Project Manager

Houston, TX 77079

Posted: 02/27/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: IT Job Number: 4900

Project Manager

Description

Position Summary:

The Project Manager is accountable to the Project Sponsor for all matters related to the assigned project. They have single-point accountability for defining and creating a project solution which will meet the expectations of the business and ensure realization of the benefits articulated in the business case.

Key Relationships: 
  • Project Owner 
  • Project Sponsor 
  • IT Portfolio Manager
  • IT Business Partner 
  • Project Team Members 
  • IT Business Partners/Analysts 
  • IT Operations Teams
  • Operations and Production Business Partners
  • Business Unit Leadership



Responsibilities:
  • Accountable to the project sponsor, project owner and steering team deliver the project and individual projects within approved schedule, cost and quality while using the COP-IT approved processes and methodology 
  • Accountable to mitigate projects risks within the project team and escalate when necessary
  • Ensures all change management processes are followed and manages all project communications 
  • Ensures organizational readiness before project “ go lives” 
  • Manages and communicates transparent project metrics and progress reports
  • Forecasts and manages resource requirements and assignments working with functional supervisors to ensure the right subject matter experts are available and assigned to the projects 
  • Directs and motivates the project team 
  • Reports projects’ progress to ensure the business case is delivered
  • Tracks all project milestones/deliverables & expenditures and reports against the budget
  • Ensures quality metrics are met 
  • Manages all integration partners 
  • Identifies and manages risks 
  • Responsible for scope management 
  • Ensures all business, IT and security standards are met 
  • Responsible for the overall project completion and documentation of the lessons learned report 
  • Manages the project spend and provides monthly re-forecast estimates and emphasizes the importance of cost control with all project managers assigned to the project


Qualifications
Basic/Required:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States 
  • Bachelor' s degree in MIS, Computer Science or related field 
  • 5+ years of project management experience (Planning; Organization; Estimating; Directing; Tracking; Controlling; Analyzing; Forecasting; Issues and Risk Management)
  • 10+ years in Information Technology with experience in service delivery and/or operations and the demonstrated ability to understand and interpret technical requirements 
  • Previous technical or project management experience with Oil & Gas Operations and Production systems (i.e. Historian).
  • Hands-on technical application experience to provide guidance to IT solutions analyst and technical architect 
  • Proven ability to deliver commitments on schedule & within budget and meeting quality acceptance criteria 
  • Demonstrated expertise with guiding teams through estimating and planning 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead Agile teams 
  • Proven vendor people management experience including managing off-shore resourcing 
  • Demonstrated ability to work through complex issues and problems to reach alignment 
  • Ability to manage and mitigate risks
  • Understanding of all internal and external governing regulations, policies and procedures 
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills for interacting with managers and staff levels
  • Proven vendor management experience 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Excel, SAP
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