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Project Manager Lead
Ref No.: 17-06946
Location: Santa Clara, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 10/27/2017
Job Category:IT - Project Manager

  • Candidate MUST have experience setting up a PMO. Not just worked in one, but setting one up from scratch.
  • This role provides active project management for key projects and oversight of all programs and projects.
  • The lead PM should have some understanding and/or experience of any IT domain like desktops, what Windows software is, what networks are (routers, VPN, what Wi-Fi is), what storage does, ITIL, or even a Database.
  • The role also provides overall assistance to the Contract Executive to ensure project management methodologies are in place and adhered to across the enterprise.
  • BA/BS in Business Administration, Finance, Computer Science, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • DevOps/Agile experience required.
  • 3 to 5 years of progressive experience managing average-scale initiatives in an engineering or technology environment, 4 to 6 years of Technology Project Management experience.
  • Advanced knowledge in the assigned business area discipline such as engineering or information technology.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency in automated Project Management Tools such as Microsoft Project, including financial and schedule reporting.
  • Advanced analytical, organizational, Project Management, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Customer and relationship focused, process-driven, metric-focused, results-oriented, organized, self-directed.
  • Ability to multi-task and solve problems innovatively.
  • Municipality project management experience considered a plus.
  • Lead the team in adopting DevOps/Agile best practices.
  • Prepare Project definition, scope documents with guidance from management.
  • Manage all Project work plans, update schedules and report progress against plan.
  • Prepare budget estimates with guidance from management and track ongoing Project expenses.
  • Prepare communications to senior management through guidance from senior Project Manager or development management.
  • Research Project Management Tools or other topics in support of current and future efforts.
  • Adhere to and Support internal City Project Management standards and processes.
  • Function as focal point for Project information, secured and with confidential access.
  • Brainstorm and define the structure for detailed Project plans.
  • Ensure on-time execution and delivery of large Projects according to Project plan and budget.
  • Manage costs, budget, schedule, quality, risk, change control and effective communication of status.
  • Plan and prioritize work to align resources towards the most important business/client objective.
  • Receive assignments in the form of mid to long-range goals and objectives, define methods and make recommendations to meet objectives and deliver results.
  • Interface effectively with various IT and Department resources.
  • Ensure on-time execution and delivery of large Projects according to Project plan and budget.
  • Adhere to, Support, and contribute to development or enhancement of internal City Project Management standards and processes.