PMO Manager

Georgia Power | Atlanta, GA

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Posted Date 10/11/2017

PMO Manager



The PMO Manager is responsible for managing a team of 14 – 20 program and project managers for a portfolio of medium and high-complexity programs and projects. This position is responsible for ensuring program and project managers deliver on-time, on-budget and within defined specifications. This position also provides project portfolio management (PPM) services to multiple business functions. This position is responsible for making sure functional PPM processes and strategies are defined and available to portfolio stakeholders. The PMO Manager leads the project portfolio review process for multiple business units to include pipeline, active and completed projects. In addition, this manager is accountable for ensuring that project and program management processes and methods are followed and that portfolio risks and interdependencies are identified and managed. This position is responsible for maintaining alignment of functional PPM strategies with enterprise processes. The manager is expected to be visible and engaged throughout the portfolio and this position interfaces directly with all levels of leadership.

This is a manager position with responsibility for forecasting resource demands, hiring resources and managing the performance of a team of program managers and project managers. This position is also responsible for developing and managing a departmental budget.


  • Bachelor’s degree highly desirable

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Project Portfolio Management (PfMP) certification preferred

  • Management experience preferred

  • Exhibits transformational leadership skills with a proven track record of challenging the status quo.

  • Sophisticated change management capabilities, including the ability to lead and manage through change. Should be recognized as a change agent.

  • Demonstrated ability to connect the dots and apply sound business judgement.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience managing multiple medium/high complexity projects in a matrix resource environment, working with diverse project sponsors across multi-company and business units

  • Experience managing a diverse portfolio of technology projects using Agile, Iterative and Waterfall methodologies

  • Knowledge of project portfolio management industry trends and experience managing portfolios of interdependent or interrelated projects

  • Proven leadership in managing multi-company, cross functional teams and/or projects

  • Analytical skills are required to effectively manage activities related to budgeting, forecasting, monitoring, process management, risk management, quality control and reporting

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and experience, leveraging these skills to interact with all levels of management

  • Effective interpersonal skills required to develop and maintain system-wide and external relationships

  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills

  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure and application architectures is desired

  • High-level of proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Project


  • Forecast staff needs and skills to ensure proper recruitment, training and development of project management staff to meet current and future needs of the project portfolio

  • Provide work direction, resource management and staffing prioritization for 10-16 Program and Project Managers related to specific project goals, project management competencies and appropriate process adherence

  • Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the success of the projects assigned to a team of program and project managers

  • Manage performance and employee development for the program and project managers

  • Provide guidance and approval of the health recovery process and documentation for programs and projects in the portfolio

  • Leads the portfolio management processes for one or more business units, reporting on the size, health and state of the portfolio to all levels of management

  • Provides mentoring, coaching, training and skills assessments related to project management competency and to other project managers throughout the Southern Company System

  • Develop and leverage relationships with all levels of staff and management throughout the Southern Company system


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America-s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America-s energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune-s annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at .

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2007005

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