Sr. IT Project Manager

Washington DC, DC 20032

Posted: 08/22/2018 Industry: IT Job Number: 36157

Sr. IT Project Manager

 

Vision Technology Services, LLC (Vision) is a leading provider of IT talent and project management services to companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Western region including Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Colorado, and Florida. 

 

Currently, Vision Technology is seeking a Sr. IT Project Manager to join our team. 

 

Background/Description:
  • Reporting to the IT PMO Manager, the Senior IT Project Manager is responsible for significant, Company-wide projects, typically with large budgets and sizeable staff, focused on meeting project commitments, including communications with sponsors, stakeholders etc.; would not necessarily have strategic or operational responsibilities. Spends majority of time on project management responsibilities. Leads the design, testing, planning, and implementation of complex projects for systems that typically affect many users while adhering to the Company project management methodology
  • Please note - especially critical for this position is a deep understanding of and hands-on experience with work management processes (work order management, work planning & scheduling, asset management etc.) and technologies (specifically IBM Maximo) plus mapping technologies (specifically ESRI ArcGIS). There will be no exceptions to this requirement.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead the development and implementation of a broad, coordinated set of plans and programs to meet the goals and priorities of the IT department’ s internal & external customers.
  • Monitor & control project schedules, budgets, risks and issues while ensuring project deliverables are of the highest quality and meet customer requirements.
  • Participate in outside professional activities to maintain knowledge on developments in the project management, portfolio management and PMOs.
  • Establish liaisons with the Company's departments and other company IT stakeholders to build relationships that will benefit the Company's IT.
  • Continuously improve project management toolkits and methodologies used within the Company's IT. We currently use CA PPM/MS Project as the project management toolset.
  • Provide expertise and consulting to junior project managers in the process of project management and in the softer skills of team dynamics, team building and group motivation
  • Keep abreast of technologies that are used to implement deliverables for the projects that you will manage. The Company's core IT systems are ESRI arcGIS, IBM Maximo, OpenText Livelink and Infor Lawson.
  • Identifies, develops, and initiates innovations and solutions where precedents and procedures may not exist. Works cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes. Analyzes decisions and actions for their support of the larger area's strategic direction. Works with senior management to resolve more complex problems
  • Fosters and manages productive relationships with executive level sponsors. Handles broad-based, often complex, communication for internal and/or external audiences. Creates a forum and format for ongoing open communication within functional area or among departments.
  • Defuses emotionally charged situations and uses them to constructively build greater shared commitment to end goals of assigned projects.
  • Regularly makes decisions and takes independent action on matters directly affecting project objectives (both business and project management objectives). Guides staff and project managers in learning and applying useful decision making approaches.
  • This position is expected to be onsite 5 days a week, with very few exceptions (inclement weather, emergencies etc.)

 

Education/Experience Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’ s degree in project management, engineering or any information technology-related field. Master’ s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of increasingly responsible experience, with at least 7 years of managing increasingly complex projects in a highly technical environment. Able to work effectively and efficiently toward goals in a complex, diverse environment with multiple and changing demands. Known for effective leadership of staff. Passion for client satisfaction.
  • Understanding of the water utility industry (or utility sector in general) and its technology requirements and challenges. Especially critical for this position is a deep understanding of and hands-on experience with work management processes (work order management, work planning & scheduling, asset management etc.) and technologies (specifically IBM Maximo) plus mapping technologies (specifically ESRI ArcGIS). There will be no exceptions to this requirement.
  • Must have managed development teams, whether on-shore or off-shore on projects that use varying development technologies. Must have some knowledge of how these technologies worked and are used by developers and technical leads.
  • Outstanding record of project management success, both in results achieved (delivering projects on-time, on-budget and to specifications) and in use of professional methodology such as PMI’ s PMBOK. Must be able to demonstrate
  • Demonstrated track-record leading multidisciplinary teams, leading technical projects, and collaborating across business units to develop ideas and solutions successfully.
  • Dynamic, self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to function independently. Good verbal and written communication skills. Strong planning and organizational ability
  • Deep knowledge of principles, practices and theories in project management discipline is required. PMI’ s PMP certification is a must. Knowledge of agile project management is a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of project management phases, techniques and tools:
  • Initiate: project charter, preliminary schedules/budgets
  • Planning: definition/scope/requirements
  • Execute & Control: scope, work plans, resources, deliverables, Q/A, transition planning, etc.
  • Close: completion and assessment
  • Understands who is the client and what are the client's needs; provides realistic expectations; establishes specific customer satisfaction standards and actively monitors client satisfaction
  • Demonstrates superior collaboration skills and techniques which appropriately define alternate solutions; resolve conflicts; and create lasting, productive partnerships with clients
  • Projects a credible executive image when strategically communicating and planning for change
  • Demonstrates superior inter-personal skills, conflict resolution, and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in written form. Candidates will be required to provide samples of written project management documents

 

If interested in learning more about Vision Technology Services and the opportunity, please submit your resume for consideration to careers@vistechs.com.

 

Job Order Number: 36157 (Please reference in call or email)

 

Vision has been voted by The Baltimore Sun as a Top Workplace in 2014, 2012 and 2011.  For five consecutive years, Baltimore SmartCEO named Vision the top 50 of Greater Baltimore’ s fastest growing companies based on employee headcount and revenue.  Vision has also been ranked as one of the top private companies by the Baltimore Business Journal.  First-class clients, talented consultants, and dedicated employees have been instrumental in Vision’ s growth since its founding in 2001.   Today, Vision is a preferred provider of staff augmentation services to some of the most recognized and respected companies and non-profit enterprises in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. 

 

Our unique business model is something that continuously sets us apart from our competitors and allows us to provide one-on-one interaction and support to both our clients and consultants throughout the weeks, months, and years of projects and engagements.  The end result is something that our Vision Technology team is very proud of, extremely satisfied clients with a 95% return rate and a 90% candidate return rate.

 

Vision Technology Services offers a competitive compensation plan and great employee benefits.  Vision’ s full-time, salaried employees receive world class style benefits from the nation’ s premier providers.  Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with company matching, Paid Time Off, Holidays, Educational Assistance, Long and Short-Term Disability as well as Life Insurance Policies.

 

Vision Technology Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Vision Technology Services, a Brand of BG Staffing, Inc. (NYSE American: BGSF), is a leading provider of IT talent and project management services to companies throughout the mid-Atlantic region and selected markets across the country. We open doors for IT professionals to top employers with a wide variety of IT needs and opportunities. To learn more about our services, visit www.vistechs.com.

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