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Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-19627
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Job Title: Project Manager
Duration: Long Term Contract
Location: Des Moines, IA

Position Responsibilities and Essential Functions
• Ability to work effectively under very broad direction with general supervision
• Ability to motivate team and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
• Excellent organizational, presentation, interpersonal and team building skills
• Excellent time management and project planning/strategizing skills
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong leadership and excellent customer service skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated experience with managing client expectations, implementing service improvement initiatives
• Provide end-to-end project management for complex IT projects and/or programs which include requirements gathering, analysis, design, planning, development, implementation and testing of technology solutions to ensure project requirements have been met and to ensure conformance to federal required or agency development standards and methodology.
• Work with business sponsors and partners in designing, defining, planning and implementing technology solutions to meet business needs and specifications.
• Ensure organizational needs for the development and implementation of technology solutions are documented, and apply experiences with existing software development processes to develop better processes for future use
• Coach and mentor PMO and project team staff.
• Track project progress, monitor and modify project schedules and provide status updates to project team. Escalate issues to management and/or appropriate leadership as appropriate.
• Provide insight and knowledge into improving processes related to portfolio, project and program management
• Other duties or tasks as assigned by management.

Skill Required / Desired Amount of Experience
Project Management Experience with at least 10 years of Technology Related Project Management Required 10 Years
Demonstrated experience with managing client expectations, implementing service improvement initiatives and communicating effectively with senior ma Required 10 Years
Extensive experience with planning, managing and tracking multiple major Technology impact projects. Required 10 Years
Strong process development skills, w/ the ability to learn and understand technical concepts in order to interpret, document and formalize procedures Required 10 Years
In-depth experience with the development lifecycle and software development methodologies Required 10 Years
Demonstrated experience with working with business users to gather and document business requirements Required 10 Years
Strong process and gap analysis skills Required 10 Years
Excellent project management skills, w/ the ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks with changing priorities in a cross-functional environment Required 10 Years
Working experience with Agile Projects Required 8 Years
PMP or PMI certification or other Project Manager certifications Required