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Project Manager

Company: Vector Consulting, Inc
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

Our Government client is looking for experienced Project Managerrsquos on a renewable 12 months contract role in Harrisburg, PA. of positions 3 Position ndash Project Manager Purpose The position will serve as one of up to three agency-level Project Managers, responsible for managing the implementation of various projects, simultaneously, some of which are part of the agencyrsquos Strategic Plan. Additionally, this position will provide project management guidance and assistance to internal resources who are managing projects. Description Each Project Manager will develop and assist others in the development of projects plans and management of agency projects from initiation through to completion ensuring adherence to the project schedule and satisfaction of all business, technical and quality requirements. The incumbent requires a strong personality to manage cross-functional program area staff in the successful delivery of projects. The position reports directly to and receives direction from Deputy Executive Director for Administration. The position requires in-depth knowledge of project management methodologies (EPMM, PMP, PMBoK, etc.) and the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time, including those projects, for which the position is assigned as the lead Project Manager and those projects which the position is assigned to assist other Project Managers in the management of. Duties Coordinates agency initiatives across business areas, with other commonwealth agencies, and with other contracted vendors as appropriate. Develops project plans and timelines to support efforts and assist in the smooth and thorough execution of projects. Coordinates, with other Project Managers and Heads of agency departments, in the allocation of personnel to ensure proper apportionment consistent with priorities and deadlines. Provides guidance and assistance to others as they develop project plans. Provides guidance and assistance to others as they manage projects. Provides assistance to other Project Managers on those projects which the position is assigned to assist in the management of. Ensures changes to project estimates are documented and agreed to by the client agency department. Manages and tracks project progress against the project plan to ensure project is on schedule and takes corrective action if it is behind schedule. Notifies and keeps project staff informed of project timelines, milestones, phases, work request target dates, and approved executable work package. Communicates to project team members how their work relates to and helps to achieve project objectives. Ensures adherence to project scope and documents changes. Identifies risks, prepares risk mitigation plans, and executes contingency actions. Identifies constraints that may impede or prevent projects from being completed on time and escalate issues, as necessary. Builds and maintains relationships and communicates with client agency departments. Develops, documents, and reports on all required project management metrics. Prepares status reports for project team, program managers, stakeholders, and the agency senior leadership team. Plans, organizes, prioritizes, and manages multiple work efforts across multiple teams and at times across multiple projects. Schedules or monitors project status reviews. Manages scope of the project and gains agreement and approval of any scope changes according to established procedure. Serves as primary point-of-contact for all project related issues and resolution of issues for projects the position is assigned as the lead Project Manager. Resolves conflicts with sensitivity and tact. Thinks critically and innovatively in delivering solutions to problems and obstacles. Develops and facilitates achievement of program service commitments and performance metrics. Ensures that all tasks add value and support the strategic direction of the agency. Required Desired Skills Required Skills Ability to implement and manage project management methodologies for information technology projects. 5-7 years of practical project management experience over comparably sized application development projects. 5 years of experience using Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office Suite. Demonstrated strong communication skills. Demonstrated skills in managing multiple projects at one time. Knowledge of the principles and methodologies of business process reengineering. Ability to work and communicate with a wide range of people ndash peers, vendors, management, and others. Ability to display professional, positive, and approachable attitudedemeanor and discretion. Ability to manage own time effectively given priorities from manager. About Vector Vector Consulting, Inc., (Headquartered in Atlanta) is an IT Talent Acquisition Solutions firm committed to delivering results. Since our founding in 1990, we have been partnering with our customers, understanding their business, and developing solutions with a commitment to quality, reliability, and value. Our continuing growth has been and continues to be built around successful relationships that are based on our organization's operating philosophy and commitment to People, Partnerships, Purpose and Performance - THE VECTOR WAY www.vectorconsulting.com httpwww.vectorconsulting.com ldquoCelebrating 30 years of servicerdquo

Keywords: Vector Consulting, Inc, Harrisburg , Project Manager, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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