Randstad Project Manager - Applications in Bethesda, Maryland

Project Manager - Applications

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job details:

  • location:Bethesda, MD

  • salary:$50 - $65 per hour

  • date posted:Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:581343

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Title: Senior Project Manager

Location: Bethesda, MD

Duration: 10 months contract with possible extension or hire

2 openings!

JOB SUMMARY

Delivers projects on time, within budget, while meeting company expectations. Plans, directs and coordinates activities pertaining to technology projects, on an enterprise level or for a major systems implementation program with multiple releases and work streams. Verifies project goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives. Responsible for managing the team that develops and carries out internal information technology projects. Shares responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating activities pertaining to technology projects for a given business unit.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

Required:

  • 7+ years' experience in information technology project management across diverse application areas and technologies.

  • 4+ years' experience in managing data projects - ETL, big data, Hadoop, SQL

  • 4+ years' experience in leading project teams and implementing enterprise application packages in distributed environments

  • Undergraduate degree, equivalent experience, or certification

Preferred:

  • Graduate degree

  • Project Management Certification

  • Demonstrated record of managing internal and external projects from inception to successful implementation.

  • Solid understanding of current technologies with the ability to develop and deliver projects using leading edge technologies.

  • Ability to align change management strategies with project.

  • Skilled in conceptualizing creative solutions, documenting them, and presenting/selling them to senior management.

  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills.

  • Extremely high level of analytical ability to resolve complex and difficult issues.

  • Very high level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate employees, and elicit work output in a team environment.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Project Leadership

  • Directs the work of project team, including other project managers on a project-by-project basis.

  • Identifies and deploys resources required for projects.

  • Functions as escalation to project teams to resolve issues.

Managing Projects and Policies

  • Performs Information Technology (IT) project planning, including identifying and developing goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identifications of risks, contingency plans, allocation of available resources, and deliverables to meet business need.

  • Serves as liaison with business unit, Plan and Run teams.

  • Develops high-level business requirements including cost estimate for a project to determine whether the project is justified.

  • Identifies and schedules project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks.

  • Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to monitor project(s) so that they progress on schedule and within budget.

  • Establishes standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation.

  • Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules and plans as required.

  • Informs the appropriate team members of project status and related issues.

  • Interfaces with vendor(s) for programs under direct control.

  • Manages project risks.

  • Develops and tracks business case, including total process cost.