Sr. IT Project / Program Manager

Location: Overland Park, KS
Date Posted: 04-03-2018
   
Job Title:
Sr. IT Project/Program Manager
Location:
10990 Roe Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66211
Terms:
Perm / Direct Hire W2
Conversion Salary:
85-115K
 
JOB SUMMARY:
 
Responsible for planning, scheduling and coordinating large-scale, complex technical projects. Responsible for managing project deliverables, status and quality elements throughout the lifecycle of projects spanning multiple functions, departments and business units. This includes project definition/scoping, estimation, technical architecture & design, implementation, testing, deployment and transition activities. The Senior Project Manager acts as a single interface point for clients, project teams, vendors and sponsors.

The Senior Project Manager ensures program scope is in line with enterprise goals as is the focal point for ensuring projects are delivered on-time and meeting business objectives.

The projects managed by the Senior Project Manager have substantial complexity and organizational impact. Examples include business and system implementations; hardware, network and systems upgrades affecting all or significant portions of the organization and the implementation of systems impacting the financial standing or overall welfare of the corporation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
  1. Plan, schedule and manage large-scale, long term technical projects.  Seek multiple department input throughout the major phases of project management:  initiation, planning, analysis, build, execution, closeout and monitoring.
  2. Provide coordination between multiple technical and business teams including DBAs, Server Administrators, Architects, Infrastructure Analysts, Developers, Operations Analysts and business contacts.
  3. Utilize accepted project management techniques to develop and maintain project plans and manage project quality. 
  4. Manage project budgets and authorizations for expenditures. 
  5. Complete projects on time and within budget guidelines to ensure company and project objectives are achieved.
  6. Translate technical details for people with varied levels of knowledge.
  7. Identify and coordinate opportunities for the implementation of best practices, process improvements.
  8. Coordinate project related change management activities – oversight, scheduling, communication and conflict resolution.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business or IT discipline or equivalent experience.
  2. Five (5) years’ experience managing large-scale, complex projects.
  3. Agile/Scrum project experience. Certified Scrum Master preferred.
  4. Demonstrated success managing and providing technical leadership for complex and large scale projects.
  5. Advanced understanding of IT disciplines and supporting technologies.
  6. Proven experience implementing complex technical solutions.
  7. Strong technical understanding of software development lifecycle, methodologies, and configuration management.
  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; ability to read, analyze and interpret technical documents; ability to effectively communicate technical concepts and processes in simple terms.
  9. Proven ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  10. Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  11. Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  12. Ability to drive application development projects.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Freight or freight related industry experience.
  2. Agile Scrum Master, PMP or Six Sigma Certification. 
WORKING CONDITIONS
This job operates in a professional office environment indoors. Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The position requires the ability to spend long hours sitting or standing while using office equipment and computers. Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as typing and keying. Occasional lifting, pushing/pulling, carrying of 10 lbs of parts, supplies and materials is required.


Ideal candidates for this position are self-motivated, creative problem-solvers who can adapt to new technologies and evolving customer requirements. Candidates must bring solid interpersonal skills and be capable of meeting with customers face-to-face to clarify and design existing solutions, design requirements into a proposed solution, and implement the solution on time and within budget. Candidates must also be capable of working independently as well as in a team environment.

Covenant Consulting strives to attract, cultivate and retain exceptional talent. If you feel you are a match for the position, and are interested in a great growth opportunity, we encourage you to contact Shannon.McInnis@Covenant-Consulting.com
Shannon McInnis
Sr. Technical Recruiter
shannon.mcinnis@covenant-consulting.com
713-705-1880
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