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Project Manager (IT) Infrastructure
Ref No.: 18-04692
Location: Long Island City, New York
Position Type:Contract
Pay Rate : $ 60.00 - 72.00 /Hour
Position Summary:
The IT Project Manager manages a portfolio of projects through all phases of the project life-cycle. The Project Manager interfaces with business leaders, and others within an assigned Business functional area to actively lead all aspects of the project, including project team definition, project planning, documentation, execution, tracking, reporting, rollout, interfaces with training and support groups, and formalized project closure. The Project Manager also provides direction, coaching, and mentoring by sharing their knowledge and expertise in project management with others.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Create and own the project plan for each assignment according to project management standards; project plan should include management of scope, budget, schedule, issues, risk, communication, quality, and other plans as needed.
  • Create and/or update requirements and specifications documentation. 
  • Define project team; establish resource allocation with managers of each IT discipline; facilitate product purchasing and establish success criteria.
  • Function as primary interface between IT and business units and/or Business Partners.
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with internal/external customers to analyze informational needs and functional requirements and deliver those requirements and use case documentation, as applicable.
  • Report status and address project questions with the team and leadership.  Provide up to date information on the project dashboard and SharePoint sites to ensure all status reports are current and correct for all stakeholders to review.
  • Maintain the repository for department-level projects and knowledge management, allowing our business stakeholders to regularly communicate relevant information to senior leadership.
  • Ensure that the IT and business standards and procedures are maintained in accordance with Company policies, audits, security, and regulatory requirements.  
  • Manage deliverables that are within scope as well as changes for those items that are added or deleted.
  • Identify the projects and/or programs' critical path and plan and measure the project goals and objectives.
  • Track issues and risks; maintain project log; develop mitigation responses and strategies to address project risks.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Experience and Qualifications:
  • Five (5) years active project management experience.
  • Expert in industry standards in project management and development methodologies (PMBOK, Prince2, MSF, SEI, Agile Methods, RUP, etc.)
  • Practical knowledge of the Project and Program Management Lifecycle. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply project management techniques, tools and documents.
  • Sound decision-making ability, analytical reasoning and organizational skills with the ability to successfully complete multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Financial acumen, net present value analysis, moderate return on investment analysis, and ability to structure a business case (or ability to quickly learn said skills.)
  • Knowledge & experience of project cost tracking.
  • Technology and systems knowledge (cursory knowledge of how Information Technology systems work from a business standpoint.)
  • Strong teamwork skills.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work with little supervision.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Available for overnight travel (up to 10%.)
  • In possession of valid travel documents with the ability to travel in and out of the United States