Project Manager

Boston, MA

Posted: 05/24/19 Job Number: 7599

Position Title: Project Manager

Job Location: Boston, MA

Interview Expectations: phone & on-site

Local Candidate: yes 

Required Skill Sets:   3-5 years’ Project Management experience. Bachelor' s Degree Required. PMP preferred  

 

Internal Job Notes:
  • Reports to Rich Taylor – Director Programs & Planning
  • Sits on the solutions side of IT structure
  • This role will replace a senior level PM that is leaving
  • Looking to replace with someone mid-level, 3-5 years’ experience
  • PMP is ideal
  • MUST be polished
  • Must have excellent communication skills (able to deliver solutions and presentations)
  • Analytical thinker
  • **Key is that the PM can understand the business perspective on what they are doing. They should be able to understand what they are doing and think through the project
  • The Project Managers work on a variety of different projects – some are lawyer facing legal solution delivery, while others are more infrastructure, networking focused (infrastructure / security / app upgrades)
  • Some of the projects they are currently doing:
    • intranet redevelopment
    • enterprise search capabilities
    • O365 deployment for the firm

 

Team Overview:
  • 5 Project Managers – all Sr. Program Managers (all male) - they deliver all the projects that WH does. PMs team sits in both DC & Boston.

 

Interview process:
  • HR phone screen
  • Rich webinar or in-person interview
  • Panel interview with 4-5 director from IT

 

Job Description

The Information Services (IS) Project Manager is responsible for successfully managing the execution of technology-related projects, in accordance with the firm’ s quality and schedule expectations. This involves managing critical aspects of solution delivery, including: project definition, task and resource planning, budget management, vendor and stakeholder management, risk and issue identification and mitigation, and managing day-to-day team and stakeholder status and communications.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Works with multi-functional teams to define, estimate, and document the overall scope of projects with significant complexity.
  • Develops and presents business case, develops project plan and identifies resource needs, procures necessary resources, defines roles on project teams, leads team meetings, and assures healthy team dynamics.
  • Defines, manages and enforces detailed project plan and uses PM best practices to deliver projects against schedule, cost, resource, scope and quality expectations. Monitors progress against plan and proactively communicates variances.
  • Proactively manages the project delivery with little supervision, identifying and resolving action items, issues, and risks. Identifies subtle risks and issues that could cause major conflicts.
  • Initiates building and maintaining strong relationships with project team members across functions and more senior client stakeholders. Uses conflict-resolution skills to facilitate strong team dynamics.
  • Develops and manages relationships with third party vendors, contractors, and other partners.
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement and initiates changes based upon project experience.
  • Ensures client satisfaction with the project process and project team by effective and timely communication including status reporting, continual risk/issue assessment/management and escalation, and resolution of issues as they arise.
  • Contributes to the Firm' s  overall initiative  to consistently improve  its image internally and externally.  Displays professionalism, quality service and a " can do" attitude to internal members/departments of the Firm as well as external  clients and vendors  via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Demonstrated project leadership skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work on various teams and contribute to the success of the teams.
  • Effective conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience managing multidisciplinary tasks.
  • Experience with MS Office.

 

Education:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Completion of a Certified Project Management Program desired but not required.

 

Experience:
  • Minimum 3 years of IT Project Management in medium to complex project environments.
  • Strong analysis, planning, organizing, and coordinating skills.
  • Solid understanding and experience with project management methodology and tools used to deliver assigned projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects in a fast-paced environment where resources are often shared across projects.

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