Project Manager

  • location: Mather, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $48 - $52 per hour
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Project Manager

job summary:
We have a 6 month contract opportunity for a Project Manager in the greater Sacramento area.

Required: PMP Certificate from PMI

Job Description:

The Project Manager manages approved projects that are complex in nature from conception through completion to include scope, time, cost, and quality. S/he provides leadership to the project team and junior members of project management and project coordinators. S/he is accountable for adhering to the Project Management methodology.

The Project Manager is responsible for leading multiple, highly complex projects concurrently across many areas, including, but not limited to, infrastructure, workflow / business reengineering, process development, application upgrades, and application / software development. These types of projects usually cross multiple business units, are highly visible within the organization, have high risks, and have a significant impact to the organization. Project teams are usually cross-functional in nature and may include vendor resources and operational / support staff in addition to team members. The Project Manager is responsible for all of the project documents throughout the project life cycle such as charters, schedules, and budgets; identifying and tracking resources and their efforts; overseeing the development of requirements, current state and future state workflows, and project deliverables; risk and issue management and escalation; project change requests; and all project communications with stakeholders.

The Project Manager must possess knowledge and experience in the use of project management methodologies and tools, team leadership skills, and change management techniques; must hold a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

 
location: Mather, California
job type: Contract
salary: $48 - 52 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: No Degree Required
 
responsibilities:
The Project Manager manages approved projects that are complex in nature from conception through completion to include scope, time, cost, and quality. S/he provides leadership to the project team and junior members of project management and project coordinators. S/he is accountable for adhering to the Project Management methodology.

The Project Manager is responsible for leading multiple, highly complex projects concurrently across many areas, including, but not limited to, infrastructure, workflow / business reengineering, process development, application upgrades, and application / software development. These types of projects usually cross multiple business units, are highly visible within the organization, have high risks, and have a significant impact to the organization. Project teams are usually cross-functional in nature and may include vendor resources and operational / support staff in addition to team members. The Project Manager is responsible for all of the project documents throughout the project life cycle such as charters, schedules, and budgets; identifying and tracking resources and their efforts; overseeing the development of requirements, current state and future state workflows, and project deliverables; risk and issue management and escalation; project change requests; and all project communications with stakeholders.

The Project Manager must possess knowledge and experience in the use of project management methodologies and tools, team leadership skills, and change management techniques; must hold a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

In addition to managing projects, the Project Manager is responsible for proactively coaching and mentoring peers to increase the overall professional development & effectiveness. This position directly influences Project Management Office (PMO) policies and procedures.

The PMO has multiple position levels for project managers: The differences in these levels are based on years of pertinent experience and level of operation within the organization. A Project Manager leads large, complex projects and works with senior leadership. The project manager's level of influence and visibility within the organization also increases with the increase in position.

This position works with minimal supervision, therefore, the individual is expected to be a self-starter and take full responsibility for the assigned projects. This position works under the direction of the Director, Project Management Office.

 
qualifications:
The Project Manager manages approved projects that are complex in nature from conception through completion to include scope, time, cost, and quality. S/he provides leadership to the project team and junior members of project management and project coordinators. S/he is accountable for adhering to the Project Management methodology.

The Project Manager is responsible for leading multiple, highly complex projects concurrently across many areas, including, but not limited to, infrastructure, workflow / business reengineering, process development, application upgrades, and application / software development. These types of projects usually cross multiple business units, are highly visible within the organization, have high risks, and have a significant impact to the organization. Project teams are usually cross-functional in nature and may include vendor resources and operational / support staff in addition to team members. The Project Manager is responsible for all of the project documents throughout the project life cycle such as charters, schedules, and budgets; identifying and tracking resources and their efforts; overseeing the development of requirements, current state and future state workflows, and project deliverables; risk and issue management and escalation; project change requests; and all project communications with stakeholders.

The Project Manager must possess knowledge and experience in the use of project management methodologies and tools, team leadership skills, and change management techniques; must hold a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

In addition to managing projects, the Project Manager is responsible for proactively coaching and mentoring peers to increase the overall professional development & effectiveness. This position directly influences Project Management Office (PMO) policies and procedures.

The PMO has multiple position levels for project managers: The differences in these levels are based on years of pertinent experience and level of operation within the organization. A Project Manager leads large, complex projects and works with senior leadership. The project manager's level of influence and visibility within the organization also increases with the increase in position.

This position works with minimal supervision, therefore, the individual is expected to be a self-starter and take full responsibility for the assigned projects. This position works under the direction of the Director, Project Management Office.

 
skills:

Skills:

Manage all aspects of assigned projects based on the project management methodology and tools

Create, manage and execute project work plans and related activities.

Develop project charter and scope of work documents specifying goals, strategy, scheduling and timeline.

Differentiate between priority business needs and "nice-to-have's" in order to assist in determining project priority and to resolve resource conflicts.

Forecast project's resource capacity needs.

Monitor project status and adjust schedules as required.

Prepare status reports and keep management, clients and other stakeholders informed of project progress and related issues.

Assist / facilitate gathering and documenting requirements.

Provide input to and maintain project documentation (includes version control, use of appropriate templates and the accessibility of the project artifacts)

Track project activity and expenditures against plans.

Perform timely escalations to upper management of issues affecting project timelines, scope, and / or budget.

Assess project risk factors and recommend appropriate courses of action to mitigate.

Facilitate the development of project training program and related materials.

Facilitate the development and execution of project test plans.

Facilitate the transition from project team to support/operation teams.

Capture and document lessons learned.

Prepare and present project closing report.

Coordinate activities with interdependent projects and influences these projects to stay on scheduled and to meet project needs.

Serve as project leader

Develop an advanced understanding of the business in order to provide effective advice and recommendations.

Cultivate relationships between clients and to the benefit of the project and the organization.

Assist in determining appropriate project team structures and facilitate the formation of project teams under resource-constrained circumstances.

Set and manage stakeholder expectations.

Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout project lifecycle.

Communicate information effectively to other team members and stakeholders.

Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses and deliverables are provided on schedule and within budget.

Identify the impact of potential project change requests and manage the change control process

Mentor less experienced members of the project management community

Mentor project coordinators and other more junior members of the PMO.

Advise non-PMO project leaders.

Provide project management training sessions to the organization.

Participate in continuous improvement of the project management office

Facilitate department workgroups as requested.

Identify and communicate potential areas for improvement.

Participate in training opportunities as requested.

Advise PMO management with regards to PMO policies and procedures.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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