Project Management

Project Manager

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Project Manager

12mo Contract with Likelihood of Extension

Lansing, MI (Hybrid – 3 days WFH, 2 days In Office)

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to help support key initiatives for our public sector client.

The Project Manager (PM) leads the project team responsible for achieving the project objectives. The PM plans, manages, and communicates project activities ensuring the project is delivered according to the project scope, schedule, and budget as defined in the project charter. This role, as part of a PMO, works closely with management and technical teams as well as with Automation Managers and business teams in the delivery of the project while meeting or exceeding customer expectations.

 

Responsibilities

  • Accountable for monitoring, controlling, and communicating project progress by actively managing the cost, schedule, scope, resources, quality, and risks.
  • Accountable and responsible for clear, timely, and accurate communications with stakeholders, particularly the project sponsors, project team members, program managers, and MDOT/DTMB management, on the status of the project, using appropriate communication methods.
  • Accountable for efficient and effective ongoing communication with the vendor throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Responsible for providing leadership and fostering collaborative participation between the technical and business teams by obtaining consensus and gaining commitment. Advocates as necessary to ensure project success.
  • Responsible for working with the project team members to develop and maintain the following key SUITE Project Management Methodology (PMM) deliverables throughout the project lifecycle:
  • Project Charter – Project Schedule – Project Budget – Communication Plan – Project Status Report – Risk and Issue Management Plans – Change Requests – Project Closedown Summary
  • Responsible for project health and quality by adhering to established quality and compliance processes.
  • Responsible for ensuring the project adheres to the SUITE PMM and System Engineering Methodology (SEM), including appropriate and timely transitions through the stages and phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Responsible for actively evaluating the project to anticipate, identify, evaluate, and mitigate project risks and issues. Escalates risks and issues when needed.
  • Responsible for facilitating and enforcing the Change Management process (Change Requests) when the project deviates from the approved scope, schedule, or budget. This includes ensuring all Change Requests have appropriate approval before action is taken or information is updated.
  • Responsible for creating project Corrective Action Plans (CAP) when necessary for projects in Yellow or Red status. 
  • Responsible for understanding the project benefits and the impact of change requests to the benefits business cases. Responsible for ensuring related project artifacts are updated accordingly.
  • Responsible for project team adherence to information governance activities.
  • Responsible for understanding project interdependencies and ensuring appropriate and timely discussions and actions occur when a project change may have an impact.  
  • Responsible for completion of the project tailoring process to determine the PMM and SEM deliverables for the project. 
  • Responsible for following the project Notice of Decision procedure for all major project decisions, including a Build vs. Buy decision. 
  • Responsible for reviewing and understanding vendor contracts to actively manage the vendor deliverables and adherence to the vendor deliverable approval procedure.
  • Facilitates the interactions among stakeholders by clarifying the expectations of all participants and ensuring all deliverables are assigned, reviewed, and completed.
  • Functions as the Scrum Master for MDOT Agile projects, facilitating sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint demos, and sprint retrospectives

Required Qualifications

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in related field
  • 7+ years of experience successfully managing IT projects (full project lifecycle)
  • 5+ years of experience with a proven record of delivering projects on time and on budget.
  • 4+ years of experience managing IT Agile projects

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP Certification or equivalent
  • Experience managing IT projects in a government environment
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and coachable.

Brooksource provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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