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Sr. IT PMO Program & Project Manager at Kansas City Southern Railway

Sr. IT PMO Program & Project Manager

Kansas City Southern Railway Kansas City, MO (Onsite) Full-Time


As part of the IT Project Management Office (PMO), this position is responsible for the management of larger and more complex IT projects assigned, providing tactical management, administration and leadership throughout project teams..


  • Initiates large, complex projects following the defined project management methodology by the PMO, including gathering and defining comprehensive project requirements/scope, developing project charters, project plans, budgets and schedules, determining resource requirements and forming cross-functional project teams. Follows project management methods, procedures, and quality objectives, including metrics for assessing progress and create required project documentation.

  • Manages the strategic objectives that drive project initiatives, organized by a Portfolio and/or Program.

  • Leads the organization by breaking down the work, to achieve the strategic objectives. Manages the related projects or workstreams, within the Program and connects the inter-dependencies across the enterprise.

  • Oversees other project managers' activities involved in the projects assigned.

  • Evaluates variances from the project plans, budgets and schedules, develops and implements changes as necessary to ensure that the project remains within specified scope and within time, cost and quality objectives as possible and keeps management and involved stockholders informed. Identifies areas of risk, monitors them throughout the project, and reports to involved stakeholders and higher management.

  • Makes effective presentations to impacted project stakeholders, including business partners, IT areas and higher management during the project lifecycle.

  • Evaluates and ensures project sponsor satisfaction at project completion.

  • Coaches and mentors other Project Managers on project management best practices and tools.

  • Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture interactions with coworkers, business partners, customers, and stakeholders.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in a job related major field of study

  • Minimum seven (7) years of relevant professional experience, including specialized knowledge of a discipline utilized to lead an area of our business, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • PMP


  • Fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

  • IT project management experience coupled with functional work experience with the software development or infrastructure development life cycle; demonstrated subject matter expertise in the areas of communication, negotiation, problem solving, influencing, risk and issue mitigation, and leadership; experience managing multiple projects that are interconnected and will provide a conclusive result.

  • Extensive experience managing IT projects,

  • Experience managing IT Application Development projects and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Working Conditions

  • This position has a regular full time schedule with a normal work week of Monday through Friday. There may be a need for occasional work after hours or weekends.

  • This position may require minimal travel up to 10% of the time.

We Offer:

  • Complete health and welfare benefits package

  • Competitive salary

  • Incentive plan

  • Railroad Retirement benefits

  • 401k savings

  • Leave/vacation plan

EEO Statement

We value a culturally diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer while providing reasonable accommodations for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Company Overview

In 1887, Arthur Stilwell constructed a north-south railroad while others were heading east and west, setting the tone for a century-old legacy of outstanding vision; entrepreneurial spirit; resilience in the face of adversity; and, willingness to challenge conventional wisdom. Building on that legacy, our culture is further defined by a new vision for the future and a core set of values - Safety, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Initiative & Innovation, and Diversity & Civility. We believe that the way we do business is as important as the business we do.

In addition to a culture that allows employees to thrive, we encourage resourcefulness with an award, recognizing employees who see a problem (or opportunity), find a solution, and use whatever authority and resources are available to get a job done well - accomplishing what was previously thought could not be done.

If you want to do work that is creative and strategic, be heard, grow professionally, be valued by your employer, and know that you are making an important contribution to an essential industry, a global supply chain, and the larger economy, Kansas City Southern may be the place for you.

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