A Technical Project Manager applies specialist technical knowledge and project management expertise to lead IT initiatives from concept, design, and through delivery, within scope, quality, and resource constraints.
Project Management: Develop and administers schedules, dependencies, critical paths, and milestones, and actively manages project timelines and goals for complex to highly complex projects.
Communications: Communicate project objectives, expectations, schedule, scope, budget, status, and other important project aspects to management as well as project team members and stakeholders. Facilitate the development and management of change management plans. Principal level incumbents present to senior management members, including board of commissioners.
Vendor/Consultant/Contract Management: Responsible for project communications and activities with various vendors and consultants. Principal level incumbents serve as point of contact for customers, media and elected officials. Responsible for development, preparation, negotiation, and administration of project contracts and specifications. Manage, negotiate, and administer vendor and consultant contracts.
Business Case Development: Develop and administer project goals and objectives aligned with District business and technology goals and strategies and in collaboration with project stakeholders.
Provide technical expertise to stakeholders and management, including technical alternative cost-benefit analysis.
Mentoring & Training: Mentor and train senior personnel on technical project management. Principal level incumbents mentor lower level project managers.
Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities. We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.
Rated by Sunset Magazine as one of the top 20 Western DREAM TOWNS and by Forbes in 2017 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!
Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled
QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Bachelor’s Degree (B.S., B.A. from a college or university) in IT, Business Administration, Engineering Technology, or Management Information Systems; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Project Management certification preferred.Experience:
Typically requires a minimum of six (6) years’ experience managing technical projects, or closely related experience in a technical or functional lead role such as IT Business Analyst, or Operations Manager. Candidates with direct experience implementing information or operational technology projects similar to the projects managed by the position are strongly preferred.
Additional Salary Information: COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The position will be filled at a level senior or principal based on qualifications, skills and abilities. In addition to a competitive salary range of $96,480 - $120,600 (senior) and $110,000 - $137,500 (principal), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.