TFDP Project Management

Hartford, Connecticut

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
Under direct supervision, Technology Foundational Development Program (TFDP) role combines hands on IT experience with mentorship and an IT curriculum to prepare employees for a career in Project Management roles. This position is responsible for providing Project administration support as defined by the Project Manager. This role monitors Project tasks and assists with the tracking of Project controls during planning and execution of the Projects activities. The Project Administrator works with supervision and guidance and is responsible for applying basic skills, tools and techniques to Project deliverables, processes, and systems in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations. The Project Administrator operates within defined parameters using a proven Project Management Methodology. This job does not manage others.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Complexity Management: Monitors and reports on programs, projects or project tasks. May support vendor management processes. Relationship Management: Monitors and reports on team tasks. May be involved with Business team. Understands and applies internal standards. Financial Management: Monitors project tasks and monitors projects against time and budget plans. Other duties as assigned. Additional components of the TFDP role include: TFDP new hire orientation where employees will gain exposure to all IT lines of business within Travelers through lines of business overviews, networking with IT leadership, and networking with peers. Mentorship structure. IT Curriculum with specific coursework in IT in general and Travelers specific IT concepts that will set a foundation for a career in IT. Cohort group that meets quarterly to connect and share best practices and discuss hot topics. In addition to day to day management, employees will receive support from TFDP management.

Minimum Qualifications
Obtained or in the process of obtaining an IT or business related undergraduate or graduate degree and 0-3 years of IT related experience (can include one or more internship experiences in the IT field). Minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher. Legally authorized to work in the United States.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Obtained or in the process of obtaining an IT or business related (IT minor) undergraduate or graduate degree with a preferred GPA of 3.2 or higher. Preferred undergraduate/graduate majors include: Computer Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics with a minor in Information Technology, and Management Information Systems. Demonstrated initiative and extra-curricular involvement showcasing IT skills preferred. For experienced or career changing candidates, full-time professional experience in IT of three years or less preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Analytical Thinking: At a basic level, identifies current or future problems or opportunities, analyzes, synthesize and compares information to understand issues, identifies cause/effect relationships and explores alternative solutions to support sound decision making. Facilitation: At a basic level, uses and adjusts style and technique to assist group process and understanding. Communication: At a basic level, demonstrates effective verbal, written, and listening communication skills. Teamwork: At a basic level, works together in situations when actions are interdependent and a team is mutually responsible to produce a result. Relationship Management: At a basic level, seeks out, builds, fosters and maintains productive relationships, networks or alliances to meet goals and achieve results. Business Perspective: At a basic level, uses knowledge of internal and external factors impacting the property casualty industry to make decisions. Conflict Management: At an introductory level, brings conflicts into the open and resolves them collaboratively. Change Management / Resilience: At a basic level, remains energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands. Risk Taking: At an introductory level, identifies, assesses, manages and takes intelligent risks to attain objectives.

Physical Requirements
Operates standard office equipment continuously. Continuous sitting. Continuous use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.