Project Manager

Date: September 04, 2013

Location: Richmond, VA

Description:


Quantum Tech Staffing is seeking a Project Manager for a contract position in Richmond, VA

Candidate will advise and mentor project managers regarding sound project management practices and the technology project governance requirements of State Agency.

Years of Experience:8-11 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Roles and Responsibilities:
o Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures of technology project management.
o Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
o Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
o Self-directed and independent. Excellent negotiation and collaboration skills.
o Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is highly desirable.
o Advise and mentor project managers regarding sound project management practices and the technology project governance requirements of VA State Agencies.
o Develop and document policy, standards and guidelines.
o Ensure compliance with all policies and procedures in the execution of technology projects.
o Monitor the progress of technology projects and provide quick and accurate responses to IT Management as to status, issues and risks of those projects.
o Serve as liaison between IT management, project managers and VITA. Monitor and support the management of the division's technology portfolio comprised of projects, systems, data and tools.
o Provide mentoring, coaching, training and on-boarding for project managers in the areas of project management tools, standards, policies, and procedures.
o Train and mentor new members of the IT Project Governance team as needed.
o Act as system administrator for the division's portfolio management tool, Microsoft Project Server. Maintain system configuration, troubleshoot problems, ensure data quality, and train new users.
o Provides overall direction to project managers in formulation, development, implementation, and delivery of projects.
o Exercises oversight of the achievement of performance, revenue, and profit objectives of a project and its contracts.
o Ensures that the project manager has created a project plan that maintains tasks, schedules, estimates, and status, and disseminates information to team members and customers.
o Oversees structure and organization for the management of a complex environment with emphasis on cost, schedule, scope and quality.
o Directs corrective actions in any area where performance falls below objectives.
o Ensures the project manager arranges for the assignment of responsibility to other supporting facilities, business areas, and support functions, and monitors their performance.
o Responsible for overseeing the coordination and completion of projects.
o Monitors and summarizes progress of projects.
o Administrative experience with Microsoft Project Server required. Skills in Microsoft Office Project Professional, Word, Excel and Powerpoint are required. Skills using Microsoft Access are highly desired. Required to be qualified under the Commonwealth of Virginia Qualification Standards for IT Project Managers, or to obtain qualification immediately upon employment. See: http://www.vita.virginia.gov/oversight/projects/default.aspx?id=589.

Required skills:
o Ability to develop, refine and document project management guidelines, standards and procedures – 8 years
o Ability to work independently – 8 years
o Ability to plan and facilitate meetings with project managers and management – 8 years
o Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written formats – 8 years
o Ability to build relationships and interact effectively with project managers, team members and management – 8 years
o Ability to perform research to solve problems, enhance knowledge and develop new policy and procedure – 8 years
o Fluency in the use of Microsoft Office word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project Professional – 8 years
o Ability to identify, recommend and implement process improvements – 8 years
o Ability to develop and deliver project management training programs – 8 years
o Fluency in use of Microsoft SharePoint and Access – 8 years
o Experience in Microsoft Project Server system administration – 2 years
o Must possess PMP certification through PMI or PM certification through VITA – no other certifications qualify