Senior IT Project Manager

Knowledge Services - Nashville, TN (30+ days ago)3.2

Knowledge Services is actively seeking a Project Manager for a long-term contract with our client, the State of TN’s Department of Human Services in Nashville, TN. Contractors for this agency can work remote 50% of the time after their first 90 days. State of TN contractors and employees work 37.5 hours/ week.

Manage project(s) through their entire lifecycle: initiation, planning, execution, deployment, closure and effectively monitoring and controlling variations
Create effective project plans, schedules, manage risks/issues/changes, create effective status reporting
Manage multiple projects simultaneously while remaining flexible to changing priorities/timeframes, and scope of services
Coordinate external vendors, personnel from multiple program areas, and information technology resources.
Create a collaborative consultative work environment, with matrix teams, and workgroups cross departmentally and cross-functionally.
Demonstrate professional communication skills when interacting on behalf of tdhs.
Ensures established budget is adhered to base upon project requirements.
Ensures quality and timeliness of project results.
Establishes and monitors project requirements, priorities, and deadlines from inception to completion.
Explore and implement a variety of best practices and standardized processes to ensure operational efficiency and scalability.
Facilitate the development and implementation of detailed reports to keep key stakeholders up to date on progress, issues, and outcomes.
Lead, manage, and facilitate concurrent projects, while remaining flexible with changing priorities, timeframes, and scope of services
Manages activities of assigned project team.
May also lead sub-teams for larger projects/programs.
Oversee and provide hands-on project management of medium to large business unit and/or enterprise wide projects including all phases of project life cycle and/or software development life cycle (sdlc),under limited direction
Responsible for work-streams to develop new services and programs to meet customer specific needs.
Strategically and tactfully determine resolutions to issues as they arise without direction.
Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
Manages risks and mitigations accordingly.
Analyzes, documents, and shares lessons learned with other project managers.
Explore and implement a variety of best practices and standardized processes to ensure operational efficiency and scalability
Coaches, mentors, and encourages project team members to take action and be accountable for their assigned work.


7+ years of experience as a Project Manager
Ability to create effective project plans, schedules, manage risks/issues/changes, create effective status reporting and managing multiple projects simultaneously while remaining flexible to changing priorities/timeframes and scope of services
Ability to interface professionally with all levels of management, and the ability to work with multiple personality types to facilitate cooperation both within the Department and outside.
Possesses advanced knowledge of project management applications (i.e. Planview, Microsoft Project, Visio, and Microsoft Office Suite).
PMP certification is preferred

Physical Requirements:
Job frequently requires sitting, handling objects with hands.
Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Overview of Knowledge Services:
Knowledge Services, established in 1994 and headquartered in Indianapolis IN, is a certified woman-owned (WBE) professional services organization with over 1500 employees located in offices throughout North America. Founded by Julie Bielawski, CEO, Guidesoft, Inc. DBA Knowledge Services is an industry leader in Managed Service Programs (MSP), Employer of Record / Payrolling Services, National Recruitment, and Staffing Services. We provide outstanding services to major organizations in various industries, including; IT, Healthcare, Entertainment, Media, Federal and State Governments, Public Utilities, Telecom, Manufacturing and more.

As such, Knowledge Services is committed to providing opportunities for growth – in our company, in each team member and in our relationships. We believe titles do not define a person, but provide a framework to each person’s endless potential. Our focus on improving our team, product and processes drive us every day. We are guided by our four Pillars that set the foundation of who we are and how we conduct business: Knowledge, Integrity, Innovation, and Service.

Knowledge Services has benefit offerings to include the following!

Medical, dental, and vision coverage
Voluntary Life and AD&D coverage
Pet Insurance
Ticket and Event discounts!
The above are available provided contractors meet eligibility requirements
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.