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Senior PMO Analyst in Columbus, OH at NiSource

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

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Job Description



The Senior PMO Analyst is a position within the IT PMO and supports successful execution of IT Projects.

This position will report directly to the Manager, Methodology and will be responsible for the following:

  • IT Project execution analysis, interpretation, and reporting
  • Evaluates project adherence to relevant Methodology and Controls;
  • Identify, describe, communicate, and escalate deviations from required practices.
  • Identify, plan, and implement Project Management process improvements
  • Resolve Compliance-related issues and questions
  • Execute Project Gate (deliverable) Reviews to ensure consistent delivery of NiSource Project Management Methodology (PMM)
  • Execute the Segmentation and Deliverables Assignment processes


  • On-time and successful project gate reviews
  • Appropriate, timely, accurate, feedback to project teams on project gate preparedness
  • Timely and accurate support and documentation for routine reporting
  • Impact analysis and ¿What if¿ modeling for project control processes
  • Creation and deployment of standardized processes, tools, and templates
  • Collaborative business partner relationships
  • Succinct, impactful, polished executive level presentations
  • PMO compliance process improvements


  • Proactively Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities and uses the information to draw conclusions develop appropriate solutions
  • Proactively recognizes and implements opportunities to prevent issue recurrence
  • Builds strategic relationships with internal and external groups to proactively identify potential risk areas and mitigate impacts to project execution
  • Supports regulatory initiatives by gathering data and preparing regulatory schedules and/or preparing pro-forma calculations, testimony and data requests; recognizes situations where the regulatory framework and rate case outcomes drive our business
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of project management processes, metrics, measures, and key strategic business initiatives; understands and utilizes industry best practices and data as they relate to job responsibilities
  • Has working knowledge of other departments¿ roles and interactions with IT and the larger organization
  • Collaborates openly with cross-functional teams to perform work functions
  • Proactively performs impact analysis and 'what-if' modeling for the active projects.
  • Provides recommendations based on scenario analysis
  • Utilizes and promotes the use of standardized templates; creates new templates and recommends future enhancements
  • Demonstrates our commitment to quality by documenting work fully and accurately
  • Compiles, organizes and formats data, including qualitative analysis required for internal (IT) and external (NiSource) reporting
  • Composes clear, direct, concise, and complete verbal & written messages; Summarizes and presents information in executive level presentations
  • Stays focused and meets productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules
  • Seeks and acquires new competencies, work methods, ideas, and information that will improve own efficiency and effectiveness on the job
  • Remains aware and takes care of details that are easy to overlook or dismiss as insignificant.
  • Prepares for group meetings by identifying the key issues, goals, and stakeholder expectations
  • Demonstrates strong business acumen, the ability to analyze and communicate trends, and the drive and commitment to achieve goals and business results         
  • Identifies potential issues and risks to project success
  • Evaluates project progress against schedule and goals
  • Demonstrates the drive and commitment to achieve goals and business results with a sense of urgency

 Required for Selection:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in finance, accounting, regulatory or a related field; requires multiple function experience
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in related discipline (Information Technology, Engineering, Project Management, Accounting, Finance, Economics) or  equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in operating within a framework of project management processes and controls
  • Demonstrates strong experience with MS Project incl. Project Server, MS Excel, MS Office, MS PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Aptitude for attention to detail, accuracy, precision and logic
  • Demonstrates strong process orientation and analytical/problem solving skills
  • Must exhibit the NiSource Way and incorporate values into work activities and initiatives: Personal Accountability, Integrity, Results, Inclusion and Teamwork

Preferred for Selection:

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Experience with ServiceNow ITBM modules
Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at before September 26th!

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.


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