NRECA Careers

Sr. IT Project Manager

Arlington, VA
Information Systems

Job Description

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America’s electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:

  • Top Workplace by the Washington Post 
  • 100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine
  • 50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
  • CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance
  • 50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
  • Best Place to Work Award Recipient - Lincoln, NE
  • Gold Well Workplace - Wellness Councils of America
  • State of NE Governor's Wellness Award - Grower Level

At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields. They are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting, constantly evolving, and requires new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person’s overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance. EEO/AA- M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status/Genetic Data


Sr. IT Project Manager

Develop and implement assigned projects from initiation to delivery providing analysis and possible solutions using standard procedures.  Lead cross-functional teams to address business and/or systems issues. Projects are typically large scale with development/implementation requiring 9+ months to complete. 

Purpose and Mission
• Responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects and provides a single point of contact for those projects (management and analysis) with little oversight by management. Leads cross-functional teams to address business or systems issues.
• Takes complex, multidisciplinary projects from original concept through final implementation.
• Defines, analyzes and manages project scope and objectives.
• Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports. Determines cadence, conducts project meetings and is responsible for project/program tracking and analysis.  Responsible for project risk management and escalation.
• Ensures adherence to best practices, quality standards and reviews project deliverables.
• Manages the integration of vendor tasks; tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.
• Provides technical and analytical guidance to multiple, simultaneous project teams. Recommends and takes action to solve problems.
• Establishes systems analysis methodology and documentation standards, providing guidance to lower level staff.
• Analyzes, refines, and documents complex system user requirements including functional objectives of system, data sources and availability, including cross-system integration requirements.
• Interprets internal or external business issues and recommend best practices and solutions.
• Provides consultation to users in the area of automated systems.
• Networks with key contacts outside in area of expertise to grow existing knowledge base.
• Responsible for the proper security and disposal of any confidential information that he or she may possess in the course of performing this position’s job duties, as well as ensuring staff compliance with security protocols in accordance with NRECA’s Personnel and Administrative Policy and HIPAA Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures Manuals.

Requirements and Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Management or a related discipline.  Professional certification in primary field required for example: CSP, ACP or PMP.
• 9+ years of related systems analysis with demonstrated project management experience.  Experience with the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).  Experience using RDBMS, MS Office products and diagramming software.  Experience with facilitating application/software testing processes (Manual and Automated - Unit, System and Integration).  Experience working with protected data, specifically in Employee Benefits, Financial/Banking industry, Healthcare and/or Trade Associations required.
• Ability to analyze system/ data/ functional/ integration impacts across various applications
• Proficient in application/software testing processes (Manual and Automated - Unit, System, and Integration) as demonstrated by prior work experience.
• Ability to lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity.
• Ability to lead people and foster collaborative skills/consensus building while operating in a fast-moving environment as demonstrated by prior work experience.
• Ability to define issues, establish facts and draw valid conclusions and apply to work environment as demonstrated by prior work experience.
• Ability to effectively interact with others and work in a team environment and providing follow-up when needed as demonstrated by prior work experience.
• Ability to manage competing deadlines and multiple projects at various stages of development using effective organization skills as demonstrated by prior work experience.
• Ability to perform and work on multiple tasks while being flexible and able to cope with changing conditions/policies/procedures in a fast-paced and sometimes intense working environment, while staying productive and maintaining a high level of accuracy as demonstrated by prior work experience.