Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN at Vaco

Date Posted: 7/19/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Vaco Technology is currently looking for a Project Manager is looking for Project Manager with over 3 years experience managing SDLC projects for medium to large businesses. This direct hire position for a company located on the Northside of Indianapolis has the flexibility to be a hybrid role. The company cannot sponsor or transfer sponsorship and is unable to work C2C at this time.

The Project Manager is responsible for supporting the business and IT strategies through the tactical execution of the PMO's Project Life Cycle. This role will provide stakeholders with in-depth analysis of ongoing projects allowing for timely and effective decision making, ensuring continuous alignment with the portfolio roadmap, schedule, quality, and proposed benefits. Risks and dependencies should be identified and appropriately managed within the defined project to ensure investments achieve objectives.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Create and execute advanced plans supporting the portfolio roadmap
  • Manage multiple moderate risk projects and strategic initiatives concurrently
  • Manage detailed project risks and create detailed response plans for mitigation and contingency planning
  • Ensure proper project governance is performed on assigned projects and make suggestions on improvements to the governance process
  • Be an advisor to stakeholders by effectively communicating project status, proposing well-thought-out actions to address issues and risks, and communicating the balancing of cost/risk of the change against benefits
  • Provide visibility and transparency of project budget burn rate, resource utilization, and project schedule through reporting suitable for project team members, stakeholders, and senior IT leadership.
  • Be fully knowledgeable of the Project Life Cycle (PLC), including all the required tasks occurring in each stage of the PLC
  • Make suggestions on improvements to the PLC or other Project management practices
  • Support the annual planning process, which supports business and portfolio management, business cases, and budget creation
  • Support the regulatory and compliance activities that the PMO is involved in on an annual basis

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required; MS preferred.
  • 3+ years' Project Management experience in a medium to large organizations. Experience executing projects in a regulated environment is a plus
  • Minimum Certification Preference: Project Management Professional (PMP) or ability to obtain it within one year
  • Hands-on experience managing medium and large projects with a formal project management methodology tracking project schedules, resource management, cost management, and risk management
  • Experience in implementing governance principles/practices required
  • Demonstrated understanding and utilization of the Waterfall methodology to manage projects
  • Ability to demonstrate effective utilization of continuous (process) improvement
  • Experience working with, and managing, stakeholders/vendors inside or outside of IT
  • Proven track record of creating quality project documentation with a high level of attention to detail while managing multiple projects concurrently
  • Experience utilizing interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) to work effectively with all organization levels and build positive relationships
  • Experience identifying the difference between tactical and strategic project issues and how to resolve them quickly

Job Requirements

PMP, SDLC, Project Management