Sr. Project Manager - Infrastructure

Warrenville, IL 60555

Post Date: 01/30/2018 Job ID: 9966 Category: Project Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Own, manage and drive assigned IT Infrastructure projects to their successful completion
  • Ensure deliverables/milestones in project plans are achieved within cost, schedule, scope, quality and delivery
  • Leverage industry best practices to plan, manage, monitor and report on all projects
  • Follow Project Management Framework and corporate processes to execute projects ensuring compliance with all deliverables and stage gate reviews
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Track project milestones and deliverables
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management
  • Manage critical supplier, vendor and internal customer relationships
  • Maintain extensive knowledge and expertise in project management disciplines, as well as multiple business processes and/or technical areas
  • Work with other internal  team members to spread project management standards, disciplines and rigor

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications
  • Bachelor' s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, systems analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of hands-on IT project management experience
  • Experience in delivery of successful Enterprise level IT Infrastructure projects including data center moves, security, desktop refresh, database, telephony, enterprise software deployment, office close/relocations, and network and/or server projects
  • Proven ability to lead groups, manage project deliverables, and maintain internal and client relationships
  • Experience in managing budgets, project plans, resource allocations, and priorities
  • Demonstrated skills with project management tools
  • Experience leading geographically distributed teams
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate the politics
  • Ability to balance the long-term (" big picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions
  • Ability to apply multiple solutions to business problems
  • PMP or other Project Management certification
Infrastructure PM living near Warrenville, IL, good work history.

Jordan Zmick


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