Project manager is responsible for delivering IT projects to schedule, budget and quality. The role requires mastery of the technical knowledge of project management inter-
related process stages i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close, and the supporting processes e.g. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication, stakeholder management.
Proficiency in related processes such as portfolio management, program management, methods and tools and quality assurance is also required.
Project manager must have excellent stakeholder relationship management skills to successfully lead and manage the project team and project stakeholders, and have expertise recognized and requested by customers.
What are you going to do?
Successfully execute the project to agreed schedule, budget and scope
Perform the relevant project management processes - i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close, and the supporting processes e.
g. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication, stakeholder management
Plan the project based on a defined need results in detailed scope / budget / schedule baseline
Monitor and control the work to ensure that the project remains on track and in control
Plan for and manage change
Reports on variances to the approved project baseline
Close the project to formalize acceptance of the project result and release project resources
Interface and communicate with project team, management and stakeholders
Manage project work and resources to enable successful and timely completion of the project
Performs gate reviews and quality assurance reviews with all aspects of IT organization and business sponsors
Delivery of projects aligned to overall business and technology strategies and architectures
Work within defined governance processes
Manage external contracts and suppliers where required
Support development of business cases with the customer team including leading on the solutions estimate
Lead the development of the project charter and scope, and ensure delivery of the solution to schedule, budget and scope
Develop objectives, phasing and content of the project to deliver on the business case benefits, budget and timescales
Manage to the objectives and plan by thorough risk, issue and change management across both business and IT parts of the project
Ensures that quality project standards are met as prescribed by IT Services through the effective implementation or use of approved processes, methodologies and deliverables
Monitors and manages project baseline to ensure activities are occurring as planned - scope, budget and schedule manages variances
Proactively identify risks and issues on projects - leading team to develop risk management and issues management plans
Identifies potential points of contention for missed deliverables; creates and implements strategy to mitigate shortfalls in timeline and budget
Anticipates problems before they occur; defines the problem or risk; identifies possible causes; works with team to identify solutions;
selects and implements most appropriate solution
Develop and manage plans to address project strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
Ability to balance both the "science" of how to perform project management and the "art" of project management, which is learned through experience and skill training / application
Analytical skills and problem solving skills needed to manage multiple factors on a project simultaneously
Demonstrate business analytics to manage and meet sponsor and customer needs
What do we need from you?
Experience of managing IT projects with personal accountability for delivering to time and cost for large, complex projects typically up to $5m in value and 12 to 18 months in duration
Mastery of project management methodology, tools and templates (includes project planning, schedule development, scope management and cost management)
Track record of customer focus, based on openness, trust, and delivering on promises
Extensive experience of delivery that includes the use of supplier and off-shore resources
Experienced in managing to contract; ensuring clients and suppliers alike perform in accordance with original agreement
Experience across packaged and bespoke systems and infrastructure, ideally on an international basis
Management skills to manage one or more large, complex projects simultaneously
IT background with experience across the systems development life cycle with experience in all project phases plan, initiate, elaborate, design, build, test, implement.
Knowledge and use of industry-standard project methods, tools and techniques e.g. RAIDS, budget, communication
Strong team working skills across matrixed client, supplier and geographically dispersed virtual teams
Strong communication and interpersonal skills (includes negotiation)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
Leader in the use of IT methodologies, processes and standards for project management
Direct supervision and support provided by an experienced Program Leader, usually on a weekly or as needed basis
Program manager is expected to be self-driven and motivated, lead and act independently to deliver program / project to schedule, budget and scope;
support will be provided from an experienced program Leader as required and requested
Program manager leads program / project teams consisting of cross functional, global, and virtual groups
Directly supervises staff within reporting line as well as matrix teams; assigning responsibility to members and monitoring progress
Program manager coaches, mentors and supports less experienced program / project managers as well as other project resources as needed
International and domestic travel may be required. Reasonable extension of the working day should be expected commensurate with the needs to fulfil the obligations of the role
Bachelors in Computer Science or a related discipline; or equivalent work experience
7 to 10 years in a corporate IT environment
5 to 10 years in project management
Other relevant experience in a related technical field (application development, deployment / implementation and infrastructure)
Work experience in a professional services industry, preferred
Project management certification is preferred (PMI / CAPM or PMP, PRINCE2)
Familiarity with ITIL v2 or 3 would be advantageous Shift : Monday to Friday from 9 to 6 PM.Location : Microcentro EY, an equal employment opportunity employer, values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.