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Program Manager - AED and Enterprise Data Services

Portland, OR 97204 | Work from home flexibility

Employment Type: Contract Category: Project Management Job Number: 13145

Job Description


Meridian Technology Group is seeking a Program Manager - AED and Enterprise Data Services.

Required Skills

5-7 years experience

Top 3 Must-Haves (Hard and/or Soft Skills):

  • 1. Great communication skills and ability to articulate and present out
  • 2. Be able to run program portfolio and strategy. Bring team along for clear milestones and progress.
  • 3. Overall planning, cross-functional coordination and stakeholder engagement

Top 3 Nice-To-Haves (Hard and/or Soft Skills)
  • 1. Utilities experience
  • 2. Budget management
  • 3. Vendor engagement experience

Certification Requirements (Any Preferences): PMP – nice to have- not required 
  • Anticipates internal and or external business challenges, vendor and/or regulatory issues; recommends process, product, or service improvements
  • Solves unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the business
  • Takes full responsibility for the definition, documentation, and successful completion of complex projects (typically with significant business, political or high-profile impact and high-risk dependencies). Selects methods and tools, using iterative techniques where appropriate, ensuring that effective project control, change control, risk management and testing processes are maintained. Monitors and controls resources, revenue and capital costs against the project budget and manages expectations of all project stakeholders.
  • Defines the approach/policy and sets standards for the support provided for managing and monitoring portfolios, programs, and projects. This can also include the governance/management of resources, directing and leading the implementation and ongoing operation of an effective service organization, ensuring delivery of effective services/resources in line with current and planned demand and reviewing the effective provision.
  • Sets direction and leads in the introduction and use of techniques, methodologies, and tools to match overall business requirements (both current and future), ensuring consistency across all user groups
  • Develops financial plans and forecasts. Monitors and manages IT expenditure, ensuring that all IT financial targets are met, and examining any areas where budgets and expenditure exceed their agreed tolerances. Analyzes actual expenditure, explains variances, and advises on options in use of available budget.
  • Leads the definition of a portfolio of programs, projects and/or ongoing service provision. Engages and influences senior managers to ensure the portfolio will deliver the agreed business objectives. Plans, schedules, monitors, and reports on activities related to the portfolio to ensure that each part of the portfolio contributes to the overall achievement of the portfolio. Collects, summarizes, and reports on portfolio KPIs often through the deployment of business management processes and systems. Identifies issues with portfolio structure, cost, risk, interdependencies, impact on current business activities and the strategic benefits to be realized. Notifies projects/programs/change initiatives of issues and recommends and monitors corrective action. Reports on portfolio status as appropriate.

Team Size – 4-6, Roles – BA, Data Engs, Data Scientists, Change Mgmt

Initiatives –
1. Generative AI use cases roadmap
2. VPP DERMS and System of Record Build out.

Tools/ Technology: Cloud platform (AWS, Snowflake)

“A day in the life” of this role: Stakeholder engagement, program strategy and present outs, coordinating progress, risk and impediment mitigation. They should be able to work in a fast paced set up and navigate ambiguity if required.

Track progress and Project planning with team members. Weekly connect with hiring manager

Top priority for the worker over the first few weeks/months: Roadmap and program milestone set up. Stakeholder engagement and report outs, Team norming and budget planning.

Location is Portland, OR with Work From Home Flexibility. Consultants should reside in the area or indicate the reason they are willing/seeking to relocate.

Any offer of employment will be conditional, based on successfully passing a Criminal Background Check.

Meridian Technology Group is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and non-discrimination for all employees in all job classifications and for prospective employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. All hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor applicants for work visas therefore, please do not apply if you are not  eligible to work without sponsorship, as sponsorship is not available at this time. No 3rd party companies/candidates.


Please apply with your resume now or
contact us for more details:
Meridian Technology Group Recruiting Team
(503)697-1600 in Oregon
(800)755-1038 outside Oregon

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