IT Project Manager

San Ramon, CA 94583

Posted: 08/22/2019 Employment Type: 9+ Month Contract Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 14057
Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a IT Project Manager to join our team at our client s site in San Ramon, CA.

Responsibilities:

Job Description: The IT Project Manager leads a team that designs and installs new IT technical architecture and infrastructure systems, or enhancements to existing systems. Project Managers are responsible for assembling the project team and using the provided cost and scheduling tools to define the scope, budget, and resource needs, and controlling other project variables. PMs may also function as a liaison between IT and the Business Client, and act as the go-to person to represents the entire project from the planning through the deployment and release to operations stage. Roles and responsibilities: Responsible for the concurrent management of one or more small to medium-sized projects. These projects are one-time, multitask jobs that have clearly defined start and end dates, a specific scope of work, a budget, required resources, and a specified performance objective to be achieved.


Specific responsibilities include:

Exercises independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance with moderate scope and complexity Responsible for leading one or more projects typically between $100,000 - $2,000,000

Gathering, defining and documenting project requirements

Clearly defining and communicating roles, responsibilities and expectations for all members of the project team

Obtaining and defining staffing requirements and forming project teams

Independently planning all associated work to meet project goals

Providing direction and leadership to project management analysts and schedulers

Conducting project kick-off meetings

Communicating individual project roles and expectations

Recording, tracking and communicating issues, risks, changes, and status reports within a standard tool

Accurately and consistently forecasting project resource, material and contract costs within a standard tool(s)

Driving all project related tasks to completion

Developing and maintaining up-to-date detailed project schedules and work plans

Monitoring critical project milestones, and identifying ways to resolve schedule issues

Coordinating any required contract work within defined policy

Conducting site visits and walk downs as needed

Assessing project performance and implementing changes as necessary to ensure the projects remains within specified cost, schedule, scope and quality objectives

Communicating status of all projects to stakeholders and management

Developing and maintaining a productive working relationship with project sponsors, vendors and key clients

Resolving problems of project specific scope within procedural guidelines

Preparing all project documentation for closure, storage, and possible auditing activities, ensuring technical accuracy


Qualifications:

Required industry experience:

Minimum:

BA/BS in Computer Science, Business, Engineering or equivalent experience

3+ years experience managing one or more small to medium complexity IT product / infrastructure projects

Fully competent in understanding and applying project management principles and methodologies

Previous experience managing projects that delivers Information Technology infrastructure including computing, telecommunications, networking, data center, security, voice, and data communications.

Resource planning, scheduling and tracking skills

Ability to function and manage in a matrixed environment

Excellent communication (oral and written) and collaboration skills

Cost management expertise

Team player

Organized and analytical.

Experienced in problem-solving.


Desired:

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI or equivalent certification from an accredited program (e.g. Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate Program) Required functional experience

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project, Excel and Word Required education and certifications

Minimum Bachelor's Degree required.

Masters/ MBA is an additional advantage. Additional requirements

Experience with Primavera, PPMC, SAP and Microsoft Visio a plus



Blackstone is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
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