Sr. IT Project Manager in San Antonio, TX at Consultis

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

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Job Description

SUMMARY

Provides senior-level project management support in a lead/mentor role to the Project Management team and as a functional liason between Information Technology (IT) and company divisions and departments; plans, manages, and completes one or multiple IT projects on a wide variety of business units and programs; manages the life cycle of projects related to the development and implementation of new or improved systems, services, and processes to ensure delivery within the three prescribed bounds of project management - time, cost, and scope; applies professional principles, techniques and best practices; and adheres to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

• Applies strategic and change management concepts in the treatment of project risks, scope changes, budget variances and any other contingencies that may arise during the project phases; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; communicates delays and recommends schedule and/or resource modifications; addresses budget allocation issues; defines and documents all stakeholder requests that modify the original project deliverables; and ensures approval of change requests.

• Facilitates the development of requirements and functional specifications; performs research into solutions in the marketplace and recommends viable IT solutions; participates in the development of Requests for Proposals (RFP); and performs review/analysis and scoring of responses in preparation for final decision.

• Develops detailed technology project plans and phase definitions in collaboration with IT teams to include requirements, analysis, design, development, software quality assurance, testing, and implementation timelines; and obtains sponsor and stakeholder acceptance of documented artifacts throughout the life of the project.

• Facilitates business case analysis on approved project proposals and assists in the development of project charters including cost estimation, project duration, expected benefits, and projected return on investment.

• Provides guidance and leadership to project management team members, as necessary, in planning, execution, and delivery of projects; and establishes standards for consistency.

• Aligns technology project plans with business project plans; performs detailed analysis of milestones, dependencies, and schedules from both plans to help identify risks or issues; and ensures plan synchronization.

• Coordinates with business entities, IT, and project team members to ensure resource availability and work assignments; identifies roles of project team members; establishes project reporting structures and frequency of interaction; prescribes clear ownership for project tasks; ensures that team members have necessary tools; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; and determines training requirements. Value: 10%

• Defines and maintains all implementation processes; manages the implementation lifecycle through collaboration with business-provided project managers and IT teams; monitors transition to production environment and evaluates/documents the results; prepares lessons learned document and closes all project artifacts; obtains sign-off by business entity; organizes artifacts in project repository; and assists in the transition to stakeholder control by providing oversight and post-implementation support for 30 days. Value: 5% MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

• Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Business Management, Risk Management, or related field.

• Equivalent related work experience coupled with appropriate certifications acceptable in lieu of degree. • Must have more than seven (7) years project management experience specific to technology projects which includes at least five (5) years managing, leading, and/or supervising working teams in a banking and/or insurance industry.

• Must have the following skills and/or abilities:

• Expert knowledge of the software development life cycle; software quality assurance principles; and implementation and project management methodologies and principles to phases and deliverables of the project plan.

• Thorough abilities in research, collection of information, designing work flows and procedures; analyzing complex or diverse information; and comfortable with statistical concepts.

• Exposure to strategic planning at both the organization and department levels.

• Exceptional written and verbal interpersonal communication, negotiation, presentation, meeting and discussion facilitation to include preparing and conducting Executive-level presentations.

• Excellent conflict management skills regarding people, processes, and technology.

• Strong working knowledge of MS Project, Visio, PowerPoint, Adobe Professional - Standard, and MS Office applications.

• Ability to identify areas of improvement; promotes quality assurance; and applies feedback to improve performance.

• Excellent organizational and time management skills to balance team and individual responsibilities; and to lead multiple projects and manage large/complex projects.

• Strong leadership skills to motivate; gain cooperation; support and loyalty; provide team recognition; and assign appropriate responsibility and/or authority to working teams.

• Demonstrated ability to be readily available and responsive to team members; provides cooperative, positive, and professional instruction/guidance; and delegates authority to work independently.

• Excellent change management skills to include adaptability to frequent changes, delays or unexpected project events.

• Open to other viewpoints; welcomes feedback; exhibits confidence in self and others; and demonstrates integrity in all actions, communication, job tasks, and teamwork.

• Expert in identifying problems, issues, and risks; applying analytical quantitative approach to problem solving; and escalating accordingly.

• Thorough understanding of Internet concepts and principals, both from an application and technology perspective.

• Strong knowledge of financial institution lending and service operations.

• Self-starter, be able to work independently, make sound decisions, and exercise sound judgment.

• PMI - Project Management Professional Certification (PMP).

• Must be able to lift 10-20 lbs. of reports, paper and/or files.

• Sit for long periods of time while performing duties.

• Travel locally, state-wide, and nationally.