New York Power Authority IT Project Director in White Plains, New York
This position will serve as Project Director for the overall Information Technology, the Digital Information and Innovation leadership team. This is an exciting new role to help facilitate key activity associated with IT providing digital capabilities and driving innovation throughout NYPA to achieve its VISION2030 Strategy and goals. The right individual will be share our passion of digital technology, transformation, and enjoy working in a dynamic and agile environment based on high collaboration culture.
This is both a strategic and hands-on role that provides project leadership and support to the Business Unit and strengthen management team relationships. Is a thought partner to leadership on the organization's vision, priorities, challenges, and team culture
Act as a thought partner to the executive leadership and is expected to participate in executive level decision making
Align Business Unit management and team on priority initiatives.
Directly assist Business Unit Leader with the identification, management and execution of emerging priority initiatives and special projects
Prioritize and form key messages from stream of executive ideas and conversations.
Partner in the development and management of the Business Unit Leader’s messaging and presentations. Develop plans for communicating key messages throughout the organization. Develop briefing documents and organize preparation materials and sessions prior to meetings/events.
Provide insight to the Business Unit Leader about what the team and the division needs from them.
Critical in executing project initiatives, providing great internal customer support, and driving functional excellence and process improvement. Drive milestone completion, organize and prioritize critical issues and required information for Leadership to facilitate efficient decision making.
Understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives and productivity
Interface with key personnel in business units and identify and elevate issues that need resolution Facilitate meetings with external stakeholders including NYPA customers for developing strategic partnerships.
Support the management of the administrative and personnel-related functions for the department.
May represent the Business Unit head at internal and/or external meetings.
May manage small administrative staff or contingent staff/contractors work.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to facilitate organizational change and foster linkage between business objectives and NYPA Strategy
Experience with rapid and complex changing work environment
Resourceful with ability to take initiative, demonstrate strong sense of ownership over tasks, and work independently and creatively in a fast paced environment
Organization and the ability to establish and move forward in the execution of high-priority, cross-functional initiatives through coordinated project plans.
Strategic, diligent and analytical thinker, with superior problem-solving skills
Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills in order to manage multiple competing priorities, simultaneously
Strong influencing and collaboration skills with demonstrated ability leverage relationships and work effectively across all levels of the business with all internal and external stakeholders
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including sharing ideas and information across diverse audiences and creating compelling presentations
Exceptional presentation (including PowerPoint or equivalent presentation software) and computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite)
Experience with executive management and board-level presentations and decision-making processes, preferred
Ability to observe confidentiality
Open-minded to experiment with new ways of working and business models
Excellent interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, and an ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment
Strategic thinker - ability to step back from the day-to-day to see the bigger picture
Ability to thrive and be highly effective in a fast-paced and fluid environment
An enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment
Education, Experience and Certifications
Bachelor’s Degree required, Advanced degree desirable
Certification in a Project Management discipline, such as Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred
Minimum 10 years of professional level experience
Minimum 5 years combination of supervisory, project management, and project implementation, or similar experience
Utility or Energy industry experience preferred
NYPA experience preferred
Approximately 20% travel, primarily within NY State
Attend a variety of meetings, conferences, seminars during and outside of normal business hours
The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer