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Senior Project Manager (With Experience Interacting With C-Level)/Carlsbad, CA 6mth+ Contract
Ref No.: 18-01123
Location: Carlsbad, California
Position Type:Contract
The Senior Project Manager is expected to hit the ground running and must have the following: - Excellent communicator (must interact with C-level executives on a regular basis) - Experience managing infrastructure related programs with nultiple workstreams - Experience working with Windows OS (from Windows 2003 and up) - Needs to be very familar with Cyber Security - Expert in Excel - Excellent relationship building skills are a must - Candidate must exhibit excellent verbal and written skills. Life Sciences experience a definite plus. Job Level Specific Duties - Manages multiple large-sized projects or programs - Has extensive interaction with senior leadership and works with C-Level Executives within the client organization

- Determines and coordinates the sharing of leveraged resources among projects - Identifies opportunities and makes recommendations for project management process improvements - Works with Business and Technical resource managers to ensure the needed staff are available and assigned to the project; including entering resource requests - Creating project charters - Conducting thorough project kick-offs that include confirmation of project scope, roles and responsibilities, and high level timelines - Developing, managing, and controlling the project plan/schedule. - Creation of exception requests, when necessary, to add/delete or change milestones for projects that do not align with the standard milestones - Holding status meeting and preparing a weekly status report which includes identification of, and updates to issues and risks

- Managing and reporting issues and risk, escalating as needed to ensure timely resolution and mitigation - Identifying and communicating project/program interdependencies - Tracking and monitoring progress to ensure timely delivery of key project deliverables by those assigned to deliver. Serves as the point of escalation for team members when there are roadblocks, issues, risks that cannot be resolved without intervention. - Managing all aspects of the project budget process - Documenting and developing required change controls - Addressing the needs, expectations, and concerns of the stakeholders during the course of the project. Includes appropriately managing the expectations of the business. - Balancing competing project constraints, including Scope, Quality, Schedule, Budget, Resources, and Risk(s) - Transitioning ownership of project activities to business owners upon project closure. - Status Reporting, Budgets, Project Plan, Resource planning, meeting facilitation, overall team coordination. The individual in charge of all projects associated with the program.

Typical Years of Experience - Typically requires 10+ years relevant experience Skills - Advanced knowledge of infrastructure projects - Experience with Windows OS Remediation programs - Experience with Cyber Security - Advanced understanding software development projects - Excellent ability to drive projects to successful completion - Demonstrates advanced proficiency in the specific tools that are available and required as part of the company's project management information system - Advanced ability to identify, develop and quantify any required corrective action plans - Advanced ability to ensure that effective project controls are in place to monitor project or program performance - Advanced capability at providing effective performance reporting for the customer and company in order to monitor the progress of the project - Advanced facilitation and communication skills