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NJ Transit Senior Program Manager in Newark, New Jersey

Senior Program Manager

Information Technology


Move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you'll join us in transforming the third-largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable service that gets customers to their destinations on time--and we're looking to hire talented folks with a love of learning to make it all possible.


  • Define the PMO strategy and lead the design and implementation of a common project management methodology, standards and tools to drive and facilitate the successful delivery of projects

  • Lead the execution of a PMO governance, reporting and review framework to provide a holistic view of all project activity

  • Provide function for managing documentation, project history and organizational knowledge

  • Making it easy for project teams to do their jobs by reducing bureaucracy, provide training, mentoring and quality assurance

  • Provide ongoing support to Application and Infrastructure Program Managers to do their jobs by reducing bureaucracy, provide guidance and mentoring

Education, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related study and/or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in IT project management leadership roles

  • Experience in the implementation of PMO’s

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills

  • Solid training and coaching skills

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

PMP Certification desirable

Agile Certification desirable

ITIL Certification desirable

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

  • Excellent relationship management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in efficient Change Management methods

    At NJ Transit you will enjoy a competitive salary and excellent benefit package:

  • Comprehensive Family Health Insurance – Prescription, Dental, Vision

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Leave

  • 401(a) and 401(k) Retirement Plans--up to 9% employer contribution

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Qualified Transportation Expense Plan (QTE)

    At NJ TRANSIT we support and depend upon the diversity of our staff. NJ TRANSIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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