Senior IT Project Manager

San Ramon, CA 94583

Posted: 05/29/2019 Employment Type: Temporary Job Category: Business Analyst/Project Management Job Number: 12866

Blackstone Technology Group, an award winning technology consulting and staffing firm, is seeking a Senior IT Project Manager to join our team and work at our client site in San Ramon, CA. 

Our client is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70, 000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.

Responsibilities: 
Senior Project Manager (IT Project Manager, Senior)

Job Description: The Senior 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 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 medium to large complexity IT infrastructure 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:
• Consistently demonstrating advanced knowledge and technical competence in the technologies that  is implemented
• Responsible for leading one or more complex projects typically between $1, 000, 000 - $10, 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
• Exercises independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance • 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 standard  tools
• 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
• 7+ years’ experience managing one or more medium to high complexity IT product / infrastructure projects
• Experience with IT professional service agreements and materials logistics Desired:
• Advanced degree in Computer Science, Business, or equivalent Required technical experience Minimum:
• Expert understanding of project management principles and methodologies
• Fully competent in 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 and tracking expertise
• Team player
• Organized and analytical.
• Experienced in problem-solving. Required functional experience
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project, Excel and Word Required education and certifications
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI.
• Bachelor' s Degree or equivalent experience required.

Desired:
• Master’ s Degree / MBA
• Other certifications from accredited Project Management programs (e.g. Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate Program, etc.) or equivalent Additional requirements
• Experience with Primavera, PPMC, SAP and Microsoft Visio a plus 

Blackstone Staffing Services is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’ s global staff augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Staffing Services 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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