Project Portfolio Management Advisor (Strategic Advisor 2) Long-Term Temporary

City Of Seattle, WA Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 months ago

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a Strategic Advisor to the Project Controls Division of the Project Delivery & Engineering Branch (PDEB). Project Controls is responsible for providing technical expertise and services throughout the capital project lifecycle. As a member of our team you will provide expert level skills and advice to ensure we maximize the capabilities and functions of our Clarity PPM (Project & Portfolio Management) software. Specifically, this role will provide guidance on ensuring the software is maximized to provide PDEB with:

  • Ease of use

  • Capital portfolio management

  • Demand management

  • Resource management

  • Financial management

  • Advanced analytics and reporting

  • Third part integrations

  • In application collaboration

  • Mobility

  • Scalability

The position partners with SPU's CA PPM Business Administrator and works with all divisions within PDEB, including Project Management, Construction Management, and Engineering and Technical Services to ensure their CA PPM system needs are addressed. The position reports directly to the Project Controls Manager.

This Long-Term Temporary Assignment is currently budgeted for up to 3 years and provides fringe benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, holidays and sick leave.

Our City Values

The City of Seattle is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are and can do their best work. As City employees, we commit to the citywide values of equity, inclusion, learning, accountability, and stewardship so that we can each thrive in the workplace. Our values shape how we create and maintain a work environment that is based on care, consideration, and respect so we can best serve our communities and support one another as colleagues.

About Seattle Public Utilities:

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) provides essential utility services to a rapidly growing and increasingly complex city and region. With more people living in Seattle than ever before, we face a range of new challenges, requirements, and responsibilities. This is an exciting time for us, as we embrace the challenge of balancing environmental enhancement, service excellence, and compliance with affordability. We are exploring and sharing approaches to meeting new and future demands.

SPU strives to be a Community Centered Utility working to make Seattle the best place to live for everyone. We deliver high quality, vital services, across four lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses. We also provide drinking water for 1.4 million regional customers in Seattle and the other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable utility services and to provide value for dollar. With that goal in mind, we pursue everything we do with the following core areas of focus:

  • Achieve Excellence in Core Service Delivery

  • Increase Affordability and Accountability

  • Improve Investment Value

  • Enhance Public Health and Environment

  • Ensure Equity and Inclusion

  • Expand our Impact through Strong Partnerships.

Job Responsibilities:
Perform role of end-to-end application advisor for administration, including the following, but not limited to:

  • Data Refreshes

  • Migration

  • Upgrades

  • Troubleshooting application issues

  • Best practices in helping to define future enhancements

  • System maintenance

Provide recommendations to top management in shaping Project and Portfolio Management system processes.

Please note this job advertisement is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required for this job.


Five years of in-depth experience as a system administrator of CA Project Portfolio Management

Experience implementing off the shelf applications from design, configuration, and testing.

Experience in performing needs analysis and application capabilities assessments.


Bachelor's Degree in computer science, business administration or a closely related field.


A combination of education, training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work. A related master's degree may be considered equivalent to one year of experience.

A successful candidate will have a professional career history or education that reflects a deep PPM technic background that supports their organization's vision and goals. This career orientation should be complemented by demonstrated technical knowledge and expertise in the following areas:

  • Developing/Modifying Extract Transfer Loads

  • API Systems Integration for Finance and Schedules

  • Software as a Service compliance

  • Reviewing, creating and executing XML Open Gateway Scripts

  • JasperSoft reporting

  • NSQL

  • Gel Scripts

  • Oral and written communication and analytical skills

  • The ideal candidate will possess a CA certification

A successful applicant will have a track record for the following work and interpersonal skills:

  • Producing high-quality work with short timelines

  • Communicating with other staff who may approach the same issue with different priorities ad perspectives

  • Working on cross-division and inter-departmental issues

  • Understanding, reviewing and distilling complex information

In addition to completing the application, please attach:

  • A Cover Letter that explains your interest in, and capability to, perform this job
  • A current resume which illustrates your related skills and abilities

Additional Information: Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans and those with diverse life experiences.

Accommodation for people with disabilities is provided on request.

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Project Portfolio Management Advisor (Strategic Advisor 2) Long-Term Temporary

City Of Seattle, WA