GAP Project Manager

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Salary period: Annual
Additional classifications: Engineering
Job Summary:
Senior project manager is responsible for delivering Information Security IT projects to schedule, budget and quality. The role requires mastery of the technical knowledge of project management inter-related process stages i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close, and the supporting processes e.g. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication, stakeholder management. Proficiency in related processes such as portfolio management, program management, methods and tools and quality assurance is also required. Senior project manager must have excellent stakeholder relationship management skills to successfully lead and manage the project team and project stakeholders, and have expertise recognized and requested by customers.
Essential Functions of the Job:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Successfully execute the project to agreed schedule, budget and scope
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Perform the relevant project management processes - i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close, and the supporting processes e.g. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication, stakeholder management
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Plan the project based on a defined need - results in detailed scope/budget/schedule baseline
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Monitor and control the work to ensure that the project remains on track and in control
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Plan for and manage change
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Reports on variances to the approved project baseline
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Close the project to formalize acceptance of the project result and release project resources
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Interface and communicate with project team, management and stakeholders
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Manage project work and resources to enable successful and timely completion of the project
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Performs gate reviews and quality assurance reviews with all aspects of IT organization and business sponsors
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Delivery of projects aligned to overall business and technology strategies and architectures
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Work within defined governance processes
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Manage external contracts and suppliers where required
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Support development of business cases with the customer team including leading on the solutions estimate
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Lead the development of the project charter and scope, and ensure delivery of the solution to schedule, budget and scope
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Develop objectives, phasing and content of the project to deliver on the business case benefits, budget and timescales
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Manage to the objectives and plan by thorough risk, issue and change management across both business and IT parts of the project
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Ensures that quality project standards are met as prescribed by IT Services through the effective implementation or use of approved processes, methodologies and deliverables
Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Monitors and manages project baseline to ensure activities are occurring as planned - scope, budget and schedule - manages variances
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Proactively identify risks and issues on projects - leading team to develop risk management and issues management plans
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Identifies potential points of contention for missed deliverables; creates and implements strategy to mitigate shortfalls in timeline and budget
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Anticipates problems before they occur; defines the problem or risk; identifies possible causes; works with team to identify solutions; selects and implements most appropriate solution
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Develop and manage plans to address project strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Ability to balance both the "science" of how to perform project management and the "art" of project management, which is learned through experience and skill training/application
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Analytical skills and problem solving skills needed to manage multiple factors on a project simultaneously
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Demonstrate business analytics to manage and meet sponsor and customer needs
Supervision Responsibilities:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Direct supervision provided by an experienced program manager or sub-lead; frequency on a weekly or as needed basis
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Senior project manager is expected to act independently to deliver project to schedule, budget and scope; support provided as required and requested, and is self-driven and motivated
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Senior project manager leads project teams consisting of cross functional, global, and virtual groups; directly supervises staff; assigns responsibility to members; monitors progress
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Senior project manager coaches, mentors and supports less experienced project managers
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experience of managing IT projects with personal accountability for delivering to time and cost for large, complex projects typically up to $5m in value and 12 to 18 months in duration
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Mastery of project management methodology, tools and templates (includes project planning, schedule development, scope management and cost management)
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Track record of customer focus, based on openness, trust, and delivering on promises
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Extensive experience of delivery that includes the use of supplier and off-shore resources
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experienced in managing to contract; ensuring clients and suppliers alike perform in accordance with original agreement
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experience across packaged and bespoke systems and infrastructure, ideally on an international basis
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Management skills to manage one or more large, complex projects simultaneously
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ IT background with experience across the systems development life cycle with experience in all project phases - plan, initiate, elaborate, design, build, test, implement.
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Knowledge and use of industry-standard project methods, tools and techniques e.g. RAIDS, budget, communication
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Strong team working skills across matrixed client, supplier and geographically dispersed virtual teams
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Strong communication and interpersonal skills (includes negotiation)
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Excellent written and verbal communication skills - must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Leader in the use of IT methodologies, processes and standards for project management
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ 10 to 15 years in a corporate IT environment
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ 5 to 10 years experience in project management
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Other relevant experience in a related technical field (application development, deployment/implementation and infrastructure)
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Work experience in a professional services industry, preferred
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Significant work experience leading infrastructure, network, security, and/or software development projects
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ A degree in Computer Science or a related discipline; or equivalent work experience
Certification Requirements:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Project management certification is preferred (PMI/CAPM or PMP, PRINCE2)
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Familiarity with ITIL v2 or 3 would be advantageous
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ National and international travel may be required
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Must have extensive knowledge of Identity and Access Management and have significant experience in delivering projects in these technical areas.

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