Quanta Services

Sr. IT Program Manager

Job Location US-TX-Houston
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Information Technology


This position is responsible for establishing and leading enterprise wide and cross functional strategic IT initiatives for Corporate and our multiple operating units.  The position provides leadership for our Acquisition Integration program, including the Project Managers and Project Coordinators that support these areas. 


The position works closely with business and technical leadership, serving as an expert resource, bringing forth opportunities to better the business and influence decisions regarding business and technical process changes.


The relative importance or seniority of this position is based on the strategic impact of the IT Initiatives assigned, the scope of the implementation and the complexity of the rollout.  This includes ensuring project results are of the highest caliber, with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit/value realization. 



  • Organizes programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Develops new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Creates and manages long-term goals.
  • Develops a budget and operating plan for the program.
  • Develops an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Writes program funding proposals to accurately and timely fund program initiatives.
  • Manages a team of Project Managers/Coordinators with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities.
  • Ensures goals are met in areas including customer satisfaction, security, quality and team member performance.
  • Implements and manages changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Meets with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
  • Produces accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analyzes program risks and implements mitigating controls.
  • Improves PMO processes to streamline M&A IT integrations
  • Maintains and controls the program budget, schedule and resources.
  • Responsible for all facets of our IT programs, including project planning, resource allocation, steering committee leadership, and team organizational structure management.
  • Responsible for program communications
  • Manages program scope, risks and issue resolutions.
  • Responsible for quality of program deliverables.
  • Manages integration of acquisition environment into enterprise technical architecture and business environment.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the program can deliver the IT integration of our newly acquired acquisitions in a timely manner, meeting business and IT compliance requirements.
  • Responsible for procurement of hardware, package-related software and services.
  • Maintains complete autonomy for the management of the initiative to meet the needs of the business, as articulated by the IT Leadership steering committee.
  • Coaches and mentors PMs, staff and managers dedicated to this initiative.
  • Manages project scope, goals, and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion, including C level communication.
  • Understands the business benefits of a project by grasping business performance indicators and mapping them to goals of IT projects, oversees organizational change with the Organizational Change Manager.
  • Manages project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Understands the business benefits of a project by grasping business performance indicators and mapping them to goals of IT projects.
  • Proven capability of managing multiple priorities effectively and efficiently with ability to perform under tight deadlines and demonstrate problem solving approach while maintaining strong integrity.
  • Manages, and appropriately escalates, delivery impediments, risks and issues including reaching out to the larger company network for impediment removal.
  • Coordinates the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.
  • Conducts project retrospectives and creates a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Maintains relevant metrics that help the team see how they are doing (project plan, status reporting, resource planning, sprint burn down charts, etc.).
  • Acts as an agile Project Manager with a focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they work.
  • Acts as a liaison between architects, engineers and operations and fosters better communication between the functions, ensuring cross-team coordination.
  • Minimizes impact of change on project delivery.
  • Ensures end user needs are met to drive adoption.
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Primary Contacts:

  • M&A Deal Team
  • Operating Unit IT Leaders, including newly acquired
  • Line of business (LOB) managers for business users affected by the project.
  • IT line managers for all IT associates involved in the design, implementation, rollout and/or update of the program.
  • Business stakeholders/steering committee.
  • Support leaders.
  • Hardware, software and service vendors.



Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 10+ years of experience in IT Industry with an emphasis in management experience, including all aspects of process development and execution.
  • Three to five years of leadership responsibility managing midsize to large teams and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders.
  • Operational domain knowledge of IT Infrastructure, Security and Acquisition Integration.
  • Direct experience implementing cloud services.

Preferred Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other technical discipline and 15 years of experience.

Experience in M&A IT integrations



Agile, Scrum Master Certifications preferred.  PMP a plus.



Supervises others:  Yes, 6-8 direct reports.

Has hiring and terminating responsibilities:  Yes

Number of employees report to this job:  6 Subordinate contractors, 0 Non-Supervisory Employees



Direct amount:                 $ 100,000 – 3,000,000

Indirect amount:              $ 100,000 - $ 10,000,000



Travels:  Minimal

Percent of time:  Up to 10% of time (i.e., during testing, training of deployments when necessary).



Language Skills:  English – Advanced Required

Mathematical Skills:  Intermediate Required

Reasoning Skills/Abilities:  Intermediate Required

Computer Skills:

  • Advanced skills in Project Management tools, Microsoft Excel and SharePoint skills required.



  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to speak to technical-level staff and summarize communications for executive consumption.
  • Advanced decision-making skills and exercises good judgment regarding when and how to escalate issues.
  • Excellent program and project management skills, with demonstrated track record.
  • Excellent management and team-building skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with ability to clearly articulate issues and concerns and recommends solutions to management.
  • Takes accountability and demonstrates effective judgment and learning agility.
  • Encourages collaboration and easily gains trust and support of peers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to work collaboratively as part of a diverse team (customers, developers, testers, business analysts, managers, executives, etc.) at all levels.
  • Strong self-organization and self-management skills.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Must be self-aware and willing to adapt to changing work environment.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients and other departments.
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
  • Problem-solving, negotiation and decision-making skills to influence management as well as internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities; effective in matrix management and team building.
  • Works well with others in an integrated team environment.
  • Self-motivated and a problem solver.
  • Experienced in facilitation and negotiating.
  • Intercultural competence.
  • Knowledge and experience with Lean, Six Sigma, Kanban, Kaizen, Servant Leadership a plus.


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