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Director, IT Project Management Office - Portland, OR - #105062

Date: May 12, 2021

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp


PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

For internal Berkshire Hathaway Energy affiliate employee consideration only


 Manage a geographic territory, region, location, or cross-functional unit, which has a major impact on corporate, business unit, or organizational objectives. Responsible for overseeing the company's IT project management office. These teams are responsible for overall IT project management, including developing, maintaining and implementing standards and guidelines. Provide support to multiple affiliates such as MidAmerican Energy Company, Nevada Energy, Pacificorp, GT&S, Kern River, Northern Natural Gas, BHE Renewables, BHE U.S. Transmission and Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Establish strategic business objectives, strategies, and plans in support of Company strategic goals. Manage and allocate financial and employee resources.  Responsible for selecting, coaching, and developing employees and management of employee salaries. Implement and support Company programs and policies.


  • Works with IT directors and managers to ensure projects stay on track, meet budgets and negotiate roadblocks as necessary.
  • Responsible for overall IT project management, including creating the strategy for the project management office, implementing the strategy, and developing, maintaining and implementing standards and guidelines.
  • Provide a balanced outcome for the IT organization by ensuring project managers successfully facilitate and communicate an understanding about project management strategy, process, present and future technical direction, solution effectiveness, budget, governance, delivery constraints, client business requirements and IT operational effectiveness.
  • Oversight for contract origination, all phases of IT project delivery, and integrated project planning.
  • Support capital and O&M budget planning, forecasting and balancing.
  • Works closely with the business optimization team to prioritize IT related projects based on the needs of the business.
  • Provide project delivery improvement training, standards, metrics, and support.
  • Leads critical reviews of failed changes and failures in project delivery involving human performance and documents issues and action items to improve human and technical performance.
  • Establish and facilitate steering committees, user groups, etc. to gather feedback from key stakeholders.
  • Oversight and management of significant vendor contracts and vendor relationships as they relate to successful project delivery.
  • Management, selection and coaching of diverse resources including IT project managers, business analysts and IT staff.
  • Review and evaluate employee performance and prepare annual reviews.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of ten years of experience managing multiple IT functions.
  • A minimum of five years direct people management experience.
  • Project management experience; ability to understand technical and functional requirements as they relate to project objectives and project planning activities.
  • Strong understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) as it relates to successful and compliant implementation of IT solutions.
  • Experience with Waterfall, Agile and Agile Hybrid project delivery.
  • Ability to identify and react with a strong sense of urgency and ownership to project risks and issues.
  • Knowledge of IT solution development and support functions, project management, and working knowledge of technology.
  • Management skills including the ability to initiate and establish objectives, develop and execute policy, direct and prioritize resources, and recommend and oversee development or implementation of systems, programs, or processes.
  • General understanding of IT operating and capital investment budgets.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills including ability to manage and motivate employees, use oral and written communication to create a vision, communicate strategy, and effectively interface with other Company leaders.
  • Knowledge of the Critical Security Controls and the ISO 27001 frameworks is a plus
  • Demonstrate effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.   
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects.  
  • Ability to manage after-hours problems.


  • PMP or similar

Additional Information

Req Id: 105062
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: PORTLAND
Department: IT Project Mgmt Office 
Schedule: Full Time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: 143,000 - 168,200

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.


At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential. 


It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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