Digital Prospectors Project Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Job Type: Contract
Recruiter: Denise Reha (https://digitalprospectors.com/our-team/denise-reha)
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Job Title: Project Management
Location : Cambridge, MA
Duration: 9+ Months
Candidates need to be a US Citizen as the Laboratory is a cleared facility.
T his position requires that applicants be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption.
POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Manages three or more medium to large sized, moderate to highly complex projects, from initiation through closing. Determines staffing requirements and forms project teams. Identifies the roles, skills and knowledge required for successful project execution. As part of the PMO team, utilizes and develops established project standards and procedures based on Project Management Institute best practices, with an eye to continuous improvements. Performs other project management tasks as assigned.
Manages and ensures timely completion of three or more medium to large sized, moderate to highly complex priority projects from initiation through closing. Acts as liaison to one or more groups within IS to monitor/facilitate smaller, group projects.
Takes the lead in developing and continually updating detailed charter, scope, project/program management plans, work breakdown structures, and schedules. Coordinates with IS managers and technical leads in this effort.
Risk Management: Identifies risks to project, creating action plan for risk mitigation. Analyzes, prioritizes and consolidates this risk and assesses its potential impact to the client.
Communications: Prepares and provides effective communication of status reports to the sponsor and project team. Communicates with end users and other stakeholders as needed.
Relationship management: Develops and maintains a productive working relationship with business owners, projects and key clients. Develops and conducts end user testing to ensure user feedback and acceptance. Conducts formal review with business sponsor at project completion to confirm acceptance and satisfaction.
Project Monitoring: Monitors the project identifying resource needs, performing quality reviews and escalating scope, budget, quality, and timeline issues appropriately, reporting into management as needed. Formulates recovery plans or assesses impact if not recoverable.
Budget: Determines budget for projects. Continuously monitors the actual costs of a project/program versus the budget. Conducts in depth root cause analysis for project budget discrepancies.
Human Resource Management:
Determines staffing requirements and forms project teams, initiating and reporting on regular status meetings.
Identifies the roles, skills and knowledge required for successful project execution.
Ensures staff has the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives.
As part of the PMO team, utilizes and develops established project standards and procedures, including templates, processes, workflows, and tools. Standards are based on Project Management Institute practices.
Contributes to the development of new quality metrics.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information System, Business Administration or equivalent work experience.
Requires 7+ years of IT/MIS project management or equivalent team leadership experience.
Experience with leading ERP projects is highly desirable.
Project management certification or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum is desired.
Certification or experience in Agile Project Management is desired.
Ability to take initiative, work independently, and meet strict deadlines.
Strong communication skills are necessary.
We have placed many talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!
Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges.
The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds – AND THEY ARE HIRING!
Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!
Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) – OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.
ABOUT DIGITAL PROSPECTORS:
Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.
Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “ Best Staffing Firm to Temp For ” by Staffing Industry Analysts, " Best of Staffing " for candidate satisfaction by Inavero / CareerBuilder.com, " Top Temporary Placement Firm " by Boston Business Journal, " Best Company To Work For " by Business NH magazine, " Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing ” by TechServe Alliance, " Top IT Services Company " by Inc. Magazine, " Most Reliable Staffing Agency " in Forbes Magazine and " Top Ranked Staffing Firm " by Staffing Industry Analysts.
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