The Project Manager is responsible for managing all phases in the life cycle and successful delivery of global technology projects within the Information Technology Department. The Project Manager will manage resources within the IT department as well as other business functions, moving towards a global and harmonized enterprise support and solution within the firm.
The Project Manager will be responsible for managing resources in a matrix environment, ensuring proper allocation to complete projects on time and within budget. The Project Manager will have frequent communications with all stakeholders, including vendors and end-users to ensure awareness of project status and progress.
Manage multiple, ongoing, and interrelated projects to achieve business goals. Coordinate and prioritize resources across business and technology areas. Organize and manage scope, timeline from project inception to completion.
Responsible for providing project management services and expertise within our Information Technology Project Management team. Lead project teams in implementing the solutions through the entire life cycle.
The project manager will be responsible for maintaining frequent and direct communication with stakeholders, developing scope and estimates, monitoring and controlling projects, and resolving impediments effectively and efficiently.
Work closely with other IT resources, business stakeholders, and Project Managers across the support functions to ensure effective resource planning.
Act as the key project contact for the many internal and external customers within Hogan Lovells.
Planning and delivering solutions to enhance the Hogan Lovells information, technical, and service platform.
Deliver assigned project on time and on budget.
Project methodologies and approaches will vary; examples of projects managed include software application implementations, infrastructure build out, security updates.
Other duties as assigned.
All members of the firm are encouraged to participate in our Global Citizenship program.
This job description sets forth the authorities and responsibilities of this position and may be changed from time to time as shall be determined.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR EXPERIENCE
2 year College degree required; 4 year degree highly preferred
Five (5)+ years of full end-to-end IT project management and delivery experience.
Experience working in a law firm environment, or alternately a similar professional services culture is preferred.
Certification in Prince2 and/or PMP is preferred.
Experience with requirements gathering, analysis and mapping to technical solutions
Experience with risk and issue management.
Experience with contract negotiations is preferred.
Experience with project budgeting and working effectively within project budgets.
Experience managing change control procedure.
Experience creating and managing communication strategies.
Experience with the coordination of user testing.
Experience with large consulting firms preferred
Commercial consulting / client facing experience
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Ability to present ideas in a variety of ways depending upon audience and aim.
Ability to attain a good overall technical understanding of a solution.
Able to generate fresh ideas regarding use of IT in business areas where it is not being used.
Results oriented and able to drive things forward regardless of personal interest in the task.
Good attention to detail.
Ability to motivate and maintain team interest.
Prepared to challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way.
Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment with aggressive project deadlines.
Flexible and able to adapt to changes or set backs on a project.
A strong understanding of software delivery life cycle, including project initiation, mobilizing resources in a matrix environment, business stakeholder engagement, requirements analysis, transition to service delivery, etc.
High-level understanding of technical architecture and infrastructure.
Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently to both team members and clients, verbally and in writing.
Microsoft Project, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel skills.
Core schedule is Monday through Friday; core hours may vary (eight (8) hour workday) with flexibility for additional hours as required.
Hogan Lovells is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other factors protected by law.
About Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells is one of the world's leading legal practices. Our distinctive market position is founded on our exceptional breadth of our practice, on deep industry knowledge, and on our "one team" global approach.
Formed through the combination of two top international law firms, Hogan Lovells has more than 40 offices around the world, including associated offices. With a presence in the world’s major financial and commercial markets, we are well placed to provide excellent business-oriented advice to our clients locally and internationally.
Our people are the key to our success, which is why we seek to recruit and retain the most talented individuals in all regions of our global practice.