IT Project Manager
San Ramon, CA 94583
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
Required industry experience:
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
Organized and analytical.
Experienced in problem-solving.
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