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Princeton Information is seeking a Project Manager in Chicago, IL for a long term contract with a financial client.
Assembles project teams, assigns individual responsibilities, develops project schedules and is responsible for determining and acquiring resources needed for projects and product development.
Familiar with the entire scope and requirements of projects and acts as liaison between team members and District and System leadership. Incumbents often possess highly specialized knowledge in one or more specific technologies.
The level of work is considered advanced and staff must be able to work under minimal supervision. Leads and directs the work of others. This job may have direct reports.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
•Plans, directs, and coordinates Bank and/or System project activities and resources to ensure project goals are completed on time, within budget and with optimum quality •Provides management, direction, prioritization, and conflict resolution for project teams to accomplish project objectives
•Prepares and implements detailed project plans, including definition of scope, requirements, objectives, resource allocation, budget and task schedules and milestones
•Communicates project goals and results to clients, Bank, and/or System management
•Ensures ongoing use of and adherence to Client policies and practices, including established project management methodologies and Technology Project Standards
•May provide input on training, development, goal development and guidance to staff; may make hiring recommendations and evaluate performance and/or provide feedback to staff
•Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations
•Serves as a thought leader and incorporates broader knowledge of business strategies into project management
•Consults with business and IT partners to strategize, plan, prioritize and implement needed projects within designated time and budget constraints
•Partners with National IT development and support providers to coordinate application testing, including selection of testing environment, investigation of testing issues, and approval of code deployments
•Maintains familiarity with technology management best practices and IT development approaches industry-wide
Education and Experience
•Bachelor's degree in related technical field or equivalent experience
•Master's Degree desirable
•Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field preferred
•7-10+ years of direct work related experience
Knowledge and Skills
•Project Management certification (i.e. PMI) or equivalent knowledge
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Demonstrated project and risk management skills including ability to manage multiple priorities, resources, customers and management with a focus on consistency and accuracy
•Self-motivated with excellent teamwork skills
•Ability to think independently, make decisions and perform objective analyses •Possesses and applies broad and specific knowledge of principles, practices and procedures in the field of specialization to the completion of assignments
•Ability to explain and present complex topics to senior level stakeholders
•In-depth knowledge of project-management software applications and methodologies ( i.e., Agile / Waterfall, JIRA Tool, MS Project)
•Knowledge of IT Governance and Infrastructure, Application Development Lifecycle, Information Security Infrastructure
•Flexibility to handle fast changing conditions
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