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IT Project Manager

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

Posted about 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

  • 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 


Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

MATRIX is and Equal Employment Opportunity employer including disability and veteran and provides reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals.  Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable. If you are a qualified individual you may request a reasonable accommodation under the American Disability Act (ADA). If you are a person with a disability needing assistance applying, or at any point in the hiring process, please email us at To ensure a quick response to your request, please use the words “Accommodation request” as the subject line of your email.

For hourly W2 contract roles MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options.  Please see for more information.

For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits would be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.