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IT Project Manger II in Atlanta, GA at HUNTER Technical Resources

Date Posted: 4/10/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Atlanta, GA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    10 to greater than 15 years
  • Date Posted:
    4/10/2019
  • Job ID:
    4498714

Job Description


IT Project Manager

The Lead Project Manager position is responsible for the management of large-scale, high organizational impact Information Technology projects, programs and portfolios. The Lead Project Manager manages deliverables, resources, status, budget, and quality elements throughout the project lifecycle. These projects may span multiple functions, departments, and divisions. The Lead Project Manager acts as a liaison between the customer and the project team, for all resources, support services, vendors, and project sponsors.

 

Responsibilities
  1. Ensure that all projects or programs are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  2. Work with the customer to identify the goals and scope of the project. Identify/confirm the resources needed for the project, and any associated risks.
  3. Work with Department management to secure appropriate executive support of projects and appropriate funding of projects during the budgeting cycle. Work with Department management to develop the business case for the effort. Develop the Project Charter, and any necessary Change Controls.
  4. Develop a project framework that allows the flexibility to adapt the standard project methodology and templates per the project size and complexity.
  5. Develop and manage the Project Schedule, including project plans. Effectively communicate those plans with all project team members, users, and other parties involved in the project. Utilize advanced scheduling techniques to review progress against plans and resolve deviations.
  6. Communicate project needs, goals, and milestones with appropriate IT Department Managers, Department Director, Senior Management and Team members.
  7. Schedule regular project status meetings (weekly or bi-weekly), as well as prepare content for and facilitate customer Steering Committee meetings. Ensure that meeting minutes, action items, and issues are documented and maintained.
  8. Follow the methodology standards for project management, including establishing a repository for all relevant documentation on a project SharePoint site.
  9. Ensure resource availability and allocation, and proactively manage resource and scheduling issues.
  10. Closely coordinate project activities with vendor resources. Lead vendor management activities such as setting objectives, managing project schedules and milestones, and managing the validation of vendor deliverables.
  11. Manage project actuals to budget, including variances from fiscal budget, business case budget, charter budget, and/or change control budget. Analyze project/program financials and provide insights into potential impacts to overall portfolio budget.
  12. Coordinate activities of cross-functional and/or cross-divisional teams.
  13. Drive process improvement in the project management and delivery process.
  14. Build strong relationships with customers, stakeholders, and other team members. Facilitate strategic roadmap discussions with customers.
  15. Effectively manage stakeholder engagement and expectations.
  16. Work with Supply Chain and Legal to facilitate vendor contract negotiations by providing comments and deliverables for such documents as Master Service Agreement, Statement of Work, Service Level Agreement, Technical Hosting Descriptions, and other contractual documents.
  17. Concurrently manage multiple projects.
  18. Contribute to organization’ s strategic and competitive advantage by recommending the prioritization and the right mix of projects and programs, effectively determining necessary resources, and providing thought leadership to implement solutions and change initiatives.
  19. Prepare and enable individuals and teams to accomplish goals. Influence project, program, and portfolio decisions. Develop a high-performance project delivery framework as appropriate per project size and complexity.
  20. Coach and mentor existing and aspiring Project Managers to develop necessary skill sets.
  21. Document and maintain all project properties, teams, tasks and cost plans in the Project Portfolio Management tool. Keep project forecasts up to date to ensure quality project metrics.
  22. Consistently increase professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies; sharing and applying your knowledge and skills by contributing to conferences as a presenter, writing white papers, etc.

 

Qualifications:
  1. 10 to 15 years of professional experience, with 8 to 10 years of Project Management experience.
  2. Have served as Project Manager on at least 10 projects, for the full project life cycle.
  3. Experience with Intelligent Automation technologies preferred.
  4. Bachelor’ s degree in Project Management or related field of study, or equivalent work experience.
  5. Proven ability to meet project deadlines and work effectively within time constraints.
  6. Relevant industry knowledge of widely used systems and emerging technologies.
  7. Ability to identify and understand problems and/or issues and propose alternatives and recommended solution.
  8. Proven ability to manage teams, and have demonstrated self-initiative and leadership skills.
  9. Proven ability to successfully manage large-scale projects.
  10. Excellent organizational and analytical skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  11. Proven ability to approach program and portfolio management from a strategic mindset, incorporating research-based insights to align with business objectives and achieve results.
  12. Must possess a high degree of professional presence and credibility with the verbal and written communication skills to represent IT-related concepts with senior level management.
  13. Expertise in progress reporting methods and techniques; risk management methods and techniques; project management tools to assist in automating manual tasks such as scheduling, resource planning, and budget analysis.
  14. Experience with group facilitation.
  15. Thorough knowledge of project management methodologies and tools, as well as the Systems Implementation Life Cycle.
  16. Ability to interpret business objectives and successfully incorporate those objectives into the project.
  17. Certification in project management from the Project Management Institute (PMI) or equivalent project management certification highly preferred.