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Senior IT Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-00609
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Position Type:Contract to Hire
Start Date: 01/05/2018
Pay Rate : $ 55.00 - 65.00 /Hour
Alluvion Staffing is seeking a Senior Project Manager for an immediate 12+ month contract to hire with a client in Jacksonville, FL.


The Senior IT Project Manager will leverage PMBOK knowledge and project management best practices to provide guidance, support, direction and structure to project teams. The IT PM will be assigned to managing cross functional teams through custom software development projects through all phases of the SDLC. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE AS A PROJECT MANANGER ON APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. The IT project manager will manage the line of communication between business and technology, working collaboratively with developers throughout all phases of the SDLC. The IT Project Manager is responsible for the coordination and completion of projects within the information technology department, allocating and tracking deliverables as well as reporting project status continually to leadership. 
The IT PM will guide change managment, establishing and enforcing change controls. They will manage risks and provide direction and clarity to project teams. Ideal candidate wil have experience in both Agile and waterfall environments. Strong communication and stakeholder negotation are key for the role as well as ability to manage changing sometimes conflicting personalities. 

· Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of projects
· Builds and maintains working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved in projects
· Demonstrates innovation when evaluating the business implications of technology solutions
· Serves as primary contact and technical advisor to clients
· Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of projects and communicates changes to project team members to ensure proper executions and escalations
· Tracks and reports project hours and expenses, as well as drafts and manages budgets
· Relies on extensive understanding of project management concepts, practices and procedures
· Manages and obtains overall project approvals
· Delegates, tracks and ensures completion of project tasks
· Coordinates all resources and stakeholders to ensure completion of projects
· Directs the overall strategic direction of projects
· Organizes and optimizes resources
· Assesses risk and determines appropriate actions to mitigate them
· Monitors project progress and determines actions needed to ensure completion
· Understands the business needs, processes, nomenclature and concepts to develop clear and thorough project plans
· Reviews deliverables

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Superior leadership abilities including ability to share knowledge, resolve conflict and create consensus
· Strong ability to take ownership of assigned tasks and responsibilities, and appropriately prioritize
· Excellent strategic project planning skills
· Logical, clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
· Must display the highest level of critical thinking in order to weigh alternatives and present solutions that are consistent with the business strategy
· Knowledge of the Information Technology field and computer systems
· Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
· Strong troubleshooting abilities to get to the source of problems and think critically regarding possible solutions
· Must display initiative, ability to work independently and be able to use extensive independent judgment
· Ability to work seamlessly within a team as well as manage individual tasks
· Ability to react quickly to a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
Training and Experience:
· Bachelor's degree in a related area required
· A minimum of 6+ years of experience as a Project Manager on large scale projects. Requires experience as a Project Manager on Application Development projects 
· Proven track record overseeing all aspects of large scale projects including planning, requirements gathering, resource allocation and budget
· Proven experience leading cross-functional teams across many areas and business unit
· Project Management Certification preferred
· Managed Projects utilizing Agile Methodology in the past
· Experience managing multiple maintenance and small enhancement projects simultaneously
· Experience with MS Project a must have
· Experience with MS Project Server and TFS a nice to have
· Experience managing test environments a nice to have