Project Manager

  • location: Austin, TX
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $58 - $68 per hour

job description

Project Manager



Duties:



ROLE SUMMARY



Responsible for managing assigned portfolio project through the application of formal methodologies and strong communication skills.





MAJOR DUTIES

  • Direct accountability for assigned projects with budgets up to (USD)5M.
  • Deliver assigned projects on-time, with high-quality and within the allocated budget.
  • Responsible to identify staffing needs and request resources necessary to deliver the project.
  • Manage project scope and participate in the formal change control process, including the development of impact analysis when necessary
  • Work with stakeholders to develop the project schedule
  • Manage the project forecast and participate in monthly financial reviews with the project controller and Program Manager
  • Define and execute contingency planning and mitigation strategies as necessary.
  • Drive implementation planning and execution.
  • Ensure the development of business cases/cost benefit analysis which reflect project benefits and metrics while ensuring linkages to the financial plan.
  • Provide leadership relative to strategic and tactical initiatives that have a significant business/technical impact and ensure long-term competitiveness of business processes.
  • Responsible to identify alternatives to solve the business and/or technical issues that arise.








Skills:



Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of project management experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Business or equivalent
  • Experienced user of MS Office tools, Microsoft Project and Clarity PPM
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (written, verbal)
  • Demonstrated experience delivering complex projects on time and at or under budget
  • Exemplary Project Management skills including scope management, capacity planning, project scheduling and tracking documents
  • In depth knowledge of systems, the software development life cycle, Business Process Re-engineering (BPR), and change management
  • Strong financial acumen, proven ability track and manage project budgets, track variances and execute clear financial reporting using project planning and financial tools.
  • Executive presentation skills, and ability to communicate with all levels of management
  • Six Sigma and/or PMI certification / training helpful, but not required
  • Agile / SCRUM project methodologies helpful, but not required








Education:



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 experience.







Languages:









English

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Certifications & Licenses:



Project Management certificate





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