Program Manager (Initiative Delivery)

System One Saint Paul, MN

Program Manager (Initiative Delivery)

Roseville, MN

System One is currently seeking an Program Manager (Initiative Delivery) on a 12 month contract position for a major utility located in Roseville, MN.


  • Takes end to end responsibility for delivery of the programs within the Advanced Grid Initiative focusing on the following areas:
    • Day to Day Initiative Management
    • Initiative Operations and Cross-Program Integration
    • Schedule and Resource Management
    • Scope
    • Dependencies and Standardization
  • The role would provide ongoing look-ahead at milestones, dependencies, and other key activities that are approaching for the delivery teams in the next 6-9 months.
  • Through the use of metrics and other tools such as Plan-on-a-page, the role would be able to provide early warning to schedule risks.
  • Keeps Plan-on-a-page current. Ideally, the individual would have experience with grid modernization and a background in utilities and software implementation.


  • Bachelors in Business or Information Technology, or related field plus a minimum of 10 years’ experience with large, multi-tower transformational program delivery in Utilities.
  • Experience in AMI, ADMS, or other Advanced Grid programs would be preferred.
  • Ability to identify and anticipate initiative and cross-program issues, risks and dependencies and facilitate resolution as required
  • Ability to document and communicate the status of program progress against plans, identifying and driving corrective action as necessary
  • Ability to manage the success of metrics defined by the program and the organization
  • Ability to define, implement, and maintain program process guidance (e.g., program plan and subordinate plans), tailoring organizational processes as needed
  • Ability to negotiate changes to commitments/requirements
  • Ability to manage large teams to drive integration across multiple programs.
  • Understanding and Project Management functional use of MS Office products including MS Project application
  • Ability to review program deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established program standards
  • Ability to frame and participate in leadership level discussions
  • Ability to review ongoing and proposed programs to identify opportunities for reuse and process improvement
  • Ability to identify, clarify, and resolve issues and risks, escalating them as needed

Contract Duration: 12 months

Location: Roseville, MN

Pay Rate: $82.50- $95.45