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Senior IT Project Manager

Company: Seneca Resources
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

*Must be able to go onsite 2-3 days per week*The role of the Senior Project Manager is to plan and execute projects according to baselined scope and schedule, and within budget. Responsible for successfully managing and delivering from inception to completion and defining the project's objectives as well as overseeing quality control throughout project's life cycle.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS -

  • 5+ years direct work experience in IT project management capacity, including all aspects of project planning and execution.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS -
    • Bachelors or foreign equivalent degree in computer science, engineering, business or a related technical or business field.Principal Duties and Responsibilities -
      • Manages multiple small, medium and/or large sized projects in both business application and infrastructure area
      • Initiate a project by first understanding the business problem and solution goals, then defining project objectives working closely with key stakeholders. Create a holistic project charter which may include multiple phases
      • Lead and create project work breakdown structure working closely with project team members. Oversee creation of requirements. At times, may need to assist in documenting requirements. Manage scope throughout the project lifecycle
      • Create and manage end to end comprehensive detailed project schedule with task dependencies, milestones, and resource assignments
      • Manage project budget and mitigate variance against baseline
      • Plan, organize and manage testing activities. Effectively and efficiently orchestrate testing execution and defect management. At times, may need to assist in creating test cases
      • Identify and manage program risks and issues. Perform ongoing risk analysis and apply appropriate risk mitigation strategies. Understand the impact of the issues and resolve in a timely manner. Escalate risks and issues as necessary with potential resolution options
      • Plan and manage project change control process. Lead change impact analysis and manage Change Control Board (CCB) for change decision
      • Plan and manage implementation and user go-live. Create and execute a detailed comprehensive implementation plan with medium to high dependencies. Identify, orchestrate and manage training and communication required for a successful user go-live
      • Regularly distribute project status to all stakeholders. At times, may include C-level leadership
      • Set clear expectations with all stakeholders, and continually manage expectations. Where needed, realign if expectations are different
      • Build and grow business relationships vital to the success of the project. Develop strong relationships across the organization to influence decisions and opinions to ensure successADDITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS -
        • Highly proficient in understanding, analyzing, planning and synthesizing project details, both technical and business aspects, in a clear and meaningful manner; and articulating concisely to all levels of stakeholders. Able to dive into technical details if required
        • Highly proficient in proactively discovering, ascertaining and mitigating gaps, plan variances, impacts and risks to the project and, at times, across the organization by asking thought provoking questions and influencing others
        • Highly skillful in collaborating with business to develop and articulate business case. Extensive experience in leading the discussion with stakeholders to collect and synthesize information
        • Highly skillful in evaluating project estimates to yield realistic and achievable goals
        • Highly skillful in rationalizing project costs and identifying potential ways to minimize costs
        • Highly skillful in leading and eliciting cooperation from others to take appropriate actions to resolve issues in a timely manner
        • Highly proficient at performing what-if scenarios on scope, schedule and budget to determine project impact.
        • Proficient at clearly articulating and tailoring the communication content appropriately based on audience
        • Strong knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies and processes. Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies
        • Highly skillful in conforming to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
        • Highly skillful in interpreting communication styles of others who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines; and can tailor the style accordingly
        • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with an ability to be influential, persuasive, encouraging, and compelling.
        • Strong analytical, problem solving, and communication (written and oral) skills
        • 3+ years of experience with IT Project Management software (i.e. JIRA, MS Project)Scope of Impact/Degree of Independence -
          • Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential
          • Independently performs assignments to achieve stated objectives. May direct large, routine projects with significant impact
          • Errors in judgment or failure to achieve objectives would result in significant project delays and significant expenditure of resources to rectify
          • Uses judgment and discretion to determine work priorities, receiving little instruction from othersProblem Complexity/Decision Making Authority -
            • Performs moderately advanced level professional work that typically requires identifying key barriers/core problems and applying problem-solving skills in order to deal creatively with complex situations
            • Manages medium to high complexities and dependencies
            • Resolves complex problems where the issues are difficult to identify and facts may be insufficient or misleading
            • Employs creative and innovative thinking to bring successful resolution to high-impact, complex problems
            • Approves basic changes to project scope
            • Reaches decisions under conditions of uncertaintyClient Relationship Skills -
              • Serves as a technical project manager, with day-to-day responsibility for ensuring that the clients achieve quality products and timely services.
              • Requires regular contact with clients, as well as at times with executivesSeneca Resources is a client driven provider of strategic Information Technology consulting services and Workforce Solutions to government and industry. Seneca Resources is a leading IT services provider with offices in Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Texas that service clients throughout the United States.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Keywords: Seneca Resources, Atlanta , Senior IT Project Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Atlanta, Georgia

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