IT Infrastructure Project Manager

Charlotte, North Carolina
Not Specified
Oct 01, 2016
Nov 30, 2016
Job Type
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Career Level
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Job Description

The Project Manager is accountable for leading all aspects of a moderately complex project. Capable of independent leadership, providing all aspects of project management on moderately complex projects that have a moderate level of risk, organizational span, business complexity, team size, and interdependencies.

  • Directs strategic initiatives or DCIO level project/programs of moderate complexity and impact
  • Manages total concurrent projects summing between 4,000- 8,000 hours but may be more or less based on other complexity factors
  • Leads problem resolution from identification through resolution. Engages appropriate resources to resolve problems and identifies contingency plans and alternative solutions as needed
  • Leverages organizational dynamics to influence outcomes through portraying confidence, leadership and communication skills.
  • Customizes solutions for issues typically involving DCIO/IS
  • Drives achievement of projects/program success factors
  • Represents the projects/program and its objectives in all governance/compliance/regulatory and gating forums
  • Drives project execution. Provide direction and oversight throughout project lifecycle to project team to meet applicable business requirements
  • Engages appropriate stakeholders in risk identification and mitigation
  • Assess and reports health of all projects in an objective manner, maintaining project transparency and accurate status; keeping manager, delivery area and portfolio manager informed
  • Proactively identifies, resolves, and escalates (as needed) projects/program risks/issues to manager, portfolio manager and delivery area as needed
  • Maintains resource allocation throughout the project
  • Acts as an internal advocate for the project
  • Identifies, coordinates, and communicates project dependency impact
  • Coordinates, documents, and communicates project plans and requirements
  • Provides feedback on team member competencies
  • Accountable for understanding business objectives and how the projects/program delivers them; driving adjustments in projects/program to more effectively achieve desired business results
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changes both inside and outside the projects/program
  • Ability to predict risk areas, design mitigation/contingency strategies and execute on these strategies to avoid issues
  • Ability to lead across a wide variety of project types

Job Qualifications

  • Education: College degree
  • Experience: 2-4 years of related experience
  • PMP Certification (Preferred but not required)
  • Demonstrate track record in delivering moderately complex projects and/or programs with a strong focus on execution
  • Good written/verbal communication and facilitation skills for communicating at all levels; including strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrate strong skills in team leadership and conflict management
  • Good consultative, customer focus skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Visio, Project, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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