Current Openings

Project Manager

Harrisburg, PENNSYLVANIA | Contract
Post Date: 01/06/21
Job ID: 21-00021
Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Job Title : Project Manager
Location : Harrisburg PA
Duration : 6+ Months (More Likely to Extend)

 
Interview : Either Webcam Interview or In-Person
 

Role Description:
  • Direct, administer, manage and facilitate a business process re-engineering or development of a high priority, high profile, commonwealth enterprise – wide information technology project of strategic importance.
  • On behalf of the Department of State, provide project oversight and help plan, organize, prioritize, and manage multiple work efforts across the project team.
  • Assist in conducting reviews with project steering committee and report status and recommendations to senior leadership as needed.
  • Mentor less experienced project management staff to build overall understanding of project management when needed.
  • Develop and facilitate achievement of project service commitments.
  • Plan project-specific training and orientation needs.
  • Accountable for delivery of all work tasks identified in the project management plan.
  • Monitor and track the project budget and advise necessary stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the capture and reporting of required project management metrics.
  • Accountable for the final project management evaluation review with stakeholders Project Management Plan
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a project management plan
  • Review and refine project plan, to identify needs and define major tasks and milestones, based on scope, resources, budget, and personnel.
  • Make decisions within the designated authority as defined in the project plan to minimize project risk supported by sound analysis and project management best practices.
  • Accountable for management of the project's scope and gaining agreement and approval of scope changes with project steering committee and affected stakeholders. Project Schedule
  • Develop work planning and scheduling work. 
  • Manage, and track the project progress against the project schedule.
  • Coordinate project schedules across multiple project teams.
  • Balance workload with project members' capacity.
  • Monitor project milestones and phases and take corrective action as needed to ensure the project is on schedule.
  • Notify team leads of project timelines, milestones, phases, work requests target dates, and approved executable work packages.
  • Accountable to schedule or monitor status reviews, project management inspections, and software quality assurance work product and process reviews with the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Accountable for peer reviews with the appropriate project team resources.
  • Responsible for the development of estimates for the enhancement, business process re-engineering or development effort in planning, analysis, design, construction, testing, and implementation.
  • Works with team leads to adjust and revise project estimates when necessary.
  • Ensure new project estimates are approved by the client and agreed upon.
  • Change Requests
  • Ensure all changes to scope follow processes outlined in the Change Management Plan and are documented.
  • Receive and log all change requests from project stakeholders assisting them with the completion of the form as necessary
  • Conduct preliminary risk, cost, schedule, scope analysis of change prior to CCB
  • Seek clarification from change requestors on any open issues or concerns
  • Make documentation revisions/edits as necessary for all approved changes
  • Ensure any approved change is communicated to the project team and stakeholders Risk Management
  • Identify and manage project risk, and develop risk mitigation strategies, and track to closure. Project Standards
  • Coordinate the establishment of project standards and project specific procedures with team leads.
  • Responsible for project compliance with project's standards and procedures.
  • Ensure that tasks provide value and support the strategic direction of the project and meet service commitments.
  • Responsible to tailor and baseline all project templates. Project Communication
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all project-related issues and resolution of issues.
  • Communicate effectively with customers and software / hardware suppliers supporting the commonwealth as appropriate.
  • Communicate and work with users and client as necessary.
  • Anticipate issues and proactively address them. Identify and track issues.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and customer representatives.
  • Communicate to team members how their work assignments relate to and help achieve project objectives.
  • Prepare status reports on a periodic basis for the project team, team leads, group leads, Sponsor, and appropriate stakeholders.
  • Analyze and distribute reports on project metrics associated with work items related to improvement measures.

Role Responsibility:
  • Experience with formal project management methodology
  • 4 year college degree or equivalent technical study Highly desired Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is a plus Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, MS Project, Teams, SharePoint)
  • Managing complex mission critical projects 
  • Experience leading public sector projects Desired Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience coordinating a project with multiple business partners, vendors and stakeholders 
  • Experience with election-related projects would be helpful
Skill matrix

·         Experience with formal project management methodology

·         4 year college degree or equivalent technical study

·         Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is a plus

·         Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, MS Project, Teams, SharePoint)

·         Managing complex mission critical projects

·         Experience leading public sector projects

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Experience coordinating a project with multiple business partners, vendors and stakeholders

·         Experience with election-related projects would be helpful