IT Project Manager lll - WUIT - IT Project Management
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR63493
The Project Manager (PM) III positionâ™s purpose is to direct and manage project work. The PM is responsible for ensuring that the Project Team completes the project within budget, on schedule and within scope, and manages the project process per the standards and guidelines established.
The work is normally performed in the offices located across Campus. There will be activities that require trips to many University offices and offsite locations.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Develops project charter, budget and work breakdown structure (WBS) and other required components of the project plan (change management plan, scope management plan, cost management plan, risk management, procurement management plan, stakeholder management plan, communications management plan, quality management plan, human resource management plan).
Identifies needed resources, negotiates use of those resources, assigns responsibilities and develops timeframes to facilitate successful completion of project activities and deliverables.
Lends expertise to teams and task forces.
Coaches more junior project managers.
Uses methodology to develop plans, assign roles and responsibilities; authors improvements to methodology.
Manages execution of project plans to support the ongoing needs of the IT departmentâ™s customers.
Assigns work to project team and coordinates resources.
Leads and motivates project team to meet specific deadlines while meeting customer satisfaction expectations.
Assures all necessary project deliverables are completed according to specification in the quality plan.
Tracks actual results to plan and analyze impact to report status: takes corrective action.
Manages the stated scope and requirements assuring changes are highlighted, understood and approved by owner.
Assess and mitigate project risks and issues; engages project team to identify and resolve problems.
Relies on extensive knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals.
Create and execute project communication plan.
Develop and communicate project goals, responsibilities, expectations, risks and feedback with all parties in a timely manner.
Set and manage customer and stakeholder expectations specific to the project.
Communicate project direction, approach, priorities, events and status to all project resources and business sponsors.
Builds working relationships with team members, vendors and other departments involved in the projects.
Influences decision-making on projects; works with key stakeholders, sponsors and senior management to secure acceptance and approval of deliverables.
Project Execution - Manages Project Procurements and external service providers within span of control.
Project Execution - Financial Management.
Collaborate with Project owner to develop project budget.
Manage project costs and forecast to budget.
Identify and manage budget risk.
Collaborate with Project Owner to identify and quantify impact of project changes on budget.
Conducts lessons learned.
Closes out any procurements.
Ensures project papers and metrics are appropriately archived.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Prior experience in information security projects is desired.
Prior experience in a clinical support IT environment.
Prior experience in a higher education technology environment.
Prior experience in a matrix management structure in which you rely on other leaders for delivery of portions of your service.
Experience with ITIL framework.
Extensive experience using project management and various systems development methodologies and Agile techniques.
Experience managing project(s) that resulted in providing a new service.
Demonstrated leadership qualities such as conflict/issue resolution.
Ability to organize and work effectively in a matrix organization with cross-functional project teams from various departments and locations.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new circumstances.
Ability to work extra hours and adjust schedule and recognize the need to do so.
Ability to adjust to changes in priorities and demands on time.
Demonstrated ability to manage environments and leadership using metrics.
Significant ingenuity and flexibility is expected.
Bachelorâ™s degree or equivalent experience required, plus seven years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Relevant experience includes leading work (or projects) in the IT industry demonstrating technical and/or business expertise; achieving resolution to complex technical or business issues, and providing direction and leadership to a project team.
Demonstrated skills in project management and analysis, negotiation, systems analysis, leadership and team building, client relationship management, process improvement, strategic planning.
Ability to work independently and proactively.
Proven ability to creatively solve problems and to influence outcomes through persuasion, effective communications and relationship building.
Strong familiarity with project management software such as MS Project.
$86,700.00 - $152,600.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
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