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Entergy IT Program Manager, Sr Staff in New Orleans, Louisiana

Date: Nov 11, 2020

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

This position may be filled in New Orleans, LA, The Woodlands, TX, Little Rock, AR, or Jackson, MS


Responsible for the coordination and management of the IT activities associated with decommissioning and/or divestiture of nuclear facilities utilizing the IT Project Management Office process. The role requires thought leadership to determine the most effective and efficient methods to decommission Entergy's technology platforms which include a broad range of IT products and services including applications, infrastructure (WAN, LAN, and Wireless), real time computing systems (plant process computer and security computer), telecommunications systems (including private branch exchanges and other telephone equipment), laptop and desktop PC. This role requires the ability to plan, execute, and finalize multiple projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members, team leaders and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.


Using the IT standard tools and strategy coordinate the decommissioning or divestiture of Entergy nuclear facilities. Duties include logically removing, transferring or retiring infrastructure, networks, software applications and databases, communication systems, real time systems and other IT equipment located at the facility. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with strategy, senior management and stakeholders.

  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team leads, team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.

  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.

  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.

  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using PMO tools.

  • Track project milestones and deliverables.

  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.

  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.

  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management and document in IT’s Playbook.

  • Draft and submit budget proposals and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.

  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.

  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.

  • Assist with transitioning IT programs such as Software Quality Assurance and nuclear Cyber Security to the Buyer.

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.

  • Maintain awareness of future emerging trends, innovative technologies, best practices, and regulations, in both the Energy and IT industries. Drive technology change / transformation consistent with both the business and IT strategies and assist with the measurement of the technology performance and contribution to objective-setting.

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum education required of the position

Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or Computer Science or equivalent work experience. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum experience required of the position

Three or more years' experience in Information Technology with experience managing program portfolios , Minimum of 2+ years’ experience in commercial nuclear power; Desired : Minimum of 5+ years evaluating and working on new technology

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Experience with the issues and challenges associated with the Energy industry (e.g., regulation, technologies). Good awareness of strategic planning and Architecture frameworks. Working knowledge in most areas of technology (infrastructure, commercial applications, software development, end-user platforms, IT operations). Significant Project management experience. Ability to communicate and present effectively with all levels in the organization. Strong interpersonal communications skills. Excellent writing and presentation skills.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

Desired: Technology or Vendor-specific certifications preferred.


Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans

Job Function :Information Technology

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 100799

Travel Percentage :25% to 50%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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