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Actalent Project Manager in Lowell, Massachusetts

Description:

The key success factors of a Project Manager are effective planning and disciplined execution with a balanced approach between the needs of the customer and the profitability of the project. The Project Manager plans the project tasks collaboratively with both the Customer’s and S&B’s different functions in order to ensure all parties agree on the goals, processes, responsibilities, schedule, milestones and conflict resolution in order to achieve a quality result.

The project manager must plan and coordinate the execution of all tasks to ensure they are performed on time and within budget. When exceptions occur, the Project Manager is responsible for modifying the schedule in harmony with the overall plan and with the full support of all stakeholders. The project manager must keep a track of the workings of all project participants, their tasks and due dates and always must consider the project as a whole. As such, the project manager must be an effective and active communicator with empathy for the perspectives of each stakeholder.

MANAGES PROJECT PLANNING, EXECUTION AND DELIVERY by acquiring and applying advanced knowledge of the fare collection industry, products and processes and applying formal project management methodologies to ensure a professional execution of the project on schedule and within budget while effectively managing exceptions and escalations which may occur.

CONTROL PROJECT DELIVERABLES AND COORDINATE PROJECT PROGRESS by assisting in the project development and estimation of resources in order to successfully achieve project goals. This includes negotiating with cross functional team members to plan and achieve project deliverables on schedule and within budget. Responsible for 360 degree communication and project reporting to internal teams and Customer leadership and key stakeholders in order to ensure a unified approach in each project.

MEETS FINANCIAL OBJECTIVES by forecasting requirements; preparing the project budget; scheduling and tracking expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions

DEVELOPS COLLABORATIVE TEAMWORK with functional experts and resources who are tasked to deliver components of the overall project and ensures a complete understanding of the requirements and priorities of their tasks and how they fit within the overall project.

MULTI-TASKING to ensure many critical and often parallel activities are handled efficiently and effectively with the appropriate prioritization and delegation as needed.

UTILIZES PRINCE2 (or PMI) METHODOLOGY to ensure project discipline and quality throughout the project. As necessary, obtains and maintains PRINCE2 certification.

Skills:

Project management, Agile, Ms project, Resource planning

Top Skills Details:

Project management,Agile,Ms project,Resource planning

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Job Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Customer centric understanding and behavior

• Critical thinking and problem solving skills

• Effective project and resource planning and organizing

• Accountable for results in scheduling, budget performance,

• Able to proactively engage resources and secure commitments in order to complete projects on time, in scope and within budget

• Strong technical knowledge and, experience in transit fare collections desirable

• Effective use of interpersonal skills, intercultural communications and presentation skills

• Ability to network effectively and manage others without authority; team player

• Experienced negotiator with strong conflict management skills

• Adaptable and able to manage and diffuse stressful situations

• Knowledge of project management techniques and tools with proven experience in people management, strategic planning, risk management, and change management.

• Must have valid driver’s license in state of residency

• This position requires travel to customer and non-customer sites in North America and Europe

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in mechanical engineering or computer science desired; equivalent combination of technical education, certifications and experience may be substituted.

5-10 Years or more directly involved in systems project management or systems management and qualification in project management or equivalent.

Fare Collections and Parking are two separate divisions of the company.

This position is specific to project management.

Smart technology with cell phones is the wave of the future.

Most travel is in the states and Germany.

Experience Level:

Expert Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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