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Senior Project Manager IT
Ref No.: 18-00666
Location: Torrance, California
Position Type:Contract
Title: Senior Project Manager Information Technology
Duration: 6 Months Contract
Location: Torrance, CA

Job Description:
  • Establishes and implements project management processes and methodologies for the IT community to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations
  • Responsible for assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality reviews; and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately
  • Responsible for tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources
  • Coordinates communication with all areas of the enterprise that impacts the scope, budget, risk and resources of the work effort being managed
  • Manages one or more cross-functional projects of high complexity
  • Responsible for the management of one or more medium to large-sized, moderately to highly complex projects

Academic/Experience/Competency:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Project Management certification or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum is preferred.
  • Advanced ability to oversee and manage large, complex, diverse and strategic projects that impact the organization as a whole
  • Advanced understanding and ability to manage complex program and project budgets
  • Advanced ability in implementing program and project plans, monitoring progress, resource usage and quality
  • Advanced knowledge in conducting risk assessments and developing plans for eliminating or mitigating the risks identified
  • Advanced understanding of multiple project management disciplines

Business Experience:
  • 7 to 10 years of IT work experience
  • 5 years managing projects

Daily Tasks Performed:
  • Create and maintain project schedules
  • Facilitate cross-functional meetings with various functional areas and external vendors
  • Provide oversight for all tasks
  • Document requirements and processes
  • Maintain detailed project documentation including meeting minutes, action items, issues lists and risk management plans
  • Keep the project on schedule
  • Manage invoices
  • Track project financials

Wants:
  • Software development and design background strongly desired
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Take personal ownership and responsibility for all deliverables
  • Be quality-focused, and supportive of end users

Unique Skill Set Desired:
  • Clarity, project management, software development, database