Program Manager (MO)

Date: Jul 27, 2019

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 7004 
Location: 700 Market St, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63101
Position Type: Non Union 
Number Open: 2 

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking a program manager to work in our St Louis office.  This position will manage strategic and cross-functional projects with a focus on strategic alignment, optimizing value creation and project synergies. It is accountable for prioritizing and executing projects in alignment with strategic objectives and forming strong partnerships to elevate and optimize strategic project results.

Primary duties:

  • Plan, forecast, and manage portfolio of projects through the project lifecycle including those with the highest level of complexity, risk, and strategic impact
  • Manage program and project plan integration with a focus on company strategy, cross-project, and cross-functional impacts
  • Serve as mentor to project managers and project leaders on project management discipline, best practices, and process improvement; recommend innovative ways to solve problems
  • Implement change management tools and techniques to address themes across projects
  • Identify project risks early, with specific focus on higher level and cross-project dependencies; develop mitigation strategies, and elevate to project and company leadership as appropriate
  • Create transparency through proactive reporting and program/portfolio tracking to meet cost, quality, and time constraints, as well as optimize strategic goal achievement
  • Communicate regularly with project managers, business owners and executive sponsors
  • Analyze project portfolio for strategic goal achievement, prioritization, resource optimization, connections across projects, and change management themes
  • Measure project portfolio success and enable data-driven decision making through identification, implementation and ongoing measurement of KPIs
  • Coordinate with Innovation, Continuous Improvement, and Project Management leadership on continuous and annual standard process of collecting project proposals, evaluating and prioritizing, socializing for approval, ensuring alignment with budget and forecast processes, and assigning resources
  • Partner closely with department leadership, HR, and the business to ensure optimal support of all project work, holistic view of project portfolio, and balanced team skill and opportunities
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge and skills described in the foundational principles of Project Management described in the Program Management Body of Knowledge
  • Experience with Agile development and project management techniques
  • Skilled in budget preparation, work scheduling and management applications, meeting management, technical reporting, contract management
  • Ability to lead by example, define roles/responsibilities, motivate and set strategy
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Relationship building, problem solving & analysis, managing for results, people leadership, people development, planning, organizational savvy, business acumen, negotiation, quality
  • Ability to make difficult decisions and communicate those decisions to others

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Finance, IT or other relevant background required
  • MBA preferred
  • Minimum ten years of related experience, including leading business projects, business improvement efforts, and leading through change

Certificates, licenses, registrations:

  • Project Management Professional required
  • Change management certification preferred
  • Other accreditations, such as PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, Lean Six Sigma, are valued

Work environment:

  • Work is normally performed in a shared office environment
  • 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday
  • May require work during nonstandard business hours
  • Some travel required

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

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