Location: Kansas City, MO
Terms: 12 month contract
The Project Manager will lead cross-functional internal and external resources and has overall accountability of the execution and performance of projects and transformation initiatives. This leader will work within an existing PMO and will need to quickly build rapport and prove credibility.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manages simultaneous Application Development and Infrastructure implementation and transformation projects, ranging from small/standard to large/complex.
Performs Vendor Management, working with vendors who are leading sub-teams to create plans and deliver projects as committed.
Oversees the projects’ inter- and inner-dependencies, assessing and managing critical paths.
Bridges the cross-functional teams and maintains strong communications across impacted and affected groups.
Assists in planning and organizing resources.
Organizes, consults, and leads cross-functional sessions to problem-solve.
Develop and manage a very detailed schedule.
Able to coordinate technical tasks.
Anticipates, mitigates, and effectively manages risks.
Recognizes areas for improvements.
Assists the organization through transformation and organizational change.
Leads problem-solving, driving issues to closure.
Analyzes and approves change requests. Provides rigorous control around change and cost management.
Summarizes status. Has the ability to provide visual presentations. Communicates program and projects’ progress, issues, and risks on a regular basis.
Delivers effective, and adapts, communications to all levels of the organization.
Follows Project Management Institute (PMI) standards to define and manage project scope, quality, schedule, and budget.
Maintains and improves PMO processes and procedures, as necessary.
Fulfills additional responsibilities as assigned by the PMO Director and agreed.
Works with a sense of urgency.
Must be attentive to details, but also be able to summarize and communicate VP- and executive-level summaries.
Great organizational and communication skills.
Strong business acumen.
Self-motivated and delivers measurable progress, without requiring frequent tactical direction.
Establishes relationships with individuals, internally and externally, at various levels. Project assignments may vary. Experience in the following areas is a plus:
Transportation and Logistics Transformation projects
Data Integration and Automation projects
IT Infrastructure (servers, network, monitoring, security)
Service Management, e.g. Release, Incident, and IT Change Management
Railroad - Positive Train Control (PTC) or like projects
> 10 years Program, Project, and/or IT management related experience
Experience managing budgets >$250K
Proficiency in the following tools: MS Office Suite, MS Project, CA PPM (Clarity), SharePoint, ServiceNow, SAP or like products
Optional: Bilingual in English & Spanish
Contact: Eamon Leonard of Ingenium Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org.