IT Project Manager

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Project Planning and Initiation:
• Define project scope, objectives, and deliverables in collaboration with stakeholders.
• Develop detailed project plans, schedules, and budgets.
• Identify and secure project resources, including personnel, equipment, and technology.

Project Execution:
• Lead project teams in the execution of project tasks and activities.
• Monitor and control project progress, risks, and issues.
• Ensure adherence to project timelines and budgets.
• Communicate project status, updates, and issues to stakeholders regularly.
• Set up standard project management tools to track project performance and schedules.

Scope and Change Management:
• Manage project scope and requirements, including handling change requests.
• Setting project goals and coming up with plans to meet those goals.
• Evaluate the impact of changes on project timeline, cost, and resources.
• Ensure that project changes are properly documented and approved.

Risk Management:
• Identify, assess, and mitigate project risks and issues.
• Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies.
• Monitor and report on project risk status.

Quality Assurance:
• Establish and implement project quality standards and processes.
• Conduct quality reviews and ensure compliance with project requirements.
• Manage testing and quality assurance activities.

Stakeholder Communication:
• Establishes and implements project communication plans, providing status updates to key stakeholders.
• Communicate effectively with project stakeholders, including executives, team members, and external partners.
• Prepare and deliver project presentations and reports.
• Foster positive relationships with stakeholders.

Resource Management:
• Allocate and manage project resources effectively.
• Monitor resource utilization and availability.
• Coordinate with department heads and team leads for resource allocation.

Vendor Management:
• Identify and evaluate vendors and third-party service providers.
• Negotiate contracts and service-level agreements (SLAs) with vendors.
• Monitor vendor performance, compliance, and deliverables.
• Resolve vendor-related issues and disputes.
• Collaborate with vendors to ensure alignment with project goals and objectives.

Project Closure:
• Ensure successful project delivery and completion.
• Conduct project post-mortems and lessons-learned sessions.
• Prepare and archive project documentation and reports.

REQUIREMENTS

• 7 years of proven experience as an IT Project Manager or similar role
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology
• PMP (Project Management Professional) / Prince 2 certification is preferred.
• Strong project management skills, including project planning, budgeting, and resource management.
• Proficiency in project management software and tools.
• Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

We achieve greater project results by offering the best talent, supported by a robust ecosystem, and driven by a common goal. We truly are the ‘Compass’ our clients turn to, for tailored project development consultancy services throughout the MENA region.

Believing the sum of all pieces is stronger, Compass have forged a strategic partnership with Dar Al Arkan, one of the region’s leading real estate developers. Together, we are building a truly progressive and cohesive alliance with the shared vision of enhancing built-environments and ultimately communities, throughout the Middle East and further afield.

Offering an integrated real estate development consultancy, our pooled experience delivers a world-class ecosystem of competencies for our Clients and a Team that will surpass the exacting requirements of each unique project.

As highly regarded project leaders and effective communicators, the Team at Compass delivers remits for some of the region's most ambitious and innovative change-makers, with this in mind, we are always looking for strong personalities to join us in our mission to evolve tomorrow, today.

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