Project Manager

Phoenix, AZ 85001 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 06/12/2018 Job ID: 50162 Industry: Project Manager

Job Description:

The Project Manager will lead small – midsize project deployments and is accountable for flawless execution of contract to deploy our solution to customers. This includes analysis and reporting of the financial performance of the program, weekly internal status reporting, and for managing the efforts of the project team to meet the contractual technical and support requirements.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and coaching to members of the project team
  • Acting as the face of our client to their customers, develop a trusted, collaborative partnership with the customer and project team
  • Conduct periodic performance reviews of project team and provide feedback
  • Understand contract administration and manage all contractual obligations, performance levels, and service levels
  • Initiate, plan, execute, control, & ensure final customer acceptance of assigned projects.
  • Coordinate the activities of the team and indirect support resources to produce deliverables agreed upon with executive, program offices and/or functional management
  • Personally, manage several customer projects
  • Drive issues to resolution independently or via other company resources and manage customer expectations appropriately
  • Responsible for reporting financial health of projects; budgeting, & forecasting
  • Manage a project's scope, schedule, and cost while managing risk
  • Ensure all internal stakeholders (Finance, Sales, Operations, Product Management, executive management) are apprised of status, KPIs, issues, and risks
  • Perform other tasks or requests as required

Required Skills:
  • Thorough knowledge of PMI methodology and standards, and can adhere to company PM procedures and tools/templates/systems
  • Strong experience with typical project management tools to ensure assigned project(s) remain on schedule, on budget, and within scope
  • Solid understanding and experience working with utilities
  • Ability to work within a matrix organization and lead resources that may or may not be dedicated to the project(s)
  • Can use influence to ensure indirect resources support the assigned project(s) when required
  • Ability to think and react quickly with a large degree of accuracy, confidence, and focus on customer satisfaction
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to make solid decisions confidently and without perfect information
  • Experience with deploying technical, complex solutions to customers
  • Strong contract management skills and can manage scope and identify issues requiring documented contract change orders
  • Understands how to control projects via effective KPIs and risk management
  • Possesses P&L and financial knowledge and ability to forecast revenues and expenses
  • Strong ability to resolve conflicts and diffuse tense situations with customers
  • Through strong organization skills and hard work, ensure all aspects of a project are properly managed and moving toward resolution
  • Ability to accept change and respond to setbacks with minimal disruptions
  • Communicates with ease up and down an organization, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exhibits behaviors consistent with company values

Required Experience:
  • Level of Education: Minimum 4-year Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in relevant area of focus, engineering or information systems preferred, MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • PMP Certification Preferred; minimum expectation is that candidate will become PMP certified within 6 months; will reimburse training and certification expense for employees.
  • 7+ years’ experience in technology or project management field, including 3+ years of experience in leading or participating in projects consisting of multi-disciplined project teams
  • 3+ years’ experience in Utility information systems, advanced metering infrastructure systems, power plant or industrial control systems, information technology systems, or strongly related area
  • Electric Utility Automated Meter Reading (AMR/AMI) is preferred
  • Understanding of advanced information systems, database systems and communications networks
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