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Senior Consultant | Project Manager –Glendale, California
We are hiring a Senior Project Manager in Glendale, California to lead our clients’ efforts in implementing multiple IT project initiatives.
Directs, manages, plans and administers the operational and administrative activities of Information Technology and Business project teams which are assigned to a related set of medium, large and more complex projects, following the defined processes of the Program Management Office (PMO). The Project Manager will work across multiple business areas to manage both IT and business deliverables. Forms a strong relationship with the business stakeholders, partnering to resolve project related issues, provides projects status updates and escalates issues and concerns appropriately.
•Responsible and accountable for delivering medium to large projects on-time, on-budget, and meeting functional and quality specifications.
•Forecasts, manages, and reports on project financials, planned vs actual project schedule, and resource utilization. Understands basic revenue models and cost to completion projections.
•Identifies resources needed to complete work and collaborates with resource manager(s) to assemble appropriate skills/teams.
•Manages issues, risks, and changes using appropriate and agreed upon processes and tools established within the PMO.
•Provides weekly status reports and can communicate to executive leadership.
•Proven ability to effectively manage multiple tasks at various stages of completion.
•Strong facilitation skills; communicates effectively with the business to identify needs and evaluate alternative solutions as required.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Understanding of various technologies including, applications, databases, networking, telecommunications and connectivity.
Minimum Requirements and Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or a related discipline or equivalent
•Preferred: Project Management certification (CAPM or PMP)
•Preferred: MBA or related advanced degree
•Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite of products, (i.e. Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc).
•Project Management training and/or project lead experience of 3+ years
•Demonstrated proficiency in use of project planning tools (MS Project, Jira, Version One, etc.).
•Familiarity with Clarity, Ehour, or other Portfolio / Program Management Software.
•Experience with and knowledge of multiple systems development life cycles
•Preferred: Agile, SCRUM
Job experience (number of years, type/level of previous experience):
•5+ years of experience in a Project Management role with a strong background in team development.
•Large, enterprise project experience ranging from $1million+
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North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.