Project Manager Sr EPMO-PMO Governance & Reporting

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Date: May 26, 2023

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

Position Summary

The Sr Project Manager leads and manages multiple complex programs and projects on behalf of the Enterprise Governance & Reporting Team. As a PMO Governance and Reporting Manager you will be responsible for ensuring that regular reporting and governance cycles are planned for and adhered to, producing regular updates on the programs position ensuring consistent and accurate content as well as responding to ad-hoc requests for information.

Working closely with other members of the PMO to ensure a consistent and joined up approach in governance and reporting, along with all other aspects of the PMO’s areas of responsibility.

Provides leadership and has accountability to establish, maintain, and help enforce frameworks, standards for Program and Project Management.  This position is responsible for establishing and improving the business processes, methods, tools, and metrics necessary to drive consistent project delivery excellence. Responsible for ensuring cross-program dependencies are managed and the log is accurately maintained. Will be responsible for defining and embedding project controls and governance by collaborative partnerships with business partners across the Enterprise to build relationships necessary to drive excellence and value delivery in execution. This position plays a significant role in mastering cross-functional collaboration and defining tangible business outcomes. This role is responsible for timely and effective written and verbal communications within the portfolio and across stakeholder groups. This role reports to the Director of Enterprise Program Management Office as part of the Office of the CIO. The Sr Project Manager also has responsibility for the leadership, coordination, and sustainment of the EPMO processes and functions.  This position will also be responsible for managing EPMO employee direct reports and contractors. Additionally, the Sr Project Manager will be responsible for identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives to existing EPMO processes with a focus on driving the maturity of program and project delivery excellence.  

Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.

Deadline to apply: Open to filled


Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Lead and partner across business and IT areas to manage a portfolio of programs and projects overseeing planning, execution, budget, delivery health, reporting and analysis.
  • Track progress on all managed initiatives within the supported portfolio (issues, risks, schedule, changes, costs, and scope); provide up-dates to supervisors, executives and stakeholders as required. Manage project schedules and task details; utilize project management tools and reports appropriately.
  • Manage the portfolio budget and financial health in partnership with Executive Leadership and Financial Services.
  • Possesses strong Executive presence along with the ability to manage and meet expectations of Senior and Executive leadership. 
  • Has significant experience successfully managing projects, people, and / or departments.  
  • Ability to execute the EPMO management process, deliverables and operational cadences in strict accordance with EPMO management standards and best practices.
  • Act as an escalation point for program/project managers in the supported portfolio; including impact assessment of project resources, schedule and cost issues/changes.
  • Facilitate the joint business and EPMO portfolio processes required to approve and prioritize new business area initiatives and portfolio investments.
  • Manage and balance EPMO assigned members’ workload and assignments; ensure team members understand and accept their roles, responsibilities and accountabilities; ensure consistency of project execution to standards and achievement of project objectives.
  • Support but also hold each Business & Technology Leader responsible for their commitments to program or project deliverables.
  • Model the behaviors necessary to deploy and deliver EPMO portfolio results within the supported business areas.
  • Support the organization in the adoption of a maturing ePMO process.
  • Evaluate organizational capability and capacity to assist in the development, validation, and assessment of project objectives, priority, feasibility, readiness and alignment to corporate strategies.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting on the projects and programs across the supported portfolio providing guidance where needed to champion value delivery.
  • Facilitate Key Performance Indicators (KPI)/metrics, standards, reporting mechanisms and decision-making forums.
  • Provide consulting support and advise leadership on overall planning, prioritization, execution and delivery of the portfolio investments.
  • Seek to partner input for continuous improvement of the EPMO portfolio management process.
  • Work in collaboration with the business areas, project management, and other portfolio managers to deliver the agreed-upon results. 
  • Serve as a member of the EPMO Management Team.
  • Provide EPMO portfolio information and consulting to other business area team members to assist with their resource deployment and utilization, business impact, and overall planning knowledge.
  • Support each level of Management and Executive Leadership to ensure high standards of delivery on their commitments to the managed portfolio of work.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Certification.
Extensive Program/Project and Portfolio Management leadership experience managing budgets more than $20M.
Demonstrated success at collaborating and leading by influence.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with business executives, leaders, with all levels of professionals, and with project managers and teams.
Proven ability to prepare and present executive-level material.
Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in an appropriate discipline, such as business administration, finance, accounting, construction management, etc.
  • Change Management Professional Certification such as ACMP or Prosci.
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, business planning, negotiation, problem-solving skills. 
  • Experience in technology, energy, or utility industry.
  • Prior Consulting Experience
  • Strong skills drafting presentation, creating management reports,
  • Handling audit requests, and leading remediation of audit findings with solid understanding of creating and maintaining controls


Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions
Building and Supporting Teams
Communicates Effectively
Setting a Strategic Vision
Driving Continuous Improvement
Working with Ambiguity

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or similar level of analytical capability gained through demonstrated success in a related position

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. Operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator.
Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business related events. After hours work may be required.

Physical Demands

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

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