Project Manager II (3193-2)

Aqua America, Inc. Bryn Mawr, PA
At Aqua, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our company and inspire our work together. They are embedded within our business practices and our behavior. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.

Together, the women and men of Aqua America serve 3 million customers across eight states. Aqua uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and responsibly return wastewater to our rivers and streams. Join our team and make a difference!

Are you looking for a fantastic career at Aqua? We have a great opportunity for a Project Manager.

Responsibilities will include –

* Responsible for the overall ownership and management of projects to ensure they are completed according to the timelines and budgets.

* Lead project initiatives and ensure they are adhering to the PMO processes and methodologies.

* Create and maintain project artifacts that are well-documented, organized, and consistent with the PMO standards.

* Prepare and maintain the project plans, system and functional requirements, specifications, and financial constraints of the projects.

* Develop and monitor a project schedule for each project by evaluating an appropriate timeline, milestones, tasks, resources, and dependencies.

* Control and track project performance, resource allocations, budget adherence, and product quality by frequently evaluating project and team progress and conducting regular status meetings.

* Identify any key risks/issues within the projects and ensure they are appropriately communicated, managed, and mitigated as needed to keep the projects on track.

* Escalate issues to management as necessary.

* Manage the relationships with customers and vendors.

* Responsible for the complete implementation of the projects and provide a single point of contact to all stakeholders.

Required Experience

The successful candidate for this position will have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in Computer Science, Business Management, or related courses is required.

Successful candidate will have:

* Minimum of 5+ years of technical project management experience required

* Proven ability of leading multiple successful Kronos implementations is a must-have

* Knowledge of the software development lifecycle

* Demonstrated experience with project management processes and methodologies

* Experience managing multiple projects in a matrixed environment

* Strong project financial management skills, including tracking and managing to project budgets and experience with capital and operating budgets and expenses

* Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of MS Project

* Familiarity with PPM tools, including Innotas

* Solid working knowledge of SharePoint is preferred

Additional skills include:

* Strong problem solving, organization, and time management skills

* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are essential. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the project teams and stakeholders

* Ability to work autonomously and take ownership of all tasks in a project

* Utility/Regulated industry experience preferred

* Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus.

Aqua America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.