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IT Project Manager

Apex Systems Austin Contractor
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We are looking for candidates with excellent people skills and intermediate to advanced technical skills.  Individual should be able to work well with ambiguities and learn to navigate and adjust to the environment quickly.

General Overview:

At an intermediate level, manages business and technology. Delivers specified project requirements within the constraints of scope, quality, time, cost and meeting customer satisfaction requirements. Responsible for the development of scope decomposition, budget and schedule. Leads project planning, resourcing, staffing, progress reporting and troubleshooting. Ensures project results meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule and cost. Monitors performance and recommends schedule changes, cost adjustments or resource additions. Solves technical and nontechnical problems throughout the life of the project, but tries to resolve problems during the design and planning phases whenever possible. Oversees and coordinates work performed by internal resources and outside contractors as applicable to project. Provides timely and accurate information and status updates to project sponsors, end users and management. Develops and maintains project budgets and forecasts and evaluates how project plan changes impact cost and schedule. Manages a portfolio of projects with increasing levels of complexity and risk based on experience. This position utilizes knowledge and experience in own discipline but is still building higher-level knowledge and skills. Utilizes discretion and independent judgment to determine an appropriate approach within general parameters and some guidance from supervisor, manager and/or more experienced colleagues. - Promotes collaboration within project teams. Represents the PMO positively and with professionalism. - Actively supports departmental continuous improvements. - Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Manages projects including project scope, schedule and budget. Insures that projects are managed within the requirements of the PMO Governance Document, and all Board and Financial policies. Minimizes project exposure and risks. - Minimizes project exposure to risks by identifying and managing project risks. Create, implement, and track mitigation and contingency strategies. - Develops understanding of project objectives through discussions with stakeholders. Determines the appropriate resources necessary to execute the project, assembles project team and assigns individual responsibilities. Demonstrates understanding of the role and function of each team member and effectively coordinates the activities of the team. - Provides input to all contracts, service agreements and statements of work necessary to accomplish the project. - Develops and monitors the project budget and schedules. Resolves conflicts between resource limitations and project schedules. Obtains buy-in from stakeholders regarding budget and schedule. Negotiates with stakeholders regarding any changes to project parameters. - Acts as primary contact for stakeholders and for project team members. Documents action items and brings them to resolution. Ensures work progresses on time and within budget. - Approves or recommends approval of project expenditures. - Keeps stakeholders informed of progress against agreed upon scope, schedule and budget. - Ensures projects are completed on time, within budget and that results meet requirements regarding technical quality and reliability. - Travels independently or with a small team to project sites as needed. This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

Minimum Qualifications:

Six or more  years of experience in project controls, project management or work package management. A degree(s) in project management, business, finance, economics, engineering, construction management, math, science, computer science, information technology or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain  years of experience. Driver’s license

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Knowledge of project management principles and practices - Knowledge of project scheduling principles - Knowledge of budgeting and cost management - Skill in establishing and leading cross-functional work teams - Skill in establishing concrete, actionable work plans from ambiguous information and directives - Skill in planning, scheduling, prioritizing and coordinating work within assigned work area - Skill in analyzing and solving complex problems - Skill in verbal and written communication - Skill in communicating effectively with team members, supervision/management and external organizations under normal and emergency conditions - Skill in change management and leadership - Skill in negotiation and influencing others - Skill in effectively resolving conflicts - Skill in articulating complex, technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences - Skill in providing customer service - Skill in meeting deadlines - Intermediate skill level in office productivity applications (such as e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) - Ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision - Ability to build relationships and foster teamwork - Ability to work in a team environment - Ability to balance and manage competing high priority work demands

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178

 

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