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American Electric Power IT Project Mgr Staff in Columbus, Ohio



IT Project Mgr Staff

Job Description:

This specific role will manage a large program of work across multiple teams and multiple years. AEP's Customer Information Transformation program consists of 3 phases of work over the next 5-7 years, focused on replacing our core CIS system and other critical business applications with a modern technology platform. The IT Project Manager (PM) Staff is accountable for the execution of complex Information Technology (IT) projects with high level of risk and complexity, and the execution of IT programs of high degree of complexity. The PM Staff employs their skills, talents, and knowledge of project management frameworks (e.g. Scrum, waterfall) to assure high quality products are delivered while optimizing the cost and delivery of value. The PM Staff maintains complete transparency on the current state of the project or program, and maintains complete transparency on the forecast cost and delivery. The PM Staff enables stakeholders to make good business decisions based on project and program transparency. As necessary, the PM Staff provides a high degree of coaching to project team members on the art of project execution as it pertains to the project management framework being utilized, and can coach highly dysfunctional teams to a state of normal function. The PM Staff enables and promotes team level continuous improvement activities that increase quality and optimize delivery of value.


1) Verify project scope and determine methods of managing and controlling for highly complex projects and programs

2) Designs structure of highly complex programs through sub-project formation

3) Plan, estimate, schedule and trend the project

4) Estimate, budget and control project cost

5) Develop, implement and manage quality assurance programs

6) Identify and manage project risk

7) Develop and manage procurement plans for highly complex projects and programs

8) Manage Programs

9) Directs team members on project management skills and techniques

10) Ensures team collaboration, as required, via coaching and development of team members

11) Serves as program manager of highly complex programs including the supervision of sub-team project managers

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Columbus, OH

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Job Category:

Project/Program Management

Minimum Requirements:


Education requirements are listed below:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related field,

  • OR Associates degree with 2 years of related technical/project management experience,

  • OR High School Diploma/GED with 4 years of related business or technical/project management experience.

Work Experience requirement listed below:

Minimum 10 years (in addition to any educational experience in lieu of degree as identified above) IT and Business combined experience including work in one or more of these areas: project management, Agile Framework, major construction, or engineering.

Required License(s)/Certification(s) are listed below:

  • Certification or degree aligned with project management discipline.


  • Experience with multiple project types (e.g., in-house development, vendor, off-shore) is expected.

  • Knowledge and experience using multiple project management frameworks (e.g., Scrum, Waterfall) is expected.

  • Demonstrates an expert level of experience in project management. Management experience is a plus.

  • Promotes continuous improvement within the project team Communicates effectively with peers, business partners, all levels of management and executives

  • Preferred candidates will have a proven track record of success replacing core CIS applications or other business applications of similar complexity. Experience with Oracle on-prem and cloud applications is a plus as well.

  • The successful candidate will have lead teams in both waterfall and agile methodologies and will demonstrate strong leadership capabilities.

  • Proven management of vendor partner contracts, accountability and decision-making frameworks and experience with the lean management system and visual management style is also a requirement.

  • Experience working in the Utilities industry is also a plus.

Physical demand level is Sedentary

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