IT Project Manager (Cyber Security)

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Entergy

Entergy is an integrated energy company that provides electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. We power life.

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Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid 

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC 

Job Summary

Manages IT / Cyber Security (CS) projects to deliver the project approved scope with cost and schedule control and certainty in alignment with defined PMO stage gate processes. Partners with stakeholders and resource managers to provide direction to project team members, identify and mitigate risks, and resolve or escalate issues that affect these projects.  Provides management insight into how the status of those projects affect business, project, and operational goals.  Plan, coordinate and document project related activities to deliver project objectives. Manage the project delivery activities, resourcing, budget, procurement, schedule, stakeholder engagement, and reporting.  Defines the project organization structure required for the project and identifies the technical resources required to achieve project goals; work with appropriate Entergy management and/or vendor partners for assignment of resources to the project team. 

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate and document project related activities
  • Lead project team to establish leading indicators and proactive requirements to deliver customer value and business outcomes; execute projects is accordance with applicable corporate standards, guidelines, policies and processes; adhere to all reporting and submission deadlines, including monthly financial cost analysis
  • Define the project organization structure required for the project and identify the technical resources required to achieve project goals; work with appropriate Entergy management and/or vendor partner for assignment of resources to the project team; prepare and manage vendor contracts and change orders, review vendor invoices and route for approval
  • Manage assigned projects to meet scope, budget, and schedule commitments and maintain communication channels to provide CS and customer stakeholders with insight into the programs and its status; resolve and/or escalate risks and issues as necessary
  • Provide clear, timely and accurate project status reports; prepare reports and presentations to stakeholders as necessary
  • Provide leadership, oversight and coordination to various internal and external resources providing services for the projects assigned
  • Develop business cases and initiate projects to align with departmental strategy
  • Participate in the acquisition of related software, products and service
  • Manage the integration of vendor tasks; track and review vendor deliverables (as applicable)
  • Responsible to ensure that overall project technical design aligns with architecture and security standards
  • Proactively manage risks; actively create and execute mitigation plans to prevent unauthorized or unplanned increases in scope, schedule and budget
  • Participate in the acquisition of related software, products and services
  • Manage the integration of vendor tasks; track and review vendor deliverables (as applicable)
  • Recommend and take action to direct the analysis and solution of problems; adjust project as necessary to meet changing requirements

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Education needed:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred in Business, Computer Science, Technology, or a related field, or equivalent experience.   Master’s Degree is a plus.

 

Minimum Experience needed:

  • 4+ years leading IT/Cybersecurity projects as a project manager or program manager Leadership experience directing resources and managing work across multiple teams and people is a plus.

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities needed:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills at multiple levels
  • Technical understanding of IT and/or systems operations
  • Some knowledge of cyber security standards (such as NIST-CSF) and an understanding of executing projects in a regulated environment (i.e. SOX, NERC CIP, FERC, NRC, etc.) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Project Scheduling Software (Microsoft Project, P6, etc.) and how to create and manage project schedules
  • Proficient in office tools such as Outlook, SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Proficient with meeting scheduling, meeting facilitation, and collaboration tools including on-line meetings, instant messaging, and video conferencing.
  • Experienced with procurement processes including contract and vendor management.
  • Experienced with executive Timeline Creation, Communication, and Management
  • Available to travel as needed, be available, and able to work irregular hours for project go-lives and deadlines.
  • Able to report to the Entergy office as required during normal working hours for collaboration meetings and on-site events and must satisfy residency requirements per Entergy's Work Location Flexibility policy.
  • Able to work from home in a low-noise, relatively distraction-free home office environment with high network bandwidth and to be available during normal business hours except for excused absences.

 

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required of the position:

  • PMI PMP Certification is a plus
  • Agile Certification is a plus
  • Alternate Project Management certifications are a plus

 

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Primary Location: Mississippi-Jackson Mississippi : Jackson || Louisiana : New Orleans || Texas : The Woodlands 
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional 
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT 
Number of Openings: 2
Req ID: 114157
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the EEI page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information.  41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity and Pay Transparency.

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov)

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment.  Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

 

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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