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Technical Project Manager

Lansing, MI 48933

Posted: 08/15/2019 Industry: Information Technology Management, Project Management Job Number: 8477

This work requires someone that can be 100% on site in Lansing, Michigan. Must qualify for ADP-II clearance which requires US Citizenship.

Required Skills:?
  • Bachelor’ s degree
  • A combination of education, experience and training may be considered in lieu of a formal degree
  • 7+ years project management experience implementing projects through a project life-cycle process
  • Proven experience independently leading large, high complexity, high-priority projects (minimum $1M+, 1year+), which often require considerable resources and moderate to high levels of functional integration and interaction with Stakeholders
  • Active PMP certification
  • A proven background in successful project participation, scheduling and/or delivery
  • Excellent customer service, communication, interpersonal and documentation skills
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem– solving capabilities
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including management, clients and other departments
  • Ability to learn and understand new technologies and how they apply to a project
  • Experienced working in and promoting a collaborative work environment through teamwork and respect
  • Superb organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with diverse audiences, in both oral and written contexts, and comfortable giving and receiving feedback
  • Extremely high standards and a very low threshold for errors and inefficient processes
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Experienced in facilitating meetings and presentations
  • Proven decision-making and leadership skills
  • Proven conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency in negotiation
  • Proven strategic planning experience
  • Experience mentoring and coaching project management staff
  • Knowledge of performance evaluation and change? management principles
  • Proven knowledge of MS Office
  • Proficiency in project management software tools (e.g. MS Project etc.)
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Able to tolerate stress
  • Technical Skills:
    • Visual Basic (VB.NET)
    • Webforms
    • Model-view-presenter (MVP) software pattern
    • C#
    • Team Foundation Server (TFS)
    • Git branching strategies
    • Git in TFS
    • DevOps
    • Visual Studio
    • SQL Server Databases
    • SQL Language
    • SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
    • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
    • Internet Information Server (IIS) Management


Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for all aspects of the project, over the entire project lifecycle (initiation, planning, execution, control, close)
  • Leads and directs projects, which often require multiple resources and low to moderate levels of functional integration and interaction with Stakeholders
  • Interfaces with the project sponsor and other key stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Conducts regular meetings with stakeholders, to present project status, issues, risks, accomplishments and next steps
  • Interfaces with all areas affected by the project, including end users, business leadership, technology and vendors
  • Ensures adherence to quality standards for project deliverables
  • Assigns individual responsibilities, identifies appropriate resources as needed, and develops and maintains a project schedule to enable timely completion of the project
  • Reviews and approves/denies time off requests, ensuring appropriate project coverage
  • Manages and reports financial aspects of the project against assigned budgets
  • Creation of all required project management documents, leveraging project team members as needed.
  • Assists with the creation and quality review of other project documents
  • Plans, documents and manages scope, budget, issues, risks, changes, deliverables, communications, quality, and schedule for projects
  • Holds project team members accountable for project delivery commitments
  • Manage (e.g. tracking, updating, reviewing) dashboards and executive reports
  • Establishing and maintaining a professional relationship with the vendor and holding vendor teams accountable for contractual commitments
  • Work with the Program Manager to communicate project status across the organization
  • Track risks/issues to closure and communicate the status to the PMO organization
  • Exhibit executive presence and attend leadership meetings when required
  • Establish and maintain required project metrics
  • In the absence of Program Management Plan, develops project management standards and ensures they are followed
  • Ensure that project lessons learned and continuous improvement action plans are identified, captured, shared and implemented

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