IT Project Manager
Sets direction and manages all aspects of the development and implementation of complex IT projects (i.e, $1M or more), including application development projects, infrastructure or mobilization solutions, or a combination of projects. Provides a single point of contact for those projects and takes them from original concept through final implementation of an application or system. Defines project goals, determines project scope and devises methods to achieve project goals. Tracks project progress and deliverables to assure the clients receives the product required within budget and schedule.
Develops major project documents, including project scope statement, objectives, work plans, schedules, project estimates, system architecture and resource plans. Monitors project status, progress, quality and deliverables, identifying and resolving issues and problems as they arise. Interfaces with clients in identifying and resolving questions, issues, and problems. Selects vendors and contractors, integrates their work into the overall project plan, monitors their progress and assures quality of their deliverables.
May be the company’s expert on specific technologies and provide recommendations for implementing those technologies within the company, individual GBUs and departments. May provide oversight and direction to several projects concurrently
Analyzes the business case for developing an application or system.
Analyzes the client’s needs and user requirements to determine the project scope and functional requirements.
Assembles project team, selecting individuals with the appropriate knowledge and skills to successfully develop and implement the project.
Defines project objectives and scope, including budget, schedule, deliverables, resources required and other essential project information.
Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, and resource plans.
Establishes the high-level structure of the application, program or system (infrastructure, network, or distributed) by creating the system architecture; directs implementation of that architecture throughout project development.
Tracks project status, analyzes progress and prepares internal status reports to Parsons management.
Organizes, plans and conducts regular project status meetings with the project team and with the client, to determine current progress of the project in relation to project deliverables, budget and schedule.
Provides technical and analytical guidance to the project team; works with the project team to identify and find solutions for project issues, questions and problems.
Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables to assure quality standards are met. Reports results of quality assessments via a quality report.
Identifies issues and problems; takes action to direct analysis; recommends and implements solutions.
Selects vendors and contractors; manages the integration of vendor tasks; tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.
May provide company’s expertise on the development and use of specific technologies.
Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate and may supervise multiple projects concurrently.
4-year degree in Computer Science (or related curriculum)
10-12 years of progressive experience in business analysis, system architecture and project management of large application or IT infrastructure projects.
Required: Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP)
A thorough understanding of business analysis (e.g., conducts user interviews, captures system requirements, assists with definition of system specifications and scope, analyzes requirements against existing system), project management and application architecture or similar infrastructure / mobilization expertise.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Knowledge of multiple programming languages (e.g., C++, Visual Basic, JAVA, etc.) for application development and/or multiple infrastructure / mobilization solutions (e.g., Network solutions, WAP, VOIP, Video Conferencing, Riverbed) .
Excellent ability to lead and manage a project development team of any size
Written and oral communication skills appropriate for the position, including the ability to speak with authority on technical issues in various professional settings and to persuade listeners regarding best approach to resolving user's problem (may include communication via telephone, in person, presenting to large groups, community events). Ability to write complex documents (may include policies and procedures and presentations). Communicates with a wide variety of individuals (employees and all levels of management) throughout the organization and outside of the organization (i.e. clients, vendors)
Ability to communicate effectively with users and team members on technical and non-technical subjects. Ability to communicate effectively at executive levels
Ability to recognize issues and problems develop effective solutions and resolve issues successfully within the team and with the client.
Ability to work independently with minimal direction or oversight
A Project Management professional is expected to exhibit and demonstrate professional qualities including leadership, initiative, decisiveness, responsibility, thoroughness, diligence, and resourcefulness, throughout the course of all projects and assignments.
About the Company
About the Company
Parsons is a leader in many diverse markets such as infrastructure, transportation, water, telecommunications, aviation, commercial, environmental, planning, industrial manufacturing, education, healthcare, life sciences and homeland security.
Parsons provides technical and management solutions to federal, regional and local government agencies as well as private industries worldwide.