Project Manager

Overview

 Develops strategies and directs teams ensuring that project deliverables are completed within agreed cost, timescale and resource budgets, and are signed off. Proactively aims to achieve personal and team utilisation targets.

 

• Takes full responsibility for the definition, approach, facilitation and satisfactory completion of medium scale projects with diverse scope. Facilitates scoping and business priority setting for complex changes, engaging senior stakeholders as required.

 

• Scope of responsibility includes any and all phases of the project life cycle as well as project team management and possible budget administration.

 

• Tracks resources and assures deliverables are met, negotiates effectively for key resources, and screens and selects team members.

 

• Takes responsibility for understanding client requirements seeking to fully address client needs, identifying, evaluating and recommending options, plus the establishment of a base-line on which delivery of a solution can commence.

 

• Demonstrates use of a structured iterative methodologies, manages scope changes and communicates the impacts, and secures approval when needed.

 

• Ensures that realistic project plans are maintained, ensuring regular and accurate communication to stakeholders, consistent with the methods in use.

 

• Develops project plans using standard project management tools, e.g. MS Project or Project Workbench.

 

• Uses metrics and project plans to assess the success of the project and makes necessary changes. Reports project progress to project sponsors and management.

 

• Analyses relationships between apparently independent problems and issues. Probes and initiates research to identify critical problems. Reviews and cross-reviews reports. Identifies trends and translates analytical reports into management presentations, and provides guidance to resolve issues.

 

• Leads knowledge transfer and project post-mortem for lessons learned and improving best practices.

 

• Identifies, quantifies and manages issues impacting delivery of projects. Establishes clear goals and priorities needed to assess performance.

 

• Meets on-time and on-budget project goals and participates in the identification of and planning for future resource needs.

 

Qualifications

Essential

 

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience

 

Desirable

 

• Management qualification or equivalent years of experience

• Knowledge of MS SharePoint

• Knowledge of financial processes

• One or more industry certification e.g. Prince 2, PMP etc.

 

Skills

Level and/or knowledge required:

 

General

 

• Has achieved trusted advisor status at a senior level with the client.

• Excellent client facing skills, as an expert in their field has experience of influencing client decision making and direction, takes time to establish underlying needs of client beyond those initially expressed.

• Applies insight, originality and a broad perspective to generate revolutionary technical solutions.

• Experience of introducing new concepts or strategies that significantly improve or revise the way business is done through to implementation.

• Excellent communication and presentations skills, maintains confidentiality, shares ideas and information, facilitates discussions and transfers knowledge to diverse audiences to achieve collective objectives.

 

Technical

 

• Strong theoretical knowledge in project management methodologies, applying standards and specialist project management expertise to deliver whilst providing effective management to teams.

• Experience and track record of successful project delivery utilising multiple project management methodologies, frameworks, tools and techniques.

• Extensive application/technology and domain knowledge and has recognised expertise in project management including participating in the identification of and planning for future resource needs.

• Extensive experience with all stages of the product development lifecycle (concept to launch).

• Knowledge of client/server architecture, object-oriented design/development and package implementation.

• Strong knowledge of new and emerging technologies based on own area of expertise.

• Experience in managing the change control procedure. Can recommend and advocate substantive process enhancements and assess both internal and external implications.

• Experience in diagnosing problems using formal problem-solving tools and techniques from multiple angles and probing underlying issues to generate multiple potential solutions.

• Experience in advising clients and clearly communicating the benefits of implementing specific solutions and identifying areas to add value.

• Expert skills in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

• Experience in detailed use of project planning, tools, and milestones appropriate for the size and scale of the project. A proven record in collaborating with stakeholders at all levels, in the conduct of investigations for strategy studies, business requirements specifications and feasibility studies.

Cathay Duffy, IT Recruitment Consultant - Your e-Frontiers consultant for this job

Cathal is a member of the Software & Business Technology Team, mainly specialising in hiring Business Analysts, Project Managers and Product Managers for small to medium sized Irish companies to global leaders in the technology sector. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), from the National University of Ireland, Galway specialising in Human Resources (HR).

Specialises in: Business Analysts, Project Managers, Agile