Jana Group Ltd,

Senior Project Manager

Job Overview

Job description JGL-004

Senior Project Manager skills and qualifications:

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading teams to deliver project(s) that span across one or more business units. Manage resources, schedules, financials and adhere to stage gate quality and SDLC control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle. This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.

A quality Senior Project Manager will have strong communication and management skills. They must have the ability to follow direction from management, manage budgets and deadlines and have a history of successfully promoting teamwork.

Here are several other skills and qualifications Senior Project Managers should have:

  • Leadership qualities, such as motivation techniques and conflict-management.
  • Computer literacy for spreadsheet and word processing software.
  • Time management skills, especially familiarity with calendar management and goal setting.
  • Familiarity with the work being done by each team member.
  • Knowledge of project management processes, such as Scrum and Agile.
  • Develop project plans that identify resource and budgetary needs.
  • Host project meetings at least once a week with team and managers.
  • Provide feedback, advice, project updates and encouragement to team members.
  • Manage deadlines and push the team to ensure timeliness.
  • Coordinate with vendors and suppliers as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business.
  • Provide on-site leadership for project teams by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones.
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously.
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives.
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test, and deployment management activities.
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence.
  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools, and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization.
  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project.
  • Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes.
  • Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources and chair the project management team meetings.
  • Monitor staff performance and complete performance reviews.
  • Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks, and issues, communicating across leadership.
  • Understand the interdependencies between technology, operations, and business needs.
  • Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address client goals while maintaining alignment with industry best practices.
  • Manage project scope and changes.
  • Participate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders.
  • Act as an internal quality control check for the project.
  • Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution.
  • Assist in dispute, negotiation, arbitration, or litigation, as needed.
  • Support formal/informal schedules to manage the engagement contract.
  • Define the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested goods and services.
  • Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks, and issues.
  • Set and continually manage project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverable with team members and stakeholders.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies, and critical path deliverables.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, CIO, and key stakeholders.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project and program team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Define success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project and program life cycle.
  • Identify and develop trusted adviser relationship with project and program stakeholders, sponsors and university stakeholders.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project and program team.
  • Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication.
  • Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards.
  • Manage project and program issues and risks to mitigate impact to baseline.
  • Continue professional development in order to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices.
  • Extensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods, and techniques
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Proven success in providing on site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones.
  • Performance reviews and staff development
  • Monitor the performance of staff.
  • Establish practices, templates, policies, tools, and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree civil structure in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects.
  • 5+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment.
  • 1+ years of previous experience with gathering requirements from the client / business and documentation.
  • 3+ years of experience with full product lifecycle with understanding of development lifecycle and various technology methodologies that support that lifecycle.

Senior Project Manager top skills and proficiencies:

  • Developing Budgets
  • Coaching
  • Supervision
  • Staffing
  • Project Management
  • Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analysis

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