IT Business Relationship & Project Manager

The IT Business Relationship & Project Manager is responsible for planning and delivering strategic IT investments for New Jersey Resources (NJR). The role contributes to corporate and IT strategies and shapes business opportunities based on a deep understanding of the organizational business model and emerging technologies. In addition to working closely with the business, the role collaborates with the technology vendors and industry leaders to identify strategic and innovative uses of technology to drive operational excellence and profitability. The incumbent collaborates with business and IT leadership, develops technology investment proposals and business cases, obtains business approval, and leads the implementation of the solution using the NJR IT project management methodology as defined by the IT project management office.
Job Duties:
Business Relationship Management
Collaborates with business unit leadership, support service departments, and IT to formulate business goals that are enabled by technology
Works with the business, service and product providers, and IT to provide technology recommendations that meet or exceed business objectives
Participates in the governance of the client IT portfolio management practices for the business area IT investments
Drives co-innovation, pre-commitment proposals, and business case development and submissions for approval
Stays abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends and assesses the potential application to NJR operations
Project Management
Coordinates internal resources and third parties/vendors for the successful execution of projects
Ensures that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and budget, with high quality
Ensures resource availability and allocation
Develops detailed project plans to track and report progress
Develops executive level status reporting for Executive and Steering Committee level meetings
Uses appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
Measures project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
Performs risk management to minimize project risks and escalates to management as needed
Establishes and maintains relationships with third parties/vendors during project execution
Creates and maintains comprehensive project documentation as defined by the IT Project Management Office
Education Requirements and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and 5-10 or years of experience working within a Business and Technical Environment or 10+ years working within a business and technical Environment
At least 5-10 years of demonstrated experience working as an IT project manager in a matrix environment, working with clients and 3rd parties (internal or external) to deploy cloud or on-premise business applications
At least 5-10 years of IT application development, business analysis, and experience working with enterprise architecture, infrastructure, and/or quality assurance
Excellent project management skills. Demonstrated experience in organizing and initiating, planning, and executing large-scale projects from the initiation stage through to deployment/closure, involving internal cross-functional personnel, contractors, and vendors
Strong knowledge of the Project Management and Software Development Life Cycles (SDLC)
Other Required Competencies, Skills, Experience:
Experience collaborating, negotiating, presenting to leadership stakeholders
Experience in estimating, forecasting, financial management and business case development
Strong business acumen that enables the ability to develop strategy, process capabilities, enabling technologies, and associated investment governance. Exceptional communication skills and the demonstrable ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization, both written and verbal communications as well as visualizations and associated tools
Team player with the ability to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus. Strong situational analysis and decision making abilities
Excellent leadership and consultative skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
Must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.
Desired Skills, Competencies, Education or Experience:
Graduate degree in Information Systems or related discipline
Bachelors in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related technical subject
PMI or CSM certification/training
Experience leading in a matrix environment
Utility, Pipeline, Energy Generation (Wind, Solar, Gas), Energy Trading, Work Management experience and knowledge preferred
New Jersey Resources is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran or other protected status.
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