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IT Project Manager

  • Location: Birmingham, 35244
  • Salary: $50.00 - $58.00 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract to Hire

Posted 2 months ago

Are you an experienced IT Project Manager looking for a new hybrid position? We have a great contract to potential perm opening that could be a match.  

Basic Functions

  • Provides guidance and project management expertise to plan, monitor and implement Information Technology (IT) projects while ensuring projects are completed on time, within budget, and within scope.
  • Leads the project team to utilize appropriate project management tools and processes; ensures project management best practices are utilized and key learnings are captured.
  • Ensures compliance with documented IT processes and enhances customer satisfaction.
  • Manages medium to large projects, and may manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Works with project owners and project team on project related issues. Understands business processes and serves as an IT functional subject matter expert (SME).
  • Works as second or assistant Project Manager (PM) on larger projects or programs.
  • Supports Project Managers with project plans, documentation, meetings, status reports, and other activities.
  • May provide support to one or more Project Management Office (PMO) function.
  • Stays current on project management techniques, technology trends, industry trends and corporate initiatives.
  • Manages risks and issues, which includes identification, tracking and management.
  • Mentors, educates and trains project team members on project management best practices.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Plan, direct, guide and implement IT projects and programs which support Corporate strategic objectives
  • Utilize divisional standard project management methodology and solution delivery method to insure proper performance and execution when completing projects
  • Create positive, professional relationships with both internal and external customers
  • Analyze technical and business processes and implement improvements
  • Consistently provide visibility into projects and report progress of projects to management and governing bodies
  • Manage risks and issues that occur during project lifecycle including strategic direction
  • Mentor, educate and train project teams and team members on project management best practices
  • Attend technical training sessions and classes as required
  • Analyze and review ITPO metrics and key performance indicators of various IT efforts across different solution demographics including size and risk

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in MIS, Engineering, or related field required

Licenses and Certifications
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification within one year of hiring
  • Experience and Skills
  • At least 4 years of IT experience with at least 2 years being IT project management experience working in a structured project environment
  • Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and hardware
  • Experience in software engineering or IT Infrastructure
  • Experience in project management techniques and methodologies
  • Experience using MS Project, MS Office or similar applications
  • Proven experience leading and working independently as an IT Project Manager on medium sized corporate projects or initiatives
  • Experience with project management or Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tools
  • Experience with project planning, scheduling, tracking and reporting
  • Experience with project risk and issue management
  • Solid communication and relationship building skills are a necessity
  • Experience with educating, training and mentoring project teams
  • Experience as an IT functional subject matter expert (SME) - preferred 
  • Hands-on coding experience - preferred