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Geospatial Portfolio Lead

  • Job
    Expert Level
  • Sustainability
  • Austin


  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Commerce, Economics or Business.
  • Proven experience of being responsible for a P&L in the utility space (>$30M per year)
  • 15+yrs experience leading and managing large-scale, multifaceted enterprise-wide AMI/MDM
  • Fully knowledgeable and proficient in all aspects of the project management Body of Knowledge. Project Management certification (i.e., PMP) would be considered an asset.
  • Solid project financial acumen, excellent strategic critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities, coupled with an exceptional attention to detail and a readiness to be hands-on
  • Excellent communication skills ranging from addressing C-Level to multiple technical teams
  • Previous experience managing a team of 5+ Project Managers/PMO/Project Schedulers/Associate PM.
  • Ability to self-direct and work independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Used to work with Microsoft Project, Project On-Line, SharePoint, and PowerBI applications.
  • Excellent team building and motivational skills demonstrated in a multinational and multicultural environment.
  • Occasional onsite travel to client locations within North America and Europe is required


  • Supervise the health of a portfolio of >150 projects – IT/OT implementation, SaaS Subscription-based, Maintenance & Services
  • Implement, monitor and control key performance indicators
  • Monitor the overall performance of the portfolio in financial terms (P&L, and Cashflow). Initiate, recommend and if necessary, drive the actions necessary to address deviations to performance targets
  • Chair the project and portfolio governance meetings with the project managers, project analysts, project financial controllers and the leadership team
  • Participate in resource management meetings, providing updates on staffing and timing for given portfolio of projects, raising project risks/issues, partnering with the other professional services groups to address the risks/issues.
  • Represent the PMO leadership in quarterly project budget approval sessions
  • Provide mentoring to a team of 20+ project managers
  • Work with Project Analysts to identify and remediate cases of project data accuracy issues in the systems
  • Manage project escalations. Interface with executive sponsors in customer accounts. Develop creative solutions to complex issues and drive buy in both internally and externally. Lead the recovery plan.
  • Quality / project excellence: Ensure projects are following best practices and comply to the governance defined in the corporate Quality Management Systems
  • Continuously contribute to the company's profitability by initiating, recommending, and implementing continuous improvement strategies and initiatives
  • Work with peers, provide the organization with strategic insight and fully participate as an active and collegial member of the Intelligent Grid Sector leadership team.
  • Acts as a champion to foster a positive project work environment; and successfully leads the team to accomplish all the project objectives on time and on budget

TRC is a global firm, environmentally focused and digitally powered, guiding projects from concept to completion

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Groundbreaker. Game changer. Innovator. TRC is a global consulting, engineering, program and construction management firm providing environmentally focused and digitally powered solutions. With over 7,000 employees, we solve the challenges of making the Earth a better place to live - community by community and project by project.