Senior It Project Manager

Full Time Texas City of Houston, TX

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City of Houston, TX is seeking candidates for a position of Senior It Project Manager on Full Time basis located at Texas. Do not forget to review the job posting carefully before apply online.

Job Title: Senior It Project Manager
Company Name: City of Houston, TX
Job Location: Texas
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: City of Houston
Job Link Expiry: 2023-04-15
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Job Details:


Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Functional Title: Sr. IT Project Manager – PMO (Enterprise Applications)
Division: Project Management Office
Reporting Location: 611 Walker St, Houston
Workdays & Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.* *Subject to Change*

The Houston Information Technology Services (HITS) department provides enterprise IT services for the City of Houston. These services include voice and network, cyber-security, email and communication platforms and shared enterprise applications that are used by all City employees.

The Senior IT Project Manager (Enterprise Application Services – EAS) position is responsible for managing complex and high visibility EAS related projects. The City’s EAS application and systems are responsible for essential City of Houston operations across 22 Departments. The Senior IT Project Manager – PMO will lead project efforts utilizing Agile and Waterfall methodology to ensure the project scope, budget and timeliness are executed according to project plan schedule and manage stakeholder expectation.


  • Advanced-level IT project manager, capable of managing the largest, most mission-critical enterprise technology projects.
  • Maintains customer expectations by delivering IT projects within the agreed upon scope, schedule, budget, and expected quality.
  • Possesses exceptional communications skills, both verbal and in written artifacts.
  • Defines project scope, objectives, and cost estimates in project lifecycle and definition documents.
  • Develops detailed project execution plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports.
  • Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and analysis of risks and issues.
  • Communicates and meets with stakeholders and vendors to ensure awareness of project status, risks, and issues.
  • Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables.
  • Manages the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.
  • Provides technical and analytical guidance to more junior PMO team members.
  • Oversees, inspects, and guides PMO team members in project activities.
  • Recommends and takes action to manage the analysis and solutions of problems.
  • Controls expenditures by gathering and submitting budget information; scheduling expenditures; monitoring variances; implementing corrective actions.
  • Develop, present, and oversee financial budgets using spreadsheets to align with project and department goals.
  • Ensures knowledge transfer with stakeholders during project and at closeout.
  • Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing system change management; configuration management; PMO performance analysis and governance processes; technical standards; methodology, tools, and templates; and project management information systems.
  • Contributes and promotes the HITS (Houston Information Technology Services) PMO processes, methodologies and Project Management Playbook
  • Contributes to division, department, and City goals by performing related responsibilities as needed.
  • Experience using ServiceNow (or equivalent PPM Tool) preferred


There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office

environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions. Ability to pass and maintain federal security clearances.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Project Management, Management and Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science or a closely related field. Greater than ten (10) years of directly applicable experience may be considered for substitution of degree requirement. May require extensive knowledge on specific technologies or business functions.

At least ten (10) years of technology experience demonstrating formal IT project management competencies. PMI PMP certification may be substituted for up to two (2) years of professional experience.



Preferences shall be given to those with the following:

  • Current, valid PMI or equivalent project management certification
  • Experience in application development life cycle including on-premise vs cloud-based applications
  • Critical thinking skills and ability to adapt, influence, and manage stakeholder expectations

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**


Department may administer skills assessment test

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.


Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at:
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call (832)393-0486.

If you need special services or accommodations, call (832)393-0486. (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.

Benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Wellness
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Retirement pension
  • 457 deferred compensation plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 10 days of vacation each year
  • 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
  • Flexible schedules
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Transportation/parking plan
  • Section 125 pretax deductions
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

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