Lead IT PMO Analyst (2 openings)
Global Employment Solutions
 Columbus, OH

Job Title:

Lead IT Analyst (Portfolio Management)


IT Planning & Portfolio Management


Columbus, OH

Reports to:

IT Manager, Portfolio Management

Direct Reports:



The Lead IT Analyst is a position within the IT Planning & Portfolio Management department responsible for successful IT Project financial execution.

Key outcomes for success include:

  • Responsive and timely issue resolution

  • Effective project management process, metrics, and measures

  • Timely and accurate support and documentation for regulatory filings

  • Impact analysis and “What if” modeling for projects

  • Utilization of standardized templates

  • Collaborative business partner relationships

  • Impactful project and program level presentations

  • Understands, communicates, and trains on process improvements

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Proactively identifies and understands issues, problems, opportunities and uses the information to develop appropriate solutions

  • Takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences

  • Builds strategic relationships with internal and external groups to proactively identify potential risk areas and mitigate impacts to project execution

  • Supports regulatory initiatives by gathering data and preparing regulatory schedules and/or preparing pro-forma calculations, testimony and data requests; recognizes situations where the regulatory framework and rate case outcomes drive our business

  • Demonstrates a subject matter expertise in project management processes, metrics, measures, and key strategic business initiatives

  • Understands and utilizes industry best practices and data as they relate to job responsibilities

  • Has strong knowledge of other departments’ roles and interactions with IT and the larger organization

  • Collaborates openly with cross-functional teams to perform work functions

  • Provides recommendations based on scenario analysis and leads the implementation, as appropriate.

  • Develops and monitors post-implementation reporting for further refinement and sustainability

  • Demonstrates our commitment to quality by documenting work fully and accurately

  • Compiles, organizes and formats data, including qualitative analysis required for internal (IT) and external reporting

  • Composes clear, direct, concise, and complete verbal & written messages; Summarizes and presents information in executive level presentations

  • Stays focused and meets productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules

  • Seeks and acquires new competencies, work methods, ideas, and information that will improve own efficiency and effectiveness on the job.

  • Challenges the status-quo of existing processes to ensure efficiency and flexibility to support ever-changing business requirements; facilitates and promotes continuous improvement of business processes.

  • Prepares for group meetings by identifying the key issues, goals, and stakeholder expectations

  • Demonstrates strong business acumen, the ability to analyze and communicate trends, and the drive and commitment to achieve goals and business results.

  • Identifies the sequence of tasks and the resources needed to achieve goals; prioritizes key action steps; evaluates progress against schedule and goal

  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills, as well as the drive and commitment to achieve goals and business results with a sense of urgency.

  • Builds relationships with, and is able to influence, co-workers; provides teammates with coaching and mentorship.

Key Activities / Deliverables:

  • IT Project execution support

  • Periodically audit the process to ensure it is still appropriate and aligns with business strategy and recommend changes if necessary

  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities

  • Monitoring project costs and forecasts

  • Monitoring project issues and risks

  • Support of project change control

  • Monthly actual to budget and to forecast variance analysis

  • Invoice reconciliation and monthly accrual submissions

  • Project planning and scheduling

  • Project deliverable review

  • Ensure process documentation is created and updated periodically

Selection Criteria:

  • 7+  years of experience in project management as a project manager, test lead, lead business analyst or a related role on multiple large-scale, complex projects with a total budget of >$5M and a duration of at least 12 months OR in audit, regulatory or compliance fields with focus on IT project delivery.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in related discipline (Computer Science, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Economics)

  • Demonstrated experience in leading multiple process improvement initiatives

  • Work independently in multiple functional domains

  • Demonstrated relevant experience in the development and coaching of other team members 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication 

  • Strong experience with MS Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio)

  • Aptitude for attention to detail, accuracy, precision and logic

  • Demonstrated strong process orientation and analytical/problem solving skills

  • Experience with Service Now PPM is a plus

  • Utilities Industry experience is a plus

  • Prefer professional certification: Project Management Professional (PMP), International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), or Certified Scrum Master (CSM) with at least 3 years of professional expertise with the corresponding certification.