Program Manager

Portland, OR 97204

Employment Type: Contract Category: Project Management Job Number: 12449

Job Description


Meridian Technology Group is seeking a Program Manager.

Job Description:

The project is an IT Utility Operations Simplification – Purpose: Reduce waste by simplifying how data is managed and used in Utility Operations business processes and technologies. This program involves multiple workstreams to identify and prioritize opportunities to eliminate waste and improve efficiency by replacing technologies, changing how technologies are used, and/or improving the business processes employing the technologies. In this role, you will:

  • Work closely with the program sponsor and other leaders and individual contributors, ensure program success in eliminating waste through simplification of Utility Operations technologies and related processes.
  • Ensure adherence to established scope, schedule, quality, and budget, and to company core practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate multiple parallel simplification efforts to create and preserve alignment and avoid duplication.
  • Work with a core program team currently ~6 people, but this program will be working with a wide range of people across many departments.
Required deliverables include:
  • Business cases for technology changes for scheduling, field execution, and asset management tools, and other identified opportunities for technology simplification
  • Program dashboard and other reporting tools for multiple simplification workstreams
  • Roadmap for delivery of updated scheduling, field execution, and asset management tools including:
    • Recommended sequencing and timing of business groups for transition
    • Identification of dependencies, risks, and mitigations
  • Initial project plan to execute roadmap
  • All required documentation for project for duration of assignment
  • Weekly status reports
Education requirements:
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s preferred
Required Skills: Program management including:
  • Years of Experience: 5+ as project manager, 3+ as program manager
  • High-level management and leadership skills
  • Ability to schedule and manage tasks effectively
  • Need to be confident and flexible in dealing with all employees, from front-line to executives.
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Strategic thinking and prioritization
  • Risk management
  • Written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • Cost control and budgeting skills
  • Teamwork and motivational skills
  • Organizational and multitasking skills, including exceptional time management skills
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Advanced skill with Microsoft Office including Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, Project
  • Knowledge of electric utility strongly preferred
  • Need to be confident and flexible in dealing with all employees, from front-line to executives.

This position is located in Portland, OR. Consultants should reside in the area or indicate the reason they are willing/seeking to relocate. Also, interested Consultants must indicate they are willing to relocate at their own expense as this position does not offer relocation assistance. 

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

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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