Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
Country: United States
PM teams with Project Sponsors, Champions and team members to transform strategic business goals into tangible business results, applying project management disciplines.
Responsible for leading project teams, through project initiation, planning, execution and closure, to deliver agreed upon work activities, on time and within budget in support of managing project scope, budget and schedule, the position develops and executes an overall project management plan that states how the following areas will be managed: integration, scope, schedule, cost, quality, team resources, communication, risk and procurement.
Project Characteristics: - Projects will be related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or records management. - Considered to be strategic, enterprise in nature, and requires robust application of project management techniques - Involves feasibility studies and/or implementing changes to organization, culture, work processes and/or technology
Reporting Relationships: - Manages project team members within a matrixed (dotted line) organizational structure, where no direct reporting relationship exists - Interacts heavily with senior management to clarify project vision, obtain decisions and formal acceptance and escalates issues that the core team is unable to resolve. - Manages external vendor resources (the vendors PM and/or team resources) according to the Vendor Statement of Work
Nature and Scope: - Leads projects that are strategic, enterprise and/or high risk in nature, applying project management principles.
The position is responsible for managing these projects to deliver the desired results within an established budget, schedule and scope. - Employs effective soft / interpersonal skills.
In addition to demonstrating behaviors that align with the companys shared values, the position is responsible for applying effective communication, leadership, general management, and problem solving skills.
Supports basic PMO (Project Management Office) functions - Provides meeting facilitation services, where necessary - Leads activities related to PMO support, business analysis, systems development lifecycle, sourcing, training and/or change management, where necessary
Principal Accountabilities: - Plans Project Work, Develops and manages to project management plan(s), tailored to each unique project, that specify how scope, schedule, budget, communication, quality, team members, risks and sourcing efforts will be managed and controlled. - Executes Projects, Manages, Monitors and Controls Project Activities to Detect Variation and Apply Corrective Action if necessary (Integration, Scope, Schedule, Budget, Quality, Team Supervision, Communication, Risk, and Procurement / Sourcing)
Closes Project - Obtains formal project acceptance, facilitates the transition to operational support and ensures feedback, useful to improving future project management practices, is captured.
Recognizes accomplishments of team in one or more forms of appreciation.
Supports PMO - Assists with preparing and/or leading activities that are hosted by the PMO, related to identifying continuous improvements to project management and other related disciplines, maintaining internally documented framework and standards, facilitating meetings with other PMs to discuss project interdependencies, assisting with project governance meetings and assisting with project budget submissions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
BS/BA in GIS, Records Management, Business, Computer Science or related field, and 5 or more years of experience participating on projects with increasing levels of responsibility for successful project delivery
3 years experience managing projects and applying the 5 PMI project management process groups of Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitor and Control, and Closing
Demonstration of the effective use of interpersonal skills and relational management skills (leadership, communication, problem solving, influencing, negotiating, etc.)
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and accurately using oral and written communications.
Demonstrated leadership skills to establish and maintain a motivated and productive project team.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage project integration, scope, schedule, and budget, quality, team, communications, risks and procurement
Strong analytical and technical skills.
PMI Project Management Certification: MP (Project Management Professional) with previous Utility experience
Able to endure long periods of sitting and/or standing, Able to occasional lift items up to 25 lbs., Able to work long periods at a computer and Occasional overnight travel for work and/or training
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