The Senior IT Project Manager will be the primary point of accountability to project sponsors, stakeholders for planning, day-to-day execution, management, implementation and reporting for projects of moderate to advanced complexity supporting business unit or corporate goals. Accountable to manage and monitor project tasks and controls during project planning and delivery activities to ensure on-time and quality goals are met within scope and budget. Work collaboratively to apply project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes, communications and presentations in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations.
Uphold core SPIE values by consistently demonstrating customer focus, collaboration, inclusivity, continuous improvement, innovation and building communities.
Continue to develop professionally by seeking and undertaking opportunities for personal growth.
Work with others in a spirit of teamwork to leverage diverse skills and achieve desirable outcomes through fairness, cooperation, respect, and active participation in cross-departmental efforts.
Lead by example. Model respect, reliability, positive attitude and conflict resolution. Demonstrate a strong work ethic, sincerity and fairness. Accept responsibility and learn from mistakes. Use a positive attitude to build a positive work environment.
Ensure training is up to date and current.
Contribute to and adhere to SPIE policy.
Perform other duties as needed for SPIE success.
Develop short and long-term plans and targets that align department or project goals with overall SPIE business goals and strategies. This includes identifying environmental context, developing timelines, budgets and assignments, and defining relevant, specific, meaningful, and business driven targets. Make adjustments if resource, timing or targets change.
Coordinate effectively by consulting with others as appropriate, escalating issues when necessary, and maintaining broader view of SPIE success in all actions.
Execute effectively and drive toward target completion by establishing collaborative relationships, providing appropriate direction and guidance to contributors, improving management processes and systems. Achieve workgroup targets.
Initiate progress by identifying issues, implementing solutions and resolving conflicts. This required situational awareness, anticipating and identifying problems, proposing solutions and instigating meaningful change.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Project management for moderate to complex web application and business systems integration utilizing waterfall, agile, and ad-hoc methodologies as appropriate.
Collaborative communication and reporting of project status, concerns, risks, and questions to stakeholders and executive management.
Deliver project objectives on-time, with quality, within scope and budget.
Develop, manage, monitor and report on all project/program tasks, activities, expectations, controls and deliverables.
Effectively communicate and negotiate with stakeholders on projects with conflicting priorities and competing resources.
Develop highly-capable project teams that work well together and ensure project members have all the resources needed to carry out their tasks.
Exceptional knowledge and understanding of IT development, testing and production architectures and environment.
Plan, organize, lead, and control large and complex technology projects from the idea stage to completion of the project.
Capture business and technical requirements from stakeholders to build project budget estimates and SOWs.
Development of project management documentation: project charter, project plan, work breakdown structures, risk analysis, communication plans, etc
Demonstrated track record of complex organizational projects, on time and within budget.
Successful working with individuals from a variety of experiences including those with diverse technical skillset.
Conduct project post-mortems and identify inefficiencies in project management processes and provide recommendations for improvements.
Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must be able to communicate effectively to management and project team.
Effectively utilize current project planning, reporting and support tools (e.g. JIRA, Microsoft Project).
Provide strategic thought towards the prioritization of work based on overall enterprise wide objectives, department goals, and needs.
Excellent communication skills. Must be able to provide guidance and leadership to IT staff in areas of expertise.
Provide mentorship and development of project management team members.
Education and Experience
Seven years of project management experience, including experience managing teams involving at least 20 individuals and budgets exceeding $1,000,000.
Four year degree or equivalent, relevant experience required.
Five+ years working with medium to large corporations or equivalent.
Certification from an accredited PMI education program or PMI certification preferred.
Agile SCRUM Master Certification preferred.