IT Project Manager - Standard

Strategic Staffing
St. Louis, MO
Apr 17, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Software & Technology
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

IT Project Manager - Standard holds the overall responsibility for the successful planning and execution of a project. IT Project Manager - Standard plays an active role in all phases of a project: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring / Controlling and Closing. IT Project Manager - Standard strives to enable the project team in delivering, meeting or exceeding the expectations of the customer, while balancing conflicting priorities of scope, timeliness and cost. Risk management, issue and conflict resolution and communication are critical components of their efforts.

Level Expectations:
• Possess in-depth knowledge of the tools and processes required by the role
• Functions in complex environments with minimal direction
• Solid individual performance while partnering with others
• Works well through self-directed effort
• Shares knowledge in area of expertise
• May provide technical assistance to resolve operating issues

Essential Functions:
• Working with product owners, business managers and business / technical analysts, helps to determine solutions to business problems
• Ensures that project scope and objectives are clearly defined and agreed
• Maintains many of the critical governing documents for the project team, including the project plan, issue and risk logs, and other artifacts
• Develops and maintains the project plan and supports the project team to determine necessary staffing resources
• Ensures that all project tasks are assigned, and that all resources are being fully utilized
• Responsible for oversight, delivery and success of all aspects of the project not just the IT deliverables
• Optimizes results within business and time constraints
• Leads meetings with project team to assess status and resolve issues as they come up
• Reviews and tracks status of project deliverables and provides verbal and written project updates and ongoing cost analysis to IT delivery, Business Alignment Team(s), business sponsors and product owners
• Serves as voice of the project team, leading presentations regarding project status, as well as current issues and risks.
• Manage small to moderate IT projects, or serves a sub-team PM on larger IT projects / programs Manage IT budgets, financial forecasting, estimating and planning staffing requirements
• Responsible to manage change and project impacts
• Ensures adherence to project management process and project documentation standards
• Facilitates project cost estimates and manages project budget

• Bachelors degree in Information Systems or related field (or equivalent working experience)
• 3-5 years of previous project management/ project coordinator experience
• Strong knowledge of IT systems development, including process mapping, budgeting and timeline creation
• Demonstrated experience managing and delivering projects in the type of environment (App Dev, Infrastructure, Integration etc.) specified in the posting
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward project completion
• Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
• Certifications include PMP, CAPM, PgMP, and PMI-ACP
• Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must.
• Must have a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts, as well as more general management skills
• Excellent communication skills including presentations to and negotiations with Senior IT and Business leaders
• Demonstrated ability to craft and present clear, concise and convincing messages appropriately targeted to the specific audience
• Demonstrated ability to communicate status and issues effectively both verbally and in writing across all levels of the organization
• Strong understanding and working knowledge of a project management tool, such as MS Project General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office: Advanced knowledge of Excel, working knowledge of Access
• Demonstrated desire to ?comply with the rules? and encourage others to do the same
• Working knowledge of SharePoint and Visio required
• Certification in project management is desirable. Knowledge of PBM, healthcare industry helpful

Company Description
Strategic Staffing Solutions prides itself on being an international IT Staffing and Solutions company with 25 years experience recruiting and managing exceptional IT and Business consultants for customers in the Financial, Energy, Public Sector and Retail Distribution industries. We are a full service IT firm, with 25 major market locations and is a privately held, financially strong, woman owned company.

St. Louis, MO


Sun, 16 Apr 2017 06:41:00 PDT