Senior Technology Project Manager

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NR Consulting LLC

Job Title : Sr Technology Project Manager

Job Location : Houston, TX (Hybrid)

Job Type : 12 + Months (Contract to Hire)

Job Description:

A Technology Project Manager assists the Technology PMO Program Manager and leverages, Project Management methodology to deliver moderate to large scale projects within scope, schedule, and cost criteria.

This position drives the initiation, planning, design, testing, and delivery stages of technology projects in a matrix environment to achieve measurable business objectives.

The Technology Project Manager oversees the entire project life cycle from initiation (intake) through transition to operations (project closure).

Role & Responsibility

Demonstrates strong interpersonal and customer service skills to drive collaborative project deliveries and promote the value of project management across the organization.

Manages vendor relationships throughout the duration of related projects and collaborates with vendor implementation resources to ensure alignment of expectations and deliverable.

Collaborates with stakeholders to create project artifacts that align within the appropriate stage of project execution (i.e., scope, schedule, budget, test plan, communication plan, education plan, activation plan, & change control).

Drives critical, time-sensitive discussions related to risks, issues, dependencies, and decision points with stakeholders and collaborates with the team to develop corresponding action plans.

Actively contributes to the evolution of the IT PMO (Project Management Office) by recommending new efficiency-based processes, educating stakeholders on the value of project management, providing feedback during team discussions, and owning development and implementation of approved changes.

Understands and applies Organizational Change Management principles to projects to ensure effective communication and adoption.

Project Management, Financial Strength & Risk Management

Leverages PMBOK, Software Development Life cycle (SDLC) Waterfall, SDLC Iterative, and Agile project management frameworks to define project governance, manage risks, and drive the delivery of projects within scope, schedule, and cost constraints.

Consistently provides effective status reporting that contains the appropriate level of actionable detail for Executive, Sponsor-level, and project team recipients.

Creates and maintains accurate project estimates, budgets, and actively manages cost forecasts throughout the project.

Executes proper change control processes to provide transparency and effectively manage scope, schedule, and cost.

Proficiently leverages Project Management tools such as MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, PPM, and budgeting software to ensure high-quality project deliveries.

Adheres to all policies and procedures, including but not limited to change management, incident reporting, time accounting, expense reporting, purchase requisition processes, and compliance requirements.

Technology

Ability to understand technical constraints, dependencies, and frameworks to ensure the delivery of a high-quality solution.

Partner with technical leads and vendors to ensure the translation of requirements into comprehensive test plans and technical solutions (Requirements Traceability).

Demonstrate technical acumen to ensure project team executes high-quality design, testing, and cut over activities.

Required

Strong experience project managing field services management and mobile workforce management solutions for utilities.

Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related field).

7+ years of professional experience formally leading projects within a cross-functional environment.

Strong experience working within the Software Development Life cycle (SDLC) Waterfall and Iterative models.

Ability to tactfully drive indirect reports and pivot while maintaining order in a fast-paced business environment.

Experience providing a service to internal stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes.

Demonstrated capability for problem solving, decision making, sound judgment, assertiveness.

Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong presentation skills and the ability to conduct presentations to large groups.

Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills.

Experienced user of MS Project and MS Office tool set (Word, Excel, Vision, and PowerPoint).

Valid driver’s license.

Preferred

Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma, or Agile certification.

Experience working in Software Development and Test Organizations.

Master’s degree (in afore mentioned fields).

Experience in Energy & Utilities or services industry.

Experience with SAP implementations or optimizations.

Experience with PPM tools (e.g., UMT360, Planview, ServiceNow, Project Server Online, etc.).

Experience in a consultative role with an implementation service organization or start-up.

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