UMB Bank Project Mgr Sr-EPMO in Kansas City, Missouri

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position provides management for all phases of Strategic Enterprise Projects as identified by UMB Executive Management. Responsible for managing one or more projects within the constraints of scope, quality, time and cost, to deliver specified requirements and meet sponsor, management and stakeholder satisfaction. Also provides coaching and mentoring to junior level Project Managers on EPMO methodology, standards and procedures. May lead programs and oversee multiple projects and/or project managers.

Provide guidance and mentoring to EPMO staff on specific projects or on general project management to ensure departmental procedures met, and projects are moving forward in an effective manner.

  • May provide internal project management consulting throughout the organization for planning, scheduling, estimating, costing, risk assessment, PM training and facilitation. Clarifies and communicates the role of Project Management and the EPMO within the organization.

  • Review contracts and statement of work from vendors and partners. Manage and deliver the required products for each project, phase, or stage of a project based on that project's work plan. Obtains signoff from project sponsor on deliverables and project completion.

  • Ensure quality is achieved as planned. Enable quality assurance and quality control as appropriate.

  • Deliver and ensure adherence to time, budget and deliverables and project milestones within agreed tolerances.; Manage tradeoffs between scope, schedule, quality & cost. Monitor and control the progress of the project at an operational level.

  • Obtain, direct, motivate and manage people; and manage the work and resources involved.

  • Establish and update project plans and project schedules with forecasts and actuals and manage deviations from plan.

  • Report to respective stakeholders through various methods including team meetings, status reports; steering committee or oversight meetings; etc.; Liaise with project sponsors, customers, vendors or partners. Facilitate communication to all involved as appropriate and manage expectations with all stakeholders.

  • Work with project team members and business leaders to resolve project issues and remove obstables.

  • Escalate decisions and unresolved issues to the next level of management. Communicate, facilitate and manage resolution to complex issues and challenging situations and personnel.

  • Conclude the work upon completion; prepare lessons learned and appropriately close all financial budget and project issues. Close all project documentation and archive appropriate records. Ensure proper hand off to maintain ongoing support, as needed.

  • Ensure the visibility of the business case or project scope. Ensure all project requirements and objectives are properly documented and communicated throughout the project team.

  • Ensure EPMO methodology, standards, process and procedures are followed on all projects. Communicates and trains team members on processes where needed such as change control, procurement, etc. Document, obtain approval and enforce project change management with all stakeholders. Make recommendations to improve methodologies, processes and templates.

  • Obtain and manage project budget and approve of all project expenditures. Tracks expected versus actual expenditures and provides budget reports to Manager of EPMO and Senior or Executive Management when required.

  • Facilitate project risk reviews and proper mitigation.

  • Interviews and approves of project contract resources, when needed; and internal UMB potential new hires as requested by Resource Managers.

Minimum Knowledge and Skills:

  • Position requires effective utilization of communication skills introducing new ways of thinking to apply new tools and processes, refining evaluative metrics and to constantly establish new baselines of performance providing value on projects and for the enterprise.

  • Position requires knowledge of business operations, processes and problem identification with the capability to engage senior managers in credible solution-development dialogue.

  • Proven experience in mentoring people

  • Proven abilities to manage complex projects.

  • Must be able to communicate with a varying level of personnel from executive management to front line personnel as well as vendors and partners that UMB engages.

  • Must be goal-oriented and action-focused, pragmatic and self-disciplined, good at project planning, organizing, team motivation and delegation, pursues information to reduce uncertainty and learns how to improve performance.

  • Must be able to quickly become knowledgeable about each project sponsors specific subject matter and business challenges being addressed by the assigned project(s) across the EPMO and in progress by all EPMO Project Managers.

  • Must have excellent communication, leadership, organization, scope management, issue management, risk management, resource management and time management skills.

  • Must be able to facilitate and manage complex issues and challenging situations and personnel.

  • Demonstrates ability to resolve conflicts and disagreements, handle difficult people and tense situations with diplomacy and tact, spot potential conflicts, de-escalate disagreements, encourage open debate and open discussion and orchestrate win-win solutions when feasible.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software including MS Project, MS Visio, Word, Excel

  • Agile/Scrum Master experience.

Culture of Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to building a strong UMB by hiring talented, high-performing associates with diverse backgrounds. Maybe you simply want to work at a company where you have a voice and an opportunity to share your unique ideas.

Please visit us at to view a list of all available opportunities. UMB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Principals only. No 3rd parties or agencies, please.


We strive to deliver the unparalleled customer experience, and show customers they can count on more from UMB. The same is true for our associates. You can count on more benefits, more training, more support, and more opportunity!

What you'll get:

Unique Benefit Programs : We offer a great benefits package including several unique programs like an incentive-based wellness program, parental leave, adoption assistance and health care for you, your spouse or domestic partner, your dependents and even your pets!!

Community Involvement: Giving back is a big part of who we are! We support several great causes throughout the UMB footprint. We even offer Volunteer Time Off, which allows associates to dedicate 16 hours a year to a worthy cause of their choice.

Professional Development: We provide our associates with the tools they need to support their career goals - including training, tuition reimbursement and career guidance.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or Business Administration

  • Eight (8) years in relevant project management

Preferred Requirements:

  • One (1) year management experience

  • PMP certification through the Project Management Institute

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Job Title:

Project Manager Senior-EPMO

Requisition Number:



1008 Oak Street

Postal Code:



Kansas City


Full Time