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Project Manager

  • Location: Lansing, MI, 48933
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 9 days ago

Terrific Contract Opportunity!

Position: Project Manager

Location: Lansing, MI 48933

Term: 2 Months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Designs, plans, and coordinates work teams. Follows standard project management industry practices such as the PMI's framework.
  • Understands business and technical objectives of a project and works closely with project sponsor.
  • Creates project charter and work plan and tracks budget and schedule progress via appropriate metrics. Establishes project organization and methodologies and defines roles and responsibilities.
  • Documents risks and develops mitigation plans. Manages scope.
  • Creates and implements a communication plan.
  • Builds an effective team, assigns tasks to team members, and evaluates outcomes.
  • Negotiates resources. Communicates to stakeholders and project sponsor.
  • Identifies, tracks, and ensures resolution of issues and removal of barriers.
  • Provides technical support to project team members. Handles complex application features and technical designs.
  • Designs and implements the components required for complex application features.
  • Generally manages a group of applications system analysts.
  • Provides overall direction to the formulation, development, implementation, and delivery of a project. Exercises management responsibility over the achievement of performance, revenue, and profit objectives of a project and its contracts.
  • Ensures that the project plan maintains tasks, schedules, estimates, and status, and disseminates information to team members and customers.
  • Creates a structure and organization for the management of a complex environment with emphasis on quality, productivity, and consistency.
  • Directs corrective actions in any area where performance falls below objectives.
  • Arranges for the assignment of responsibility to other supporting facilities, business areas, and support functions, and monitors their performance. Self-directed and independent.
  • Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects. Oversees all aspects of projects.
  • Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of project.
  • Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • 5+ years of experience and documented/proven positive track record with vendor management (contract management, soft skills with vendor team, etc.).
  • 5+ years of experience and proven delivery of large projects over $5 million.
  • 5+ years of experience with Request for Proposals (RFPs), assuming the role from readiness through completion of the project.
  • 5+ years of experience managing a large project team.
  • Proven experience working in a large development area.

Even better if you have:

  • 3+ years of experience and depth understanding of scrum agile processes/ceremonies and be able to jump into a scrum master role.
  • Experience working for the State of Michigan.

If this sounds like the perfect fit, apply today!