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Qualifications: Required industry experience: Minimum: • BA/BS in Computer Science, Business, Engineering or equivalent experience • 7+ years' experience managing one or more medium to high complexity IT product / infrastructure projects • Experience with IT professional service agreements and materials logistics Desired: • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Business, or equivalent Required technical experience Minimum: • Expert understanding of project management principles and methodologies • Fully competent in applying project management principles and methodologies • Previous experience managing projects that delivers Information Technology infrastructure including computing, telecommunications, networking, data center, security, voice, and data communications. • Resource planning, scheduling and tracking skills • Ability to function and manage in a matrixed environment • Excellent communication (oral and written) and collaboration skills • Cost management and tracking expertise • Team player • Organized and analytical. • Experienced in problem-solving. Required functional experience: • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project, Excel and Word Required education and certifications: • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI. • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required. Desired: • Master's Degree / MBA • Other certifications from accredited Project Management programs (e.g. Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate Program, etc.) or equivalent Additional requirements • Experience with Primavera, PPMC, SAP and Microsoft Visio a plus
Roles and responsibilities: • Responsible for the concurrent management of multiple medium to large complexity IT infrastructure projects. • These projects are one-time, multitask jobs that have clearly defined start and end dates, a specific scope of work, a budget, required resources, and a specified performance objective to be achieved. Specific responsibilities include: • Consistently demonstrating advanced knowledge and technical competence in the technologies that is implementing • Responsible for leading multiple medium to high complex projects typically between $250,000 – $5,000,000 • Gathering, defining and documenting project requirements • Clearly defining and communicating roles, responsibilities and expectations for all members of the project team • Obtaining and defining staffing requirements and forming project teams • Independently planning all associated work to meet project goals • Providing direction and leadership to project management analysts and schedulers • Exercises independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance • Conducting project kick-off meetings • Communicating individual project roles and expectations • Recording, tracking and communicating issues, risks, changes, and status reports within a standard tool • Accurately and consistently forecasting project resource, material and contract costs within standard tools • Manages project budget within authorized amount. Measures actual performance against estimates and prepares weekly and/or monthly reports on all project related tasks to completion • Developing and maintaining up-to-date detailed project schedules and work plans • Monitoring critical project milestones, and identifying ways to resolve schedule issues • Coordinating any required contract work within defined policy • Conducting site visits and walk downs as needed • Assessing project performance and implementing changes as necessary to ensure the projects remains within specified cost, schedule, scope and quality objectives • Communicating status of all projects to stakeholders and management • Developing and maintaining a productive working relationship with project sponsors, vendors and key clients • Resolving problems of project specific scope within procedural guidelines • Preparing all project documentation for closure, storage, and possible auditing activities, ensuring technical accuracy
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