SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: This class is responsible for supervising, coordinating, planning, and monitoring work of the Program/Project Management staff within the Corporate Development Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervising and mentoring a diverse group of Project/Program Managers of varying skill levels and any full-time team members assigned to projects; acting as the source of development, documentation, guidance and metrics tied to best practices for project management; implementing and maintaining standardized project management structure to increase efficiencies; identifying and planning strategies to limit risks that negatively impact project progress and success; overseeing planning, implementation and evaluation of a diverse range of short term and long term projects; collaborating with others to identify process improvements throughout the organization and establishing projects and/or work plans to carry out improvements; overseeing multiple budgets and spending; working across divisions to provide and facilitate training and information sessions related to projects; working closely with others to implement Organizational Change Management (OCM) activities; coordinating communications and correspondence relating to project activities and impact on operations; and ensuring that all projects are aligned with strategic goals established by the Commission and executive directives. Operating under general supervision of the Corporate Development Department Manager, work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures, with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work. Performs related work as required.
EQUIPMENT OPERATED: Computer, calculator, communication equipment, and other equipment, as required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of safety rules/regulations/procedures; thorough knowledge of best practices tied to supervising individuals and teams, project management, data analysis, and evaluation; ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, and processes for a standardized project management framework to support the full life cycle of a diverse range of projects; ability to coordinate all levels of project design, to include identifying needs, budget considerations, time and resource estimates, defining project scope and objectives, and working with executive staff and departments to gather support and approval as needed; ability to work with executive staff to design, implement and monitor a comprehensive project portfolio that is fully aligned with strategic initiatives; ability to establish, monitor and provide guidance to multiple teams, to include development of roles, responsibilities, and tasks; ability to gather, analyze, compile and report on data tied to performance indicators across all projects; ability to oversee the day to day business activities of the Program/Project Management Office of the Corporate Development Department, to include managing staff, schedules, and resources; ability to understand, analyze and share data relevant to business operations in order to plan, implement and monitor projects/programs and continuous quality improvement initiatives tied to strategic goals; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to conduct presentations to small and large groups; ability to coordinate organizational change management strategies to limit disruptions to operations due to implementation of new programs/projects; thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office products, to include Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; and ability to use Microsoft Project to create and edit schedules in various formats; Perform other duties as required.
Graduation from a four (4) year accredited university/college with a degree/certification in business, engineering, Information Technology or related field, a Project Management Certification, and a minimum of five (5) years of experience, preferably working in/for a public government sector or utility with a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory responsibilities.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range as posted: $94, 626.50 -$118,283.13 / Annually
Internal Number: 7
About Fayetteville Public Works Commission
Over a century old, the Public Works Commission (PWC) of Fayetteville, North Carolina, continues to be a publicly-owned, locally-operated utility. We provide electricity, water and wastewater treatment services to customers in the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area. We have also become one of the area’s largest employers, with a highly qualified workforce of more than 600 people.
Since our inception in 1905, providing for the future has been a top priority for PWC. Just as we’ve done for the past century, PWC continues to focus on prudent, progressive planning to keep pace with the utility needs of a thriving hometown. By providing world-class utility services, ample capacity and competitive rates, we play a key role in our area’s growth and commercial expansion.
PWC offers a variety of jobs with diverse skill sets. PWC also offers a compensation and benefits package that is competitive with other companies in the area and within the industry to retain employees, encourage longevity and attract top talent. PWC is a company where you can be proud to work.