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Added Nov 13, 2020 IT Project Manager (21933) Brentwood, TN | Contract Apply

Job Description

Looking for more than just another assignment? We're looking for you! This isn't just another assignment, but a real opportunity and a challenge for the right person. LRS Consulting Services is seeking a IT Project Manager for a 6-9 month contract opportunity that will extend into a permanent position with our client in Brentwood, TN!

LRS Consulting Services has been delivering the highest quality consultants to our clients since 1979. We've built a solid reputation for dealing with our clients and our consultants with honesty, integrity, and respect. We work hard every day to maintain that reputation, and we're very interested in candidates who can help us. If you're that candidate, this opportunity is made for you!


Primary Duties:
• Creates and executes cross-functional IT project work plans
• Manages large IT projects and/or programs with subordinate IT projects across various disciplines to include software development, systems and infrastructure
• Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities
• Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope, while applying our methodology and enforcing project standards
• Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to client
• Prepares for gate-check reviews and applies quality assurance procedures
• Minimizes our exposure and risk on projects
• Ensures project documents are complete, current and stored appropriately
• Manages project budget, tracks and reports team hours and expenses on a weekly basis; provides budget forecasts; analyzes variance
• Leads planning efforts including project scope, requirements and LOE assessments
• Communicates with team, to include: holding status meetings, providing updates to leadership and delivering presentations
• Provides formal updates to Executive level management
• Serves in a leadership role to providing guidance and development to team members, to include: mitigating team conflict and communication problems and planning and facilitating regular team activities
• Manages their direct staff’s workload and performance
• Provides mentorship to their direct staff and develops personal growth opportunities
• Conducts effective performance evaluations of their direct staff through formal channels
• Other duties as required and assigned

Requirements:

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education required; focus in Information Technology, Project Management or Business Administration preferred
• PMP Certification
• Minimum 5 years related experience
• Experience in estimation, budgeting, procurement of IT equipment and software, technology vendor statements of work, contracts and agreements
• Experience creating technical project plans with Project Management software required, Microsoft Project Server preferred
• Experience with Agile methodologies for software development projects preferred
• Experience leading Scrum sessions and other technical cross-functional workgroups
• Knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle and experience with incorporating all phases in project plans
• Knowledge of general principles of networking to include LAN/WAN/wireless and equipment
• Knowledge of general principles of database systems, servers and operating systems
• Experience in vendor relations and managing contractors assigned as project resources
• Experience in creating technical flowcharts and other process diagrams
• PC literate with high proficiency in software to include Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Visio

Essential Skills:
• Ability to manage multiple technical projects in a fast-paced environment
• Knowledge of project management best practices, resource acquisition, and management
• Ability to manage a small staff’s workload, prioritization and mentorship, while also managing individual assigned projects and programs
• Ability to manage teams and facilitate cross-functional technical meetings and workgroups effectively, to include internal and external customers
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and customers
• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and to apply fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
• Ability to maintain awareness of new and emerging technologies

LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.

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