Randstad Project Manager in Austin, Texas

Project Manager

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job details:

  • location:Austin, TX

  • date posted:Friday, September 15, 2017

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:576663

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description

Manage 1-3 mid-sized projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Manage business and technical deliverables to the project budget and timeline throughout the various project phases. Develop and document project plans, budgets and schedules. Identify and document the roles, tasks, and responsibilities of the project team. Must have strong project management and project planning experience/knowledge with demonstrated ability to drive projects to successful completion. Solid experience and understanding of Agile Scrum and/or Rational Unified Process Methodology. Strong interpersonal, negotiation, facilitation, analytical, problem-solving, influencing, prioritization, decision- making and conflict resolution skills with a solid ability to ability to identify stakeholders, assess their needs and manage their expectations through effective communication. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills. Expert knowledge of MS Project is required. Familiarity with MS Office 2010, Clarity, SharePoint, and Team Foundation Server desired. Strong knowledge of Visio and PMP certification is a plus. Background experience in the financial services industry and experience with Iterative Development methodologies is highly desirable.

Our Project Services organization supports client's business goals through the delivery of projects spanning technology, operations, business continuity, and offshore management. Our team collaborates across a matrixed organization to deliver business value through efficient, disciplined and predictable project execution of effective solutions to business problems and opportunities.

What you'll do:

Project Managers are responsible for establishing and leading enterprise-wide, cross functional strategic initiatives. They lead a variety of different types of projects including launching new products and services, large-scale application development, systems integration, operational efficiency improvements, process reengineering, and infrastructure upgrades and deployments.

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering a given strategic initiative including business, operational, and information technology deliverables

  • Ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit

  • Directs large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external constituents and partners

  • Directly manages all aspects of the project life cycle and oversees all phases of a project

  • Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time, cost, and quality parameters

  • Validates financial forecasts, cost assumptions, and provides on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures

  • Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan

What you have:

Required minimum qualifications include:

  • 8+ years of project management experience, managing multiple large, complex and cross functional projects, with emphasis on product development, systems, and technical environments

  • Proven ability to quickly build relationships and earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders

  • Mobilize and motivate teams, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace

  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management tools, Rational Unified Process and iterative development methodologies

  • Ability to execute with limited information and ambiguity

  • Ability to navigate a highly matrixed organization effectively

  • Sound business and technical acumen

  • Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision both written and verbally

  • Focused and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure

  • Demonstrated, applied experience establishing and delivering complex projects

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills

  • BA/BS Degree

In addition, ideal candidates will also have the following desired qualifications:

  • PMP certification

  • Experience with Agile methodology

  • Background in the financial services industry

What you'll get:

  • Everyday Wellness: Healthy Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Financial Fitness: 401k Match, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer

  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships