Senior Enterprise Project Manager

February 27, 2023
Application ends: February 28, 2025

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Review of applications is ongoing. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after March 10, 2023. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit material as soon as possible.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
Do you have a talent for organizing work and helping people stay on track? Do you have a passion for achieving quality results and communicating those through data and visual management? The DNR’s Enterprise Project and Performance Management Office (EPPMO) is seeking a skilled and energetic individual to lead, manage and drive to successful completion the agency’s highest priority and visible projects and initiatives. This is a start-up EPPMO with opportunity to provide creative input and establish ownership. The Senior Enterprise Project Manager serves as lead for other project managers, specialists and teams related to project management best practices and implementing business and technical projects on time, ensuring quality, and within scope and budget.




  • Establish positive and productive rapport with DNR employees at all levels
  • Manage high risk, visible and priority enterprise projects – those spanning programs, operational areas and external stakeholders, and having long-term impact on policy, budget and service delivery.
  • Direct and develop project plans – charter, schedule, budget, and status reporting. Monitor and control project plans – execute project schedules, lead risk mitigation, resolve issues, report status and adjust plans as required. Solve problems and take corrective action when problems arise, escalating to project sponsor as appropriate and needed.
  • Develop and manage project budget and expenditures in collaboration with the Budget staff. Effectively delegate responsibility and approach to project teams across authority lines to achieve objectives and goals. Manage contracts and contracted resources.
  • Engage sponsor(s), steering committee(s), and agency stakeholders across authority lines to ensure plans support desired outcomes and are attainable.
  • Commmunicate projects status, issues and successes (verbally and visually) to the project team, stakeholders, sponsors and appropriate levels of staff and management, and are documented appropriately.
  • Manage expectations and communicate plans actively. Coordinate adequate resource deployment to achieve objectives and outcomes within planned timeframes. Adjust plans as needed for capacity. Interact and communicate regularly with executive management.
  • Produce and maintain complex reports and dashboards related to agency initiatives and performance for use by diverse groups of staff, management, the public and other governmental entities
  • Lead and supervise the work of others.



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or closely related field from an accredited institution AND Two years experience in project, change and/or performance management, or any combination thereof. Additional years of experience up to two years may substitute year for year for education requirement.
  • Project management, performance management and/or continuous improvement coursework and/or certification(s).
  • Advanced level project management experience: successful implementation and management of medium to large scale projects impacting a large organization (1,000 + employees with satellite locations) utilizing PMI principles, techniques and tools throughout the project lifecycle to achieve successful outcomes for the agency. Long range planning is focused on advising regarding strategies for developing capacity within the agency to achieve results.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work effectively with staff, managers and leadership. Able to convey a positive and professional image to employees and external contacts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain business relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to analyze information, define problems and objectives, formulate logical and objective conclusions, recognize alternatives, and make recommendations.
  • Ability to coach and mentor others. Skilled in staff development, conflict resolution and team building.
  • Strong influence, change management, and relationship building skills.
  • Intermediate skill using software and tools to manage projects and develop presentations such as Smartsheet, SharePoint, Visio, PowerPoint and MS Projects.
  • Ability to facilitate and deliver presentations to staff at all levels and across authority lines as well as external stakeholders and customers.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Desired Qualifications:

  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and/or Organizational Change Management certification(s).


Supplemental Information

About the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and inclusion. With nearly 1,500 employees in locations throughout Washington, we manage and protect more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands.
Our Vision – Our actions ensure a future where Washington’s lands, waters, and communities thrive.
Our Mission – Manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Our Core Values:

  • Safety and Well-Being —Our top priority is the safety of the public and our employees.
  • Public Service —We value and respect the public we serve, and we value and respect the people of the Department of Natural Resources who step up to serve.
  • Innovation and Creative Problem-Solving — We solve our state’s most pressing challenges through innovative thinking, dedication, and bold and creative vision.
  • Leadership and Teamwork —We are committed to building leaders at all levels and building teams for success.