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Project Manager
Denver, Colorado  


We have a Contract position for "Project Manager" with one of our direct clients in Denver, Colorado for initial contract duration of  3+ months.

Job Description

Briefly describe the purpose of the work unit.

The purpose of this work unit is to create and maintain a project management culture throughout the state government by establishing policies and strategies that ensure business-focused objectives, processes and procedures, as well as consistency in how projects and systems are planned, budgeted, managed and controlled throughout their life cycle.  This work unit is comprised of project managers that provide project management consulting services to other internal and external project managers and executives, assessing the need for training and mentoring.

Briefly summarize the purpose of this position.

The Senior Project Manager manages and oversees all aspects of the development and implementation of large, highly complex, multi-platform technology initiatives.

The Senior Project Manager

  • Takes projects from original concept through final implementation by defining project scope and objectives, analyzing project requirements and determining best approach to complete project using existing and/or new approaches, developing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports, managing the project budget, and developing plans for transition to operations,
  • Facilitates cross functional teams within Client, customer organizations and vendors,
  • Manages the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables, and Collaborates, negotiates and works with others in a matrixed organization.

Required Skills

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES

A. Duty: Day-to-Day Project Management 60% of time

Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility: 

  • Provides project management and direction to ensure overall success of large, complex initiatives by developing project implementation plans including project business benefit, scope, objectives, schedule, deliverables, and success criteria that support business goals in collaboration with management and project sponsors.
  • Develops an appropriate implementation plan that focuses on current and future functional performance objectives, Total cost ownership and compliance with Enterprise standards.
  • Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential risks, and devises contingency plans
  • Determines content of status reports from the project team, troubleshoots problem areas and delivers overall progress reports to senior management.
  • Conducts project post-mortem assessments and suggests improvements in process or procedure.
  • Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential risks, and devises contingency plans.
  • Uses strong analytical skills including the ability to abstract key trends and issues from complex detail information; resolves problems with ability to look at issues from multiple angles and able to address solutions at both conceptual and detail level.
  • Provide specific examples of regular, ongoing decision made by this position related to this duty.
  • Determines work plans, priorities, and schedules for large, complex projects.
  • Determines best approach to negotiate with contractors around scope or contract issues.
  • Decides when to escalate critical issues to senior management.
  • Develops a response plan and procedures for an identified risk.

B. Duty: Provides Budget and Resource Management 20% of time

Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility: 

  • Drafts and submits budget proposals and recommends subsequent budget changes.
  • Identifies resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Determines and assesses requests for additional staff and/or contractors and works with outside service providers where needed to complete technology projects.
  • Negotiates with department managers, when necessary, regarding the support of required personnel to ensure project continuity through completion.
  • Provide specific examples of regular, ongoing decision made by this position related to this duty.
  • Determines the staff requirements for each project and coordinates the necessary training needed for the staff to perform in the appropriate role.

C. Duty: Provide Strategic Project Management 10% of time

Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility: 

  • Proactively manages full life-cycle of technology initiatives, including overall project plan, scope, change control, risks, issues, impacts, and reporting through standardization and best practice project implementation.
  • Manages issues and proactively escalate critical issues for immediate resolution.
  • Promotes the use and adoption of standard Project Lifecycle Methodology (PLM) and supports functional and project managers by providing guidance in the usage of PLM.

D. Duty: Communication and Collaboration 10% of time

Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility: 

  • Coordinates project related activities for cross functional team(s).
  • Collaborates to develop, and appropriately execute, a change strategy, including stakeholder analysis, communication plans, and adoption plans.
  • Coaches, mentors, and motivates project team members and contractors and influences them to take positive action and accountability for assigned work.
  • Manages relationships across Client, customers and vendors to develop a thorough understanding of core business functions and align project with overall business objectives.
  • Manages issues and proactively escalate critical issues for immediate resolution effectively demonstrating decision making, issues management and resolution skills.

 

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