Randstad Project Manager Specialist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Project Manager Specialist
salary:$55 per hour
date posted:Friday, February 8, 2019
industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Project Manager Specialist
Responsible for overall coordination, status reporting and stability of complex and cross-functional project oriented work efforts. Manages multiple projects simultaneously. Establishes and implements project management processes and methodologies for the IT community to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations. Responsible for tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers. Partners with senior management of the business community to identify and prioritize opportunities for utilizing IT to achieve the goals of the enterprise.
location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
job type: Contract
work hours: 8am to 5pm
Roles and Responsibilities
The purpose of this position is to actively drive the implementation of project deliverables defined in a project charter while ensuring the budget, scope, schedule, risk and quality meet specific success criteria
Throughout the life cycle of the project, this role is expected to ensure that key stakeholders are informed and engaged and ensures PMO standards and tools are followed and utilized
Ensuring that project deliverables are defined and communicated to the team
Defining, estimating and scheduling project tasks and interdependencies to achieve the scope through a clearly defined project plan/work breakdown structure
Identify project resource requirements and working closely with Project management office/project sponsor/stakeholders to ensure adequately skilled resources are available to deliver on project commitments
Expertise in working with cross divisional, functional, and highly technical resources and must be capable to lead the conversation
Holding resources accountable for delivering on the project plan, including providing coaching and mentoring of resources
Adhering to the approved project methodology by project management office and developing and maintaining project artifacts and records
Identifying and tracking key measures of success for the project
Analyzing project performance and identifying optimal solution that minimize the negative impacts and trade offs
Implementing corrective actions to ensure project success and facilitate project change request
Constantly providing internal and external stakeholders communication and progress reports that effectively outline the project status, risk, issues and action plan
Identifying, documenting and ensuring resolution of issues with potential to impact success of project
Identifying, documenting and communicating project risks actions to mitigate risks
Escalating project status with clear risk, issues, tradeoffs and future plans to PMO/Project sponsor and stakeholders
Working efficiently with business partners, vendors, technology and project management staff to develop the project agenda and ensure agreement/adoption of project objectives/deliverables by all affected constituencies
Efficient in clearly capturing and communicating lessons learned to all stakeholders
Must possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of Project Management methodologies and tools. Also understands human resources policies and practices and change management techniques.
Required Skills & Experience
Ability to balance approach to political, technological and administrative factors
Must be equally strong in planning, executing and closing of projects
Must have worked in PMO structure
Competency in adapting and proving in high paced, challenging, changing and ambiguous situations
Attention to details, ability to drive results and act independently with little direction
Skilled to manage multiple high impact enterprise wide deployment projects and satisfy requirements from multiple customers/stakeholders
The ability to quickly understand concepts and drill down into actionable steps- solid understanding of project management tools, techniques, request acceptance criteria, artifact development and reporting
Solid understanding of business functional areas and management issues as well as IT organizations systems and capabilities
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Must have strong working knowledge of SDLC and methodologies like; Agile and Waterfall
Must have strong working knowledge of MS office, Visio, Project and SharePoint.
Must have high level of organization skills, which includes, identifying stakeholders, arranging/managing meetings and follow-ups
Must have ability to navigate day-to-day activities and look into the bigger picture to identify risks and issues proactively
Education - Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field.
Experience - 5 to 8 years' of experience managing infrastructure upgrade and application development projects , including 5 or more years managing projects and requires prior management, supervisory, or team leader experience.
Active PMP certification is must
skills: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field. Project Management certificate may be required. Typically has 7 to 10 years of IT work experience, including 4 or more years managing projects and requires prior management, supervisory, or team leader experienc
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