IT Project Manager

IT Project Manager Leader (Contract to Hire)
Aurora, IL

Job Requisition:  6352
Description for the IT Project Manager Leader:

Under the direct of the Chief Information Officer, the IT PMO Manager will oversee the governance and standards for executing IT projects. He / she will be responsible for engaging with IT vendors, internal IT team and operations / functional stakeholders to evaluate requirements, validate business cases, prioritize & track projects, ensure conformance to PMO standards, review & communicate project status, etc. This individual will also be responsible for maintaining IT policies, tracking department key metrics, coordinating IT audits and performing quarterly application & system access reviews among other activities.
Responsibilities for the IT Project Manager Leader: 
  • Partner with operations & functional stakeholders to identify / evaluate business requirements, prepare project charter and business case.
  • Build and manage of team of business analysts and project managers.
  • Maintain comprehensive understanding of current and future business needs.
  • Develop and/or maintain appropriate project governance standards and templates.
  • Engage with IT vendors & internal IT team to identify effort & cost for initiatives and prioritize development work.
  • Ensure PMO guidelines & protocols are followed appropriately.
  • Drive adoption of ITIL & PDLC best practices.
  • Proactively drive projects end-to-end from inception through post-production.
  • Assist IT team with project planning, score-carding, tracking, change management, communication & lesson learnt sessions.
  • Play the role of IT Project Manager on strategic and tactical projects.
  • Define and measure project success metrics.
  • Ensure project business cases are tracked and reviewed as appropriate.
  • Track and report on IT Department’s key performance metrics.
  • Maintain IT standards, policies and procedures documentation.
  • Performs other duties assigned as related to the position.
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Requires the ability to think logically, analyze and interpret abstract and complex systems and application programming problems with efficiency and precision.
  • Customer relationship focused, process driven, metric focused, results oriented, organized, self-directed.
  • Requires training and presentation skills.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Requires experience working with Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
  • Requires knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) & ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) processes.
  • Requires proficiency in automated Project Management Tools such as Microsoft Project.
  • Proven track record for successful delivery of projects and working cross-functionally with business and IT
  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with City personnel, other agencies and vendor support personnel.
  • Requires ability to work on weekends and second/third shifts on occasion
Qualifications for Hire:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or related disciplines.
  • Requires ten (10) years of work experience as a PM or Project Lead under a PMO structure
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
  • Requires possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license.
 
 

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