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Information Technology Project Manager

Techstar Group

This is a Full-time position in Irving, TX posted September 9, 2021.

Job Title: IT Project Manager III (12157205)

Location: Irving, Taxes

W2 Requirement with 6+ Months extension

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Engages business partners to develop project/portfolio roadmap, including project definition/intake, project impact/valuation and prioritization, to align to company goals.

• Provides timely and accurate project portfolio reporting and visibility. Conducts recurring review meetings of the portfolio and IT plan.

• Ensures project data and documentation is regularly updated in PMO tools and kept current to ensure accurate communication of project status. Ensures project status is concise and uses business terminology.

• Responsible for delivering projects within committed timelines, on budget, and with approved scope.

• Lead team meetings and effectively work with project team members for planning, risk analysis and project gaps.

• Responsible for forecasting and planning of team by developing, maintaining and implementing day to day operational plans for their project management team.

• Provides guidance, leadership and fosters collaboration with project team, internal departments/business units, customers and vendors to ensure project/team goals are met.

• Escalates and engages appropriate leadership/key project stakeholders to resolve significant issues that will impact project deadlines, as needed.

• Assists the PMO in standardizing policies and procedures and introducing “best practices” across organizational projects.

• Ensures all project managers understand and utilize the PMO published project management governance policies and processes on all projects.

• Prepares and presents projects for financial approval according to defined PMO processes.

• Monitors project spend, prepares and presents to PMO Finance project/portfolio forecast and required change requests.

• Facilitates the collaboration of team goals and objectives which align with those of the corporation

• Conducts performance reviews and provides training and coaching for growth and advancement.

• Provides day to day management to and coaching of team supervisors and project managers who oversee the implementation of large project initiatives.

• Manages team’s project workload including receiving project requests and assigning projects to team members.

• Ensures that every member of their team has the appropriate systems access, training, tools, process, and protocol documentation needed to perform their applicable function.

• Manages the development, measurement, motivation and cooperation of employees on their team.

• Ensures all employees participate in and complete all required training.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years as a Project Manager is desired.

• Experience as a Team Leader/Software Developer with specific business knowledge within the Telecommunications Industry is desirable

• SDLC and project management experience in requirements management, project planning and control, systems design, development, testing and data controls.

• A thorough understanding of project management principles, sufficient to manage large IT projects

PREFERRED CERTIFICATES / LICENSES

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

DESIRED WORK TRAITS & SKILLS

Seasoned manager with direct management experience, proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS project, MS PowerPoint, and Visio. Ability to work and prioritize in a fast-paced changing environment while coordinating multiple projects simultaneously is necessary. Alignment and prioritization of projects with the strategic goals of the company is a key skill for this role within the organization. Financial experience to effectively manage project and portfolio financials.

*Laptop to be provided by supplier.*

Job Requirements:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Engages business partners to develop project/portfolio roadmap, including project definition/intake, project impact/valuation and prioritization, to align to company goals.

• Provides timely and accurate project portfolio reporting and visibility. Conducts recurring review meetings of the portfolio and IT plan.

• Ensures project data and documentation is regularly updated in PMO tools and kept current to ensure accurate communication of project status. Ensures project status is concise and uses business terminology.

• Responsible for delivering projects within committed timelines, on budget, and with approved scope.

• Lead team meetings and effectively work with project team members for planning, risk analysis and project gaps.

• Responsible for forecasting and planning of team by developing, maintaining and implementing day to day operational plans for their project management team.

• Provides guidance, leadership and fosters collaboration with project team, internal departments/business units, customers and vendors to ensure project/team goals are met.

• Escalates and engages appropriate leadership/key project stakeholders to resolve significant issues that will impact project deadlines, as needed.

• Assists the PMO in standardizing policies and procedures and introducing “best practices” across organizational projects.

• Ensures all project managers understand and utilize the PMO published project management governance policies and processes on all projects.

• Prepares and presents projects for financial approval according to defined PMO processes.

• Monitors project spend, prepares and presents to PMO Finance project/portfolio forecast and required change requests.

• Facilitates the collaboration of team goals and objectives which align with those of the corporation

• Conducts performance reviews and provides training and coaching for growth and advancement.

• Provides day to day management to and coaching of team supervisors and project managers who oversee the implementation of large project initiatives.

• Manages team’s project workload including receiving project requests and assigning projects to team members.

• Ensures that every member of their team has the appropriate systems access, training, tools, process, and protocol documentation needed to perform their applicable function.

• Manages the development, measurement, motivation and cooperation of employees on their team.

• Ensures all employees participate in and complete all required training.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years as a Project Manager is desired.

• Experience as a Team Leader/Software Developer with specific business knowledge within the Telecommunications Industry is desirable

• SDLC and project management experience in requirements management, project planning and control, systems design, development, testing and data controls.

• A thorough understanding of project management principles, sufficient to manage large IT projects

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