.Unitil offers competitive salaries, a consumer-driven health plan, dental and vision coverage, flexible work, company-paid holidays, a, robust, highly competitive retirement plan and educational assistance.*Note: Benefit offerings may differ between union and non-union employee groups.Position Purpose:We are seeking an energetic, organized, self-starter to facilitate the planning, tracking, testing, and deployment of small to medium IT projects. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years experience working on IT projects, or related experience. The ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders from various levels of the organization, from end users to executives, is a must-have.The day-to-day responsibilities of this role include:* Taking ownership for the successful outcome of IT projects.* Creating a positive and professional atmosphere for project teams to excel.* Proactively scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, and taking meeting minutes to capture discussion points, action items, and decisions.* Develop and maintain scope, schedules and budgets for personnel, vendors, and other resources as required to ensure the completion of multiple technology projects.* Facilitate and articulate project goals, priorities and expectations. * Plan and organize the work of cross functional team members to complete work according to plan. * Track progress of all IT related projects and report to management and stakeholders.Principal Accountabilities: 15% Business Process Analysis: Facilitate cross-functional discussions to perform business process analysis, including:* Meet with end-users and business owners to elicit, analyze, and understand current business processes.* Identify gaps, needs and document requirements.* Participate in solution discovery process with vendors and IT staff.* Develop training material as needed and perform end-user system training.20% Stakeholder Management: Responsible for managing stakeholder communications and planning for IT projects, including:* Creating positive relationships with stakeholders through the appropriate communication of expectations and understanding of needs.* Acting as a liaison between individuals and groups within and outside the organization. * Providing frequent, clear and effective communications to all stakeholders.10% Financial Performance, Controls and Results: Responsible for gathering financial results and reporting project metrics such as:* Designing, monitoring, and "owning" control activities. * Identify, qualify, and respond to risks and issues by facilitating risk assessments with project team, stakeholders and IT management staff. * Monitor and report on project expenditures. * Review and track schedules, expenditures and progress relative to budget and plan.* Communicate project variances, identify outliers, and raise flags in a timely manner.* Recommend process improvements to streamline progress and improve quality outputs.50% Project/Schedule Management: Collaborate with project team to develop and maintain scope, schedules and budgets for personnel and other resources as required to ensure timely and effective completion of technology projects, including: * Proactively facilitate and develop goals, objectives and detailed schedules to complete the project activities. * Proactively coordinate the activities for the project while monitoring performance vs. plan.* Participate in project proposals and charters.* Write up reports for management to communicate project updates on a consistent basis.* Identify and communicate critical path items and milestones.* Ensure the timely completion of all necessary project artifacts such as: records, paperwork, and documentation needed for accounting, regulatory, management, and related purposes. 5% Other duties as requiredQualifications:-- Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems or an equivalent education background.-- Ability to instill sense of urgency and motivate project team and stakeholders to meet project objectives and deadlines.-- PMP Certification preferred, or must be willing to become PMP certified within 2-3 years of hire. -- 2-5 years' experience working in IT, working on projects, or related experience.-- Must be willing to work onsite a minimum of 1-2 days per week, or as needed.-- Familiarity with Waterfall, Agile and/or Hybrid methodologies.-- Demonstrated ability to organize, coordinate, and facilitate project teams.-- Experience with Microsoft Project and Microsoft SharePoint preferred. -- Strong analytical and technical aptitude.-- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Personal Attributes-- Positive, proactive, and passionate about life-long learning.-- Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously.-- Excellent interpersonal skills.Last updated: 5-9-23 PDN-992339c1-be66-485f-9263-a749a3288709

Keywords: Unitil Service Corporation, New England , IT Project Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Hampton, Northeast

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