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Senior Project Manager (Information Technology)

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Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Everett, WA, US

Company: Snohomish PUD

Job ID  14804  Department  Project Mgmt / Release Mgmt (10000030) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Salaried  
# of Openings  Job Location  Everett, Washington (US-WA) 
Closing Date  08/21/2022   Salary/Wage  $138,281.00 - $165,938.00 annually 


Job Definition

Manages the planning, development, organization, communication, and implementation of large-scale District Information Technology projects. These projects impact many business functions, have large budgets (multi-million), are often mission critical and require work and coordination of multiple internal and external individuals and groups with diverse interests. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

The Information Technology Senior Project Manager will lead project teams through the delivery of complex IT projects in a constantly evolving technology landscape. Distinguishing characteristics include leadership, business, technology and interpersonal knowledge and skills:

  • Sound foundational knowledge of Information Technology and its architecture. Project management experience leading enterprise level initiatives in an IT discipline such as applications, data, infrastructure, or a combination of multiple disciplines, culminating with progressively more responsible IT project management in one or more of these disciplines.
  • Experience leading project teams through the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for complex, large scale solution implementations and ability to adapt SDLC effectively to cloud, on-premise and hybrid cloud/on-premise solutions as well as custom, COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf), and hybrid custom/COTS solutions. 
  • Experience with Information Technology solutions common to electric and water utilities, such as AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure), MDMS (Meter Data Management System), CIS (Customer Information System), inventory, asset management, GIS (Geographic Information System), SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), ADMS (Advanced Distribution Management System), energy trading and transmission management, etc.
  • Communicate with both IT and business project team members effectively and in both technical and non-technical terms. Easily adapt communications according to diverse audience needs, including executive and business level management as well as the ability to convey information at detail sufficient to meet the needs of business subject matter experts.  
  • Develop business cases describing the expected return on investment, key performance indicators and alignment to District strategy, and post project implementation assessments.
  • Applies the requirements traceability and quality metrics of the IT solution and ensure project goals are clear and deliverables meet required outcomes while appropriately balancing project scope, schedule, and budget. Assess and actively manage project technical, delivery and organizational risks. 
  • Experience with vendor negotiation of major scale and ongoing risk management of unanticipated technical, product and resource issues. Manage processes to achieve vendor accountability aligned with District goals through effective Statement of Work development. 
  • Experience with multiple project management methodologies such as agile, waterfall, or hybrid waterfall agile. Ability to adapt and utilize approaches from multiple methodologies in order to effectively achieve project objectives. Fluently utilize technology to coordinate project work flow, communicate, and monitor status. 
  • Experience with all aspects of Information Technology testing methodology including unit, smoke, functional, string, integration, performance, regression, user acceptance, etc., and the project management techniques to ensure required solution quality within an optimal risk and cost profile. 
  • Ability to lead project teams through complex, interdisciplinary problem-solving exercises resulting in well-informed decisions aligned with the project goals.  
  • Experience leading project with large Organizational Change Management impacts.
  • Technical writing experience authoring complex, technical and/or specialized IT information for audiences who may or may not be familiar with the subject matter.

Essential Job Functions

Manages planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and administration of project charter, scope, budget, staffing, communication, and management oversight. Develops and recommends any modifications to these.


Develops and administers project goals and objectives in coordination with appropriate District management and according to the District’s business strategies.


Acts independently and retains full technical responsibility while defining, coordinating and delegating project task assignments, and maintaining liaison with individuals and groups within and outside the District.


Develops and administers project schedule.  Assigns, coordinates, and monitors team member work tasks, including the work of sub-project managers.


Develops and administers project budget.


Develops, recommends, and implements standards for project management documentation and activities.


Manages the coordination of technology selection and implementation to support project scope and deliverables.


Serves as primary point of contact and coordination on behalf of the District for project communications and activities with the various vendors, consultants, customers, and elected officials. 


Manages the development and distribution of project Requests for Proposal.  Manages development, preparation, negotiation, and administration of project contracts and specifications.  Coordinates bid evaluations and makes recommendations as appropriate.


Plans, develops, and conducts project briefings and/or project status meetings to ensure maintenance of effective, cooperative, and productive communications and work relations between project team and user department(s).


Plans, develops and conducts management briefings with District senior management to ensure effective communication about the project scope, budget, and status with regard to the District’s business strategies.

Specialized Job Functions


Other Job Functions

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
• Principles, practices, and philosophies of project management and control.
• Problem identification and analysis techniques.
• Leadership methodologies and decision making processes.
• Cost benefit analysis techniques.
• Systems analysis techniques and applications.
• Business negotiations to establish vendor/supplier relationships.
• District management philosophies, methods, and procedures, management sciences, organizational structures, accounting, budget preparation techniques and practices, and productivity enhancement techniques.
• Executive management presentation and communication techniques.
• Needed technical knowledge and skills pertaining to specific project.
Ability to:
• Plan, organize, and manage timely completion of large scale projects which affect many business functions.
• Resolve conflict.
• Communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external customers who have diverse interests and operate at various levels within the organization.
• Negotiate; manage confidential information.
• Use project management tools and documentation to maintain accurate records.
• Coordinate development and modification of projects.
• Analyze business/technical issues and provide recommendations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or directly related discipline, or the equivalent combination of directly related experience, AND
  • Eight (8) years progressively more responsibility in directly related work with five (5) of those years in a supervisor or project manager capacity.


• Valid Washington State Driver License.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of electric utility issues and operations.
  • Previous experience in public or private utility.
  • Project Management training.

Working Conditions

• Duties are performed primarily in an office environment.
• Travel to business meetings is required.
• Incumbent will be required to make frequent trips within the state and local area.



Snohomish County P.U.D. #1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Disabled and Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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