Sr Project Manager
Atlanta, Georgia  


We have a Contract position for "Sr Project Manager" with one of our direct clients in Atlanta, Georgia for initial contract duration of  12+ months. No third party candidates considered for this position. US citizens and all those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

The Senior Project Manager role manages large-scale, high-risk technical programs or projects.  This role manages matrixed, cross-functional teams responsible for delivering defined technical project outputs on time, within budget, and with quality results.  Senior Project Managers plan, organize, monitor, and oversee one or more projects to meet defined business specifications. They work closely with the business and technology partners on their respective projects to guide efforts toward achieving intended business results and customer value.  The Senior Technology Project Manager has primary responsibility for defining, planning, tracking and managing technology projects, for identifying key resources and providing the direction they require in order to meet project objectives. They also ensure appropriate management and business involvement throughout the life of the project.

Job Responsibilities:

Project Delivery

  • Lead multiple large-scale projects to successful completion, managing scope, schedule and cost.
  • Develop project management deliverables, within compliance of approved methodology requirements
  • Communicate a clear vision of the project’s objectives, and motivate the project team to achieve them
  • Organize the work into manageable work packages or phases and determine an effective approach to completing the work
  • Manage relationships with project stakeholders, including Technology and Business partners
  • Establish and publish clear priorities among project activities
  • Resolve conflicts and remove obstacles to ensure the project team can make progress
  • Effectively coordinate the activities of the team to meet project milestones
  • Provide performance input to team members’ functional managers

Planning

  • Proactively manage change to baselined scope, schedule and cost variables, communicating impacts and facilitating decisions
  • Develop accurate estimates for effort, budget and schedule
  • Develop resource plans, including skills required.  Work with Technology and Business Partners to procure resources, both internally and externally.
  • Manage the financial aspects of the project: budgeting, estimate to actual variance, etc.
  • Develop and maintain all project management documentation
  • Analyze the actual performance against the plan and make adjustments consistent with plan objectives
  • Risk, Change and Issue Management - Communications
  • Analyze risks, establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibility for initiating mitigating action
  • Provide tracking and reporting on progress to plan, cost and schedule reporting, and change control
  • Resolve issues that impact the project in a timely, effective manner.
  • Manage vendor relations and procurement related to the project requirements

Leadership

  • Provide input to refine company-established PM Methodology
  • Mentor Technology Project Managers in the use of industry best practices.

Required Skills

Target Years of Exp: 5+ project management

Top 5 Must Haves:      

  • Good communication skills
  • Good organizational skills 
  • Good relationship management skills 
  • Detail oriented 
  • Extensive experience with Project Management tools (WBS, RAID log, Status Reporting, etc.)

Job Qualifications – Experience/Education/Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical, business, or management discipline; or equivalent professional experience
  • 8+ years of professional Technology experience, 5-7+ years project management experience in technical projects
  • Knowledge of and competency in PMI-based project management processes, including planning tasks and allocating resources, risk management, issues management, time management, and financial management/programs.
  • Demonstrated experience running multiple large scale, complex technology projects or programs
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent meeting planning and facilitation skills
  • Experience with business support software applications such as MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, Visio, and Access) required.

What I do want:

  • Candidate pre-screened by contracting company.
  • Solid PM skills - can provide detailed examples of experiences.
  • Critical Thinking
  • Good Judgement
  • Creativity - when a roadblock is encountered, can they come up with multiple ways to resolve.
  • Influence - Someone who can influence stakeholders and team members.
  • Executive Presence - can present to leadership.
  • Inquisitive, not scared to ask difficult questions to stakeholders to ensure the right conversations need to be had

What I don't want:

  • Box checker
  • Answers directly from the PMBOK without examples from their experience of how they applied it
  • The same answer to nearly every question ("communication" is not a one size fits all answer)

Preferred Skills

  • PMP certification preferred, ACP or SCM desired
  • Experience with agile methodologies preferred
  • Experience managing projects in corporate technology environments

 

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