Senior Technical Project Manager

Job Summary

The technical Project Manager is the lead subject matter expert within the company regarding technology concerns. Additionally, they will hire and train additional support members in a business's tech department. They use their industry expertise to improve all aspects of project planning and resource management. The Senior Technical Project Manager is tasked with managing projects with top-down oversight from inception to completion. They must ensure that all projects adhere to the required standards of budget, timeline, and scope. They must also develop project plans that meet client needs with company goals, and coordinate team managers and technical personnel throughout all stages of the project.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements



Job Responsibilities

1.     Manage projects with top-down oversight throughout entire execution to ensure success as defined by adherence to standards of scope, budget, and timeline.

2.     Develop comprehensive project plans that merge customer requirements with company goals and coordinate various managers and technical personnel during all project phases, from initial development through implementation.

3.     Monitor project progress continuously and make detailed scheduled reports on measurable items, such as milestones and deliverables.

4.     Communicate proactively with all involved personnel to provide encouragement, identify problems, create solutions, and implement efficiency improvements.

5.     Analyze the economics of project plans and provide actionable feedback relating to cost-benefit and return-on-investment standards.

6.     Organize and manage all levels or forms of service delivery which includes the design, analysis, training, testing, and setting-up of solutions.

7.     Review proposed modifications on project plans, including meeting with interested parties to approve and implement beneficial changes.

8.     Oversee the acquisition of resources and materials as needed before and during projects by talking with customers, team members, managers, and in-house accountants and negotiating price and payment agreements with vendors.

9.     Anticipate details of future projects by communicating directly with customers and staying informed of relevant trends and industry news.

10.  It also includes analyzing various solutions to problems, stating why a particular solution (means of tackling a problem at hand) was chosen over others.

 

Job Skills & Qualifications

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience

Minimum five years of management experience in the IT field, including development work and interactions with customers

Extensive leadership experience and strong teaming abilities

Required Hard Skills:

Process Management, Project Initiation, Project Planning, and Scheduling, Documentation Development, Task Management, Project Control, Risk Management, Use of PM Tools

Soft Skills

Organization, Teamwork, Prioritization, Research, Creativity, Critical thinking, Communication, Leadership, Diplomacy, Coaching, Cost control.

Traits

Detail orientated, Team orientated, Cautiously optimistic, Tenacious, Adaptable, Decisive, Responsible, Strong work ethic.

 

Relevant Certifications will be an added advantage:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • PRINCE2 Foundation/PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • Project Management in IT Security (PMITS)
  • Certified Project Manager (CPM)

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