Atmos Energy Sr IT Project Manager in Dallas, Texas

Manages large, complex and high priority Information Technology (IT) projects and programs. Provides expertise and advises less-experienced colleagues as needed.


  1. Leads large and complex projects and programs from the original concept through final implementation utilizing established PMO (Project Management Organization) guidelines and procedures.

  2. Prepares and initiates documents providing cost analysis, scope, benefits and resource allocation to management.

  3. Leads the team through the planning phase including feasibility, project management planning, and requirements.

  4. Provides consulting services to client management and other IT departmental staff to properly define and understand project requirements.

  5. Leads the project team through the design, development, test, and implementation phases of the project. Provides input on evaluation of the performance of assigned employees.

  6. Prepares project work plans, assigns necessary internal or contract staff, reviews project design and analysis to ensure client requirements are met. Provides cost and time estimates to management for proposed or assigned projects to assist in determining current and future staffing requirements.

  7. Develops and manages project budgets to ensure budget adherence.

  8. Monitors project activity to ensure adherence to system, quality and programming standards, assure financials are tracked, completion dates are met and desired results are achieved.

  9. Reports to management on plans, projects, performance of project team, and other related matters for use in budgeting and resource allocation.

  10. Manages risk by routinely identifying, assessing, and developing mitigation plans for events that could impact the success of the project and program.

  11. Manages changes on the project through the change control process.

  12. Works with application support groups to ensure appropriate transition of project activities into support.

  13. Ensures compliance with IT Project Office policies, procedures, and standards to ensure proper administration of activities.

  14. Mentors and coaches lower level project managers and staff; acts as backup Project Manager for their projects.

  15. Assists with the development and monitoring of functional area budgets to ensure efficient utilization of resources.

  16. Recommends staffing levels to ensure proper administration of activities. Selects, develops, motivates and evaluates the performance of assigned employees.

Educational/Experience Level

Bachelor's degree in Strategic Management, Management Information Systems (MIS), Business or a related field and six years related experience in business project management design, development and implementation.

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.

Communication Skills

Requires the ability to communicate, persuade and/or influence internal and/or external customers at a high level such as senior management on matters of a technical and/or complex nature.

Numeric Skills

Requires the ability to perform to perform algebraic, trigonometric and geometric operations and/or moderately complex statistical and/or accounting methods.

Computer Skills

Requires advanced knowledge of various software applications and multiple technologies to create documents, reports and/or graphics.

Work Conditions

Works in an office environment. May require some traveling.

Requires occasionally performing activities including, but not limited to, bending, stooping, grasping, reaching, twisting, turning and/or lifting.

Atmos Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Job: *Information Technology

Organization: *ATM-Dal-IT Enterprise Architecture [1167]

Title: Sr IT Project Manager

Location: Texas-Dallas

Requisition ID: ATM19557