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Project Manager, Applications in Ephrata, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contingent
  • Location:
    Ephrata, WA
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
  • Date Posted:
    11/19/2018
  • Job ID:
    149009
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    509/891-7000

Job Description

VOLT’s client is looking for a Project Manager

This is a long term contract Contingent/Temporary position in Ephrata, WA and offered through Volt Workforce Solutions.  We are among the largest IT staffing companies in the US for contract/temporary and direct hire placements and support many of the top rated IT companies in the Pacific Northwest.

*Open to remote, must spend first few weeks onsite* 

To help Volt stay in touch with you and other great candidates in the Eastern Washington area we have created a specialized portal for you at http://staffing.volt.com/inland_northwest/ . Start here to see much more: http://volt.com/social.

Project Manager

Utilizing project management tools and methodologies, leads information technology projects from inception to closeout, managing the scope, schedule and cost. The technical complexity, budget, number company (i.e., financial, public reputation) increase as you move across the progression. There are typically no direct reports; rather people and other resources are indirectly managed as part of a project team.

Duties:

  • Manage or lead numerous standard to complex projects with low to medium corporate or functional priority
  • Define project scope, objectives and use cases
  • Identify, analyze, and address project performance issues
  • Perform risk identification and mitigation
  • Maintain forecasts and project plans including schedule, cost, resources, contingency and communication plans
  • Present project performance to various Steering Committees and stakeholders on a regular cadence
  • Vendor management, procurement and integration of tasks
  • Contract facilitation and coordination
  • Conduct Lessons Learned to facilitate best practice

Requirements:

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field or related experience
  • 5-7 years directly related experience
  • Superior communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Good understanding of the project lifecycle
  • Proficient with all the Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel 
  • Demonstrated ability to track and drive issues
  • Good soft skills and an ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Financial forecasting and budgeting background is a plus
  • PMP highly desired
  • The person in this roll will need to have outstanding customer service and communication skills.
  • Preferred experience with MS Project
  • Experience managing all phases (Initiation, Planning, Execution, and Closure) medium to large projects within an IT environment
  • Contracts / legal / vendor management experience
  • Strong technology / network/security systems background preferred

Keys to Success:

  • Teamwork
  • Effective communication both internally and externally, with technical and non-technical users
  • Follow up
  • Ability to effectively run Steering Committee meetings
  • Risk mitigation
  • Relationship Building
  • Change Management
  • Ability to operate with a certain level of ambiguity

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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