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Project Manager

Columbia, SC

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Description

Our client has an immediate need for a Project Manager. This is an onsite position in Columbia, SC.  There is NO remote work possible on this project. This is a 5 month contract.

 

Daily Duties / Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsible for overall coordination, status reporting and stability of project oriented work efforts.
  • Establishes and implements project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations.
  • Responsible for assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality review; and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately.
  • Responsible for tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers.
  • Coordinates communication with all areas of the enterprise that impacts the scope, budget, risk and resources of the work effort being managed.
  • Assists Program Manager(s) in partnering with senior management of the business community to identify and prioritize opportunities for utilizing IT to achieve the goals of the enterprise. 
  • Must possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques.
  • Manages one or more cross-functional projects of medium to high complexity.
  • Coordinate cross-project activities
  • Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects
  • Monitor and Support deadlines, budgets and activities
  • Apply change, risk and resource management
  • Document all meetings attended, directives, and significant phone conversations.
  • Develop and deliver professional technical Program updates to senior management and project stakeholders.
  • Responsible for tracking key project milestones and recommending adjustments to Project Managers

Job Requirements

Required Skills:

 

  • B.A. in Information Technology or related field.
  • 5 years of relevant work experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in management of large IT projects
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
  • Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability

 

Preferred Skills:

 

  • Simultaneously manage multiple work efforts
  • strong schedule management and resource planning skills
  • ability to work at a high-volume and fast pace
  • strong collaborator and strong ability to meet deadlines
  • manage regulatory compliance projects
  • ability to identify, map, and re-engineer business processes
  • PMP certification
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