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Senior Technology Project Manager

Salary Range:
$87,689 to $135,918

Close Date: Open Until Filled

First Review of Applications: January 28, 2022 – Open until filled
Expected Start Date: March 2022

The Senior Technology Project Manager will provide IT project management, support project implementation and ongoing maintenance of new IT solutions. This position will support the implementation of TPMO processes and policies, coordinate activities among project teams, support the Information Technology Steering Committee, and work with managers and employees to define, prioritize, develop, and implement IT projects. One of the top priorities for this position will be supporting the implementation of an ERP system.

Technology Program Management Office
The Technology Program Management Office (TPMO) transforms business needs into information technology (IT) solutions through IT governance and effective project management. The Office leads the agency’s IT Governance program, supports the activities of the IT Steering Committee, maintains the IT and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) inventories of work, and provides leadership for IT and ITS project managers. The TPMO establishes standards and provides training on the use of tools and services, and helps the agency ensure efficiency and collaboration. The TPMO guides activities to ensure technology implementation meets the needs of the business and consistently delivers quality business outcomes, on time and within budget. The TPMO team work onsite in the San Diego office.

Job Responsibilities
•Participate in the implementation of an IT governance strategy across the agency and provide support to theTechnology Program Manager.
•Provide IT project management by developing project plansto meet system specifications; identify and definedeliverables, resources, and activities; establish and implement system goals and objectives; prepare time andcost estimates for the implementation of large-scale technology projects.
•Prepare and maintain project-related information, includingproject schedules, status reports, issues, risks and deliverables; track performance; create dashboards,visualization templates, and additional metrics to monitorand control assigned projects.
•Collaborate with SANDAG departments, users, and vendorsto develop user requirements, design specifications, prepareproject charters, and other agreements to document dataownership and participant roles and responsibilities.
•Coordinate project team-work efforts to ensure standards,templates, and project management tools are consistentlyapplied across all projects.
•Coordinate the development of RFPs, RFQs, and othersolicitation documents; participate in the selection ofconsultants and vendors; manage project consultants and
ensure projects progress on schedule, within the approved budget, and at a consistently high level of quality; ensure
•projects are completed in adherence to funding agencyrequirements and within contractual agreements.
•Participate in project budget development, preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates and budgetjustifications; monitor and control expenditures.
•Work in close collaboration with department managers tocreate long-term project plans; monitor and report on projectprogress, timelines, and milestones; communicate status ofprojects to stakeholders and upper management; develop and maintain project documentation, narratives and statistical program performance reports.
•Ensure technological consistency across SANDAG technologygroups by maintaining clear processes and standardsconsistent with the recognized project/program/portfolionational standards; evaluate new and improved technologiesfor the most effective and efficient use by SANDAG and otherregional public agencies.
•Prepare and present reports to various audiences; participateon project teams and in professional group meetings

Experience and Qualifications

• A bachelor’s degree with major course work in information technology or a related field, Certification as a PMP from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and/or an advanced degree is desirable. A combination of relevant education and recent work experience may be considered in lieu of the bachelor’s degree requirement.
• Minimum of five years of recent experience developing, implementing, and maintaining information technology projects, preferably in a public-sector environment.
• Demonstrated application of the principles and practices of project management and administration; demonstrated experience developing and implementing enterprise scale information technology projects.
• Demonstrated experience developing and monitoring project performance measures including budget, schedule, resource requirements, and risk; experience with the development of technical standards, user requirements and system design, and preparation of documentation.
• Experience managing business system implementations such as financial accounting, and human resource information systems in an enterprise environment.
• Demonstrated knowledge of organizational, business management, and strategic planning practices, as applied to the delivery of projects and services.
• Experience developing and implementing program and project plans based on product specifications, including change management and communication plans, in conjunction with management, stakeholders, and consultants.
• Experience monitoring, evaluating, and communicating progress against project plans and milestones; experience preparing summary and progress reports, and identifying and adequately addressing existing or potential problems.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct project risk assessments and incorporate risk factors into the planning and development process; experience researching and recommending actions to reduce or account for issues affecting projects.
• Experience coordinating projects through consultants and vendors; experience with the development of RFPs, scopes of work, budgets, and schedules, consultant selection, and contract management; experience managing consultants to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and at a high level of quality.
• Experience with budget preparation and control; ability to prepare and administer large budgets; demonstrated ability to meet program and project goals in a timely manner and within budget.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze issues, evaluate alternatives and reach sound, logical conclusions and actionable recommendations; ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new information and sharing technologies and protocols.
• Ability to communicate technical information effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to prepare clear and concise administrative, technical, and informational reports; ability to prepare and deliver public presentations and recommendations to audiences with diverse viewpoints.

Our benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program. SANDAG offers flexible work schedules and employees are provided with paid time off and paid holidays.

How to Apply
Interested candidates may apply for this position by completing a SANDAG Employment Application.

The Employment Application can be downloaded from the SANDAG website or by contacting or calling (619) 699-1900. See our Careers / How to Apply webpage for additional information.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at, (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), or fax (619) 699-6905.

Further Information
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, applicants hired by SANDAG must show acceptable proof of identity and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.
The selected candidate must pass a pre-employment criminal background check; periodic background checks will be a condition of ongoing employment. The candidate also will have a driving record check upon hire, and approximately annually thereafter. The results of the check may determine whether the selected candidate will be permitted to drive for SANDAG business.

SANDAG requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 within 45 days of hire; reasonable accommodation requests will be considered.

SANDAG employees are expected to work in-person in our San Diego office.

Contact Us

401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101-4231
(619) 699-1900 | TTY/TDD: (888) 722-4889

SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer