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Date Posted: Mar 12, 2019

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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Position Summary

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading the East Retail PMO and project teams to deliver project(s) that span across NRG business units (e.g. Operations, IT, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, etc.). The ideal candidate will have proven experience managing resources, schedules, and financials and will adhere to stage gate quality and SDLC control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle.


This role will be responsible for the management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery, and will contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery. The ideal candidate will possess strong strategic thinking, problem-solving, communication and analytical skills and will thrive working in a fast-paced, collaborative, entrepreneurial environment.  


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business representing a balanced understanding of business needs and technical capabilities
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
  • Provide multi-site leadership for project teams by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Manage overall delivery of project across all functions including requirements gathering and project approval, design, build/customization, integration, and testing
  • Manage requirements and project approval process, including obtaining sign-off from all business lines and overseeing the change management process for tracking changes, once sign-off has been completed.
  • Identify, assess impact, and resolve project issues and conflicts with management and/or project team
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, key stakeholders, and the executive leadership team.
  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization
  • Maintains and develops staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees in multiple offices
  • Monitor staff performance and complete performance reviews
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of Project Management/Strategic Planning experience, working on a variety of projects throughout the various corporate area of responsibilities
  • Must have previous supervisory and/or leadership experience
  • Must have previous experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile and SCRUM
  • Must have previous experience with JIRA, Plainview, MS Project & Office, SharePoint, SQL
  • Must be willing to travel overnight, up to 50%


Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Retail Energy Experience
  • Previous experience working on technology integration projects
  • SAP experience


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have a proven track record managing complex and multiple projects in dynamic and demanding environments.
  • Must have root cause analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Must demonstrate strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Must demonstrate an excellent verbal and written ability
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work effectively, both independently and with teams.
  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills
  • Must demonstrate the ability to use good judgment to make recommendations and decisions






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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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