IT Project Manager | 2.5 years of Contract | Redwood City in Redwood City at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/16/2020

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Job Description




Information Technology Project Manager

The IT PM is expected to deliver multiple Information Technology projects across the full project lifecycle, work within established Project Management Office (PMO) methodologies, maintain governance as well as support stakeholders expectations. The Information Services Department (ISD) is implementing multi-year projects focusing on network bandwidth and quality of service, cybersecurity upgrades, remote work technology, internet connectivity for health and education, website upgrade, application development and lifecycle hardware replacements. The candidate should have experience in concurrently managing multiple medium to large-scale projects.

The selected candidate will perform all essential project management functions: excellent communication, project leadership, scoping, manage project spending, timeline, resource planning and optimization, risk assessment and mitigation, overall execution and change management elements to ensure successful project delivery.

Desired skills and certification:

  • At least 7 years PM experience with a variety of technology projects:
  • Excellent written and verbal skills for communication to all stakeholders to achieve project outcome
  • Excellent customer service skills and follow-through
  • Excellent documentation skills required
  • Excellent presentation skills to key stakeholders
  • Strong and effective collaboration skills, with innovative ways to support project resources
  • Experience with project risk assessment and issue mitigation, escalation, and project reporting.
  • Ensure projects are tracked, managed and reported according to PMI best practice and standards, contributing to the continuous improvement initiatives of the PMO and ISD
  • Familiarity with infrastructure technology
  • PMP Certification, required

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Project Manager will provide the following services:

  • Provide project management services that include but not limited to: Stakeholder analysis and communications planning, project scope & business case definition, project plan development, cost estimates, data analysis, quality control, resources planning, task definition and sequencing, milestones, status reporting, risk mitigation, project implementation, and project close out
  • Apply professional project management knowledge, experience and best practices to enable the project team and achieve project objectives
  • Maintain and drive project plans for multiple concurrent projects
  • Understand client business requirements and present those requirements in a statement of work/business case that is understandable to business users and IT professionals
  • Determine funding source(s) and accounting codes
  • Complete the project charter and associated project work breakdown structures
  • Coordinate with ISD fiscal and purchasing on timely procurement planning and execution
  • Track project expenses and progress
  • Monitor project progress against plans, facilitating issue resolution and risk mitigation
  • Provide weekly project status reports
  • At project end conduct project post mortem, documenting lessons learned

Note: Main work location will be Redwood City, CA 94063. This is a fulltime, 40hr/week, Monday-Friday regular business hours. During the COVID-19 pandemic, some project duties maybe conducted remotely as approved by the Business and Finance Administration Division Manager. Interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Once onsite there is free parking, however, it can become scarce during peak times. In those instances, metered parking is available ($0.25/hour at the Redwood City location). No reimbursement offered for parking fees.

Job Requirements

PMP, Network, Security, Infrastructure, Web Development, etc.