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Senior Project Manager
Ref No.: 17-08494
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Immediate need for a Senior Project Manager with experience in the IT Industry. This is a 06 months contract opportunity with long-term potential located in Atlanta, GA. Please review the job description below:


Job ID: 17-08494
 
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • The Senior Project Manager oversees the planning, implementation, and tracking of customer and internal projects.
  • Senior Project Managers ensure the project is completed on time and within budget, that the project's objectives are met and that everyone else is doing their job properly.
  • Projects require a group of people to work together to achieve a set of specific objectives.
  • Senior Project Managers oversee the project to ensure the desired result is achieved, the most efficient resources are used and the different interests involved are satisfied.
  • May involve travel to customer sites.
  • As an expert in the field, uses professional concepts in developing resolution to critical issues and broad design matters.
  • Works on issues that impact design/selling success or address future concepts, products or technologies.
  • Creates formal networks with key decision makers and can serve as external spokesperson for the organization.
  • Exercises wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments.
  • Acts as a bridge between departments or functions.
  • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management.
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project.
  • Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc) required to complete the project.
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities.
  • Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required.
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion.
  • In consultation with the appropriate manager, recruit, interview and select staff and/or volunteers with appropriate skills for the project activities.
  • Manage project staff according to the established policies and practices of the organization.
  • Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project.
  • Contract qualified consultants to work on the project as appropriate.
  • Execute the project according to the project plan.
  • Set up document repository to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured.
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project.
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project.
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards.
  • Control the project
  • Manages revenue goals set for projects.
  • Accurately forecasts revenue, profitability, margins, bill rates and utilization across projects.
  • Sets expectations upward regarding revenue and profitability projections.
  • Performs as the initial management escalation point for any project related issues.
  • Minimizes exposure and risk on projects.
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.
  • Create KB articles and documents using the Knowledge Centered Support (KCS) methodology, to be published and shared both internally and with the customer base.
  • Ensure that all internal and external customer interactions are handled professionally and with the highest level of service, follow-through and consistently keep commitments.
  • Ensure a professional communication manner when in-person or in writing or on the phone at all times.
  • Leads proposal efforts including completing project scoping and assessments.
  • Effectively conveys our message in both written and verbal business development discussions.
  • Works in conjunction with the sales team to follow up on sales leads within practice and ensure seamless handover between presales and project.
  • Grows long-term relationships with clients.

Qualification and Technology Experience: 
 
  • Typically requires a minimum of 8-10 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 8 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 6 years' experience; or equivalent experience.
  • Typical range is 10-13 years.
  • Depending on position, experience can range from 7-10 years.
  • Has work experience in professional services or support.
  • Experience working with offshore developments.
  • Very good educational background, preferably in the fields of computer science or engineering.
  • Proven working experience in project management in the information technology sector.
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies.
  • Solid track record of relevant commercial experience
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus.
  • Personal Characteristics – Enthusiastic, Works well under pressure, Self-motivated

Our client is a leading IT Industry and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. Qualified candidates should apply online for immediate consideration.