Project Management Office / IS Project Manager – Team Lead

September 4, 2021
San Antonio, TX
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Valero is the best-in-class producer of essential fuels and products that are foundational to modern life. The world requires reliable, affordable and sustainable energy and we see this as an opportunity.

Our 10,000 employees work together as a team to relentlessly pursue excellence; embrace the highest standards of safety and responsible operations; leverage our creativity and technical expertise to solve challenging problems; care about our employees and the communities where we work and live; and recognize integrity is critical to our ongoing success.

The candidate who fills this position will lead the Project Management Office (PMO) and Information Services (IS) SOX control compliance. You and your team will be responsible for the coordination, monitoring of controls, and presentations of IS projects to the Decision Review Board (DRB), as well as support for the PPM application (SAP Project and Portfolio Management). The PMO operation is critical to ensure the adherence to Valero’s IS Project Management Methodology and SOX compliance policies for all projects planned and executed within the IS division.

Key Competencies required for this position are :

  • Thorough understanding of IS project management
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • General understanding of accounting for budget and forecast activities
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Analytical skills, problem solving, and results oriented

At Valero we are committed to advancing the future of energy through innovation, ingenuity and unmatched execution. You can help achieve this goal if you can :

  • Facilitate Valero’s portfolio management process and decision gate methodology.
  • Assist project managers with preparation and compliance for presentations where key information is presented to the IS leadership team.
  • Provide oversight for IS SOX control execution, assessments, and remediations. This includes meeting with internal compliance and audit departments as well as with external audit companies.
  • Lead teams as the front-line mentor, coach, and counselor.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills and effective written and verbal communication.
  • Organize and deliver training on tools and processes to project managers within the Information Services division.
  • Lead teams as the front-line mentor, coach, and counselor.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills and effective written and verbal communication.
  • Organize and deliver training on tools and processes to project managers within the Information Services division.

This position is salaried exempt status, which means you are not eligible for overtime pay.


Successful candidates will have (required) :

  • A bachelor's degree (or higher) or foreign equivalent degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • 10 years of IS knowledge, preferably within Refinery industry or related business.
  • Proven experience leading projects with multiple resources from functional, technical, and business areas.
  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies, including waterfall, agile, lean, etc.
  • Sound judgement and experience with change management and project communication for each phase of the software development life cycle.
  • Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Skype).

The most competitive candidates will have (preferred) :

  • 3 years of direct IS project management experience.
  • Working knowledge in SAP’s PPM and PS sub-systems.
  • Experience with report creation using industry standard tools such as Bobj and PowerBI.

Need more reasons to work for a company that is both professionally challenging and culturally rewarding? Take a look at some of our best-in-class benefits :

  • Competitive Pay and Annual Bonus Program
  • 100% match on 401(K) up to 7%, with immediate vesting
  • Company-sponsored Pension Plan
  • Comprehensive Healthcare and Wellness Programs
  • Onsite Daycare Center
  • Onsite Employee & Family Wellness Center
  • State-of-the-art 24-hour Fitness Center free for employees and spouses with access to Tennis and Basketball Facilities
  • Onsite cafeteria open for breakfast and lunch
  • Sprawling campus with walking paths and access to biking/hiking on the greenbelt
  • Flexible time possibilities

The above description reflects the primary job function and may not include all detailed job functions performed in the role.

Position level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Valero's employees are the heart of its success, and there is a reason why the company is an employer of choice in the fuels manufacturing and marketing industry. It’s not just the excellent benefits package, or the opportunities for personal growth, it’s also the caring and committed culture of the organization that makes everyone feel like they’re truly part of a team. For more information, visit

Valero is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status including sexual orientation, gender identity, Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and protected Veterans.


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