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Project Manager 2
Ref No.: 16-00527
Location: Austin, Texas
Client: Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). 
Location: Austin,TX
Duration:4 Months

Limit one (1) candidate resume per vendor for this job.
Responses are due May 11, 2016 by 5:00 PM (CT). 

Services expect to start as soon as possible and are expected to be completed by August 31, 2017 or when total hours estimated on work order have been depleted, whichever occurs first.  Total estimated Worker hours shall not exceed 2000.  This service may be amended, renewed and/or extended and hours added upon mutual written agreement of the parties.  Purchase Order(s) will be for one fiscal year at a time; therefore, the first Purchase Order(s) will expire August 31, 2016 but may be renewed. Unused hours may be rolled over from one fiscal year to the next as necessary. This service is subject to cancellation without penalty to DIR and/or customer, either in whole or in part, if funds are not appropriated by the Texas Legislature or otherwise made available.  This service may be amended, renewed, and/or extended providing both parties agree to do so in writing. 

The Department of Information Resources (DIR) requires the services of one Project Manager, hereafter referred to as Worker(s), who meets the general qualifications of a Project Manager 2 Category, Core Technology Type and the specifications outlined in this document for the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). 
            All work products resulting from the project shall be considered "works made for hire” and are the property of the TWC.  TWC may include pre-selection requirements that potential Vendors (and their Workers) submit to and satisfy criminal background checks as authorized by the Texas law. TWC will pay no fees for interviews or discussions, which occur during the process of selecting a Worker(s).
Contractor will work with the Portfolio and PM Manager to perform complex to advanced project and contract management work including; detailed project planning, oversight and tracking, invoicing and budget tracking.  8 or more years of experience, relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, independently performs a variety of complicated tasks, a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage all aspects of an agency-wide PC Refresh project.
  • Ensure project tasks and products follow the documented process and quality guidelines while meeting both functional and contractual requirements.
  • Work with peers from user area and contractor staff to coordinate, plan, assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of the project staff in a matrixed organization structure.
  • Ensure deliverables meet the agreed upon quality and content.
  • Develop and manage project budgets, schedules, work plans, resource requirements, and cost estimates and projections.
  • Ensure all team members understand the project standards and are able to resolve challenges with the quality of any party's work products.
  • Communicate with the project stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties.
  • Monitor and evaluate third-party vendor and contractor performance.
Minimum Requirements:
Years Skills/Experience
8 Full-time experience in project management. Experience managing large, complex projects throughout all development phases.
8 Experience in structured project management process, scope control, project estimation, risk mitigation, and preventive and corrective actions for overruns.
8 Experience managing project activities; establishing project goals and objectives; exercising sound judgment in making critical decisions; analyzing complex information and developing plans to address identified issues; demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills; identify project risks and gaps; prepare reports; and communicate effectively.
Years Skills/Experience
4 Knowledge of project management theories and practices applicable to projects that are complex in scope; of systems and procedures used to evaluate a third-party vendor's performance; and of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the administration of the project undertaken.
4 Full-time experience in business analysis.