IT Project Manager - Practitioner

Irving, TX | Contract

Post Date: 01/20/2017 Job ID: 43076 Industry: Project Manager

IT Project Manager 
Irving, TX

DESCRIPTION:

The IT Project Manager - will directly report to the Regional Resource Manager and have a 
matrix reporting line to one or more of the IT Project Group Managers (who manage a Portfolio of Projects and Programs 
and are based in Asia Pacific, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Latin America or North America). 

The IT Project Manager - will be responsible for managing and executing Project/Program delivery for 
one of clietns internal or external customers. 

The objective of this role is to ensure that all assigned Projects/Programs are managed within budget, 
scope and timelines, and follow clients standard processes.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing their assigned Projects/Programs to deliver 
infrastructure technology by working with multiple technology streams. Client interaction, 
effective stakeholder management, reporting and escalating risks and issues to their IT Project Group Manager 
are also part of this role.

The role is governed by global project management standards following clients internal project management 
methodology and has standard tools and processes to follow, with support and oversight provided by the 
Project Office and helpdesk functions.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Execute and deliver infrastructure projects and programs in a matrix environment
-Coordinate work streams and business partners to achieve project objectives 
-Define project or program schedules and plans and socialize with project stakeholders
-Juggle and prioritize multiple deliverables across multiple projects simultaneously
-Maintain and track project financials against budget, and coordinate funding approval
-Lead project meetings via agendas, publish meeting notes and track action items 
-Manage Stakeholder communications including status reporting
-Proactive risk mitigation, scope and change management
-Provide work effort estimates
-Issue management and escalation
-Team building

REQUIREMENTS:

-5+ years’ experience in project management during which a structured approach (methodology) was applied to project planning, estimating, monitoring and reporting through the full project lifecycle, from initiation through closure.
-Management of multiple technology projects simultaneously with a proven track record of delivery and implementing change
-6-8 years of overall experience in IT services - infrastructure / data center strongly preferred
-1-2 years Program Management experience desired, but not required
-Experience in managing large globally distributed project teams who are not reporting directly and are associated with the PM for the purpose of the project only.
-Experience with enterprise program and project management tools preferred.
-Experience and ease in interfacing with Senior Management.
-Proven project financial and risk management experience
-Understanding of Application development beneficial, but not essential
-Experience working remotely or for a remote manager
-Experience working in a medium to large-scale corporation 
-Experience in Financial Services industry preferred

Skills:

-Strong leadership skills
-Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
-Strong planning skills
-Project financial management skills 
-Strong influencing, facilitation and partnering skills.
-Strong communications, both verbal and written
-Presentation skills
-Negotiation and conflict management skills
-Skilled with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and project
-Language skills in addition to English are an advantage.  
-Ability to mange virtual teams

REQUIREMENTS:

-Bachelor’ s degree or equivalent experience in IT or business.
-PMP certification or equivalent preferred

 

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