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Project Manager
Ref No.: 19-00365
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Title: Project Manager
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Type: Contract
Our client is seeking a Project Manager with experience within Government Markets, CHIP, and/or Mandates.
Our client is seeking a Project Manager to develop master plans (consolidated views) of several linked related plans and drives, optimizing and managing all plans while presenting alternate scenarios to continuously reduce overall critical path.  You will level resources to determine impacts across plans and manage multiple master plans.  This role will also assist in the development of complex projects' budgets, apply EV analysis across multiple projects, manage resource plan to budget and report "planned vs. actual" budget variances. We are seeking someone with experience within Government Markets, CHIP and/or Mandates.
Key Accountabilities:
  • Reconciles multi-project budget reports across department budgets, manages multi-project resource plans, proposes optimal budgeting strategies within policy to best meet the business needs and reports impacts to capital and expense budget categories.
  • Promotes and applies QA best practices, defines/ collects/ interprets QA metrics and diagrams (using Pareto, Cause/ Effect, Trend Analysis and Statistical Sampling) and clearly defines link between requirements and technology solution.
  • Develops quality standards, recommends quality improvements and maintains "expert" status via monitoring industry developments.
  • Leads routine and ad-hoc status reviews with all Stakeholders, validating project status claims, clarifying roles and responsibilities, and developing accurate, detailed consolidated reports to continuously manage expectations.
  • Creates multi-project communications plans/ reporting methods and collaborates with client as a key business partner to identify business trends and potential impacts.
  • Develops resource plans that align unique project needs with team members' skillsets/ career interests and applies various techniques to build/ maintain a unified team view/ focus on project objectives.
  • Manages multiple high risk/ high visibility mission critical/ strategic cross-functional global projects as a recognized expert in PM methodologies.
  • Develops RFPs, leads bidder conferences, reviews vendor performance against contract by knowing the various types of contract breaches and potential impacts to the project, recommends improvements to procurement policies and influences approved vendor list.
  • Collaborates with Legal and Contract Administration as a recognized key constituent regarding project contracts to develop typical contract clauses, conduct contract negotiations/ resolves related issues and develop rationale/ justification for internal vs. external resource utilization.
  • Designs mitigation and contingency plans for common risks, leads risk identification seminars to develop project specific mitigations and contingencies, updates risk plans as conditions warrant and considers risk during the change management process.
  • Leverages track record of resolving numerous high impact risks by consulting as an expert on risk management planning for high risk/ high impact projects and troubleshoots projects with risk related problems.
  • Refines scope statement, understands impact of scope statement changes and clearly articulates requirements (both "in scope" and "out of scope") to manage expectations, develop a basis for future project decisions and accurately develop a WBS to the proper level of detail.
  • Develops scope management plans and WBS for cross-functional remotely located multi-projects, mentors PMs on WBS creation with traceability to scope management plan, discusses scope change alternatives and timing/ impact with stakeholders and optimizes the process to integrate scope changes.
Required Skills:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • Experience with Government Markets, CHIP, Mandates.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred.
  • Must have experience with MS Project.
  • Prior experience in Healthcare is a plus.
  • Experienced with Agile methodology.
  • Established track record of applying PM best practices, tools, techniques and methods (planning, estimating, staffing, managing/ controlling) that have resulted in several projects being executed successfully to plan by balancing scope/ time/ budget targets supported by accurate progress reporting to all stakeholders.
  • Recognized as a leader of cross-functional and/or co-located teams successfully managing conflict to realize peak team performance while mentoring Project Leads in PM best practices.
  • Extensive experience in multiple and diverse environments and applications.
  • Knowledge and experience in all major functions, issues and considerations of the subject matter.
  • Ability to discuss industry and marketplace trends and directions and site relevant case studies.
  • Previous influence on wide or high-impact decisions and initiatives and has a theoretical background and understanding of the subject matter.
  • Capable of managing a diverse and complex suite of projects simultaneously.