Project Manager, IT - National Lloyds

US-TX-Dallas
Req #
2017-6468
Type
Full-Time
Category
Information Technology
(NLC) Dallas, TX - Dallas
Company Name
NLASCO SERVICES, INC.

Job Summary

The Project Manager (PM) role is responsible for delivering business value through successful information technology (IT) project implementations. This role manages, tracks, and communicates the progress of projects and ensures quality in all aspects of project delivery. From initiation to completion, the Project Manager is accountable for planning the project efforts, overseeing the construction of project deliverables, and obtaining the appropriate stakeholder reviews and sign-offs. Critical to the success of this role is the individual’s ability to manage stakeholder expectations, control project scope, execute change control procedures when necessary, and escalate project risks and issues as appropriate.

Essential Functions

  • Lead and manage IT project initiatives from inception to delivery utilizing standard project management techniques and following Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) protocols
  • Organize work and prioritize deliverables in order to create detailed project plans and execute/maintain those plans to accomplish project objectives
  • Foster good working relationships with all project stakeholders, both business and technical team members, and effectively manage their expectations
  • Ensure cross-functional teamwork among project team members
  • Create work estimates, prepare project budgets, and track project financials
  • Elicit, document, and validate solution requirements
  • Assist in the creation and execution of test plans and scripts for system/integration testing as well as user acceptance testing
  • Coordinate the development of training plans and materials as appropriate based on the project
  • Facilitate project meetings, reviews, decisions, and sign-offs with stakeholders and technical resources
  • Prepare project status reports and escalate critical risks and issues in a timely manner
  • Ensure project deliverables and milestones are completed on-time, within budget, and at the required level of quality
  • Diligently manage scope throughout the project and, when necessary, execute change control procedures to formally memorialize the resulting impacts to project scope, timeline, and/or budget
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the project management methodologies, techniques, and standards utilized by the organization

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree with a business or technology focus
  • 5+ years of IT experience managing software development and infrastructure implementation projects of varying complexity from concept to completion  
  • Ability to analyze and interpret business problems to determine the best solution or course of action
  • Strong leadership, organization, and relationship management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter who is process-oriented, attentive to detail, and works well in a team environment
  • Experience identifying and monitoring risks, both technical and operational in nature, and implementing mitigation strategies to lessen their adverse impacts to projects
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office products, as well as Microsoft Project, Visio, and SharePoint
  • Solid understanding of project management frameworks and methodologies – Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification a must!
  • Experience in the Financial Services industry desired

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