Senior Project Manager in Tampa, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/9/2020

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Job Description

The position of Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of technology projects ensuring they are aligned, resourced and planned in consistency with Firm strategy, commitments and goals.


General Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Manages day-to-day aspects of strategy, project and scope.
  • Identify and manage exposure and risk on projects.
  • Ensure project artifacts are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Develop and use reports to rack and report project status against departmental Technology business plan (Strategic Operating Objectives), resource hours and project expenses against budget on a weekly basis.
  • Hold regular program status meetings and report on program performance to teams and stakeholders.
  • Ensures all projects follow meeting standards effectively via tools such as agendas and meeting minutes.
  • Deliver engaging, informative, well-organized project presentations management on a consistent basis.
  • Manage and communicate difficult/sensitive information appropriately.
  • Manage day-to-day client interaction as it relates to projects.
  • Set and manage stakeholder expectations with poise.
  • Effectively communicate relevant project information with appropriate urgency to sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively with business clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative solutions.
  • Continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate assignment of PMO and project team members with Resource Managers.
  • Manage day to day assignments of project team members throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Capable of team motivation to work together in the most efficient manner.
  • Mitigate team conflict and communication problems.
  • Effectively utilize each team member to his/her fullest potential.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Lead collaboration, teamwork and alignment: work together to build on our strengths in every location, in every discipline of technology, and at every opportunity.
  • Exhibit a 'Can Do' Attitude: ensure that we are actively listening to our internal clients' requests and are reacting positively to how we can help.
  • Personal Development: demonstrate passion and our enthusiasm for what we do. We must take the initiative in managing our careers and developing our personal and professional goals.
  • Understand the Business: understand practice and the business of law and how we can assist our internal clients in both areas.
  • Respond immediately to the Clients and Coworkers: demonstrate respect for all you work with by providing timely responses to inquiries.
  • Follow-Thru: do what you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do it.
  • Follow-Up: make sure the customer is always satisfied. To be sure - ask them!
  • Be Mindful of Costs: be focused on what we are spending and why. We must regard all IT related expenditures as our own. If something feels wrong, send up a "flair."
  • Communicate, Communicate, Communicate: respect all virtual colleagues when conducting meetings; and keep team members and stakeholders up-to-date on operating and project initiatives.
  • Understand the IT Industry: understand and monitor developments in the IT industry to make sure the Firm is ready and poised to take full advantage of new technologies which are relevant to our business.
  • Innovate, Innovate, Innovate: be our own toughest critics and always look for new, creative and better ways to help ourselves, the practice and all our colleagues improve.

  • PMP (Project Management Professional) certification.
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering, Technology or related field.
Essential job requirements

  • Minimum 7-10 years of project management or IT Management.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience coordinating and/supporting IT business processes.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of Agile project methodologies and techniques.
  • Ability to establish relationships with business and technology professionals
  • Interest in creatively solving challenges within given constraints.
  • Business acumen and strong presentation skills.

Office specific requirements

  • Previous experience as a business analyst is a plus.
  • Possesses general understanding in various areas of technology such as application programming, database and system design.
  • Scheduling and budgeting experience preferred.
  • Understands Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures.
  • Demonstrated awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on client engagements.