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Engineering Project Manager/Leader

  • Location: Edinburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, 22824
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 6 days ago

Position : Engineering Project Manager/Leader

Location: Edinberg, VA

Duration: 12 Months

Job Summary:

  1. client, a leading telecommunications solutions provider is seeking an senior Engineering Project Manager/Leader who will be responsible for leading major projects including network upgrades and the delivery of network solutions to business and wholesale customers. Our client is looking for a project driver, and leader; someone who is skilled at driving project deliverables with various project stakeholders and has a strong business acumen, understanding the engineering project budgeting, scheduling, timelines, and workflows and the confidence to make business decisions. This includes project planning and project execution within budget and committed delivery timeframes. This position will communicate directly with major business/wholesale customers to define technical requirements, a delivery plan and schedule, and provide status updates. This position is also responsible for developing, communicating, and implementing project plans to drive Engineering, Construction, and Operations teams to meet customer expectations and project delivery dates. Experience working with utilities and vendors is critical. This is a senior level position with an opportunity to grow into a management position.

Required qualifications:

  • 5+ years of project management experience, including driving, tracking and planning projects
  • Candidate must be a project driver, with strong business acumen and thorough understanding of project scheduling, budgeting, timelines and workflows.
  • 5+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment
  • 1+ years of previous experience with gathering requirements from the client / business and documentation
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint with experience presenting to stakeholders and / or Senior Leadership
  • Proven ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs
  • Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective
  • Interpersonal skills to influence and spur change, facilitate and enhance performance within a cross - functional environment
  • Demonstrate decisiveness in resolving business problems, making decisions and identifying priorities

Senior Project Manager top skills and proficiencies:

  • Developing Budgets
  • Coaching
  • Supervision
  • Staffing
  • Project Management
  • Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analysis

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or departments and Markets
  • Provide leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization
  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
  • Help to procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
  • Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources and chairs the project management team meetings
  • Contribute to staff performance reviews
  • Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
  • Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs
  • Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address client goals while maintaining alignment with industry best practices
  • Manage project scope and changes
  • Participate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders
  • Act as an internal quality control check for the project
  • Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution
  • Assist in dispute, negotiation, arbitration or litigation, as needed
  • Support formal/informal schedules to manage the engagement contract
  • Uphold the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested goods and services
  • Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues
  • Set and continually manage project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverable with team members and stakeholders
  • Help to delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
  • Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, CIO and key stakeholders
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project and program team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Define success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project and program life cycle
  • Identify and develop trusted adviser relationship with project and program stakeholders, sponsors and university stakeholders
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project and program team
  • Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication
  • Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards
  • Manage project and program issues and risks to mitigate impact to baseline
  • Continue professional development in order to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices
  • Extensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods and techniques
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Proven success in providing on site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Performance reviews and staff development
  • Monitor the performance of staff
  • Establish practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization

Qualifications:

  • Excellent experience in wireline workflow
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Build and maintain relationships by engaging business leaders to establish credibility, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
  • Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results
  • Tools: Smartsheet, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience negotiating vendor contracts
  • Experience drafting and submitting budget proposals and recommending subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Experience in successfully leading projects and programs to on-time, on-schedule and within budget close
  • Experience leading, motivating and managing various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance
  • Strong experience presenting to executive sponsors and demonstrated communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff, all levels of management
  • Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from executives sponsors, team members, stakeholders and peers
  • Team-building skills with technical and non-technical staff
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Flexible with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Technically competent with various software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), Microsoft Projects, and SmartSheet
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies
  • Support diverse and inclusive work environment